Occupational Therapy's Role
in Treating Chronic Pain

Occupational Therapy's Role
in Treating Chronic Pain

Self Paced Course
$49 | 3 Contact Hour, 0.3 CEUs

Educational level: Introduction

Category 1: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery

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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 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!  

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

  • Participants will be able to describe the impact pain can have on occupational performance.

  • Participants will be able to 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.
OT COURSE PARTICIPANT
I like how it gave practical OT interventions. It helped me feel more confident in the treatment interventions I provide for pain.   
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Instructor bioS
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. 

DISCLOSURES
Financial: 
Niccole is compensated as Founding Partners 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.

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.

DISCLOSURES
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.
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
  • View course videos in entirety
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
  • 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 info@aspireot.us 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.  

Course Author

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