Neil Pearson, PT, MSc, BA-BPHE, C-YT, ERYT500
Neil is a physical therapist, Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC, yoga therapist, and faculty member for international yoga therapist training programs. He is the recipient of national Canadian awards in pain education and in physiotherapy pain management. Neil is the founding Chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division, developer of an online pain self-care curriculum, and author of ‘Yoga Therapy’ in the 2016 Integrative Pain Management book and “Understand Pain Live Well Again”. He travels internationally teaching pain science and pain care. He is a past Director of Pain BC and was hired by the Doctors of BC to develop and implement their Practice Support Program in pain management. He now assists local community groups facilitating improved team work and movement classes for people in pain.
Presentation Title: Reconciling Movement and Exercise with Pain Neuroscience Education
- Review research evidence related to educating people in pain about the physiology of pain and recovery.
- Discuss a process through which a consistent message can be provided to people with persisting pain during education and exercise/movement rehabilitation.
- Integrate pain science knowledge and movement concepts into specific educational scripts.
Advances in Recovery of Function: Practical Techniques Guided by Pain Science
When pain persists and functional recovery is difficult, we can assist outcomes with recent research and evidence-based clinical innovations. In this session you will learn how recovery of movement and pain are influenced by dorsal horn interneurons, glia, and connections between motor cortex and adrenals, autonomic nervous system and vagal inputs, interoception and the insula, and hippocampus and learning. Each provides guidance for clinical innovations and practical effective solutions.
- Review current findings interconnecting multiple systems with pan and functional recovery.
- Discuss gaps in the research, and biologically plausible theories with which to innovate functional recovery techniques.
- Enhance current treatment with practical and effective therapeutic modifications.