Quantum Leap

Pain Science Online Course


What it is:

Quantum Leap Pain Science is a 5-hour 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.

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


  • “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?”


  • “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 work with anyone who comes to me, or I can determine if I should refer them out.”
  • “My skills and knowledge set me apart from other teachers.”

How i can help:

I’m Dr. Sarah Court, and I’m a practicing physical therapist. As such, I see a lot of people who are in pain and are looking for help. For me, really understanding the root of where pain comes from was the missing link that totally changed how I was working and made me a lot more effective. This course contains everything I learned as a PT that I wished I had known back when I was a yoga teacher. Let’s up your game!

this course
will cover:

  • – nervous system anatomy review (just the right amount): how brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves together create your experiences
  • – where does pain really come from (old vs new model)
  • – mechanism of acute pain: what is it for and how does it protect us
  • – differences between acute pain (useful) and chronic pain (not useful)
  • – how chronic pain creates body-wide systemic changes to create a repeating pain ‘loop’
  • – interdependence and hierarchy – what your body prioritizes and what it will sacrifice
  • – the biopsychosocial model of human experience
  • – how to determine non-musculoskeletal pain sources
  • – pain red flags – when to refer a client out to a clinician
  • – movement techniques to safely work with clients with chronic pain

Sarah’s Pain Science course significantly upgraded my abilities as a teacher with students who are in chronic pain (and that’s a lot of students!). Until this course, I wasn’t prepared to deal with the vast array of chronic pain complications students can present. Sarah imparted specific tools and treatment ideas to help my students get out of, or noticeably reduce, their pain, retrain their brain not to fear movement, and rehabilitate chronic issues. I've seen sustainable results and feel fresh confidence in my ability to deal with the various pain issues my students present. I can't overstate Sarah's ability to take this complex subject and translate it to practical, usable teaching techniques.

RYT-200 Yoga Teacher

$349 USD


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


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


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


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


  • Demonstration of exercises and movement strategies

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