Pain Management CEUs | Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses

Aspire OT believes that OTs, OTAs, & students deserve pain management continuing education courses specific to OT practice.

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12 months access to AOTA approved self-paced courses, live webinars, panel discussions and forums.  Plus easy access to our Straight to Work Handouts.
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Self-Paced Pain Management CEU Courses

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What OTs and OTAs are saying about these courses

"I like how the information started general and then became more detailed. The content was delivered in a user friendly format with examples of how to practice"

OT Course Participant for Addressing Acute Pain Through Biopsychosocial Model

"I think the example case study provides insight on how to apply the course content."

OT Course Participant for Addressing Acute Pain Through Biopsychosocial Model

"I see many people who are being discharged from the hospital with prescriptions for these types of medications. I have never thought about educating patients or family members about these guidelines or assisting with any concerns they may have."

OTA Course Participant for OT and Opioid Guidelines

Pain is more than tissue damage, it is biopsychosocial

" What we did not anticipate was the response from the nurse practitioners, psychologists and physicians who began to recognize the unique value of occupational therapy. Even having them refer to us as "the missing link" in pain treatment."  Kim
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2018 Terri Brittell OTA/OT Partnership Award

Dedicated to helping occupational therapy practitioners improve their treatment of pain

Founding Partners, Niccole and Kim are nationally recognized for their efforts in improving occupational therapy treatment for pain. They have co-authored two continuing education articles published in OT Practice Magazine, "A Biopsychosocial Approach to Addressing Chronic Pain in Everyday Occupational Therapy Practice" and "Opioid Guidelines and Their Implications for Occupational Therapy." Kim and Niccole were honored to co-author the AOTA Official Position Statement "Occupational Therapy's Role in Pain Management" published in December 2021.

Their most enjoyable role is that of instructors for the multiple occupational therapy continuing education  courses they have developed to train practitioners to occupational therapy's role in the treatment of pain and the use of coaching to improve patient engagement. Now, these same CEU courses are available online for you to take whenever and wherever you choose.

Instructor Bios

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Megan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, FPS, Cert-APHPT
Aspire OT Instructor

Megan obtained a MS in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University in 2012 and has worked in a multitude of settings focused on adult populations including acute care, long term care, work site injury prevention, and outpatient ortho/neuro/post-concussion. Currently, she works as an inpatient OT in Boise, Idaho. During her OT career, she has been drawn to focusing on holistic pain intervention from an occupation-based perspective, health and wellness, and mental health. In 2017, Megan obtained her Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification through the International Spine & Pain Institute (ISPI), one of the first OTs to do so, and eventually she sought out Fellowship in Pain Sciences, graduating from this program as the second OT practitioner to achieve this designation in 2020. She has also achieved her Applied Prevention Health Promotion Therapist Certification in 2018 through The Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies, the first occupational therapy practitioner to do so. She is slated to co-author the chapter “Pain Management” in the upcoming 3rd edition of “OT in Acute Care.” She is INCREDIBLY passionate and truly in love with the scope of practice that occupational therapy provides, and this is exactly why she became involved with the Idaho Occupational Therapy Association (IOTA) currently serving as their President-Elect. Her passion is fueled each and every day by her husband, Joe who works full time as a Major in the National Guard and her two children, 6-year-old James and 2-year-old Morgan.

Megan is compensated as an Aspire OT instructor.
Non Financial: 
Megan serves on the Idaho Occupational Therapy Association Board.
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Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L found her way to occupational therapy through her first profession in television news producing. She is grateful one story lead to changing to such an amazing profession as occupational therapy. She is in her 8th year of clinical practice. She treated for 4.5 years at an outpatient occupational therapy pain program. 


Niccole is compensated as a Founding Partner of Aspire OT.

Non Financial: 
Niccole serves as Founding Partners of Aspire OT, which has partnerships and affiliations as noted on the Partner and Affiliation sections of the Aspire OT website.
Niccole and Kimberly, together, developed an outpatient occupational therapy pain program. They have authored two continuing education articles on the subject of chronic pain and opioid guidelines. They have also served as contributing authors to an occupational therapy textbook on the subject of occupational therapy's role in pain management. They have traveled across the country serving as instructors for various courses on the subject of pain and non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of pain.
Photo Kimberly Breeden

Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L has 25 years of experience working in occupational therapy in a variety of settings. She has an extensive background in clinical program development, leadership, administration and reimbursement. Kimberly served as clinical lead for an outpatient occupational therapy pain program for 5 years.


Financial: Kim is compensated as a Founding Partner of Aspire OT.

Non Financial: Kim serves as Founding Partners of Aspire OT, which has partnerships and affiliations as noted on the Partner and Affiliation sections of the Aspire OT website.

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