NOI Presents: Explain Pain

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NOI Presents: Explain Pain

600.00 650.00

What: Explain Pain two-day interactive seminar

Where: University of Victoria: David Strong Building

When: November 3-4 2018

'Well delivered Explain Pain education currently has the best outcomes of any intervention for persistent pain.'

In the midst of the opioid epidemic, Explain Pain provides an effective, drug-free solution. The provision of pain knowledge to patients is an effective evidence-based treatment tool and patients have a large capacity for understanding. Based on David Butler and Lorimer Moseley’s book of the same name, this course explains how the pain system works when there are injured tissues and nerves, what happens in the brain in relation to pain experiences, and the impact of stress in relation to pain. Explain Pain is delivered in a way in which any professional working with patients or clients in pain can utilize.

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Benjamin Boyd (PT, DPTSc, OCS) is currently an Associate Professor at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California, where he primarily teaches in the Musculoskeletal Patient/Client Management and Capstone course series. He has been teaching courses on peripheral nervous system anatomy, biomechanics, clinical evaluation and intervention since 2004 and he joined the NOI US teaching faculty in 2013.

Ben originally graduated from the joint program at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University (UCSF/SFSU) with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002, returning in 2008 to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy Science degree. He has worked as an outpatient Physical Therapist in multiple orthopedics hospital-based and private practice settings, achieving certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008. He continues to work in an outpatient, private-practice setting in Emeryville, California, where he sees a variety of patients with neuromusculoskeletal involvement.

Ben’s research involves examination of the peripheral nervous system and intervention strategies for neuropathic pain, including the effects of Diabetes Mellitus on the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system and the impact on movement.  His most recent research endeavor is leading a team exploring the influence of breast cancer treatments on the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system as well as alterations in body image and perception.

Ben grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to enjoy the rich diversity of cultures, foods, events, and outdoor recreational activities that the Bay Area has to offer.

“Great speaker, very knowledgeable about the course material and evidence-based on other areas. Was able to answer participants questions well.”

“Excellent, knowledgeable, experienced instructor who is very approachable and thoughtful when answering questions in the class. Great job!”