Neuroscientific painmodulation – Version 2.0 is an innovative two-day course focusing on pain research and painmodulation. The updated, expanding, and modified version has well over 500 citations of scientific peer-review articles. As such, the course represents a much-needed update to the governing theories, narratives, philosophies, and world-view which is present in pain management. The course attempts to pass on what I have learned by reading modern pain research, neuroscience, rehabilitation research, and critical thinking literature.
Neuroscientific pain modulation is a scientific and principle-based approach to the treatment of diagnoses where pain is the cardinal symptom, ie, all diseases and musculoskeletal problems where pain is the dominant patient complaint.
The aim and end goal is to help clinicians and therapists integrate an often frustratingly complicated amount of clinically valuable research, enabling them to make more informed choices about the care of the person in front of them. I believe that all health professionals want to use updated and current research as the basis of their clinical reasoning. They do not wish to pass on myths or debugged knowledge. But I also recognize that it is incredibly difficult and sometimes almost impossible to keep up-to-date with current research!
Read what previous participants say about the course:
“Easily the best pain management course I’ve attended. You get a great overview of the research, but more importantly, the opportunity to break down your own biases with a true master of reflective practice. Doesn’t matter what your approach is, the course will help you break it down and rebuild with solid fundamentals, giving you way more confidence to tackle challenging cases.” Simon, Physiotherapist
“Lars is among the most knowledgeable in the field about the science of musculoskeletal pain and how to apply it to practice. The course is an invaluable resource for updating the knowledge of musculoskeletal professionals.” Jocelyn, Registered Massage Therapist
“Lars Avemarie is a very sharp teacher, with his finger on the pulse, and it represents a paradigm shift in pain modulation and treatment” Tobias, Physiotherapist
“One of the most knowledgeable people in the field can definitely be recommended to seek new or updated knowledge here” Jonas, Physiotherapist
“It’s critical for clinicians to keep up with current research and concepts that help us with patient education and treatment. The “Neuroscientific Painmodulation” class is a tour de force in research and practical applications, presented efficiently and effectively. Even advanced clinicians will learn a great deal, as I did.” Jason, Registered Massage Therapist and Educator
“The content of the course is need-to-know about the latest evidence and paradigms within pain science for people who want to be taken seriously as health professionals” Christopher, Physiotherapist
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:
- Learn an updated approach to the treatment of pain that you can immediately apply in your clinical practice that reinforces and enhances the approach you already use
- Get a thorough and in-depth review of the many different factors which modulate pain, as a strong and fundamental starting point for an updated approach to the treatment of patients with pain.
- Learn a scientific and principle-based approach to the treatment of all diagnoses where pain is the cardinal symptom, where pain is the patient’s predominant symptom.
- Get an in-depth and detailed review of the most used modalities within pain management, as well as an innovative guide to choosing modalities, and a current and updated model for clinical reasoning in pain rehabilitation
- Get a detailed manual and workbook with well over 50 pages of written content to aid the update of the governing theories, narratives, philosophies, and worldview in pain management.
As a participant in the course, you can become a member of an exclusive online group. Where it is possible to access additional resources and information, and you can ask questions to your colleagues and me. The goal of the online group is also to make it easy and manageable to keep up-to-date with current pain research so that you always use the latest research as the basis of your clinical reasoning.
This course is for anyone working professionally with people in pain, like Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Naprapaths, Osteopaths, MDs, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, and also Personal Trainers.
My courses and lectures are based on scientific peer-review articles as well as reviews from the likes of the European Journal of Pain, PAIN (Journal of the IASP), Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Clinical Journal of Pain, The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), British Medical Journal (BMJ), The American Journal of Sports Medicine, and PLOS Medicine.
Because I have a goal that my courses have the highest quality and greatest practical applicability for our participants, I have chosen to make a participant limit of 30 people. This is also to ensure a good amount of time to debate and to ensure time for questions. The course includes a large amount of written material, research-based articles, and a summary of all lectures, well over 60 pages.