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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.

About the tutor

Kent Fyrth

Kent Fyrth is a physiotherapist, JEMS® lead instructor and Somatic Experiencing® practitioner based in Cardiff. His clinical practice spans elite sports and performing arts medicine to chronic and complex presentations, with an additional practice specifically focused on trauma. In his spare time he can be found making muffins, practising his samurai skills and paddling a kayak down bumpy rivers. 


Event Timetable

Time Topic
18:30 - Registration
19:00 - 20:00 Course
20:15 - Questions

Venue Information

Saltisford Church Warwick

WARWICK, Albert Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4JX