The Emotional Brain in Pain, Movement Dysfunction and Rehabilitation. A JEMS® Approach to Management.
An Evening Course with Kent Fyrth MCSP
Location: Saltisford Church, Warwick, CV34 4JX
Cost £35 member, £40 non-member
Timings: Registration from 6.30pm when tea / coffee and pizza will be served, Course 7pm-9.15pm
Run by Midlands Region Physio First
Are persistent dysfunctional muscle patterns and poor movement control all a matter of motor learning? Why are some patients resistant to change or relapse after ‘successful’ intervention? Are these just ‘difficult’ patients, or is another factor responsible that could be the key to unlocking these issues?
From acute trauma to chronic stress, the limbic system can profoundly affect movement performance, body awareness and motor control. It can affect the patient’s presentation, communication and their ability to understand and learn. These effects are prevalent in musculoskeletal patients, yet are often unrecognised, and their management is rarely addressed in professional training.
This presentation will describe the role of the limbic system and the process of activation of the fight/flight and freeze responses. Using real patient scenarios, it will illustrate a selection of the presenting features of limbic involvement that you may encounter in musculoskeletal practice. It will discuss why these might occur, the psychological and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the presentation and how these can influence the patient response to therapeutic intervention. It will provide simple management techniques to address these issues and a guide to “first aid” intervention if an emotional crisis occurs during treatment based on Somatic Experiencing® principles.