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About the course
Pain in Clinical Practice – a two-day course exploring the theory and application of managing persistent pain. Pain experts, Danny Orchard and Dr Hubert van Griensven have teamed up to teach you how to treat and manage pain from a mechanism-based perspective. They will review the neurophysiology of pain, including neuropathic pain and central sensitisation. The theory is linked with clinical practice by discussion of implications for history taking, clinical testing and the use of manual therapy as a way of influencing the physiology. You will be given the opportunity to learn by examining case studies and treatment approaches.
- To understand the neurophysiology of pain, how it can change in persistent pain and how it may be influenced therapeutically
- To understand the physiology of neuropathic pain
- To gain experience of examining for possible neuropathy and functional changes in the sensory nervous system
- To understand the role of psychological and social factors in persistent pain, and how to influence them in practice
- To gain experience of recognising psychological and social issues using case studies
- To understand how osteopathic techniques may be used to influence the nervous system
- To gain practical experience of novel approaches to the management of persistent back pain, including mindfulness, pain neuroscience education, creating prediction errors and influencing associations
About the course leaders
Hubert van Griensven is a physiotherapist who completed a three-year course in Chinese acupuncture in 1996. He gained an MSc in Pain at King’s College London in 2003, while he wrote a textbook about the application of pain physiology in manual therapy practice. He gained his PhD from the University of Brighton in 2013, having investigated persistent post-surgical pain. In the same year he published his second textbook on pain, with contributions from experts around the world.
Hubert is Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, where he leads MSc modules on persistent pain, pain psychology and research methods. He also practices musculoskeletal physiotherapy, pain management, and Chinese and western medical acupuncture. He lives in London and relaxes by working with soundscapes, practicing Chinese exercise, and going to exhibitions, concerts and films.
Daniel Orchard is a qualified osteopath and lecturer at the UCO and developed the new Pain Science curriculum launched in 2017. Daniel previously studied Human Biology at Leeds University and also holds an MSC in Pain from King’s College London and presented his dissertation on the Lived Experience of Headaches at the Paris OSEAN conference in 2012.
Daniel is a founding member of Osteopaths for the Prevention of Headaches & Migraine (OPHM), the Founder and Director of Core Clapton (a research and mentoring clinic in East London) and is a board member for the Institute of Osteopathy (iO). Daniel regularly undertakes peer review on the subject of pain while lecturing internationally to healthcare practitioners.