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Digital Seminar

Pain Neuroscience Education: The Bridge from Fear & Avoidance to Movement & Recovery


Faculty:
Jessie Podolak, PT, DPT, TPS
Duration:
2 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 12, 2021
Product Code:
POS065025
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

It has been said the fear of pain is worse than pain itself. Indeed, many people experiencing pain become enmeshed in an endless fear-avoidance cycle, which compounds pain, isolation, addiction, depression and disability. Evidence abounds demonstrating pain neuroscience education provides a clinical tool to de-catastrophize pain, giving patients permission, tools, and confidence to get moving again. Manual therapy alone is a passive activity that has been demonstrated to not provide lasting pain relief and functional gain. Beginning treatment with a hands off and exercise only approach often worsens the patients pain reports.

Pain neuroscience education is an essential tool when combined with an appropriate balance of traditional treatment methods for meaningful and lasting change while combating the opioid crisis. Attain evidence-based treatment strategies to confidently and effectively offer improved quality of life for one of the most challenging patient populations.

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Faculty

Jessie Podolak, PT, DPT, TPS's Profile

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Owner

Freedom PT and Body Works, LLC


Jessie Podolak, PT, DPT, TPS, received her MP degree from the College of St. Catherine, Minneapolis, in 1998, followed by her transitional Doctorate from Regis University, Denver, in 2011. She went on to complete a certification in therapeutic pain science, followed by a Fellowship in Pain Science in 2019. She has been teaching pain neuroscience education and manual therapy techniques at continuing education courses since 2013 and now serves as the Program Director for Evidence in Motion's Pain Science Fellowship. She has participated in and led research exploring the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of middle school students related to pain, emphasizing healthy options to address pain book chapters in the field of pain neuroscience education. Jessie owns and operates her community's first direct-pay physical therapy practice, seeing a variety of patients with acute and chronic pain conditions. She has special interests in complex and chronic pain, manual therapy, Pilates, spine and running injuries.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Jessica Podolak is a practicing physical therapist and maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Jessica Podolak is a member of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (WPTA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Objectives

  1. Differentiate patients who are entrenched in or at risk of getting trapped in the fear-avoidance cycle. 
  2. Distinguish Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) from traditional, biomedical models of educating patients about pain. 
  3. Integrate a simple story, which can be hand-drawn, to help clinicians explain pain to their patients and instill hope for recovery. 

Outline

The Fear-Avoidance Cycle Trap 
  • Define the problem of chronic pain (scope, cost, opioid crisis, etc.) 
  • Why is this persistent pain so prevalent? 
  • Fear avoidance model (basic and expanded) 
  • Yellow flags 
  • Cartesian model / dualistic thinking 
  • Emphasis on the bio in the bio-psycho-social model 
Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE)  
  • What is PNE? 
  • Pitfalls of the biomedical model: incomplete vs. wrong 
    • Normative data 
    • Placebo surgeries 
    • Re-visit cartesian model 
  • Foundational understanding of pain – more than “bio” 
    • Mature organism model 
    • Pain neuromatrix 
    • Classification of pain 
    • Definition of PNE 
    • Evidence for PNE 
    • PNE → PNC 
Integrate a Simple Story 
  • Instill hope for recovery 
  • Sensitive Alarm story 
    • Traditional 
    • Personalized 
    • Yellow flags – to include or not? 
  • Calming the sensitive alarm system 
    • A precursor to the 4 pillars 
  • Summary/Conclusion: fork in the road (fear avoidance cycle revisited) 

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Chiropractors

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