The Pain Picture – A Practical Exploration of Pain

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Date(s) - 18/03/2017 - 19/03/2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Britannia Hotel


Led by Sue Bennett
Cost 2 day workshop £280- £295 depending when booked
Dress code Loose, comfortable, smart
CPD 18 CPD Hours
Amenities Tea/Coffee and Workbook CPD Hours provided


What is this course about?

The last few decades have brought about a wealth of discovery in pain sciences. Clinicians and patients are recognising the value in bringing findings from research with imaging; lab techniques; and observational and behavioural experiments to better understand pain in a clinical setting.

Pain is an experience, not a sensation. A broad framework is required to understand the place of biological and behavioural responses that occur when someone experiences pain. Inviting philosophical thinking allows us to go some way to link these bodily mechanisms with the self.

This 2-day course explores pain states by considering the dynamical interactions of brain, body and world. It uses minor nerve injury as the reference point to understand the experience and perception of the person in pain.

Course objectives

After this course you will be:

  1. Aware of the embodied cognition model of pain
  2. Able to identify embodiment changes in pain
  3. Able to perform basic bedside perceptual tests
  4. Able to consider the rational for appropriate treatment techniques

The course will be a mix of theory and practical work.

Pain and Performance

We are a private organisation, of clinicians, educators and researchers who specialise in persistent benign pain conditions and how these affect health, performance and wellbeing. We provide treatment for people with persistent and complex pain problems; support and guidance for clinicians dealing with complex pain patients; and deliver bespoke courses on pain related topics.


Tim Beames MSc BSc (Hons) MCSP

Tim is a London based chartered physiotherapist. His career began in the NHS, which involved clinical specialist roles and setting up and running condition management programmes. He now consults for people with complex pain problems from all over the UK. He is co-founder of Pain and Performance and is the principal instructor for the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute in the UK which sees him teaching nationally and internationally. He is co-author of the Graded Motor Imagery Handbook (2012) alongside Lorimer Moseley, David Butler and Tom Giles and has also co-authored the cervical chapter in Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation (2013) with Robin Blake. He also holds a Masters degree in Pain: Science and Society from King’s College London.