Chronic Pain Management Course - 27th & 28th February and 1st & 2nd March 2025 Wiltshire

A 4-day Course on the Treatment of Pain / Understanding of Pain for the Acupuncturist.

Module 1 

Aims 

  • To revise and review understanding of acute pain. 
  • To revise and review chronic pain as a distinct phenomenon from acute pain.
  • To classify chronic and acute pain and distinguish between the sensation of pain and the emotion of suffering.

Outcomes: 

By the end of this module 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.

Syllabus

  • Introduction to pain.
  • How pain manifests as a behavioural problem.
  • Causes of pain in the cat and dog. 
  • Classifications of pain. 

 

Module 2: 

Aims: 

  • To explain the current status of assessment techniques 
  • To explain some approaches using osteoarthritis as an example 

Outcomes: 

By the end of this module participants should be able to: 

  • Explain why assessing pain is not straightforward 
  • Apply the knowledge that behavioural changes are part of any assessment of pain 
  • Explain and apply some of the techniques used to assess pain and suffering 
  • Apply some approaches to osteoarthritis 

Syllabus

  • Assessment of pain.
  • Treatment of osteoarthritis as an example of chronic pain. 

 

Module 3 

Aims: 

To explain the practical approach to examination and how to base a treatment on the examination and history of the patient 

Outcomes: 

By the end of this module participants should be able to: 

  • Understand that treatment plans cannot be started without examination of the patient 
  • Explain the confounding factors in assessment of pain problems 
  • Understand how acupuncture can be applied to patients with central sensitization 
  • Explain the limitations of acupuncture with anxious/aroused animals 
  • Appreciate the current research in terms of sedation effects on acupuncture 

Syllabus:

  • Examination of a patient.
  • Approach to patients
  • Practical case examples

 

Module 4

When acupuncture is not enough – what comes next? 

Aims: 

To demonstrate that acupuncture is not always enough, and that multimodal analgesia and other techniques may need to be employed 

Outcomes: 

By the end of this module participants should be able to: 

  • Appreciate the limitations of acupuncture 
  • Explain how different pharmacological treatments work 
  • Appreciate how to choose between treatments 
  • Define the challenges of assessing physical therapies 
  • Be clear about how to devise treatment plans 

 

Syllabus:

  • When acupuncture is not enough
  • Pharmacological interventions 
  • Physical therapies
  • Other complementary and alternative therapies (CAM)
  • Discussion and forum

 

Full Price: £1540
Ticket Type: Non Member
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Start Date: 27th February 2025 - 2nd March 2025
End Date: 02/03/2025
Location: Overtown Manor
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