All proceeds from this course will be donated to the Foundation for Physical Therapy as part of the Mercer-Marquette Challenge
This is a day course in psychologically informed physical therapy (PIPT) for physical therapists and other healthcare professionals.
Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
1. Describe rationale for including PIPT in your work with persons with pain.
2. Discuss differences between the pain experience and nociception.
3. List the “flag system” elements as they apply to the Bio-Psycho-Social model of pain.
4. Identify key yellow flags of psychological distress in new patients.
5. List the key psychosocial factors and their impact on clinical management and treatment.
6. Gain a better appreciation for the interplay between graded exposure, graded activity and psychosocial factors.
7. Understand the use of motivational interviewing with patients who exhibit a passive coping style and the use of cognitive behavioral therapy with patients who exhibit high fear avoidance behaviors.
8. Demonstrate competence in basic PIPT skills: interpersonal communication skills, self-awareness, listening, and reflection.
Continuing Education Units
CEU’s: 8 General Credits