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Sun, Sep 17



Trauma and Psychologically informed pain care for manual and exercise therapists. (Nanaimo)

Find out how to provide the absolute best care for patients by following the most current evidence and how to integrate it into your daily care routine.

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Trauma and Psychologically informed pain care for manual and exercise therapists. (Nanaimo)
Trauma and Psychologically informed pain care for manual and exercise therapists. (Nanaimo)

Time & Location

Sep 17, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT

Nanaimo, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

About the event

This course focuses on robust research in neuroscience, pain, physiology and psychology to enhance you ability to treat folks experienceing acute and persistent pain though a psychologically informed lens. This includes incorporation of trauma, intersectionality and societal systemic influences on a person's experience receiving and our experience providing care.

We will explore...

  • What does it mean to treat people though a psychologically informed lens
  • What is trauma and what effect does it have on the therapeutic interaction.
  • Apply the knowledge to make everything you do better. Including your assessment, hands-on treatment, movement/exercise prescription and patinet/client education.

Learning Objectives

  • Identifying when trauma may be having an impact on a patient’s pain experience.
  • Bring awareness to the importance of psychosocial components and how to use educational strategies, movement and manual techniques to influence those factors
  • Appreciate the complexities of pain from a biopsychosocial (Enactive approach) perspective
  • Exposure to new evidence-based frameworks on persistent pain to enhance practice outcomes, improve patient outcomes, and decrease practitioner stress.


This will be a fun, informative and highly interactive day where the learners will enhance current research knowledge and attain skills to advance their practice.

Discussion, observation, case studies, practical applications, small group and partner work will be used to emphasize key learning objectives.

About the instructor

Dr Richard McIlmoyle is the co-owner of a large, multidisciplinary healthcare clinic with a primary focus on using evidence-based strategies and incorporating a biopsychosocial approach for the treatment of acute and persistent pain problems.  He has been a practicing chiropractor for 20+ years, and has completed many chiropractic post-graduate continuing education courses including multiple levels of ART and DNS.  Most recently he has completed his post graduate certificate in pain management through the University of Alberta.

Dr McIlmoyle is an associate faculty member and collaborated in the development of the PainBC program for chiropractors. He is the Chair of the Research committee with the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation and has been a presenter at the San Diego Pain Summit and at BCCA AGM on chronic pain and current trends in research. He has also been an instructor of CNS Neurology courses for the prior 17 years at WCCMT in Victoria, BC. Read his blogs at drrichardmcilmoyle.com


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