Quantum Leap

Pain Science Online Course

LEARN CUTTING EDGE CONCEPTS

What it is:

Quantum Leap Pain Science is a 5-hour online webinar designed to give you the confidence and skills to work with students and clients who have pain by teaching you the latest advancements in pain science.

Pain is a complicated and evolving topic, and understanding the various mechanisms, the difference between acute and chronic pain, and how to make safe choices will enhance your ability as a movement teacher and increase the scope of clients that you can work with.

DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING THOUGHTS SOUND FAMILIAR?

  • “Working with clients who are in pain scares me – it feels too complicated!”
  • “I don’t think I know enough to work with someone who has chronic pain.”
  • “Working with someone in pain seems like it’s beyond the scope of my role as a teacher.”
  • “I don’t want to work with someone in chronic pain – what if I make it worse?”

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO FEEL THIS WAY INSTEAD:

  • I feel prepared to work with someone who has chronic pain – it’s not scary to me
  • I have the tools and techniques I need to make sure I can keep them safe
  • I can to work with anyone who comes into my class or wants a private session, or I can determine if I should refer them out
  • My skills and knowledge set me apart from other teachers

Who I am:

I’m Sarah, and I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy, the creator of Quantum Leap, and a Yoga Teacher Trainer. I teach public workshops, anatomy for 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher trainings, and online continuing education for all movement teachers. I developed and teach my Quantum Leap continuing education program to make sophisticated movement science easy for movement teachers to understand and put to use in their work. Most of the time, you can find me practicing physical therapy at Postureworks in Santa Monica.

this course
will cover:

  • – anatomy of the nervous system: brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves, and how they work together
  • – old model versus new model of how we experience pain
  • – mechanism of acute pain: what is its purpose, and how does it protect us
  • – the differences between acute pain and chronic pain – useful versus not useful pain
  • – how chronic pain creates body-wide systemic changes to maintain a pain cycle
  • – interdependence and hierarchy of body systems – how your body decides what is most important
  • – the biopsychosocial model of human experience
  • – when pain can come from non-musculoskeletal sources, and how to know if that’s happening
  • – pain red flags – when to refer a client out to a clinician
  • – a variety of techniques to safely work with clients with chronic pain

Sarah’s Pain Science course significantly upgraded my abilities as a teacher with students who are in chronic pain (and that’s a lot of students!). Until this course, I wasn’t prepared to deal with the vast array of chronic pain complications students can present. Sarah imparted specific tools and treatment ideas to help my students get out of, or noticeably reduce, their pain, retrain their brain not to fear movement, and rehabilitate chronic issues. I've seen sustainable results and feel fresh confidence in my ability to deal with the various pain issues my students present. I can't overstate Sarah's ability to take this complex subject and translate it to practical, usable teaching techniques.

STACY JACKSON
RYT-200 Yoga Teacher
COST

$349 USD

THE BASICS

  • Nervous system anatomy of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves
  • Old model versus new model of pain
  • Biopsychosocial model
  • Mechanism of acute pain

NEUROANATOMY DEEP DIVE

  • Acute vs chronic pain
  • Tissue level changes that occur with chronic pain at injury site, central nervous system, and brain

OTHER SOURCES

  • Interdependence and pain
  • Pain from non-musculoskeletal sources
  • Red flags – when to refer out

NEW MOVEMENT IDEAS

  • Concepts and movement strategies to work with clients with chronic pain

EXERCISE EXAMPLES

  • Demonstration of exercises and movement strategies

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