Pain Care Yoga description
This workshop provides in-depth integration of pain science, innovative pain self-management techniques, yoga philosophy and yoga practices. Participants will gain a solid foundation in pain science, and in yoga related to pain and pain management. Daily yoga practices and pain self-management skills acquisition will ready teachers and practitioners to begin integration of Pain Care Yoga into their clinical practices and yoga classes, leading to improved benefits and outcomes.
- The participant will gain the ability to describe basic pain neurophysiology as well as eight key neuroplastic changes related to chronic pain.
- The participant be able to demonstrate instructing a client in the guidelines for how to move in the face of pain, including the five key questions that increase success of recovery of function.
- The participant will be able to list four benefits of breathing and body awareness techniques, and nine benefits of practising yoga postures, specifically related to the lived experience of pain.
Prerequisites- regulated health professional or RYT200
Information PCY Kingston Poster 2017
Neil Pearson, PT, MSc(RHBS), BA-BPHE, ERYT500, C-IAYT
Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia
Registered physiotherapist, practising since 1985, and specializing for the past 17 years in pain science and pain management. Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, and a highly regarded educator, having received the Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education award from the Canadian Pain Society in 2012, the Excellence in Clinical Contribution from the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia in 2011, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Queen’s University in 2015.
Faculty member in five yoga therapist training programs in Canada and USA, and an invited speaker at yoga and yoga therapy conferences.
Developer and key presenter of the Pain Care Yoga program.