Reconciling Biomechanics With Pain Science2019-11-08T13:57:04-05:00

Reconciling Biomechanics With Pain Science


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Course TypeCourse/ Seminar
Date03/07/2020 - 03/08/2020
Instructor NameGreg Lehman
CostOPA Member: $400 + HST (login for member pricing); Non-member: $500 + HST; Student: $350 + HST (please email Becky at for a student discount code)
AddressEvolution Physiotherapy - 436 Hazeldean Road
Suite 200
Kanata, ON K2L 1T9
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DistrictEastern Ontario
Brief Description

Presented by the Eastern Ontario District of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association

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At its simplest, this is a BIOMECHANICS and PAIN SCIENCE course. Ideally, we've distilled the best of both to get the best approach to pain and injury management.

Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science is a two-day course that mixes a lecture, case study and hands-on learning format. This course has been taught throughout the world with the aim of simplifying the biomechanical approach to injury and pain management. A simplified, yet strongly evidenced based biomechanical approach, allows the therapist to develop skills that address all areas of the biopsychosocial contributors to the pain experience.

This course teaches When Biomechanics Matters along with Therapeutic Neuroscience Education in a Biopsychosocial framework.

Traditional rehabilitation practice is steeped in the biomedical model of treating pain and injuries. While the biopyschosocial model of care is touted as being the superior approach it is often difficult to incorporate traditional biomechanical training within this model. There is the fear that therapists become psychotherapists. The aim of this course is to help reconcile and reconceptualize the biomechanical approach. You will learn that you need not throw the baby out with the bath water when you embrace the biopsychosocial (BPS) approach. Remember, the BPS model starts with "Bio": you will learn how biomechanics matters and how pain science education and cognition changing can fit together.


  • Provide a framework to simplify and improve the role of biomechanics and therapeutic neuroscience in the treatment of pain and injury
  • Demonstrate how biomechanical treatments and explanations can address the multidimensional nature of pain
  • Provide exercise prescription that is informed by biomechanics and therapeutic neuroscience
  • Learn to different methods of applying therapeutic neuroscience to a traditional biomedically based practice
  • Learn the practical applications of the best research on tendon pathology, symptom modification and graded motor exposure.

This course is great for anyone working with people in pain or injuries. Physiotherapists, Chiros, Massage Therapists , Osteopaths, Sport Therapists, Movement Pros/Teachers and Strength Coaches are welcome.

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Course refunds (fee for course plus HST) are issued for cancellations received no less than two weeks prior to the event, less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds are issued for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the course unless the course is cancelled by the OPA that includes its Districts. Some exceptions may apply.

Contact NameJulie Shearer or Olivia Garay
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