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EIM’s Virtual Reality Training: Pain Neuroscience Education is offered in partnership with BehaVR. Learn how to integrate virtual reality and digital applications in your treatment plans for patients with acute and chronic pain.
The Pain Neuroscience Education+ (PNE+) in virtual reality (VR) experience teaches patients Pain Neuroscience Education, stress resilience, non-reactivity and emotion regulation skill building. Clinicians will use VR headsets for hands-on training in clinical application.
Cancellation policy: Because the Virtual Reality Training: Pain Neuroscience Education course includes specialized equipment that is shipped immediately following registration, we are unable to offer refunds or returns. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.
Note: Unfortunately, we are unable to ship internationally at this time.
This course is designed to update participants on the latest evidence and clinical application of Therapeutic Neuroscience Education (TNE) for patients in pain. Current best evidence has shown that neuroscience educational strategies utilizing neurobiology and neurophysiology are able to reduce pain, increase function, reduce fear and catastrophization, improve movement and change cognitions and brain activation during pain experiences. Therapeutic neuroscience education changes patient beliefs regarding their pain, thus reducing the threat of pain. This class will discuss the evolution of TNE, why neuroscience education is needed in physical therapy and, more importantly, the clinical application and implementation of TNE for patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic pain.
As technology, patient-needs, health care cost and growing populations meet, telehealth is emerging as a viable option serving people in need of health care. This is especially true for chronic medical conditions that require monitoring and guidance, such as diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and persistent pain. Telehealth has seen a steady, progressive growth over time and recently catapulted forward due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This introductory course will teach clinicians about the history and evolution of telehealth; benefits of telehealth; evidence for telehealth; regulations such as liability, confidentiality, documentation, billing and legislative issues surrounding telehealth. Furthermore, this course will step-by-step teach clinicians how to set up and use telehealth. This practical course is a must for all clinicians interested in developing a sound base knowledge of telehealth.
This self-directed course which seeks to educate providers on the benefits of use of virtual reality to deliver digital therapeutic interventions for patients in chronic pain.
Part 1: Introductory content – history of VR, evolution, evidence, VR for pain and ultimately why VR PNE?
Part 2: Learn the PNE VR content by experiencing it. When a therapist starts this track, a VR headset is shipped to them, and they get a 30 day trial access to BehaVR’s PNE+ in VR program on their headset. They go through a few pain stories, mindfulness, relaxation and breathing sessions in that program (not all content – just the most pertinent ones). This way they experience it and have a real working knowledge of PNE VR. Once done with the course, and at the end of their 30 day access trial, the PT can either purchase a BehaVR clinician license to continue using the PNE+ in VR program on their headset, or they can decide to not continue with the VR program. In the latter case, their access to the program will be revoked by BehaVR at the end of their 30 day access trial, but can be reactivated by purchasing a license with BehaVR in the future.
Part 3: Clinical application – here we cover all the clinical logistics – who needs it; how to use in the clinic; billing; documentation; clinical pearls; interviews with super-users; etc.