Where Pain Meets Function and Fear

Webinar Title and Description: Where Pain Meets Function and Fear – Integrating Movement-Evoked Pain and Kinesiophobia into a Mechanism-Based Approach to Care for Achilles Tendinopathy -The fear of pain can often limit a patient’s progress, function and recovery. This webinar aims to examine a mechanism-based approach to evaluation while highlighting movement-evoked pain as a means of integrating the assessment of motor dysfunction with pain. A review of neurobiological pain mechanisms will be incorporated along with the impact of psychological factors (e.g. kinesiophobia) and the movement system. Patient cases will be used to illustrate application of a mechanism-based approach to guide evaluation and treatment.

Instructor: Ruth L. Chimenti, DPT, PhD

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:  

  1. Apply a mechanism-based pain classification system to create a patient-centered treatment plan of care.
  2. Describe appropriate tests and measures to differentiate how biological mechanisms (nociceptive, nociplastic, neuropathic) contribute to pain.
  3. Define current concepts of measuring and interpreting movement-evoked pain to intervene within specific populations (e.g., fibromyalgia, Achilles tendinopathy).
  4. Analyze appropriate patient-reported outcome measures to efficiently screen for psychosocial factors within a clinical setting.
  5. Evaluate appropriate treatments for Achilles tendinopathy based on current evidence and identified pain mechanisms.

Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education: 

Occupational Therapists:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 7151. This distance learning independent webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapists: This online course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours.

The following states require continuing education units or contact hours with no state specific approval: CT, IA, and WA

Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:
Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP - Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT - Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT - Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC - Has nothing to disclose.
Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:
Ruth L. Chimenti, DPT, PhD - Has nothing to disclose. 

Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported.

High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 
Additional requirements include: Web browser: latest stable version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, JavaScript and Cookies enabled, Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators, Do NOT use Internet Explorer as it is not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter or email or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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