This course is designed for Nutritional Practitioners, other allied healthcare professionals who work with clients with persistent pain, and individuals looking to increase their knowledge base of complex pain. The role of supplements and specific therapeutic diets in its treatment will be thoroughly explored. This 4 session long course will teach critical thinking skills for the care and identification of chronic pain, and explain the roles of other healthcare professionals in its multidisciplinary care. Recommendations for usage and dosage of nutritional therapies, special diets, and specific supplements, as well as the research on them and how they work, will be provided.
This course will cover:
- The neurophysiology and development of complex pain
- An overview of health conditions that involve chronic pain
- The assessment and interviewing of different types of chronic pain
- The role of nutrition and holistic care
- Evidence-based recommendations
- Available nutritional supplements and dietary protocols
FORMAT: Online, LIVE
LOCATION: Zoom Classroom
SESSIONS: 8 Tuesdays
DATES: Jan 31 | Feb 7, 21, 28 | Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
* no class Feb 14
TIME: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pacific
* Most of our courses begin in the evening (Eastern time, Canada) but since Vanessa is currently in Berlin, Germany doing her PhD, and is 6 hours ahead of our time zone, we are starting earlier to accommodate the time difference.
REQUIRED TEXT: The End of Pain: How Nutrition and Diet Can Fight Chronic Inflammatory Disease by Jacqueline Lagacé
FEE: $460 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + HST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 26, 2023
SESSION 1 & 2
DATE: Tuesday Jan 31 & Feb 7
ADVANCED CONCEPTS: Pain Neurophysiology and Pathogenesis; Pain Assessment and Multidisciplinary treatment
CONCEPTS: History of pain medicine and beliefs; Overview of the nervous system; Explanation of nociception and sources of nociception and inflammatory in the body; Overview of the role of common medications and other medical therapies used by those with chronic pain and implications for nutritional therapy; Introduction to how pain is assessed using questionnaires, observation, and interviewing; Explanation of Role of other allied healthcare professions in management of chronic pain; Overview of the role of other therapies used by those with chronic pain and implications for nutritional therapy
SESSION 3 & 4
DATE: Tuesday Feb 21 & 28
ADVANCED CONCEPTS: Pain Assessment and Multidisciplinary treatment; Client care and differential understanding of pain types
CONCEPTS: Introduction to how pain is assessed using questionnaires, observation, and interviewing; Explanation of Role of other allied healthcare professions in the management of chronic pain; Overview of the role of other therapies used by those with chronic pain and implications for nutritional therapy; Different types of chronic pain; Client education on chronic pain; Recommendations for community resources; The Microbiome and pain; Genetic influences in pain
SESSION 5 & 6
DATE: Tuesday Mar 7 & 14
ADVANCED CONCEPT: Specific Health Conditions Chronic Pain and therapy Part 1
CONCEPTS: Digestive conditions (IBS/IBD) and pain; Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Pain (low back, neck, and shoulders; Ehlers Danlos Syndrome; Nutritional Therapy and Herbal medicine for the above; Allied and complementary therapy for the above conditions.
SESSION 7 & 8
DATE: Tuesday Mar 21 & 28
ADVANCED CONCEPT: Specific Health Conditions Chronic Pain and therapy Part 2
CONCEPTS: Nervous system conditions (MS, Stroke); Central Sensitivity Syndromes (Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Migraine Headaches); Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS); Nutritional therapy and Herbal medicine for the above; Allied and complementary therapy for the above.
WEBINAR FOR THIS COURSE:
Tuesday January 10 2023, 2:00 pm Eastern
*watch for details in the IHN Weekly Digest, or if you are not an IHN student or graduate, please feel free to join our IHN This Week e-newsletter where you will get details about this webinar.
ACCESS TO MATERIAL:
THE DAY BEFORE the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:
— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 8
— Digital Course Notes/PowerPoint Presentation Session 1 of 8
— Sessions 2 to 8 will be sent to registered students after the first class, on the Friday that follows
— Recordings of each sessions is sent to registered students the following day
ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?
You may request to be considered for receiving replays (recordings) of the course with or without earning the Certificate of Completion. We can accommodate schedules on a case-by-case basis. If there is a test or exam scheduled, students must make an exception for attending LIVE on test or exam evening. If they are not able, students must make arrangements with the IHN administration to proctor the test or exam. If students do not need/want a Certificate of Completion the test or exam does not need to be written. For more information please contact Julia Rickert at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN’T ATTEND LIVE?
Even if you are within our time zones and still can’t attend the LIVE classes, you can learn through recordings sent directly to you the day after the LIVE class. You will be able to join the class online community group and have your emailed-in questions answered by faculty during the next class. You will have access to all of the recordings throughout the entire run of the course, and 30 days after the course ends. For more information please contact Colleen Smith at email@example.com