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Course - Pain Science For the Advanced Practitioner

Updated: Sep 15, 2019

January 17-18th 2020 - Weesp, The Netherlands

In this 2-day course, you will learn the most common theories of pain as well as the basic mechanisms believed to contribute towards the pain experience.

Part 1: WHAT IS PAIN!?

Places the current "pain revolution” into a historical context and discuss the pros and cons of theories as a guide for treatment.

Part 2: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SCIENCE AND THE CLINIC Explores basic mechanisms of neuronal transduction, transmission and modulation (including peripheral sensitisation, central sensitisation and descending modulation) and relates them to clinical findings in acute, persistent and complex pain and management thereof.


Focuses on communication, the patient’s perception of pain and how the narrative about pain can be a therapeutic target.


  • Explore the possibilities and potentials of mechanism-based assessments and treatments!

  • Learn the basic principles of “pain neuroscience” and how to apply them

  • Make learning fun and inspiring by learning from a clinical scientist with relevant pain-credentials

  • Make your job easier and more inspiring by understanding your patients and how to communicate the complexity of pain to them!

This course will:

Prepare participants for the European Pain Federation Diploma of Pain Physiotherapy EDPP More info:

(For live stream Efic Refresher lectures)

About Morten:

Dr Morten Hoegh is a highly specialised physiotherapist. He has taught pain and neuroscience to professionals all over the world. He received his PhD from “Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain” at Aalborg University (DK) and his MSc Pain from King’s College London (UK). Morten has been highly influential in the development of pain education and was part of the The European Pain Federation (EFIC) task force to develop a curriculum for pain physiotherapy. He is now a member of the exam board for the European Diploma in Pain Physiotherapy held by EFIC and vice-chair for the Educational Committee in EFIC.

Morten works partly as a clinician at his own clinics in Aarhus (DK), as a lecturer and researcher at Aalborg University (DK) and as educator/speaker on pain-related topics across the Globe.

He has published in peer-reviewed journals, clinical journals and is the author of a textbook on pain as well as multiple book chapters on pain (management and assessment) and neurophysiology.


Pain Science for the Advanced Practitioner will be held in the central library of Weesp (Bibliotheek Gooi en Meer, Weesp).

Weesp is located in the middle of The Netherlands making it easily accessible by car from all regions as well as Belgium and the western regions of Germany.

Weesp is connected directly by train to Amsterdam Schiphol (25 minutes), Amsterdam Centraal Station (20 min), Utrecht (35minutes) with easy connections from The Hague and Haarlem.The library is a 10-minute walk from Weesp train station 50-minute cycle from Amsterdam Centraal Station25-minute drive from Amsterdam Centrum 40-minute drive from Utrecht. Free parking is available in multiple areas of Weesp.


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