This course provides an overview of the latest pain neuroscience research. It explains basic neurophysiology of pain along with research proven ways to help to turn down the pain dial.
The course is divided into smaller chapters to allow each person to complete it at their own pace.
This course introduces four key areas needed for a successful program to reduce pain. The goal is to provide the client with tools to develop questions and brainstorm prior to or during a physical therapy course of care. Your physical therapist will help expand upon these topics and help you create your individualized program.
Katie Schaner, PT, DPT, TPS
Physical Therapist, Therapeutic Pain Specialist
About the instructor
Katie graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Puget Sound. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, at California State University Fresno. She is passionate about helping people get back to the activities they love and, as a certified Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS), she has the skills to work with a variety of acute to persistent conditions. Focusing on the individual, she enjoys hearing people's stories, working together to create goals, and then guiding clients through appropriate movements to work towards health.
Katie loves learning and believes her profession is called a physical therapy practice because she is always evolving and learning. She spends her continuing education time researching and attending classes focused on concussion rehabilitation, performing artist rehabilitation, and movement system impairments. She stays up to date with the latest research evidence through the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy.
Outside of work, Katie spends her time running, backpacking, dancing, gardening, painting, and working on renovating a Victorian home with her husband.