Kurs - Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) for patient-centred management of persistent lumbo-pelvic pain

Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) for patient-centred management of persistent lumbo-pelvic pain

Instructor: Prof. Dr. Wim Dankaerts, PhD, MT, PT | price: 560 euro

Course intended for: physiotherapists, osteopaths, manual therapists, doctors

Place and date:

Poznan, Poland / 24-26.01.2020

Time: 3 days

Course in English.

Peter O’Sullivan and his international team has developed an assessment and intervention approach called ‘Cognitive Functional Therapy’ (CFT). CFT is an approach to the management of lumbo-pelvic pain disorders that considers factors across the biopsychosocial spectrum that contribute to the development and maintenance of a pain disorder. It provides a logical framework allowing skilled clinicians to diagnose, triage and target management where appropriate. CFT integrates cognitive strategies and functional rehabilitation to change provocative movement and cognitive behaviours that provoke and maintain pain.

This approach has been developed through a combination of synthesis of contemporary scientific literature and a body of original research led by Prof Peter O’Sullivan and a collaborative team of international researchers. There is emerging evidence that the CFT approach provides better clinical outcomes than current best clinical practice in the management of non-specific chronic spinal pain.

The workshop is dynamic, interactive and practical. It includes patient demonstrations, clinical reasoning and equips clinicians to develop skills in diagnostics as well as the design of CFT interventions. Be prepared to change your beliefs about low back pain if you sign up for this workshop.

Presentor is Wim Dankaerts. Wim is a certified CFT educator. He is both, a highly skilled clinician, leading clinical researcher and dynamic educator.

This aims of this unique 3 day workshop are listed below.

On completion of this interactive clinical workshop, participants will:

  1. Gain knowledge on common beliefs on persistent low back pain.
  2. Gain knowledge on their own beliefs on persistent low back pain.
  3. Gain knowledge on the current evidence for managing persistent non-specific low back pain.
  1. Develop a contemporary understanding of the bio-psycho-social factors that underlie complex low back pain disorders.
  1. Develop an understanding of a multi-dimensional approach to the classification of complex low back pain disorders based on patho-anatomical, physical, neurophysiological, familial/genetic and psychosocial factors.
  1. Develop assessment (diagnostic) skills in the application of a multi-dimensional clinical reasoning framework (MD-CRF) to examine patients with complex LBP disorders.
  1. Identify key barriers to recovery from chronic low back pain using this novel clinical reasoning approach.
  1. Develop skills in designing and implementing Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) interventions.
  1. Demonstrate how to target the key modifiable barriers to recovery from chronic low back pain using this novel clinical reasoning approach.
  2. Experience the integration of the MD-CRF based on both live patient demonstrations and discussing case studies.

DAY 1

8h30 – 9h00: Welcome of participants

9h00 – 10h30: Introduction Myths and facts: What are current beliefs regarding back pain? What is the current management for back pain?

10h30 – 10h45: Morning break

10h45 – 12h30: A novel Multi-Dimensional Clinical Reasoning Framework (MD-CRF) for the management of complex back pain disorders: introduction

12h30 – 13h30: Lunch break

13h30 – 15h15: MD-CRF: staging of LBP/ specific versus non specific LBP

15h15 – 15h30 Afternoon break

15h30 – 17h30: MD-CRF: mechanical versus non-mechanical pain behaviour / pain types

17h30 – 17h45: Summary of the day, questions and discussion

DAY 2

9h00 – 9h15: Summary of day 1, questions and discussion

9h15 – 10h30: MD-CRF: cognitive and psychological factors / social factors

10h30 – 10h45: Morning break

10h45 – 12h30:

Live patient 1 demonstration

12h30 – 13h30: Lunch break

13h30 – 15h15: MD-CRF: life style / individual considerations/ general health and co-morbidities

15h15 – 15h30: Afternoon break

15h30 – 17h30: MD-CRF: pain related functional behaviours

17h30 – 17h45: Summary of the day, questions and discussion

DAY 3

8h30 – 8h45: Summary of the previous day, questions and discussion

8h45 – 10h15: MD-CRF: pain related functional behaviours (continued)

10h15 – 10h30: Morning break

10h30 – 12h00: Live patient 2 demonstration

12h00 – 13h00: Lunch break

13h00 – 15h00: Developing targeted CFT intervention

15h00 – 15h15: Afternoon break

15h15 – 17h00: Developing targeted CFT intervention

17h00 – 17h15: Summary of the course, questions and discussion

Each participant receives a script and a certificate in English.

INSTRUCTOR:

Prof. Dr. Wim Dankaerts, PhD, MT, PT

Wim Dankaerts, is Professor in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and member of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Leuven where he teaches undergraduate and post graduate musculoskeletal physiotherapy, supervises higher degree research and conducts research in musculoskeletal pain disorders. Wim Dankaerts is a specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and is both a clinician and a researcher.

His extensive clinical experience over a period of more than 25 years generated a major research interest in chronic low back pain. Wim Dankaerts has published a total of 55 peer-reviewed articles, presented or participated in more than 50 conference papers, and been a key/invited speaker at more than 30 conferences. He received invitations from National Physiotherapy Associations to conduct clinical workshops in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in Australia, Brasil, Taiwan, Dubai, South Africa, Netherlands, Sweden, Scotland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switserland, Saudi Arabia, United States, Norway, Germany.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma in Physical Therapy (1990) (licentiaat motorische revalidatie en kinesitherapie),University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium (high distinction)

Postgraduate Diploma Manipulative Physiotherapy (1995) Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia (distinction)

Doctor of Philosophy (2005) Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, thesis title: Towards the validation of a mechanism based classification system for non-specific chronic low back pain patients with motor control impairment

AWARDS

MPAA Brian Edwards Prize (1995): ‘in recognition of achievement of the highest mark in Clinical Practice on completion of the Graduate Diploma of Manipulative Therapy at Curtin University, Western Australia

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2001-2005): provided by the Australian Department of Educational and Youth Affairs (DEYTA) to undertake Doctoral Degree at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA

Head of School of Physiotherapy Scholarship (2001-2005): granted by Curtin University of Technology Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lance Twomey

Elsevier Australia Book Prize (2004): awarded for Master or Doctoral student publishing the best article in a Scientific Journal

Vice Chancellor’s Prize (2005): awarded in recognition for outstanding PhD

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