Neil Pearson, PT, MSc(RHBS), BA-BPHE, C-IAYT, ERYT500

Neil PearsonNeil Pearson is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, and Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia. He is founding chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division, the first physiotherapist to receive the Canadian Pain Society's Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education award, and a previous Director with Pain BC. Neil consults for the Doctors of British Columbia to develop and deliver continuing medical education on pain management, collaborates on numerous community-based pain care movement programs, and consults to Lifemark as an expert in non-pharmacological pain management.

Presentation: Integrating Pain Science and Return to Work: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Current research reinforces the benefits of return to function as an essential component of pain management. Biopsychosocial pain management, including interventions aimed at altering nociceptive inputs, central and autonomic processing, and descending modulation, is also an effective approach that improves ease of movement and function. Evidence-based integration will decrease pain and disability, while improving durable return-to-work outcomes.

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