During the last year, I have been working on updating, expanding, and modifying the Neuroscientific painmodulation course, with feedback from the numerous clinicians and therapists that have taken the course. One of the aims of the course has always been to help health professionals get a comprehensive perspective on pain and provide a thorough appraisal of the prevalent solution for pain management, which is lacking in our educational tradition.
The Neuroscientific painmodulation course now has well over 500 scientific peer-review articles. As such, the course represents an uncompromising and comprehensive inquiry into pain research, pain modulation, and the interprofessional field of pain rehabilitation.
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.
Research in itself does not help people; the skillful clinical reasoning of a clinician or therapist does. Only health professionals who clinically work with people in pain, can implement and apply the research. Everyone we take under our care deserves this. In my view, not-applied knowledge is empty knowledge and, as such, loses its value. The name of the game is practical application!