In Person Courses
Chronic Pain Management Course - April 2024 Wiltshire
Speaker: Samantha Lindley MRCVS
By the end of this course participants should be able to
• State how acute pain and chronic pain are different from each other.
• Understand the physiology and experience of pain.
• Explain how pain can manifest in different ways, including as behavioural problems.
• Explain the various causes and classifications of pain and the clues that help to distinguish them from each other.
International Symposium - June 2024For 2024 we are returning to the simpler format of updates, participant presentation, questions, discussions and conundrums.Sharing, reviewing and critiquing experience and anecdote; teasing out myths and rumours, from fact and science - here is the place to bring your questions about acupuncture and the treatment of chronic pain.
Samantha Lindley BVSc MRCVS more to follow.
Behavioural Medicine for the Pain Clinician - July 2024 ONLINE
Lecturer: Samantha Lindley MRCVS
This 4 day course is aimed at the pain clinician and the pain clinic veterinary nurse who is already familiar with treating chronic pain in dogs and cats. Very often, the practitioner is faced with the difficulty in distinguishing between behaviours that are directly the result of pain and those caused by pain, but now learned; the presentation of mixed behavioural/pain pictures; and the need to determine whether the outcome measures selected are pain or behaviour related.
Introduction to Equine Chronic Pain - October 2024
An introduction to equine chronic pain
A highly practical two-day course.
Lecturers: Dr Ruth Morgan MRCVS and Roxane Kirton MSc MRCVS
- To understand the physiological and behavioural manifestations of chronic pain in the horse
- To understand the ethical and welfare implications of chronic pain in the horse
- To develop skills for the evaluation, management and monitoring of chronic pain in the horse
This two-day course will explore the complexities and challenges of the equine chronic pain patient through a series of lectu...
Foundation Course in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine - May 2024 Online
Speakers: Chelsea Dawson and Anna Rodriguez MsRCVS
This course is designed for vets who are interested in incorporating herbal medicine into their daily practice as well as those looking for more knowledge to be able to educate their clients safely.
We combine traditional uses for plant based medicine with science and research. When writing this course we felt it was important to look at the plants and their properties but also the pharmacology and science behind why they have the effects they do.
Next Steps in Acupuncture (Formerly modules 5, 6, 11 &12) - May 2024 ONLINE
The Next Steps in Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture, Assessing the Science, Applications and Systems
Speaker: Samantha Lindley MRCVS
Modules 1 - Electroacupuncture day
Module 2 - Refresher,
Modules 3 & 4 – Beyond Musculoskeletal Pain
Practical Canine Rehabilitation in Veterinary Practice May 2024
This course, based on the canine patient, and aimed at veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in practice, will educate participants in:
- how pain is perceived;
- the processes involved in the development of chronic pain as a disease;
- and the effects this may have on the patient’s ability to move and function.
The processes of inflammation and repair will be explained in practical terms so that the relevant rehabilitation therapy, including laser where it is available, can be selected at the appropriate time. The consequences of not mobilising patients adequately will be explored, so that the need for physical rehabilitation for osteoarthritic, chronic pain and post surgical patients can be appreciated.
There will be a substantial practical component to the course and participants will be taught how to use thermotherapy; massage; passive range of motion exercises; electrotherapy; therap...
NEW Online, On demand Chronic Pain Management Course
This online course is presented by Samantha Lindley MRCVS and is designed to enhance your approcah to managing pain using techniques easily implemented in practice.
The modules will cover the following about all forms of chronic pain, not only osteoarthritis
- How chronic pain is a very different phenomenon from acute pain.
- Why the assessment of suffering is essential to our selection of the best therapies for our patients.
- Why chronic pain is a chronic stressor and the impact it has on our patients’ welfare.
- Why and how examining a chronic pain patient is so different from a usual examination.
- How to develop a treatment plan including conventional and less conventional medication; physical therapies; exercise and environment.
- Why outcome measures may be different from what you expect.