Recognise Health and the Naked Physio recognise the importance of ongoing development and the need to maintain knowledge in line with the current evidence base.

Recognise Health Ed aims to give clinicians in New Zealand access to professional development on a national and international level. This includes inviting clinicians from around the world to provide you with current trends in all areas of musculoskeletal medicine and pain science.

We have 1 remaining course available this year for all clinicians working specifically in pain management.

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REHAB PAIN: Supporting people to live well

Tutor: Paul Lagerman – The Naked Physio

Venue: Hands On Rehab, 51 Corinthian Dr, Albany, Auckland, NZ

Date: 2nd and 3rd of November, 2019

Cost: $500

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Course Description:

The clinical landscape regarding the management of persistent pain has changed. We know that persistent pain is a real problem, many people can’t access help for it and for those that can there are many challenges faced by clinicians and people living with pain.
A significant shift in the way clinicians interact and engage with their patients has evolved since the release of Pain Neuroscience Education texts and courses. For clinicians working in pain management our behaviour is of significant importance when engaging in dialogue. Understanding why a person living with pain behaves in the way they do and working with them in a collaborative, shared-decision making manner  can provide memorable and invigorating gains for both parties.

Course Content

Rehab Pain focuses on two major components that are lacking in the delivery of pain management – understanding pain behaviour and clinician behaviour when working with people living with pain . This course will explore some of the shortcomings of biomedical treatment, pain behaviour, biobehavioural physiology, practical application of graded activity and graded exposure with a values based approach, reasoning and critical thinking skills using a variety of role play examples including CRPS, LBP and complex physiological presentations. By the end of the course clinicians will aim to a better understanding of the following areas:

  1. Building a therapeutic relationship
  2. Understanding and reducing perceived threat
  3. Facilitate a reconceptualisation of beliefs and somatic experience
  4. Gain an understanding of the plastic effects of neurophysiology and the impact of exercise
  5. Foster self-efficacy in their patients.

In order to engage with people living with pain we must understand why people behave the way they do, adapting our behaviour accordingly.

About Paul

Paul is a physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience in pain rehabilitation, injury management and exercise physiology. Adopting a biopsychosocial approach to pain management, he regularly reflects and shares his knowledge and experiences via his blog the naked physio.

On the day:

Please arrive for registration at 8.30am ready to start at 9am

Tea and coffee will be available on arrival

Lunch is included





Special thanks to previous course tutors for choosing recognise health ed as their preferred provider for bringing clinical development to New Zealand

Working with Acceptance, Mindfulness and Values in Chronic Pain – Kevin Vowles

Pelvic Health for the Non-Pelvic Practitioner – Sarah Haag

Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science – Greg Lehman

New Trends in the prevention of running injuries – JF Esculier

Explain Pain – David Butler