A World of Hurt: Peripheral Neurogenic Pain Neural Entrapment to Neural Dysfunction Exercise Prescriptions

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A World of Hurt: Peripheral Neurogenic Pain Neural Entrapment to Neural Dysfunction Exercise Prescriptions

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September 7-8, 2019
Instructor: Annie O'Connor

Course Description:

This two-day course focuses information critical to the assessment and treatment of patients dominated by Nociceptive Pain Mechanisms involving the peripheral nerve.  The Peripheral Neurogenic Pain Mechanism (PNPM) requires specific neurodynamic mechanical exercise prescriptions as well as pain neuro-immune science education about peripheral nerves and the pain alarm system. Outlining Chapter Five and Six of “A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain,” pain clinicians will learn how to assess and classify neurogenic nociceptive pain mechanisms as either “trapped,” “tight,” or “sensitive” utilizing neurodynamic evaluation testing and clinical reasoning.  This course assists identifying neural entrapments, dysfunctions and/or the beginning signs of central sensitivity in both the upper, lower body and spine. This pain neuro-immune science course provides interventions in patient education for neurogenic conditions and specific prescriptive neurodynamic exercises for each neurogenic mechanical problem.  This course includes an active manual therapy workshop for common upper and lower body neural entrapment sites and local tissue treatments. In addition, a workshop dedicated to both active neurodynamic exercise progression and passive neurodynamic testing and mobilization. Video, paper cases and live patient demonstrations (when available) will aid application to each clinician’s practice by understanding the importance of the specific “words” and “moves” necessary to reverse neurogenic mechanical nociceptive pain mechanisms.  

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Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

1) Differentiate subjective and objective clinical characteristics in peripheral neurogenic and central sensitivity pain mechanisms.

2) Differentiate subjective and objective clinical characteristics for mechanical syndromes of the nervous system including neural entrapments, neural dysfunction and central sensitivity.

3) Prescribe patient education and exercise interventions for mechanical syndromes related to neural entrapments, neural dysfunction in spine, upper and lower extremities.

4) Perform passive repeated movement neurodynamic evaluation and treatment for common upper and lower extremity peripheral nerves.

5) Classify the dominant pain mechanism and prescribe patient education and active care intervention to paper, video and live patient demonstrations.

6) Demonstrate common manual therapy techniques for upper and lower extremity entrapment sites.

Who should attend:
Physical and Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Medical Doctors, Psychologists, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers and any other practitioners who are involved in treating musculoskeletal pain

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 15 CE hours. Approval #647-7407

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