Understanding Pain

by Oliver Blenkinsop

Learning Outcomes

Understanding Pain:

  • An Introduction to "Understanding Pain" briefly discussing; Anatomy of the nervous system and what is nociception
  • Modulators of Nociception
  • In this chapter we cover concepts related to Pain and the factors contributing to pain sensitivity 
  • Bio-Psycho-Social Model 
  • Using a clinical example to understand how environmental factors affect a persons understanding and perception of Injury
  • DIM's and SIM's 
  • Understanding examples where the brains capacity to evaluate the "Danger In Me" versus "Safety In Me" 
  • Case Study - Insight into a real world example of pain and how its perceived
  • The Physiological Affects of Pain 
  • The effect of increasing pain and the pain neuromatrix 
  • Graded Motor Imagery
  • Learn the three phased approach in managing people in long term chronic pain and offer strategies to bring your clients out of chronic pain to enjoy a more functional and successful lifestyle


Pain Lecture Preview and Introduction

Introduction to the Online Injury Rehabilitation Course, that covers The Neurophysiology of Pain, Muscle injuries and healing times, Tendon Injuries and Healing times and Ligament Injury and healing times and rehabilitation exercises for muscle injuries, rehabilitation exercises for tendon injuries and rehabilitation exercises for ligament injuries

Pain L1 - Understanding Pain

What exactly is pain? The basic neurophysiology behind pain and how pain is created in the brain and what its purpose is.

Pain L2 - Modulators of Nociception

What is nociception? What is the purpose nociception? Why do we feel pain and how does pain travel through our body?

Pain L3 - Bio-Psycho-Social Model

What is the biopsychosocial model? How is the perception of pain heightened when we factor in the biological factors, the psychological factors and the social problems that suffering pain might create, or the suffer may anticipate creating

Pain L4 - DIMS & SIMS

Understanding what are the Dangers In Me Vs the Safeties in Me and how do DIMs and Sims effect pain and the awareness of potential threats.

Pain L5 - Case Study

Ollie talks through a Case Study of the potential scenario surrounding a Footballer with an old Hamstring Injury feels a slight twinge in the same hamstring just before the season begins. Might they be more sensitive to the pain based on their history and the timing of the injury?

Pain L6 - Nociceptive Pain Recap

Recap over what is nociception, what is its purpose, why do we benefit from it and how that effects our belief system around pain and function.

Pain L7 - Chronic Pain/Central Sensitisation

What is the difference between Nociceptive Pain and Chronic Pain. What are the signs and symptoms of chronic pain? How to better understand when an acute pain or gradual onset pain becomes chronic and what we can start to do about it

Pain L8 - Physiological Effects

What are the changes that occur as disinhibition of the nervous system. What kind of shift in neurochemistry is caused by ongoing pain. The increase in sensitivty to noxious and non-noxious stimuli. How does the sensory cortex re-organise itself. What kind of emotional changes occur and what kind of alterations will the rest of our nervous system undergo. Pain L9 - Graded Motor Imaging (GMI) Paradigm for managing Chronic Pain from David Butler Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Phantom Limb Pain Stroke Patients Post surgical immobilisation pain

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Course Info

Updated
May 23, 2020
Duration
00:44
REPs NZ
0.50
REPs UAE
1.00
Level
All levels
Price
$ 21.00

Teacher

Oliver Blenkinsop

Oliver Blenkinsop

Ollie's interest and passion in sport with particular football and the science that can be applied to it, has forged his academic and career path to date 
with the goal of trying to ensure players are able to perform consistently at the highest level possible. Initially Ollie focused on establishing a 
solid academic background in both the UK and the USA, which was followed by applying his expert knowledge and experiences within professional football
in both the Premier League (QPR internship) and internationally within the MLS, where he worked for two seasons for Seattle Sounders FC in their victorious MLS championship winning season.
Ollie is currently the Programme Director for the MSc in Sport Rehabilitation at St. Mary's University London lecturing both MSc and BSc students