Pain Science

Five Part Webinar Series – science made simple
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FREE PAIN SCIENCE
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Intro to Pain Science

Watch this FREE intro video for 5 essentials you need to know about pain, with practical solutions to use right away with your clients.

It can feel scary and overwhelming when you or your clients have pain, but you know what? It doesn’t have to be! And here’s a big secret: Sometimes lying down and not moving for days can actually make it worse.

If this intro video gets your inner nerd going and you want to learn more, scroll down to read about and enroll in my full course! My superskill (not to be all braggy) is to make concepts that feel overwhelming or confusing very simple to understand – and this 5 part series does just that!

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PAIN SCIENCE WEBINAR SERIES

Five Part Course

Watch at Your Own Pace

Quantum Leap Pain Science is a five part online webinar designed to give you the confidence and skills to work with students and clients who have pain by breaking down the latest advancements in pain science into easy to understand concepts.

A deeper and more nuanced understanding of how pain works will enhance your ability as a movement teacher and increase the scope of clients that you can safely and effectively work with.

Watch at your own pace, ask questions in the comment section, and repeat sections as often as you would like! Once you sign up, you’ll receive log in information to access the videos forever.

Con Ed: 5 non-contact hours CE credit from Yoga Alliance.

DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING THOUGHTS SOUND FAMILIAR?

  • “Working with clients who are in pain scares me – it feels too complicated!”
  • “I don’t think I know enough to work with someone who has chronic pain.”
  • “Working with someone in pain seems like it’s beyond the scope of my role as a teacher.”
  • “I don’t want to work with someone in chronic pain – what if I make it worse?”

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO FEEL THIS WAY INSTEAD?

  • I feel prepared to work with someone who has chronic pain – it’s not scary to me
  • I have the tools and techniques I need to make sure I can keep them safe
  • I can to work with anyone who comes into my class or wants a private session, or I can determine if I should refer them out
  • My skills and knowledge set me apart from other teachers

Who I am:

I’m Dr. Sarah Court, and I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a movement mentor, and a yoga teacher trainer. I’m the creator of Quantum Leap Community, a continuing education online mentorship group that helps movement teachers methodically and clearly understand how to work with their more challenging clients while staying within their scope of practice. I also teach public workshops and teacher trainings internationally, bringing together the worlds of yoga, strength, and neuromuscular exercise. Most recently, I created yoga and movement content for the Headspace meditation app. I live in Los Angeles, and split my time between teaching and clinical rehab work.

this course
will cover:

  • – anatomy of the nervous system: brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves, and how they work together
  • – old model versus new model of how we experience pain
  • – mechanism of acute pain: what is its purpose, and how does it protect us
  • – the differences between acute pain and chronic pain – useful versus not useful pain
  • – how chronic pain creates body-wide systemic changes to maintain a pain cycle
  • – interdependence and hierarchy of body systems – how your body decides what is most important
  • – the biopsychosocial model of human experience
  • – when pain can come from non-musculoskeletal sources, and how to know if that’s happening
  • – pain red flags – when to refer a client out to a clinician
  • – a variety of techniques to safely work with clients with chronic pain
COST

$349 USD

THE BASICS

  • Nervous system anatomy of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves
  • Old model versus new model of pain
  • Biopsychosocial model
  • Mechanism of acute pain

NEUROANATOMY DEEP DIVE

  • Acute vs chronic pain
  • Tissue level changes that occur with chronic pain at injury site, central nervous system, and brain

OTHER SOURCES

  • Interdependence and pain
  • Pain from non-musculoskeletal sources
  • Red flags – when to refer out

NEW MOVEMENT IDEAS

  • Concepts and movement strategies to work with clients with chronic pain

EXERCISE EXAMPLES

  • Demonstration of exercises and movement strategies to use with your clients with chronic or acute pain

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