An Integrative Approach to Pain Recovery Using Applied Neuroscience Techniques

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this course has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it for next spring.

One-Day Tri-Cities District Course

Presented by Irene Luc, PT, DPT, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Therapeutic Pain Specialist

Lecture and Lab • Six contact credit hours, 0.6 CEU

Saturday, April 25, 2020 • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oasis Physical Therapy, 1020 Queensgate Dr, Richland, WA

If you have patients that continue to have chronic conditions that don’t heal even after traditional surgery, medicines or even physical therapy then this approach to utilizing applied neuroscience approach can be the key. The brain in a survival mode will change the hormonal and chemical makeup of the body, which creates complications to orthopedic conditions and exacerbates pain signals. Ultimately if we can retrain the brain to restore proper signaling to the body, these chronic conditions can be slowed or even healed. In this course you will learn tools to develop your own neuroscience-based treatment for patients in any PT setting to address pain, mood, and sleep disturbances.

By the end of this course, participants will:
1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system structures that contribute to fight/flight/freeze and the ability of the brain to process pain.
2. Identify a patient who would benefit most from an integrative pain recovery program and red flags to refer them to other providers.
3. Apply/develop pain neuroscience education program for any therapy setting.
4. Practice and understand role of neurotransmitters and how visualization exercise is a tool to modulate them for sleep, mood, and pain control.

PTs, PTAs, and PT/PTA Students

8 - 8:30 a.m. . . . .  Registration and check in
8:30 a.m. - Noon . . . Course begins
Noon - 1 p.m. . . . Lunch break (lunch on own)
1 - 4 p.m. . . . . Course continues

Irene Luc is the Director of Professional Resources and Marketing at Therapy Solutions, PLLC in Richland, where she is the developer and lead for a pain recovery program that combines neuroscience education and movement. She has practiced in the outpatient setting for more than 17 years with a concentration on treating spinal injuries, post-surgical rehab, arthritis and inflammatory conditions, autoimmune disorders, and chronic pain.
She received her DPT in physical therapy from the University of Montana in Missoula, MT, and a master’s of physical therapy and a bachelor of science in exercise science from St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO, where she was also an adjunct instructor.

Early Bird Rate (Registrations received by April 9)
$140 . . . PT - APTA Member
$112 . . . PT - APTA Member & Oasis PT employee
$105 . . . PTA - APTA Member
$84 . . . . PTA - APTA Member & Oasis PT employee
$95 . . . . Student, Life or Retired Member -  APTA Member
$200 . . . Nonmember

Regular Rate (Registrations received April 10-25)
$215 . . . PT - APTA Member
$187 . . . PT - APTA Member & Oasis PT Employee
$180 . . . PTA - APTA Member
$159. . . .PTA - APTA Member & Oasis PT Employee
$170 . . . Student, Life or Retired Member -  APTA Member
$275 . . . Nonmember

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