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Know Pain - A Practical Guide To Developing Your Patient Education Skills

Know Pain - A Practical Guide To Developing Your Patient Education Skills

Know Pain - A Practical Guide To Developing Your Patient Education Skills

This course includes
2:24:05 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in June 2018

The Problem

Why do some patients understand information about pain and others don’t? How do we get more patients interested in managing their pain? Do you feel disillusioned about your PT role as a “fixer” of the patients’ problems?

Research shows there is a mismatch between what people in pain need and what healthcare professionals are equipped to provide.

Pain is complex, education is complex, practice is complex!

In 1989, a group of economists published a study that coined the term “curse of knowledge.” They describe this curse as a cognitive bias that makes it difficult for those who know the answer to a problem to think about the problem from the perspective of someone who doesn’t. 

What does this have to do with physiotherapy? Well, are your patients understanding what you’re teaching them when it comes to pain management? Do they seem motivated to self-manage their pain, i.e. do their homework and take initiative in their own care?


The Solution

This course explores a cutting-edge, patient-centered approach using a variety of practical learning methods to help your patients better understand and manage their pain. It provides a range of practical applications and innovative learning methods to make you a more effective educator and improve clinical outcomes.

How Do Other Clinicians Feel About This Course?

Know Pain courses have been taught in over fifteen countries and have provided a wide range of clinicians around the world with practical pain education skills. Feedback from over 700 healthcare professionals who have attended Know Pain courses has shown that 100% would recommend a Know Pain course to their colleagues. 95% of people strongly agreed that Know Pain had equipped them with practical skills to help people in pain.


Who Is This Course For?

Any clinician who works with people in pain. A physiotherapist/ physical therapist, chiropractor, occupational therapist, kinesiologist, massage therapist - all of allied health.

The instructors
Mike Stewart (he/him)

Mike is a physiotherapist, researcher and university lecturer with over twenty years of experience in helping people overcome pain.

He has an MSc in Education and Physiotherapy and is planning a PhD focusing on how people in pain make sense of their experience. His published work has received international praise from the leading names in neuroscience. Mike teaches across a variety of clinical settings including elite sports, and is an advisor on pain management to the International Olympic Committee.

Mike is a dedicated practice-based educator committed to providing evidence-based education to a wide variety of health professionals. His Know Pain workshops have provided clinicians around the world with practical pain education skills.

Course Material included in this course
  • Chapter 3
  • Definitions
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 4
  • Roles
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 5
  • Serious Playfulness
  • Creativity in Healthcare Education
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 6
  • Learning Development
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 7
  • Neurobiology
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 8
  • How We Think
  • The Dark Corner Experiment
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 9
  • The Curse of Knowledge
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 10
  • Physical Influences
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 11
  • Experiential Learning
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 12
  • Learning Blocks
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 13
  • Challenge and Support
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 14
  • Science of Interest
  • Feedback
  • Chapter 15
  • Take Away Messages
  • Feedback
  • Closing Chapters
  • Further Learning
  • References
  • Quiz
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