Learning Activities
  • 4 pre-reading articles
  • Video presentation
  • Quiz

In this course, we will cover ....

  1. The definition of pain.
  2. Nociception and the protective mechanism normal resting state.
  3. Nocifensive behaviour.
  4. The transition of acute to persistent pain.
  5. Two take home applications.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the definition for the pain experience.
  2. List factors involved with nociception.
  3. Understand the normal resting state of the protective mechanism.
  4. Describe factors involved with Nocifensive behaviour.
  5. List and describe factors involved with sensitisation of the protective mechanism.
  6. List the factors that may contribute in the transition of acute to persistent pain
  7. Be able to apply 2 take home clinical applications. 

Study Time

Approx. 3.5 hours

What is included:

  • Video presentations

    Engaging audiovisual presentations containing the latest evidence and clinical information.

  • Slide Handouts Provided

    Download and keep a copy of the slide handouts for your ongoing clinical reference.

  • Quiz

    Test your understanding and find areas for review.

  • Study Time

    Approx. 3.5 hours

  • CPD Certificate Provided

    Download your CPD certificate after completing the course

  • Access to online course

    30 days

Instructor

Dr Tracey Pons

PhD, MHealSc, PGDipHealSc, BSc Physio, MNZSP, MPNZ, MIASP

Physiotherapy Specialist (Pain)

PhD (Health Science, UOtago) MHealSc (distinction, UOtago), PGDipHealSc (distinction, UOtago), BSc Physio, MNZSP, MPNZ, MIASP

Tracey has worked for over 30 years as a physiotherapist in many different areas. For the last 16 years she has worked in her private physiotherapy practice in Kaiapoi whilst also studying part-time to advance her physiotherapy knowledge and skills; with the accolade of top academic achiever for the University of Otago Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences endorsed in Musculoskeletal Management in 2008, a Master of Health Sciences, with distinction, in 2012 and her Doctorate in 2019 from University of Otago.

Tracey is a member of the New Zealand Pain Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain and Physiotherapy New Zealand.

Tracey has worked for over 30 years as a physiotherapist in many different areas. For the last 16 years she has worked in her private physiotherapy practice in Kaiapoi whilst also studying part-time to advance her physiotherapy knowledge and skills; with the accolade of top academic achiever for the University of Otago Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences endorsed in Musculoskeletal Management in 2008, a Master of Health Sciences, with distinction, in 2012 and her Doctorate in 2019 from University of Otago.

Tracey is a member of the New Zealand Pain Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain and Physiotherapy New Zealand.