Yoga and Science in Pain Care Episode 4: The Current State(s) and Theories on Pain Management
The work of yoga is to discriminate between the changeable and unchangeable in Life.
In this webinar Matt shares insights into the importance of discerning between those concepts in pain care. He'll weave together how pain theories continue to evolve (changeable), how your view of the world continues to and should change, and how to use that awareness as you explore this webinar series. He will make it fun, he'll probably make fun of a few of our misperceived theories, and he welcomes your discussion at the conclusion of the webinar.
Learning Objectives for Episode 4:
Have fun reviewing some pain theories and the present state of uncertainty that has become more acutely evident this year.
Leave with a framework to better appreciate and celebrate your present circumstances in working with yoga and pain care.
Be able to articulate that your ongoing creative responses are normal and fallible, and certain to change.
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Here is the description for the entire 16-part webinar series:
Are you looking for ways to better help people in pain? If you are, you’re not alone. It is estimated that over 1.5 billion people worldwide are affected by chronic pain. That’s 20.5% of the world population that is suffering and needs your help.
Join Neil Pearson, Shelly Prosko and Marlysa Sullivan, the co-editors of Yoga and Science in Pain Care, and 8 co-authors for the first-ever 16-part book club webinar series that will take place once per month over 15 months.
This book club webinar series is intended for:
Practitioners including yoga therapists and healthcare practitioners interested in integrating yoga with their persistent pain population to expand their approaches in clinical practice
Yoga teachers interested in understanding aspects of the science behind yoga and pain
Medical/healthcare professionals who want to better understand pain or want to integrate yoga and mind/body practices
Mind/body contemplative practitioners/researchers/clinicians who want to better understand the science around pain and how yoga as a mind/body practice works with people in pain
Yoga practitioners or integrative health consumers who want an in-depth read with practical knowledge in this field.
Yoga therapist programs and medical university/college programs that require online course study in pain care
Schools that have online mind/body programs as stand-alone modules or as part of medical programs and other mind-body institutions.
People suffering from pain, particularly those keen about learning some practices to help with pain self-care and who want to learn more about the value of integrating pain science and yoga
We also hope that this series will help bring together yoga therapists and health professionals. There is value in blending science and yoga therapy in pain care – for the person in pain, for the health professional, and for the yoga professional.
Learning Objectives for the Full Series:
Describe the complexity of pain including the lived experience of pain and the science surrounding pain.
Learn how yoga philosophy and practices can be used as an effective and evidence-informed intervention and provide a biopsychosocial-spiritual framework in pain care.
Practice, experience and examine the application of yoga principles and practices in pain care that demonstrate addressing all aspects of the person in pain and the complex components of pain. Examples of case studies will be provided.
PT, MSc(RHBS), BA-BPHE, CIAYT, ERYT500
Neil Pearson is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist and Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia. He is founding chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division, the first PT to receive the Canadian Pain Society's Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education award, and a previous Director with Pain BC. He has received awards from Queen’s University and the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia for his clinical work and teaching.
As a yoga therapist, Neil is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, faculty in four yoga therapist training programs, and has trained over 2000 practitioners in the integration of pain science, pain care and yoga as therapy through his IAYT approved Pain Care Yoga certificate courses. Neil works for the Doctors of British Columbia developing and delivering Continuing Medical Education on pain management including yoga.
His recent accomplishments include lead contributor to Pain BC’s online Pain Foundations course and their Gentle Movement and Relaxation Series, and author/coeditor of the textbook, Yoga and Science in Pain Care. His patient education book, Understand Pain Live Well Again, published in 2007, has been translated to French and (written) Mandarin. His online pain care programs, First 5 Steps and Pain Care for Life are available at www.lifeisnow.ca , while www.paincareu.com is Neil’s pain care website.
Matthew J. Taylor
PT, PhD, C-IAYT
Matthew J. Taylor creates and shares resources to incorporate smart, safe yoga for yoga professionals and conventional medical professionals. His leadership in the field of yoga risk management, as well as an expert legal witness, make him an expert in yoga safety and injuries. He was president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists when the professional development strategy was established and continues to serve in numerous capacities. His books, “Fostering Creativity in Rehabilitation” and “Yoga Therapy as a Creative Response to Pain” and over 30 publications have been the vanguard in integrative rehabilitation.
PT, CPI, C-IAYT
Shelly is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, educator and pioneer of PhysioYoga with over 20 years of experience integrating yoga into rehabilitation with a focus on helping people suffering from chronic or persistent pain, pelvic health conditions and professional burnout. She guest lectures at yoga and physiotherapy programs, presents at yoga therapy and medical conferences globally, provides mentorship to health providers, offers onsite and online continuing education courses for yoga and health professionals and is a Pain Care U Yoga Trainer. She maintains a clinical practice in Sylvan Lake, Canada and believes that cultivating meaningful connections, compassion and joy can be powerful contributors to recovery and well-being. Shelly is co-editor of the book Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain.
Please visit www.physioyoga.ca to learn more
Marlysa is a physiotherapist and yoga therapist with over 15 years of experience working with people suffering with chronic pain conditions. She is an Assistant Professor in Yoga Therapy and Integrative Health Sciences at Maryland University of Integrative Health and holds an adjunct position at Emory University, where she teaches the integration of yoga and mindfulness into physical therapy practice in the DPT program. She is also the author of Understanding Yoga Therapy: Applied Philosophy and Science for Well-being and co-editor of Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain as well as several peer-reviewed articles. Marlysa has been involved in the professionalization of the field of yoga therapy through the educational standards committee of IAYT, which helped to define the competencies for the field, and in characterizing the yoga therapy workforce through research. Her research interests focus on defining the framework and explanatory model for yoga therapy based on philosophical and neurophysiological perspectives.