28th September 2019


28th September 2019


European School of Osteopathy, Boxley House, Boxley, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3DZ   View map


Differential Diagnosis of Pain

Presented by Trevor Campbell

Saturday 28th September – £150 (includes lunch and refreshments)

Alumni discount – use code ESO25 or contact us to book by telephone

Open to all qualified health practitioners

Differential Diagnosis of Pain

Course overview: A discussion of the clinical manifestations of different pain syndromes. This course is particularly useful for those involved in the diagnosis and management of pain.

Course content: As osteopaths we are continually challenged by the complex and often atypical patterns of pain described by our patients. In order to make a rational diagnosis and treatment plan it is essential that we are able to understand the interactions of physiology, psychology and pathology that underpin a persons pain. It is also essential that we are able to distinguish pain red flags so that we can make objective and effective referral decisions.

Using a series of practical examples and case presentations, this course will deconstruct the different manifestations of pain and explain the latest research into the pain experience. Participants will learn not only how to rationalise the differences between emotional, neurogenic, somatic referred, and visceral pain presentations but also how to discuss these with their patients in a cooperative and meaningful way. We will then discuss how osteopathic philosophy and treatment can be used to enable our patients to manage their pain whilst avoiding the need for chronic analgesic use.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify and explain complex pain presentations
  • Discuss pain red flags and indications for referral
  • Rationalise osteopathic treatment decisions in terms of individual patient needs

The course will cover elements of osteopathic practice standards:

  • A1 – A7  Communication consent and patient partnership
  • B1 – B3  Knowledge skills and performance
  • C1 and C6 Safety and quality in practice

Trevor Campbell

Trevor Campbell is an osteopath; physiologist and international lecturer. He has worked with all levels of the NHS including the pharmaceutical industry; NICE and the prescribing clinician. He is currently a senior lecturer and clinic supervisor at the ESO and LSO and is passionate about the role of osteopathy in the modern healthcare system.

Cancellation policy

The £50 deposit is non-refundable. The remainder will be refunded for cancellations received at least 10 working days in advance of the event. No refund will be given for cancellations received less than 10 working days in advance.

The ESO reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if adequate delegate numbers are not secured. In the event that the course is cancelled by the ESO (due to inadequate numbers), delegates will be refunded any payments in full. The ESO will notify delegates of course cancellations no less than 14 days prior to the course start date.

Please note, the ESO does not accept responsibility for travel and accommodation costs in the event of cancellation, so please take this into consideration before booking.



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