The Neuroscience of Pain, Posture, and Bodywork

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Join us for an enlightening 2-day, 8-hour online CE course (approved by NCBTMB/NY, CE402036) that explores the intricate connections between posture, pain, and bodywork. Designed for both practitioners with clients experiencing pain and individuals curious about the topic, this course offers a fresh perspective grounded in the latest neuroscience research.

Move beyond traditional tissue-centric models as we dive into modern understandings of pain and posture. You will discover how current neuroscience contrasts with outdated cultural and healthcare paradigms. Gain a comprehensive understanding of pain neurobiology, including sensitization, descending modulation, and the roles of the endocrine and immune systems. Additionally, we will highlight the significant impact of psychosocial factors on chronic pain and their implications for therapeutic success.

Topics Covered

  • Differentiation between tissue-centric and neuroscientific approaches to posture and pain
  • Limitations and potential harm of tissue-centric perspectives
  • Nociception and its relationship with pain from a neurological standpoint
  • Descending modulation and its relevance in pain management
  • Psychosocial and relational factors affecting pain perception and management

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between tissue-centric and neuroscientific approaches to posture and pain.
  • Explain the limitations and potential harm associated with a tissue-centric perspective.
  • Define nociception and understand its relationship with pain from a neurological standpoint.
  • Discuss the concept of descending modulation and its significance in pain management.
  • Identify psychosocial and relational factors influencing pain perception and management, and their relevance in both healthcare settings and everyday life.

Course Highlights

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from Dr. Mark Olson, an experienced professional in the field of neuroscience and bodywork.
  • Comprehensive Content: Cover a wide range of topics integrating neuroscience with practical bodywork applications.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in discussions and practical exercises to deepen understanding.
  • Latest Research: Explore the most recent insights and how they contrast with traditional approaches.

Who Should Enroll

This course is ideal for:

  • Healthcare practitioners seeking advanced knowledge in pain management.
  • Bodywork professionals looking to integrate neuroscience into their practice.
  • Individuals interested in understanding the science behind pain and posture.
  • Anyone looking to enhance their therapeutic outcomes with evidence-based practices.

Join us to enhance your ability to support those affected by pain with informed, compassionate care. Whether you’re a healthcare professional or simply interested in the topic, this course provides valuable insights and practical applications to enhance your understanding and approach to pain management.