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Nociception and Pain: Danger Detection, Transmission and Implications for Care


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Lorimer Moseley PT, Ph.D.

Course Objectives & Program Content

75 minutes lecture, 15 minutes quiz and interactive questions
AOTA content areas: Domain of OT: Client Factors.


This overview of nociception and pain presents current concepts in how the body senses injury or potential injury and transmits news of that event to the spinal cord. It also presents a new way of understanding how the spinal cord processes incoming information, as well as how injury, inflammation, prior events and brain responses adjust the danger detection apparatus and transmission of the danger message to the brain.

Difficulty: Intermediate


At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

    1. Identify the specialized biological hardware that monitors and responds to changes in tissue state and environment, and explain how inflammation affects this specialized biological hardware.
    2. Define the degree of redundancy in danger detection capacity.
    3. Explain the mechanisms by which a danger message is transmitted to the brain.
    4. Delineate the effect of neuroimmune coupling on danger transmission.
    5. Understand and appreciate the implications of this material for modern rehabilitation therapy and other treatments.
    6. Apply this knowledge when assessing and managing patients with acute or persistent pain.

CPD hours: 1.5


This course was developed by EDUCATA. An American based online learning provider for physiotherapists.