Course objectives

  • Validate your patient’s experience

    Learn why pain is subjective, how it can be different for everyone, and why it’s important for a patient to hear that you believe their unique pain experience.

  • Address unhelpful beliefs

    Find out why unhelpful beliefs surrounding pain can become a barrier to your patient’s recovery or functional goals if not addressed carefully.

  • Differentiate between hurt and harm

    Discover how hurt and harm aren’t always equivalent and why it’s possible for a person to do activities at a level of pain without causing more damage.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome

    2. Part 2

    3. Part 3

    4. Part 4

    1. Thanks for being here

About this course

  • Free
  • 5 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content


Founder and Lead Instructor Eric Purves

Eric Purves MSc, RMT graduated from WCCMT Victoria in 2005. Since 2016, Eric has been on the education faculty at PainBC where he teaches a course on chronic pain management. He also has his own education company where he has instructed over 125 workshops across the world on pain, manual therapy, movement / exercise therapies, and rehabilitation principles for musculoskeletal healthcare providers.

Eric's graduate studies at the University of British Columbia focused on knowledge translation and the application of research evidence into healthcare practice. Eric has presented his research at numerous conferences, and his articles are published in various journals.


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