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General Physio: Fundamental concepts in pain

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One of the “General Physio” series, the “Fundamental concepts in pain” module addresses the biopsychosocial experience of pain, providing a contemporary understanding of what pain is and how it presents in different people.

Topics covered in this module are:

    • An introduction to pain
    • The Biopsychosocial Model of understanding pain
    • The neurophysiology of pain
    • Clinical reasoning
    • Clinical implications

(This module has been adapted by the Pain National Group from the Spinal Part A Online course with permission.)


Jeannie Burnett, APAM


M.A.Sc(Musculoskeletal physiotherapy)

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

    • List the biopsychosocial factors that contribute to the human pain experience
    • Recognise key features of different pain mechanisms
    • Describe neurophysiological mechanisms of pain as they relate to signs and symptoms
    • Explain how physiotherapy techniques may influence pain
    • Outline the evidence for the effectiveness of a number of approaches for the management of pain

CPD Hours

1 hour

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