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Spring Conference 2017: NOI course: Explain Pain

  • 22-Apr-2017
  • 7:15 AM
  • 23-Apr-2017
  • 5:30 PM
  • Whitefish, Montana
  • 15


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Spring Conference: Two Day Course 

Explain pain

Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMT

12 Contact Hours, MT category A 

Full Course information can be found by scrolling down below.

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Provisions include a light continental breakfast both days including coffee, lunch at the business meeting. 


The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, MT
  • $99.00 King or Two Queens Classic Lodge Room plus Taxes
  • Please call (406)863-4000 for reservations. Please refer to MAPTA for discounted group rates. Please note that reservations are subject to availability.
  • Reserve online and still get the group discount! Go to www.lodgeatwhitefishlake.com/groupslogin and use the following information:

Group ID: MTPTA17

         Password: THELODGE

Board Meeting

There will be a board meeting at 6pm on Friday, April 21, 2017 at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake.

Business Meeting

Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Lunch is included for those registered for the course. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online). Please send agenda items to the office or President Jay Shaver by April 1, 2017. Final agenda will be posted by April 12, 2017.

Cancellation Policy

MAPTA reserves the right to refuse/cancel an event registration. If MAPTA refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a full refund.

Registration Cancellation by Participant:

  • Cancellations will be accepted in writing via fax, email, or mail.
  • A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld when cancellation occurs up to ten days prior to the start of the event; 50% refund if cancelled 2-10 days prior; 25% refund if cancelled 0-1 day prior.

Group Discounts:

10% Discount for 3 or more APTA Member PTs/PTAs from one clinic. Fees for all persons must be made with one payment. No exceptions. Credit will not be provided at a later date.

Lifetime Member:

Lifetime members can take any non-limited seating, MAPTA sponsored CE at 50% discount.



7:15-8:00 Professional Issues Forum - MAPTA
8:00-12:00 Course, with short break
12:00-2:00 MAPTA Membership Business Meeting & Lunch
2:00-5:00 Course, with short break
7:00 Post-CE Reception


8:00-11:30 Course, with break
11:30-12:30 Lunch on your own
12:30- 3:00 Course, with break

About the course:

noi: explain pain

Course Description:

In a world experiencing an epidemic of chronic pain and increasing evidence of the failure of synthetic drugs; simple but extremely powerful educational tools can effectively target the natural pain treatment systems within us all.

Knowledge is power. In the new series of Explain Pain courses delivered by Dr David Butler and the NOI teams around the world, cutting edge pain sciences are made accessible and understandable for all. The sciences are turned into metaphor and descriptive narratives, all on a framework of conceptual change science and the philosophy of emergence. Explaining pain is a two way process – the pain patterns, metaphors and stories from the patient’s viewpoint need reasoned analysis and are critical to meeting sufferers at their story.

We know more about pain in the last ten years than in the thousand years before and it’s all increasingly providing answers to “why do I hurt the way I do” and “what can I do about it”. The knowledge is applicable to the young and the old, from back pain to hemiplegia, general aching to the complexities of phantom pain and complex regional pain syndrome.

Decades of research and clinical experience have now been synthesised in the next step of the Explain Pain revolution – The Protectometer. A new device found in the most recently published book from Moseley and Butler, The Protectometer allows a person and their clinician to map out their pain experience, understand all the many factors that affect it, and develop a tailored therapeutic education and treatment programme.

This therapy works – there are no side effects, it is available around the clock, it continues to improve and you can share it with others. These are exciting days for neuroscience, but it must be made exciting for sufferers as well.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity. NOI Explain Pain courses are fun, intellectually stimulating, based on evidence, always challenging, and with the introduction of the Protectometer, you will come away with the most impressive therapeutic tool set ever.

The NOI Explain Pain course is based on David Butler and Lorimer Moseley's book Explain Pain Second Edition and The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer.

Course Objectives

By the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. To expand the clinical framework of rehabilitation via the paradigms of neuromatrix and pain mechanisms.
  2. To teach biologically based pain management skills under a framework of the sciences of clinical reasoning and evidence from clinical trials, neurobiology and education research.
  3. To reconceptualise pain in terms of modern neuroscience and philosophy.
  4. To stimulate an urgent reappraisal of current thinking in rehabilitation, with benefits for all stakeholders in clinical outcomes - the patient, the therapist, the referrer and the payer.
  5. To teach the core pain management skills of neuroscience education.

Course Outline


- Conceptual change and the biopsychosocial approach
- How does the nervous system work?
- Narratives from Neuroscience 1. Tissue issues, nociception and pain - Narratives from neuroscience 2 “I have got a pinched nerve”
- Narratives from neuroscience 3 “It’s all in your head”


- Narratives from neuroscience 4 - “Peturbations in homeostasis” - Therapeutic neuroscience education
- Biologically based graded exposure (pacing)
- Virtual body exercises 

About the Instructor

This course is brought to you by the NOI:
Neuro Orthopaedic Institute Australasia (NOI) is an independant, international group of health professionals dedicated to quality education and resource development. Noigroup Publications has grown from the demand for resources to support our education system and emerging research in public health literacy, graded motor imagery, neurodynamics and internet education.

Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMT

Luke Bongiorno is the owner of NY Physical Therapy. One of New York City´s most prominent physical therapists, Luke practices a "hands-on" approach, combining his advanced manual skills, including trigger point therapy and myofascial release with neuromuscular/exercise re-education, optimizing his patient´s recovery and performance. Because of his impressive success rate, New York City´s leading surgeons refer their most difficult cases to Luke to help their patients return to optimal function and prevent recurrent replica watches injury.

Among the most highly regarded in his field, Luke is in demand internationally as an educator, certifying other therapists at a mastery level in advanced manual skills. This year Luke has been booked to teach advanced skills courses to elite physical therapists in Lisbon, San Paulo, Houston, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, Australia, Johannesburg, Holland and New York City. Luke has a strong belief that education improves the quality of his industry. He teaches courses on Manual Therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapies, Neurofascial mobilization, and spine pathology.

As an avid athlete, Luke is at the cutting-edge of helping fellow athletes return to their sport after an injury. He has extensive experience in the management of acute and chronic sporting injuries, and has both completed marathons and been part of the medical team for marathons and triathlons around the country. Luke is also affiliated with football and triathlon teams. He treats professional and Olympic athletes, as well as touring performing arts/dance company swiss replica watches members.

Luke graduated with honors from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and has since received the Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy. Luke also has training in McKenzie Method mechanical diagnosis and therapy, McConnell knee and shoulder treatment, and advanced taping techniques. He is currently involved in clinical research focused on injury management and is developing guidelines for injury prevention in sports medicine and in the workplace.

Luke is certified as a personal trainer by the International Sports and Fitness Training Association (ISFTA) and an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the Sports Physical Therapy replica watches UK Association.

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