Did you know that here in BC, 20% of the population suffers from some form of chronic pain? Chiropractors have a significant opportunity to play a larger role in BC’s healthcare landscape. One of the ways in which BCCA is working to integrate chiropractors into this landscape is through our partnership with Pain BC.
As a lead-up to the Pain Management Program, which is being developed in partnership with Pain BC, and which will be available to BCCA members in the fall, we are thrilled to present our members with a free webinar series: Understanding and Managing Pain. This series serves as an introduction to some of the concepts, which will be explored more in depth during the program.
Beginning March 30, BCCA will offer 3 free lunch-hour webinars. Webinars will last 45 minutes (30-minute presentation and 15-minute Q&A). Webinars are free but we do ask for pre-registration in order to reserve limited spots.
Webinar 1: “Putting the Science of Pain into Practice” with Dr. Richard McIlmoyle
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 12:15 – 1:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Richard McIlmoyle, DC, Chiropractor at Achieve Health Clinic and Instructor at West Coast College of Massage Therapy
In this webinar Dr. McIlmoyle will present:
- An overview of pain from a biopsychosocial viewpoint vs. a pathomechanical viewpoint
- Understanding the generation of pain (Placebo/Nocebo effects)
- Applying these concepts in practice: managing patient expectations in order to help them have better outcomes, and the role of adjustment in chronic pain.
Webinar 2: “Chiropractic: A Key Piece of the Chronic Pain Puzzle”
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 12:15 – 1:00 pm.
Presenter: Dr. Demetry Assimakopoulos, DC, Clinical Coordinator at the UHN Comprehensive Pain Program and Chiropractor at Centre for Fitness Health and Performance.
In this webinar Dr. Assimakopoulos will discuss the complex puzzle of chronic pain, how chiropractors provide an essential piece in that puzzle and how they fit with the other health professionals on the team. He will examine the burden of chronic pain, and what has been tried and what has failed to relieve this burden. Finally, he will discuss the tools at a chiropractor’s disposal, as well as what can be added to the chiropractors’ toolbox to help ease the burden for their patients.
Webinar 3: late May/early June. Check back soon for topic and speaker details.