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Occupational Therapy's Role
in Treating Chronic Pain

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Live WEbinar

Occupational Therapy's Role in Treating
Chronic Pain

Live Webinar
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
4 pm PDT
5 pm MDT
6 pm CDT
7 pm EDT
$60 | 3 Contact Hour, 0.3 CEUs, 3.75 PDU

Educational level: Introductory

Category 1: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery

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If you are unable to make it to the webinar, you will have access to the self-paced version of this course.

Chronic pain affects individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Occupational therapy practitioners encounter those who have chronic pain in a multitude of practice settings. The United States Department of Health and Human services declared that "patients with acute and chronic pain in the United States face a crisis because of significant challenges in obtaining adequate care, resulting in profound physical, emotional, and societal costs" (2019).

This occupational therapy continuing education course will provide OT practitioners with a better understanding to the biopsychosocial model for pain as well as the biological, psychological, and sociological factors that contribute to the development and persistence of pain as they relate to the occupational therapy process. Occupation-based assessments and interventions will be presented that practitioners can take straight to practice!  

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

This occupational therapy continuing education course uses the following instructional methods: visual aides (ie slides), discussion board, guided note taking, and learning and practice opportunities.

Content disclosure: This course does not exclusively focus on any specific product or service.

Presented by:
Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L
Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
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learning objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the biological, psychological, and sociological factors that impact the development of pain and its persistence as they relate to the occupational therapy process.

  • Describe the impact pain can have on occupational performance.

  • Explain 3 evidence-based occupational therapy interventions that could be used in a biopsychosocial approach to treat individuals with pain

What People Are Saying

I am better equipped with the tools and ways to help my clients navigate their pain to improve their quality of life. 
ot course participant
You both do a great job presenting the information in a way that OTPs can understand.
I like how it gave practical OT interventions. It helped me feel more confident in the treatment interventions I provide for pain.   
Instructor bioS
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Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L has 28 years of experience working in occupational therapy in a variety of settings. She is a certified life coach and has an extensive background in clinical program development, leadership, administration and reimbursement. 

Financial: Kim is compensated as Founding Partners 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.
Kimberly and Niccole, together, developed an outpatient occupational therapy pain program. They have authored two continuing education articles on the subject of chronic pain and opioid guidelines. Kim and Niccole were the co-authors of the AOTA official document "Occupational Therapy's Role in Treating Pain".  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. Niccole and Kim have enjoyed success and found fulfillment in their clinical and professional practice and are excited to be able to share their experience with other occupational therapy practitioners. 
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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 10th year of clinical practice..
Financial: 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.

Course Outline

0-5 minutes

6-25 minutes 

26-50 minutes

51-65 minutes

66-80  minutes

81-90 minutes

91-112  minutes

113-165 minutes

166-170 minutes

171-180 minutes

Welcome, Introduction, and Learning Objectives

Why Are We Talking About Pain?

Understanding Pain

Factors Affecting Pain and It's Persistence

Functional Implications of Pain 


Evaluation / Assessment 

Treatment Interventions for Chronic Pain

Occupational Therapy's Role in Pain Treatment

Questions and Wrap Up
Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Payment of the course in full
  • Attending the live webinar for full duration
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
  • Passing Attendance Attestation with 100% score
  • Complete the Post Course Evaluation
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  
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Aspire OT is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development.
Course approval ID# 05130
This Distance Learning-Interactive is offered at 0.30 CEUs (Beginner level, OT Service Delivery area)
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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered by Aspire OT.