S2-E32 – Pain Neuroscience Education: Practical Application Using a Case Study

In this episode, Andrew & Maxi continue their conversation with their guest panel and delve into a hypothetical case study of a patient with chronic low back pain. There are some great clinical gems in this episode that will help your practice.

Interested to learn more about chronic pain management? Check out the Chronic Pain Toolkit created by Physiotherapy Alberta? You can access it here: http://bit.ly/painresources


Geoff Bostick is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta (U of A) in the Department of Physical Therapy (PT). He teaches primarily in the orthopaedic portion of the program, but incorporates as much pain education as possible into other courses in the MScPT program. His research interests include neuropathic pain in OA, cognitive factors in chronic pain and various teaching-related initiatives. He offers a small PT pain program in conjunction with the U of A Multidisciplinary Pain Centre and is the current Chair of the Pain Science Division.

Murray Kowalczyk completed his physiotherapy degree from the University of Alberta, after getting his kinesiology degree from the University of Calgary (he thinks both cities are equally lovely). He continues to work in Edmonton at an interdisciplinary private practice focusing on active rehabilitation and giving patients the tools to manage their own symptoms. Murray particularly enjoys teaching patients (both of Murray’s parents were teachers…), and showing his patients that they are not broken nor as frail as they often have come to believe!

Janet Holly is a Senior Physiotherapist at the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre with 27 years clinical experience and is also a Clinical Investigator at the Ottawa Health Research Institute – Clinical Epidemiology Program. She is a clinical specialist in pain sciences and is the Communication Liaison with the Pain Sciences Division. She participated in the development of the chronic pain toolkit published by Physiotherapy Alberta.  Learn more about Janet Holly by visiting her LinkedIn profile.

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