Oct. 6-7: Explaining Pain: from Biology to Behavioral Change presented by Lorimer Moseley

LorimerOctober 6-7, 2017 | Friday 12-6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Registration begins Friday at 11 a.m.

Presented by Lorimer Moseley, PT, PhD

Cost: $500

Location: Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation: Sargent College, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA | Directions

CEUs: Approved for 14 CEUs by both the APTA of MA and the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer. 


This two-day course will cover theories that currently guide modern pain science and rehabilitation and will discuss clinician self-awareness and self-efficacy in identifying and implementing theories. Included will be the notion of modulation and action neurotags, the principles that guide their operation and the implications for clinical practice as well as current concepts in the biology of ‘danger detection and transmission’.


Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the theoretical basis for modern approaches to pain prevention and rehabilitation
  • Be confident identifying and interrogating the theories that underpin your own clinical practice
  • Understand the principles that govern the operation of neural networks or neurotags
  • Have an increased understanding of nociception, from primary stimulus detection, how inflammation changes it, spinal cord mechanisms
  • Understand the basic mechanism and implications of neuroimmune coupling in the CNS
  • Be able to implement The Protectometer as a biopsychosocial tool for pain rehabilitation
  • Have elevated skills and confidence in targeting your Explain Pain interventions to suit you, the learner, the context and the message itself
  • Be aware of tricks to facilitate the stickiness of your message
  • Evaluate your Explain Pain intervention and communicate your goals and results to other stakeholders

About the Instructor

Professor Lorimer Moseley is a clinical scientist investigating pain in humans. He is currently Foundation Professor of Neuroscience and Chair in Physiotherapy at the Sansom Institute for Health Research and has previously been with The University of Oxford, UK, and the University of Sydney. Dr. Moseley has published 200 papers, four books and numerous book chapters on this subject. In addition, he has given more than 120 keynote or invited presentations at interdisciplinary meetings in 26 countries and has provided professional education in pain sciences to more than 8,000 medical and health practitioners. Check out his TEDxAdelaide talk, “Why Things Hurt.”


Contact Clinical Assistant Professor Lee Marinko at lmarinko@bu.edu or 617-353-7495.