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Course Description

We all have a medicine cabinet inside us. This medicine cabinet is filled with resources that provide ways beyond opioids and cannabis and other medications for treating illness and pain.

Movement may be one of the most powerful ways to access this medicine cabinet inside us, but not all movement does it, and many with chronic pain seem to have a more challenging time accessing it. Most professionals and people in pain approach movement as something that needs to be completed to get better in the future. As such they move and exercise in a certain manner that doesn't often help us move with more ease or have less pain.

Neil will discuss the difference that can happen when movement is viewed as a treatment intended to open the medicine cabinet inside.


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Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC, Founder of Life is Now Pain Care

Neil Pearson PT, MSc, BA-BPHE, C-YT, ERYT500

Neil is a physical therapist, Clinical Assistant Professor and a faculty member for international yoga therapist training programs. He is the recipient of national Canadian awards in pain education, and in physiotherapy pain management. Neil's Overcome Pain Gentle Yoga DVDs have been helping people in pain since 2009.Neil is the founding Chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division, developer of an online pain self care curriculum, and author of 'Yoga Therapy' in the 2016 book Integrative Pain Management. He travels internationally teaching pain science and pain care. He is a past Director of Pain BC, and was hired by the Doctors of BC to develop and implement their Practice Support Program in pain management, and now assists local community groups facilitating improved team work and movement classes for people in pain.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Pain and Therapeutic Movement: Is a Paradigm Shift Required?

    • Pre-Survey

    • Pain and Therapeutic Movement: Is a Paradigm Shift Required?

    • Pain and Therapeutic Movement: Is a Paradigm Shift Required? - Presentation Slides

    • Pain and Therapeutic Movement: Is a Paradigm Shift Required? - Additional Resources

    • Evaluation Survey