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Pain Science Division Student Forum

Pain Science Division Student Forum

Pain Science Division Student Forum

This course includes
1:04:58 of Course Material (View)
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in May 2023


This student forum is meant to be an opportunity for students to learn more about the opportunities and careers in pain science. It is also a networking event for students. The topics in the forum have real-world and clinical practice implications, which can influence how new physio students or new grads view the importance of pain science in their practice.

Pain science is highly relevant to the physiotherapy practice, we all deal with different types of pain through our clients. Some with acute, chronic, or other forms of pain. There is even emerging evidence and a need for pelvic pain studies. These are all relevant to current students, new grads, and physiotherapy as a whole.

Why should you sign up for this Forum?

  • Opportunity to network with clinicians in the pain science world
  • Opportunity to learn about career paths in pain science as a physiotherapist
  • A short introduction to pain science and relevant research topics

This online course is brought to you by the Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).

The instructors
Pain Science Division

The Pain Science Division is a special interest group of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association that serves physiotherapists who have an interest in better understanding and managing pain and in connecting with likeminded clinicians, educators and researchers. The mission of the Pain Science Division is to: Foster connections and collaborations between clinicians, educators and researchers interested in pain and physiotherapy, facilitate the bidirectional translation of knowledge between pain research and clinical practice and integrate the professional interests of Canadian physiotherapists within national and international pain networks.

The PSD wants to help advance the level of pain education across the country. Pain is a multi-faceted and complex experience that warrants careful consideration and reflection by both entry-level students and experienced clinicians. Our goal is to address this issue from a multi-pronged perspective. In addition to providing clinicians with opportunities for professional development we also want to be in close communication with university-level educators and clinical specialization regulators. 

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
Course Material included in this course
  • Pain Science Division Student Forum
  • Welcome!
  • Introduction
  • How Can Patients Manage Pain?
  • How Do You Explain Pain to Your Patients?
  • How Do You Motivate Patients To Stay Active While Experiencing Pain?
  • What Guidance Do You Have For New Grads for Managing Complex Pain?
  • Can You Elaborate on the Importance of an Interdisciplinary Team for Managing Chronic Pain Cases?
  • What is the Role of Pain Neuroscience Education in the Treatment of Chronic Pain?
  • Where Do You Think The Field of Pain Science Will Expand to Next?
  • What is Your Advice for Managing Our Own Personal Baggage as Clinicians?
  • Do You Have Any Recommendations for Resources to Share with Patients, as Well as Students?
  • How Can We Support Our Patients Who Have Difficulties or Barriers Accessing Multiple Providers?
  • Feedback
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