2018 Spring Conference – Kauai

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
8:30 a.m. Course Begins for the Day
Morning Break
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch Provided – HAPTA Chapter Meeting
Afternoon Break
4:30 p.m. Course Concludes

– Setting the Scene
– How Might the Nervous System Work?
– Narratives from Neuroscience
– Issues in the Tissues
– Nervy Narratives
– Sensitization – Cord and Brain

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
8:30 a.m. Course Begins for the Day
Morning Break
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
Afternoon Break
4:30 p.m. Course Concludes

– Narratives from Neuroscience Continued
– Sensitization – Other Outputs
– Explain Pain Evidence, Assessment and Curriculum
– Protectometer
– Reasoning, Neuroscience and Metaphor
– Marking Explain Pain Sticky
– An Explain Pain Masterclass

14 hours

REGULAR RATE – Until April 23rd
PTs and PTAs– APTA Members. . . . $475
OTs and OTAs – AOTA Members. . . . $475
     (OTs and OTAs must provide proof of membership with registration)
All Non-Members . . . $525

Wilcox Medical Center
3-3420 Kuhio Highway,
Lihue, HI 96766

Explain Pain

A Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) course:

PzmfVPJG_400x400In 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. The course material conveys the sciences using 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.

PTs, PTAs, OTs and OTAs

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Expand the clinical framework of rehabilitation via the paradigms of neuromatrix and pain mechanisms.
  2. 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. Re-conceptualize pain in terms of modern neuroscience and philosophy.
  4. 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. Teach the core pain management skills of neuroscience education.

Luke_Bongiorno-240x300A physical therapist based in New York City, Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMT practices a “hands-on” approach combining his advanced manual skills, trigger point therapy and myofascial release with neuromuscular/exercise re-education. Luke has a strong belief that education is fundamental in optimizing patient recovery and performance. He teaches pain science education and advanced skills courses in manual therapy in the US, as well as internationally.

An avid athlete, Luke is at the cutting-edge of helping fellow athletes return to their sport after injury. He has extensive experience in the management of acute and chronic sports injuries and has completed marathons and been part of the medical team for marathons and triathlons around the country. Luke is also affiliated with professional football and triathlon teams. He treats professional and Olympic athletes as well as touring performing arts/dance company members. He currently serves as a consultant with the NBA Players Association as well as European soccer professional teams.

Since graduating with honors from the University of Melbourne, Luke has attained 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. Luke  is the co-founder of NY Sports Medicine, which was later acquired by Orthology. 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.


All APTA members are eligible for discounted member rates, regardless of chapter membership. You must be a member in good standing as of the date of the conference to be eligible for all member rates. Registrants who have a membership expiration date prior to conference must provide proof of membership before the end of the conference or they will be subject to paying the nonmember rate. New APTA members who do not yet have a member number must submit a copy of their membership application form to receive the member rate. OTs may register for courses at the member rate only if proof of AOTA membership accompanies their registration form. Student members must be considered a student member with APTA to qualify for the reduced student rate.

To cancel, email HAPTA at info@hapta.org or call (800) 554-5569 x13. Cancellations received by April 27, 2018 will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds after April 27, 2018. Unless there is a waiting list for the course, substitutions will be accepted at no charge until April 27. All substitutions must be for the same member type and rate and are at the discretion of HAPTA staff. No substitutions will be accepted after April 27, 2018 or if the course has a waiting list.

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Nicole Kinney, HAPTA Executive Director, at nicole@hapta.org or (800) 554-5569 x13.


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