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Date(s):23rd February 2019
Location:Eastbourne District General Hospital, Sussex
Total Spaces:10

Venue: Eastbourne District General Hospital, Post Grad centre Level 2, Kings Drive,
Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UD
Date: 23rd Feb 2019
Registration: 8.30am-9am, course close 5pm
Cost: £120 MACP members - £140 non-members

Movement, neurophysiology, psychology, social interactions, health and lifestyle- why do these affect pain? Can you assess their contribution to each individual's presentation and offer a tailored treatment?

Assessing and treating from these multiple dimensions is challenging to do without a solid understanding of the science behind clinical presentations. This workshop will deepen clinicians' understanding of pain neuroscience to help clarify complexity in daily practice. Importantly, this course highlights how to integrate inputs from the body (peripheral inputs) and the brain and nervous system to guide clinical reasoning and develop treatment strategies reflective of contemporary pain science. This includes approaches to physical activity and manual therapy, as well as pain education and strategies to reduce pain-related fear and anxiety.

You can view some video clips below to give you an idea of the course . . .

Click here for a trailer of the course. Click here to see the tennis elbow simulation.


Dr Martin Rabey
is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He completed his Master of Manipulative Therapy (Curtin University) in 2000 and was awarded Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009. His PhD (2016), completed at Curtin University in Perth, explored the complex interactions between multiple dimensions (pain sensitivity, psychological, health and lifestyle, movement, behaviour, demographics, socioeconomics) associated with persistent low back pain. Following this, he was part of a team researching novel interventions for persistent low back pain at Neuroscience Research Australia. He has over 20 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research widely. He has taught in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and pain since 2001, at under- and post-graduate levels, including specialization training programmes.


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