Education, Movement and Empathy to Facilitate Outcomes for People with Persistent Pain

Education, Movement and Empathy to Facilitate Outcomes for People with Persistent Pain

$350.00 exc. GST

The course is presented by Hayley Thompson (MSK Physiotherapist) and Dr. Kerrie Evans (PhD, Specialist MSK Physiotherapist).  This course provides an evidence-informed yet very practical approach to improving outcomes for people who present with complex persistent pain conditions. There will be an emphasis on the management of those people experiencing persistent spinal pain.

DATE: 11 June 2022 (8:30am to 4:30 pm)

LOCATION: Allsports Physiotherapy Parkwood, 76-122 Napper Road, Parkwood, Gold Coast

COST: $350 + GST *

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Course Content:

Successfully helping people who present with persistent pain is challenging. This course will include clinical and research perspectives on the management of persistent pain, focussing on clinical reasoning and the practical application of communication, assessment and management techniques.

This course will be delivered in a face-to-face mode, consisting of:

  • Case presentations
  • Key elements for effective communication
  • Clinical simulations, including the patient interview and physical examination
  • Facilitation of movement and specific exercise strategies
  • Development of individualised treatment plans

After the course, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the latest evidence relating to persistent pain and how this evidence relates to clinical practice
  • Be able to apply key elements for effective communication, including motivational interviewing skills, coaching principles and reflective listening
  • Advance their skills in completing the patient interview and physical examination for persistent pain presentations
  • Be more specific and effective in their use of exercise strategies and facilitation of movement techniques
  • Use clinical reasoning and available evidence to develop an individualised management plan for people who present with complex persistent pain conditions

Presenter’s Bio:


Hayley Thomson

APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Senior Physiotherapist, Physiologic & Parkwood Allsports
B Ex Sci, M M Phty, M Msk Phty, M Med Res

Hayley has a special interest in treating people with complex musculoskeletal pain conditions, including persistent low back pain, neck pain and complex regional pain syndrome. Hayley has extensive experience in the tertiary hospital setting, primarily working with people with persistent pain conditions and complex low back and neck pain. She currently works as a senior physiotherapist at Physiologic and Parkwood Allsports. Hayley is an APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and has completed Masters’ degrees in Physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Medical Research. Her research focusses on the management of people with persistent low back pain in a physiotherapy group program. She has published her research in international peer-reviewed journals and continues to be actively involved in undertaking research relating to people with persistent pain and physiotherapy management.


Dr. Kerrie Evans

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the ACP, 2007)
Group Education and Research Officer, Healthia Ltd
Senior Research Fellow, The University of Sydney
PhD, MHealthSc(ManipPhty, BAppSc(Phty), FACP

Kerrie specialises in the assessment and management of people presenting with complex musculoskeletal pain, particularly spinal pain and dysfunction. Kerrie’s PhD focussed on low back pain in athletes and her research continues to focus on prevention and management of neck and back pain in both athletic and non-athletic populations, pain and mechanisms underpinning the effectiveness of manual therapy. She currently holds a post-doctoral position at The University of Sydney and is involved in a program of research investigating a novel pathway of care for people with musculoskeletal conditions in primary care. Kerrie has taught undergraduate and post-graduate physiotherapy students for many years. She has presented courses and at conferences throughout Australia and internationally and is well-known for her ability to blend the ‘art’ and ‘science’ of evidence-informed clinical practice.

Who should attend?

Clinicians looking to develop and/or extend their skills in the best practice management of people who present in primary care with complex persistent pain conditions.

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Additional information

Date and Location

11 June 2022 — Allsports Physiotherapy Parkwood