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Understanding Pain

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This webinar is for interpreters with an interest in health care interpretation who would like to increase their knowledge of pain processes and chronic pain conditions.

This webinar will introduce you to pain, explaining what it is and what it isn’t and breaking down common misconceptions. The anatomy and physiology of pain will be discussed, along with chronic pain conditions. The biopsychosocial model of healthcare will be introduced to facilitate discussion of treatment and management of chronic pain.

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Amy graduated from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in physiology and neuroscience before attending Victoria University where she completed a Bachelor and Master of Health Sciences in Osteopathy. Since then, she has worked in private practice in Melbourne’s north-west and undertaken additional training in areas such as dry needling therapy, chronic pain and exercise rehabilitation. As an osteopath Amy values her role in primary health care with a focus on education to help patients fulfil their values and goals. In 2016 Amy returned to Victoria University to complete her Graduate Certificate in Education and join the academic team teaching in the Osteopathy and Biomedical Sciences courses.

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