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Pain Science Education and Physical Therapy Interventions for Pain
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When: March 19, 2015
Dinner at 5:30 PM CCUs 6:00 PM
Where: UTEP Physical Therapy
1101 N Campbell
Room 237
El Paso, Texas  79902
United States
Presenter: Marcos Lopez, PT, DPT
Contact: Loretta Dillon

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Registration and a light meal will begin at 5:30 p.m. 



The course will dive into a deeper understanding of pain. Participants will learn a multifactorial view of pain including physiology, neurophysiology, psychosocial, and behavioral components to pain. Topics will include the differences between acute and chronic pain, patient education, and an introduction to Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) for treatment of chronic pain.


Course Objectives:

At the end of the presentation, the audience will

1. Understand pain based on the evolution of past and current theoretical paradigms

2. Define pain from an evidenced based perspective including an understanding of neurophysiological, psychosocial and behavioral components to pain

3. Develop a multifactorial understanding of chronic pain, incorporating newly gained knowledge from previous objectives; and utilize this information to understand the difference between acute and chronic pain 4. Identify incidence, risk factors and pathoanatomical findings associated with the development and maintenance of chronic pain

5. Utilize knowledge of pain science to incorporate neurophysiology pain education and graded motor imagery (GMI) into clinical practice in conjunction with usual physical therapy care for the treatment of patients with pain


Speaker Bio:

Marcos F. Lopez graduated from the University of Texas El Paso with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2012. In March 2015, he completed the UTSW Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program. During his residency, he was able to further pursue his interests in orthopedics and neuroscience as he split time between the outpatient orthopedic clinic and the pain management clinic. He is currently employed by 3D Physical Therapy, a private practice clinic in Dallas. He maintains active in the APTA and TPTA as he is the Membership Chair for the North Texas District of the TPTA.


Registration Fees:  

Fee includes a light meal with registration.


PT/PTA Member $20
PT/PTA Non-Member $40
Student Member $10
Student Non-Member $20



This course is approved for 1.5 CCUs under TPTA's Accredited Provider status.


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