Workshops

Location Dates Info Sheet Booking Form
Brisbane PMIP 14 November - 15 November 2019 Book Online
Melbourne -FULL PMIP 17 October - 18 October 2019
Sydney PMIP 19 September - 20 September 2019
Melbourne PMIP 25 July - 26 July 2019
Brisbane PMIP 13 June - 14 June 2019
Sydney PMIP 2 May - 3 May 2019

A significant gap currently exists between the scientific evidence for the best practice management of people with musculoskeletal pain and current practice. We specialise in providing practical training to Clinicians and Return to Work professionals managing people in pain to prevent the onset of persistent disability or to manage persistent pain and disability to maximise work and personal function.

We have delivered workshop based training since 2006 to a range of health professionals including Physiotherapists,  Psychologists, Occupational Rehabilitation Providers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths, Exercise Physiologists, Medical Doctors and Return to Work coordinators amongst many other professions.

Interested in finding out more? Hit this link to send an email to the Workshops team and receive news about upcoming workshops.

 

We also provide in-house training with a tailored professional focus on a regular basis. Please contact us on 03 9459 3344 or e-mail an enquiry if your organisation has particular training requirements. We can personally discuss with you the best options to meet your needs.

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Pain Management in Practice

Learn practical and effective strategies to allow your clients in pain to achieve their full potential.

This 2 day workshop is designed to challenge and extend your skills to manage clients with pain to achieve significant functional outcomes. The workshop focuses on developing:

  • a further understanding of why pain can persist
  • skills to better identify the “hidden” barriers through a more comprehensive assessment process
  • a framework of treatment options for clients with ongoing pain
  • goals that your client is motivated to achieve
  • novel graded exposure plans to address fear avoidant behaviours
  • sleep strategies to improve disrupted sleep
  • specific CBT and ACT techniques to address pain
  • practical strategies to help a client who is ‘stuck’
  • techniques to more effectively address challenging communication issues when dealing with resistance and how to manage difficult conversations

The workshop has a very strong practical focus to ensure you are able to implement the strategies into your working day.  Small group work is undertaken to allow time to practice new skills and numbers are strictly limited to ensure the workshop is highly interactive.

The workshop is presented by a psychologist and physiotherapist who are experts in the management of complex and chronic pain conditions and specifically designed for clinicians and return to work professionals whose clients experience ongoing pain impacting on their functioning. Their integrated presentation style within the workshop allows participants to be engaged throughout both days and enhances the richness of the learning experience.

Please call 03 9459 3344 if you would like further information on how this workshop may benefit your professional development.

 

Presenters

Training-Presenters

Nick and Jacqui work clinically at Empower Rehab, a clinic specialising in the management of complex and chronic pain conditions, located in Heidelberg Heights, Melbourne. They have both been invited to present at the Australian Pain Society conference, been invited speakers to a series of WorkCover Employer Networks and have had papers accepted to present at the Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and Australian Physiotherapy Association conferences as well as presenting at webinars, seminars and panel forums around Australia on best practice pain management.

Jacqui is a health psychologist who has specialised in pain management and integrating psychology within pain in both a hospital and private practice setting. She has been the Australian Psychological Society representative to the National Pain Summit since its inception and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervises registered psychologists in the field.

Nick is a physiotherapist who has focused on the management of complex and persistent pain after working in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has also previously worked as an Occupational Rehabilitation consultant and as an Injury Management Advisor for a large self insured employer. He managed two pain management and functional restoration teams and also established a highly successful pain management service. He was the winner of the treating health practitioner award in 2012.