Exercise and Function without Pain - A Multimodal Clinical Concept

Course description

Current trends in neuromusculoskeletal therapy (that traditionally relied primarily on mobilisation and manipulation), are moving away from passive techniques to a more active approach. Drawing on research and clinical experience, the presenter has developed a more dynamic manual therapy approach that utilises a combination of isometric exercise, active physiological oscillatory mobilisation, and end-of-range passive stretching.

Passive accessory movements still play a role in this concept, but are implemented following the active component of the concept. This method thus introduces a modified multimodal clinical approach with more active components than that found in traditional manual therapy models.

Therapeutic patient education including psychosocial input and exercise therapy are adjusted in line with the patient’s individual needs. All components of this method combine to produce an analgesic effect, increase range of motion and muscle strength, and may also help to boost the neuroimmune system.

About The Course

We all know that exercise is good for us. As therapists, we often use exercise to reduce patients’ acute and chronic pain, increase range of motion and muscle strength. But what if your patients can’t exercise or function because pain inhibits their movement or if exercise aggravates their condition? In this course you will practice techniques which provide effective treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders to allow patients to exercise earlier in the rehabilitation process, pain free.

Why attend this course?

  • A course that will enable therapists to treat patients they previously could not because of the patient’s pain level.
  • It gives therapists a unique skill they can’t get anywhere else.
  • Using exercise as the primary approach for managing pain and preventing recurrence, participants gain the confidence for early exercise prescription and rehabilitation, with little chance of aggravating the condition.
  • Eighty percent of workshop time is clinical, (presenter and participants treating patients).
  • A multimodal, evidence-based treatment approach is taught, with strong emphasis on early rehabilitation and active manual therapy.
  • Pre-course online reading is provided, helping to save time and allow ample in-course participation.
  • Ample time is given to master the techniques taught so that clinical application is enhanced.
  • Evidence based outcomes are emphasised with assessment forms provided for easy evaluation of the techniques taught.
  • A modified manual therapy component is taught, consisting of:
    Dynamic oscillatory mobilisation
    End of range over pressure
    Awareness through movement
  • The combination of these techniques has not been described previously and has been proven clinically.
  • In 16 hours participants will be equipped to use techniques that will help:
    Reduce pain
    Increase range of motion
    Improve muscle strength
    Improve proprioception

What you will learn

  • Clinical assessment of spinal pain (lumbar, cervical and thoracic spine).
  • Relevant clinical anatomy.
  • Simple techniques to treat acute and chronic spinal pain.
  • Reconciling biomechanics with pain science.
  • Multimodal treatment approach for spinal pain.
  • Exercise therapy for acute and chronic disorders. * Live patient demonstration.

Benefits of the multimodal treatment approach

  • Restores soft tissue extensibility and joint mobility
  • Reduces pain
  • Relieves neural tissue pain disorders
  • Improves muscle strength
  • Improves proprioception
  • Improves functional capabilities
  • Increases therapist confidence in exercise prescription
  • Saturday 13 July | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday 14 July | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 22 (16 for the course + 6 for e-Learning)
  • R5371
  • Whittington Hospital, Gordon Close, (off Highgate Hill) London N19

* All courses accredited by an appropriate accrediting academic institution and or statutory authority for the relevant profession

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