Pain Management

Osteopathy Australia eLearning

Content Author: Dr Duncan Sanders

Purchase Now  Member price $192.50 | Non-Member price $325 

Duncan Sanders is a Senior Lecturer, Sydney Medical School at the Pain Management Research Institute, University of Sydney and private practitioner at All About Physio, Nerang and Kingscliff. He completed his PhD at The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College, London. His PhD exploring the brain mechanisms and modulation of persistent pain using modern neuroimaging techniques has been nominated for the Kings' College, London graduate school prize.

Clinically, Duncan has worked as a Physiotherapist in various settings, including pain clinics, the British Military, private practice and large tertiary hospitals. He was the Educational Development Physiotherapist and Clinician Specialist in Pain Management at Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London. His main area of interest over the last 15 years has been in multidisciplinary pain management, working in world-renowned facilities including the Michael J. Cousins Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital and the INPUT Pain Management Unit, St Thomas' Hospital, London. He is the past Chair and current Vice-Chair of the APA Pain Group NSW State Committee.

About Course

The aim of this course is to provide front-line clinicians with pragmatic evidence-based assessment and outcome tools to provide quality pain management practice. Additionally, to provide an understanding of the health care provider-patient relationship and communication, and how these can influence clinical outcomes.

There will be practical strategies to focus on performing key standardised and validated pain screening and outcome measurements, as well as discussion on how this informs clinical planning and practice.

Key learning areas focus on:

  • Screening for serious pathology

  • Screening for psychosocial risk factors

  • Neuropathic pain screening

  • Pain referral planning

Estimated CPD Hours

5

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