Psychology & physiology of pain and physical activity for pain modulation

Third Party Event

Venue Trinity Centre , James St, Dublin 8
City Dublin
County Dublin
Contact Hours 14
Event Type Course/Workshop
Specialities Musculoskeletal Therapy, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Pilates, Rheumatology
Presenter Details Tom Arild is a Norwegian and has lived in Stockholm since 2009. He works clinically at Skultuna Fysioterapi (www. He is doing research at Karolinska Institutet (www. and is the coauthor of many papers from seven different clinical studies/ randomized controlled trials on the effectiveness of medical exercise therapy (MET). He is the owner and clinical director of Holten Institute organizing and running courses in MET and Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT). After taking over Holten Institute in Oslo after Oddvar Holten when he retired in 1989, he has further developed MET from a biomedical to a biopsychosocial sensitization model of pain. During the late 2000 he started to develop CRT which is based on communication about pain using drawn pictures, posters, storyboards, animations and the MIRROR book. The whole idea is NOT to explain pain but to use the drawn pictures and other material for patients to recognize her/himself. The recognizing usually makes the patients start to talk about his/her pain. CRT use cognitive models with a humoristic twist to better understand complicated pain physiology and pain psychology and how physical activity works as pain modulation. A fundamental element in CRT is to understand that pain is a homeostatic emotion and how different psychological factors can either increase or decrease the pain experience. CRT can easily be integrated in your daily work. Tom Arild got his degree in physiotherapy at Ulster University in Belfast in Northern Ireland in 1983 (4-year B.Sc degree with Honours). He has a Cand.Scient in physiotherapy (advanced M.Sc degree) from the University of Bergen in Norway. He has been teaching MET and CRT in Europe and North America for more than 30 years and in Korea since 2012. He has over the years published results from seven different randomized trials on the effectiveness of high repetition high dose medical exercise therapy. He has written books, book chapters, and theoretical articles for national and international peer reviewed journals. He is presenting regularly at national and international conferences
Refreshments Included Yes
Free Event No
How to Book Email interest using form
Booking Link
Contact Person Cillin Condon
Contact Email [email protected]
Contact Phone +353879481044
Member Price €290.00
Student Cost Info 290
Non-Member Price €290.00
Date 3 Nov 2023 15:00 - 4 Nov 2023 17:00

The aim of this course is to increase your knowledge and skills in communicating with your patients about different aspects of pain and stress. You will be able to communicate about the psychology and physiology of pain and how important physical activity is for pain modulation.

Adverts for third party events do not constitute or imply endorsement by the ISCP