This seminar is designed to help clinicians better understand the science behind chronic headaches and migraines and how to integrate this information into clinical practice. The seminar will cover:
• Classifications of headaches – why is it important to understand the different types of headaches
• Pain pathophysiology and the transition from acute to chronic conditions
• Medication options for treatment – an overview
• A comprehensive and up to date literature review of headache and migraine treatment approaches
• How to incorporate this information to build a comprehensive management approach for patients
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.