Námskeið FS: The Pain Picture: Exploring Complex Pain States

Tim Beames MSc BSc (Hons) MCSP

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  • Dagsetning:
    30. ágúst 2019 - 31. ágúst 2019
  • Staðsetning: Húsnæði Ísí, Engjavegi 6
  • Tími:
    08:30 - 16:30
  • Bókunartímabil:
    1. apríl 2019 - 22. ágúst 2019
  • Almennt verð:
    70.000 kr.
  • Fagdeild verð:
    66.000 kr.

Leiðbeinandi: Tim Beames MSc BSc (Hons) MCSP

ATH að verð fyrir aðila að fagdeild FS er 66.000.- frá og með  5. júlí 2019

What is this course about?

The last few decades have brought about a wealth of discovery in pain sciences. Clinicians and patients are recognising the value in bringing findings from research with imaging; lab techniques; and observational and behavioural experiments to better understand pain in a clinical setting.

Pain is an experience, not a sensation. A broad framework is required to understand the place of biological and behavioural responses that occur when someone experiences pain. Inviting philosophical thinking allows us to go some way to link these bodily mechanisms with the self.

This 2-day course explores complex pain states by considering the dynamic interactions of brain, body and world. It uses Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) as a reference point to understand the experience and perception of the person in pain. During the course participants will be introduced to first-person (patient) perspectives and pain journeys through videos and case studies. There will be discussions and debates to allow a thorough reflection of the picture of pain, in particular considering where vulnerability/susceptibility and tolerance/resilience meet the person in pain and their wellbeing.

Course objectives

After this course you will be:

  • Aware of past and present models of pain including embodied cognition, enactivism and predictive processing to explain a pain experience
  • Able to perform basic bedside body perceptual tests for the person in pain and understand their use in research to inform treatment
  • Able to consider the rationale for appropriate treatment and critique your own biases
  • Aware of predictive processing and how it is used to explain a pain experience

Course outline

Registration 8.30am - Start 9am - Finish 4.30pm Saturday/4.00pm Sunday. A mix of theory & practical sessions covering:

  • A history of pain models
  • An introduction to pain models of the future
  • First-person perspectives of the sufferer
  • Embodied and embedded perspectives of the person in pain
  • Perception and how it links to the experience of ourselves
  • Tools to explore pain experiences
  • Novel treatment approaches in rehabilitation


Tim Beames MSc BSc (Hons) MCSP

Tim is the lead physiotherapist at Pain and Performance, a NOI UK clinic. He has a special interest in the treatment of people suffering complex and persistent pain states.

In 2010 he completed an MSc in Pain: Science & Society from King's College London in addition to a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Brunel University in 1999.

He delivers post-graduate education on pain for Pain and Performance across the UK, Europe and America designing courses to suit an organisation's needs, from massage therapists through to national sport support teams.

As the principle instructor for NOI UK Tim teaches Explain Pain, Mobilisation of the Nervous System and Graded Motor Imagery courses throughout the UK, Europe, America and Australia.

He is co-author of the Graded Motor Imagery Handbook (2012) alongside Lorimer Moseley, David Butler and Tom Giles and the chapter on management of cervical spine disorders in the 8th edition of Maitland's Vertebral Manipulation (2013). He has published studies on Graded Motor Imagery and body perception in peer-reviewed journals and has spoken at numerous national and international conferences.

As a new Dad, he is exploring novel rehabilitation and therapeutic alliance skills with his daughter on a daily basis.


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