It takes 20 years for a new research idea to percolate through to the practice patterns of therapists. A panel of professionals discuss the three things are the most important for integration into your patient care. The three guest panelists discuss from a pain neurophysiology and clinical perspective key issues in client care and evidence informed practice. This presentation at the BC Pain Conference 2015 was originally entitled: “What three things are the most important for integration into your patient care?”
This course includes the panel discussion moderated by Don Solomon and the individual presentations by each of the three panelists: Jan Dommerholtz, Diane Jacobs and Neil Pearson.
MODERATOR: Don Solomon, PT
Don Solomon is Registered Massage Therapist and works as a member of multidisciplinary team of health care providers at Ocean Medical Center in West Vancouver, BC. He has served on the Massage Therapists' Association of BC (MTABC) board; Chair of the MTABC Communications Committee and committee member on various other committees. He also served as as a member of the Board Directors of the College Of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC); Chair of the Unauthorized Practice Committee; Chair of the Communications Committee and investigator for the Inquiry Committee. Through out his service Don has worked to help establish Massage Therapy as a bone fide member of the health care community. His work has lead him from enforcement of standards to the complexities of communicating that information.
Don has been busy behind the scenes working on putting people together to further the interaction and cross professional exchange of knowledge. At present he is participating in a group focused on performance enhancement in sport.
Dr. Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAAPM
Jan Dommerholt is a Dutch-trained physical therapist with graduate degrees in biomechanical trauma and health care administration, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Dommerholt has taught many courses and lectured at conferences throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and the Middle East while maintaining an active clinical practice. He is a manuscript reviewer for 18 medical and physical therapy journals and serves on the editorial board of four international medical journals. He is co-editor of four medical text books, has authored nearly 50 book chapters and over 80 articles on myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and performing arts physical therapy. He prepares a quarterly literature review column on myofascial pain for the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain. Dr. Dommerholt is the president of Bethesda Physiocare® and Myopain Seminars. He is Associate Professor at the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera in Valencia, Spain, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA in the USA.
Diane Jacobs, PT
Diane Jacobs is a long-time physiotherapist who has worked in hospitals, maintains a private practice in Saskatchewan and teaches DNM internationally. She studied manual therapy at URSA foundation in Seattle for a couple of decades. She developed DermoNeuroModulation during the mid 2000s based on her clinical experience, studies and dissection of cutaneous nerves and their rami. In 2007 she did a pilot study to gauge its effectiveness. Diane interacts extensively online to bring neuro and pain science awareness to manual therapists. She helped initiate Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2005 and has been a steering committee member of WCPT Pain Network since 2012.
Neil Pearson, MSc, BScPT, BA-BPHE, CYT, RYT500
Neil Pearson is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC, and a leader in the field of physiotherapy and yoga therapy pain management. In 2013 - 2014 he was invited to work with the BC Medical Association, developing present practice modules in primary care pain management.
Neil is the Founding Chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division, a 2011 recipient of the PABC's Excellence in Clinical Practice Contribution award, and the 2012 recipient of the Canadian Pain Society's Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education Award.
Neil's clinical work in Penticton is exclusively with people with complex and persistent pain. He offers his pain management, education and yoga therapy services throughout BC, Canada and internationally through workshops, continuing education, pain management training programs and retreats. His schedule and the resources he has developed for people in pain are available at www.lifeisnow.ca