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Evidence For Altered Body Perception In Pain

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Evidence For Altered Body Perception In Pain

Evidence For Altered Body Perception In Pain

This course includes
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Certificate of completion
The instructors

General Overview:

The last few decades have brought about a wealth of discovery in pain sciences. Clinicians and patients are recognising the value in bringing findings from research with imaging; lab techniques; and observational and behavioural experiments to better understand pain in a clinical setting.

Pain is a complex perceptual experience, not a sensation. A broad framework is required to understand the place of biological and behavioural responses that occur when someone experiences pain. Inviting philosophical thinking allows us to go some way to link these bodily mechanisms with the self.

This course explores complex pain states by considering the dynamic interactions of the brain.

What’s Included in this Course:

    1. Certification of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
    2. Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content, such as the workbook can be downloaded, the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
    3. Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
    4. There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
    5. Quizzes throughout to help you integrate the knowledge.
    6. You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and for tax purposes.
    7. Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.

Course Objectives:

You will learn:

    1. Presentations of patients with CRPS.
    2. The importance of carefully navigating space around CRPS patients.
    3. Proprioceptive drift and how it relates to CRPS.
    4. Agency, embodied cognition, and pain.
    5. A definition of body perception.
    6. How peripersonal space affects sensory experiences.
    7. Alterations in the body perceptions of CRPS patients.

Who is this course for?

Healthcare professionals and patients with pain wishing to gain a better understanding of pain, body perception, peripersonal space, sensory change, and their relation.

The instructors
Tim Beames
MSc, BSc(Hons), MCSP
Tim is a chartered physiotherapist with an interest in complex pain problems and the effect that this can have on someone's ability to function in their daily life and their general wellbeing. Tim graduated from Brunel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy. His interest in pain was stimulated by a reflection that more could be done for people with persistent pain problems and many hours of reading whilst commuting in London. This led to him undertaking a Master of Science degree in Pain: Science and Society at King's College London. He teaches post-graduate courses for healthcare professionals in the UK, Europe, America and Australia both independently and for the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) - a progressive and dynamic group of educators. These courses include Graded Motor Imagery and Explain Pain both of which have strong research to endorse their approach for helping people with pain. Tim is also the co-author of the Graded Motor Imagery Handbook alongside Lorimer Moseley, David Butler and Tom Giles. Tim is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences on pain related topics.
Course Material included in this course
  • Evidence For Altered Body Perception In Pain
  • Pain and Performance
  • A Dynamic Experience of Body Perception
  • Assessing Body Perception Through Touch
  • Q&A
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
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