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Expert Series: Pain Science, Innovation and The Future of Physiotherapy

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Expert Series: Pain Science, Innovation and The Future of Physiotherapy

Expert Series: Pain Science, Innovation and The Future of Physiotherapy

This course includes
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Certificate of completion


Join Dave Walton & Jim Elliott for their pre-recorded webinar that discusses current topics in the realm of pain science, innovation & the future of the physiotherapy profession.


Topics Discussed:

  • What is the future of physiotherapy?
  • What are some innovations in practice that are coming down the pike that could affect our practice?
  • What are the critical knowledge, skills, and behaviours clinicians should be focusing on that will be important in the future?
  • What is new in the field of whiplash and trauma?
  • Where is the research headed?
  • How can I identify a good continuing professional development course?


Who Is This Course For?

This online course is for rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists/physical therapists, and physiotherapy assistants that have a passion in pain science.


How Can I Get This Course For Free?

This course is specially priced for Embodia Members. The benefit of becoming an Embodia Member includes free and discounted courses, free webinars, professional development coaching, and home exercise software. The Embodia Membership is only $15/month (or $13.50 on our annual plan). You can become an Embodia Member by visiting this page: If you are interested in group/staff viewing, please contact us at to arrange a group discount. The larger the group, the larger the discount. 

The instructors
Dave Walton

Following a 10-year clinical career, Dave completed his PhD at Western University (London Ontario) in 2010 where he is now Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy and Director of the Pain and Quality of Life Integrative Research Lab, Honorary Associate Professor with the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, and Associate Editor of the scientific journal Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.

He is the Principal Investigator on a number of large-scale initiatives including the SYMBIOME acute trauma recovery cohort study and the Physio Moves Canada qualitative exploration of threats, opportunities, and innovations for physiotherapy practice in Canada. Having authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, he is recognized for expertise in measuring, predicting, and preventing chronic pain and the role of trauma and stress in the experiences of pain, mobility, and quality of life.

Jim Elliott

Jim completed his PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia (UQ) in 2007 and a post-doctoral fellowship (2010) also at UQ (CCRE-Spine).

He is currently a Professor of Allied Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District. Prior to this, Jim was a tenure-track Associate Professor in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, where he remains an adjunct Professor and Principal Investigator of the Neuromuscular Imaging Research Laboratory.


Course Material included in this course
  • Expert Series
  • Introductions
  • Critical Knowledge
  • Whiplash and Trauma
  • Audience Questions
  • Pathoanatomical Diagnosis and Other Ideas
  • Explaining this to Patients
  • The Future of Physiotherapy
  • Feedback
  • What's Next?
  • Next Steps
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