What is Pain?

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Date(s) - Sun 02 Jun 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Category : Continuing Professional Development - for qualified massage therapists

The Lazy Sunday Afternoon Alternative.
This 3 hour lecture, launches a new event where SCMT enlists experts in their field to bring you information that is up to date and based on evidence. These lectures are for  complementary therapists from all disciplines including massage therapists & students of massage, health care practitioners, nurses, yoga teachers, doctors, carers and anyone with an interest in the subject.

Lecture #1
What is Pain?

Pain. We will have experienced it at some time in our life, we try to treat it in many different ways, we avoid it wherever possible and sometimes we inadvertently cause it to others…ever wondered what is pain? Do you have client’s who are struggling with pain? Would you like to learn more about what pain is?

What is Pain?
• Look at common definitions of pain.
• Understand the difference between acute and chronic pain.
• Understand the difference between nociceptive and neuropathic pain.
• Basic understanding of referred pain.
• Recognize factors affecting an individual’s perception of pain.
• Recognize the problems of uncontrolled pain.

Develop a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of pain.
• Including the ‘pain gate theory.’
• This will include a rudimentary explanation of how some of the commonly used analgesic medications work.

Using simple pain assessment tools effectively.

Tea and biscuits provided.

Your expert: Mick Whincup

Mick worked as a nurse for 20 years and for 10 of those years worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in pain management (7.5 years in acute pain and 2.5 years in chronic pain.) During that time he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of pain management. He is also experienced in teaching heath care professionals technical aspects of pain and pain management: and also teaching patients how to cope with chronic pain.

It was while he was working as a CNS in Acute Pain Management that he became interested in using hypnosis as a tool for managing pain and trained as a hypnotherapist.

He now works as a complementary therapist, using hypnotherapy and reiki, predominantly with cancer patients at the Sheffield charity Cavendish Cancer Care. His experience as a nurse and a complementary therapist means he has a unique knowledge of using both conventional medicine and complementary therapies to manage pain.


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