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World-Renowned Pain Expert Peter O’Sullivan to Lead SOWH 2017 Pre-CSM Course

Posted on: November 10th, 2016 by Aika Barzhaxynova No Comments

Making Sense of Lumbo-Pelvic Pain (1)

McLean, VA: Globally recognized pain expert Peter O’Sullivan is the featured speaker for the 2017 Section on Women’s Health two-day pre-conference session February 14 and 15 at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Interested CSM attendees can register at

Primarily focused on linking research to the clinical setting, Dr. O’Sullivan, Dip Physio, Post Grad Dip Manip Ther, Ph.D., FACP, APAM, is a professor of musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. In addition to his teaching and research, he works in clinical practice as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

He is a leading clinician, researcher, and educator in the management of complex musculoskeletal pain disorders and is author of more than 100 research papers. He also has spoken at 60 national and international conferences and taught in 22 countries on the diagnosis and management of persistent pain disorders. He consults three days per week at Body Logic, where he reviews complex musculoskeletal pain disorders.

Pre-Conference Course: Making Sense of Lumbo-Pelvic Pain

This course is based on the ongoing research into contemporary management of disabling lumbo-pelvic pain disorders. It provides a theoretical framework for understanding the mechanisms underlying lumbo-pelvic pain disorders and an integrated cognitive functional approach to management.

Course Topics

  • Common pain beliefs
  • Multi-dimensional risk factors for lumbo-pelvic pain
  • Multi-dimensional risk factors for back pain disorders
  • Developing targeted cognitive functional programs
  • Case studies and a patient demonstration

Course Objectives

After this course, participants will be able to

  • Examine their own and common lumbo-pelvic pain beliefs.
  • Develop a contemporary understanding of the multi-dimensional factors that underlie lumbo-pelvic pain disorders.
  • Develop an understanding of a multi-dimensional approach to assess lumbo-pelvic pain disorders based on patho-anatomical, physical, neuro-physiological, lifestyle and psychosocial factors – using a multi-dimensional clinical reasoning framework tool.
  • Develop assessment and diagnostic skills in the application of the multi-dimensional clinical reasoning framework to patient examples – live patients and cases studies.
  • Develop skills in the designing and implementing cognitive functional interventions.
  • Over view of evidence for a cognitive functional approach to management of complex lumbo-pelvic



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