In this section we’ll discuss current models and uses of pain science, define some terms that will set the stage for other portions of the class, and applying this information into a clinically useful framework.
The 3 spaces of interaction will be introduced as will the role of context in our therapeutic interactions. We’ll also discuss practical approaches for establishing a therapeutic context.
Novel movement will be introduced as a concept for use in the clinic. Categories of novel movement will be introduced and then time will be spent practicing some specific examples of these concepts as a group.
Lecture and Lab: The role of assessment will be examined as a way to guide application of the interventions, set baselines, and continue building the therapeutic context. Time will be spent practicing assessment in this manner.
Lecture and Lab: Discussion of focused use of novel movements based upon assessment findings will be discussed and then time will be spent practicing specific applications based upon common assessment findings of the upper and lower quarter.
The role of narrative in the presentation of the person in pain will be examined as will the impact of self efficacy and internal locus of control. We will discuss progressions in narrative as the patient improves and how to foster specific progression in narrative while connecting to movement.
Lecture and Lab: The concept of the “Edge” will be introduced as will the markers used in identifying it. We will practice 2 specific examples, one upper body and one lower body, of identifying the edge as a group.
Lecture and Lab: The 3 categories of Edgework will be introduced and application to Lower quarter findings will be demonstrated and practiced as a group.
Lecture and Lab: Applications of Edgework to the upper quarter will be demonstrated and then practiced as a group.
Lecture and Lab: A guideline for order to introduce both novel movement and Edgework into the clinical encounter will be discussed, demonstrated, and then practiced as a group. Using these concepts as a way to kinesthetically reinforce and teach about pain will be reviewed and summarized.