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The Role of Movement and Manual Therapists in Disability Management and Chronic Pain

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Doctor and medical legal expert, Daniel Gouws explores how chronic pain develops in people and how things go “wrong". He discusses passive and active treatment, identifying factors that may contribute to poor outcomes, comorbid conditions, psychosocial factors, cognitive distortions, and how massage therapists can support clients in obtaining better outcomes.


  • Downsides of ongoing passive treatment in the presence of chronic pain
  • How to deal with factors that contribute to poor outcomes
  • Comorbidities and Timelines
  • Psychosocial issues and cognitive distortions.
  • Hurt vs harm
  • Importance of early return to work in lessening morbidity
  • Identifying barriers to recovery from injury
  • Identifying and challenging cognitive distortions
  • Referral to other health care professionals
  • Dangers of reinforcing negative cognitive distortions


  • 1-hour Video of of Theory, Research, Case Examples and Clinical Guidelines
  • Course Manual with PowerPoint Slides
  • In-Course Links to Journal Articles and Relevant Resources


The Role of Movement and Manual Therapists in Disability Management and Chronic Pain has been approved for continuing education credit in the following jurisdictions:

CMTNB (Canada) CMTBC logo CMTNL logo
0.5 Category A CEU 2 PD CEC 0.5 Category A CEU 0.5 CEU
0.5 Secondary CEC 1 Primary CEC 0.5 CEU 1 Primary CEC
1 Movement and
Exercise CE Hr


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Dr. Daniel Gouws, MB, ChB, ACBOM is originally from South Africa and obtained his medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch. He is a member of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (ACBOM) and the vice president of the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada (OEMAC). His main area of expertise is the medical assessment, rehabilitation and diagnostic clarification of individuals in terms of fitness for work. He has a special interest in mood disorders and chronic pain.

Dr. Gouws is the medical director for Ultima Health Assessments Corp, a company that provides independent medical assessments and functional capacity evaluations to lawyers, insurance companies, employers, trade unions and government departments. He is a medical consultant for CBI (formerly the Canadian Back Institute) in Coquitlam, BC, and a Medical Assessment and Return to Work Planning (MARP) examiner for Back in Motion. Dr. Gouws is a medical examiner for Transport Canada doing aviation and marine medical examinations. Dr. Gouws is the scientific chair for the 2012 national conference of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association of Canada (OEMAC) in Vancouver.


If this course does not help you significantly improve your knowledge or clinical skills, notify us within 30 days of the purchase date and we will refund your purchase price.


This course is a recording of Daniel's presentation at the 2014 Pain Research Conference sponsored by Pain BC and the Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia.

2014 BC Pain Conference

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