Pain 101

Pain 101 Module FB

 This is the first course in a new online series about Pain.

Presented by Dr Tracey Pons, PhD, NZRPS, Physiotherapy Speacialist (Pain).


Access to this course is for 30 Days.

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In this course we will cover:

  • The definition of pain.
  • Nociception and the protective mechanism normal resting state.
  • Nocifensive behaviour.
  • The transition of acute to persistent pain.
  • Two take home applications.

Learning Activities

  • 4 pre-reading articles
  • Video presentation
  • Quiz

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the definition for the pain experience.
  • List factors involved with nociception.
  • Understand the normal resting state of the protective mechanism.
  • Describe factors involved with Nocifensive behaviour.
  • List and describe factors involved with sensitisation of the protective mechanism.
  • List the factors that may contribute in the transition of acute to persistent pain
  • Be able to apply 2 take home clinical applications. 

CPD Certificates will be provided.

Study Time

Approx. 3.5 hours

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Webinar

Webinar CRPS ThinkThis is a pre-recorded Webinar and includes a CPD Certificate at completion.

Presented by Dr Tracey Pons, PhD, NZRPS (Pain)

Access to Course: 30 Days

Course includes:

  • Pre-record Webinar: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Resources: Slide handout & Readings x 2

Diagnosis & Physiotherapy Assessment of CRPS 

Dr Tracey Pons, PhD, NZRPS (Pain) presents the diagnostic criteria for a CRPS diagnosis and a conceptual clinical model for the Physiotherapy management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

This copy of the webinar is aimed at the basic level, to give physiotherapists working in any setting a basic grounding in the clinical features, Budapest Diagnositic Criteria and the physiotherapy management of CRPS. The purpose of this webinar is to provide basic-level education and provide support with a platform for interaction about everyday clinical management.

Questions from the online forum will be included and Tracey will discuss some of the results from her PhD research highlighting the potential influence of baseline mental health, functional ability, quality of life, personality traits and medication use on recovery from CRPS.

By the end of this webinar you will be able to: Apply the Budapest diagnositic criteria for a CRPS Type1 or Type 2 diagnosis; and have a conceptual treatment plan.

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