Clinical Education and Pain Research Videos


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Crossing The Chasm: Integrating Pain Science and Finding Our Way

Jason Silvernail, DPT, DSc, CSCS, FAAOMPT at the premier 2015 San Diego Pain Summit.

Approaching pain management through the lens of a navigational system, rather then a toolbox mentality.

Neurodynamics From The Top, Down: Defining Therapy For Individuals With A Pain Predicament

John Ware, PT, MS, FAAOMPT at the premier 2015 San Diego Pain Summit.

Navigating the landscape of language used by clinicians in pain management.  

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Getting From "Perhaps" To "Yes": Motivation, Confidence And Communication

Bronnie Thompson, Ph.D., at the 2016 San Diego Pain Summit.

Motivational interviewing in the clinic.

Pain in Mice and Man: Ironic Adventures in Translation

Jeffery Mogil, Ph.D., at the 2017 San Diego Pain Summit.

Research concerning the modulation of pain by social factors that collectively challenge assumptions commonly made about the biopsychosocial model, and have important philosophical implications for animal research.

Collaboration Forum: Facilitating Professional Dialogue

Panel moderated by Karen Litzy, DPT with: Ben Cormack, Jonathan Fass, PT, DPT, CS, Jason Silvernail DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT, and Nick Tumminello at the 2017 San Diego Pain Summit.

Panel answering questions from the audience concerning communication dilemmas at work.

Negotiating The Evidence Maze In Persistent Pain

Keynote Neil O'Connell, Ph.D., MSc, at the 2018 San Diego Pain Summit.

How to objectively interpret a research paper.

‘Being’ Begets ‘Doing’: Establishing the Conditions Necessary for Cultivating Therapeutic Relationships

Maxi Miciak, Ph.D., PT, at the 2019 San Diego Pain Summit.

This presentation reviews the conditions that foster behaviors and skills that cultivate positive professional and personal connections.

Even Superheroes Need a Hand: Addressing Burnout

Sandy Hilton, DPT and Mark Milligan, DPT, Cert TPS, OCS, FAAOMPT at the 2019 San Diego Pain Summit.

This session provides attendees with information and resources to facilitate self care, identify professional and community resources, and promotes a better understanding of the stresses we all are under. 

"I am Not a Number"

Understanding and improving pain assessment mandates in healthcare 

Kathryn Schopmeyer,DPT, CPE, CSCS at the 2019 San Diego Pain Summit conference.

What is the history of the pain scale? Why do we treat pain like a vital sign? How do we change this habit and forge meaningful communication between patient and provider without losing the important pieces of assessing someone’s pain?

Know It, Own It, Change It - Transforming the Way We Think and Do Health and Health Care for the Good of All

Panel with: Sandy Hilton, DPT, Mark Milligan, DPT, Cert TPS, OCS, FAAOMPT, Maxi Miciak, Ph.D., PT, and Uchenna Ossai PT, DPT, WCS, CLT at the 2020 San Diego Pain Summit.

This panel addresses the implicit and explicit barriers that limit our ability to provide appropriate care to those that need it in a way that honors each person.

This dynamic presentation aims to develop awareness and promote a thriving, inclusive environment to explore these challenges and identify steps forward.

Deconstructing Palpation: The Illusion of Touch

Erik Ouellet at the 2020 San Diego Pain Summit.

Demonstrates how humans have developed such an incredible advantage with their sensory/motor skills and how it applies in many modalities of manual therapy.

Above all, Erik will expose the weakness and short-comings of our visual senses and how we can be fooled by simple visual illusions.

Mind The Gap: Forced Tapers And Unrelenting Pain

Sandy Hilton, DPT, at the 2020 SD Virtual Pain Summit.

The gap created for people who have been taken off of opioids to meet organizational pressures and regulatory guidelines has not been filled.   As non-prescribing healthcare providers we need to be able to advocate for our patients/clients individually so that they can transition successfully away from opioids and have self-efficacy in pain management.