Empowering Self Management of Pain is a 3-part webinar series with nationally-renowned pain expert, physiotherapist, and yoga teacher, Neil Pearson, to help you better understand the science behind your pain, and learn practical helpful tools for empowering your chronic pain self-management. The workshops are online so you can participate from anywhere with internet access, and they are 100% free!
Through this four part webinar series, you will gain:
- a clear understanding of nervous system functioning in relation to pain and chronic pain;
- an understandable rationale for the performance of pain self-management techniques;
- knowledge of how to schedule pain self-management techniques into your day; and
- practice in pain self-management techniques.
PART I: In this first one hour session, Neil Pearson provided an in-depth look at the physical functioning of the pain system and answered the question "What is pain?".
PART II: In this 2nd session, Neil Pearson spent the first 25 mins with a Q&A on the Part I session. At noon, we moved on to Part II, in which we explored how chronic pain differs from acute pain, and how to best keep active and move move when your pain persists.
Neil is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist and Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia. He works clinically in Penticton BC, exclusively with people with complex pain conditions. Neil is an international educator, the Founding Chair of the Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, a board member of Pain BC, and the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Pain Society's Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education award. His passion for physiotherapy pain management and for teaching pain science is matched by his efforts to integrate western pain care and therapeutic yoga. To learn more about Neil, please visit www.lifeisnow.ca.