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Introduction to pain science lecture - central sensitisation

Introduction to Pain science - concepts of central sensitisation

This is a one hour lecture on pain science. It is designed for any health practitioner working with people in pain, but is particularly relevant for manual therapists such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists and myotherapists.

It covers:

  • Acute pain versus chronic (persisting) pain
  • Pain definitions
  • Biopsychosocial model of pain
  • Pain and its context
  • Pain physiology and the progression of pain from acute to chronic


Your Instructor


Alison Sim
Alison Sim

Alison Sim has a keen interest in educating health professionals about the latest science surrounding pain, especially pain that hangs around – chronic or persisting pain.

Pain science can be quite disheartening as a topic – there are no magic bullets or quick fixes. The science can sometimes paint a bleak picture of poor outcomes for any single modality approach. This makes engaging with this material difficult and the result is that practitioners might choose to avoid exploring the material at all. Alison's seminars and workshops aim to investigate the approaches that have a strong evidence base of proven results and demonstrate how they can be applied in clinical practice. This means better outcomes for your clients and patients.

Alison qualified as an osteopath in 2001. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Pain Management through the Sydney University Medical School and Royal North Shore Pain Management Research Institute. She has lectured at Australian Catholic University, Victoria University and RMIT in a variety of science and clinical subjects. She has also worked as part of the teaching team at Deakin University Medical School and is currently working in clinical practice in a multidisciplinary clinic in Melbourne.


Class Curriculum


  Beyond mechanical pain lecture
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