Pain Science Education for Manual Therapists: Video

About the Course
Should pain science education be a hands-off approach? Some believe because there is limited research supporting the use of manual therapy, there is no need for hands-on treatment.
However, manual therapy is a great pain management technique, especially if applied with a bio- psycho-social approach. This course explains how manual therapy and pain science education are not mutually exclusive, but rather, are a great complement to each other. Three different classifications of pain are discussed as well as how manual therapy can be incorporated to treat these types of patient presentations. Understanding what type of pain is most dominant for your patient will direct your treatment plan.

Learning Objectives 
  • Recognize the importance of pain science education in therapy.
  • Identify the three main pain mechanisms.
  • Recognize the value of using the BPS model.
  • Identify the 4 R’s of pain science education.
  • Recognize that pain can affect movement as result of multiple causes.
  • Identify the effects of Manual Therapy.
About the Author
Pieter L. de Smidt has over 30 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. He has achieved certifications in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Manual Therapy, and Sports Therapy. With his Post- Professional Doctorate in PT he specialized in management of musculoskeletal injuries of the spine & extremities. He is passionate about combining hands-on treatment with pain science education.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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