Proactive PNE: Incorporating Inter-Disciplinary Pain Neuroscience Education and Non-Pharmacological Pain Treatment Methods from a Health Systems Perspective Presentation IC 26

NOTE  Attendees are expected to watch the recorded course anytime at their convenience & then JOIN the one-hour LIVE discussion with presenters & other rehab. pros on Sat 20Mar.

DAY Saturday March 20 2021

TIME 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

TOPIC AREAS Cross Cutting, Clinical Practice, Neuroplasticity, Pain Rehabilitation

CAREER LEVEL Intermediate


Pain neuroscience education initially emerged from a need to better treat chronic pain, While traditionally performed in the outpatient clinic setting format, research is now recognizing the need for pain education to move “upstream” to when an individual has an initial acute pain experience that places them into a health system. This workshop will detail how health systems can educate all staff members on how to speak to a patient in pain: namely, use of pain neuroscience education, “psychologically informed” practice, and promotion of non-pharmacological pain treatment interventions as the “first line defense” over opioids for patients via implementation of a “Pain Control & Comfort Menu.” Participants will also learn a multitude of non-pharmacological interventions such as exercise, manual therapy, modalities, selected relaxation strategies and other mind-body techniques to foster self-management of pain, and to improve their ability to speak to patients in pain via a role play format.


  1. Recognize how each healthcare discipline plays a role in implementing pain neuroscience education as part of a multi-disciplinary team to address pain in an acute/inpatient setting.
  2. Identify at least 5 non-pharmacological pain treatment strategies and how they relate to pain neuroscience education tenants.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of how to implement incorporation of non-pharmacological pain treatment methods via creation of a “Pain Control & Comfort Menu.”
  4. Perform at least 2 techniques that could be implemented for patients as per the “Pain Menu.”
  5. Identify through the case studies presented examples of client language, psycho-social and/or psycho-emotional factors via role play and use appropriate ways of speaking to address these factors


This course is pre-recorded from the ACRM 2020 Annual Conference. Buy now and watch the course anytime and anywhere at your convenience and earn CME/CEUs right away. Then, take the evaluation and complete the steps to earn CME/CEUs and don’t miss the 1-hour LIVE DISCUSSION with presenters on Saturday, 20 March.

Registration includes a Certificate of Attendance and /or CME/CEU processing for the following disciplines:

  • Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
  • Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Massage Therapists (NCBTMB)
  • Nurses (ANCC)
  • Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
  • Physical Therapists (TBD)
  • Physicians (ACCME Includes Canada Physicians and Physician Assistants)
  • Registered Dietitians (CDR)
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC)
  • Rehabilitation Psychologist (APA Division 22)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Speech-Language-Hearing Pathologists (ASHA)


  • 4 hours of pre-recorded instruction
  • 1 hour of Live Discussion/Q&A
  • Continuing education credit processing
  • Access to presentation slides (if provided by presenters)
  • NON-members receive introductory 6- month membership


$99 members / $149 non-members
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Steven G. Kinney, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Indiana University Health
Bloomington, Indiana


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Megan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, FPS, Cert-APHPT
Occupational Therapist
St. Luke’s Health System
Boise, Idaho


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Farhad Haeri, PT, DPT
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapist
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Dix Hills, New York


The Spring Meeting is host to the ACRM Training Institute, providing rehabilitation researchers and clinicians seeking CME/CEUs with exciting opportunities for in-depth training and the translation of evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice for rehabilitation clinicians and researchers

Choose from ten courses and earn a Certificate of Attendance and/or up to 20 contact hours of Continuing Education credit in your choice of 13 disciplines via the 2020 Annual Conference Pre-recorded Sessions.

The ACRM Spring Meeting is also a venue for networking and collaborating within the ACRM interdisciplinary community groups and committees. Come find your tribe, contribute to the field, and become a member of this vibrant and welcoming community. These groups are the heart of ACRM, working to IMPROVE LIVES through rehabilitation research.

PRO members may join community group meetings free-of-charge and learn how to get involved — to help get the research into practice faster and move the rehabilitation field forward.

Two days-worth of continuing education with up to 20 contact hours CME/CEUs

*Although no significant changes are anticipated, all courses and presenters are subject to change.