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Treating Acute Pain with Neuroscience and Education

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Acute pain can stop us in our tracks. It affects not only the body but the mind and left unproperly treated can develop into persistent pain problems. However, treatment based on the 4 origins of pain, using the skin as a kinesthetic portal to the CNS as an effective strategy and basic education on pain can lead to a effective and efficient recovery. 

Our guest is Sebastian Asselbergs, PT who will discuss managing acute pain and using patient education - verbal, visual, and tactile - kinesthetic for effective pain resolution. We will also focus on educating the patient on the neuromatrix concept and the body's self-corrective capabilities.

Sebastian Asselbergs is a Registered Physiotherapist who received his physiotherapy education in the Netherlands. Cyriax, Janda, Kaltenborn, Dos Winkel and Maitland were at the core of that education, and Sebastian attended their workshops and courses. After graduating, he has specialized in Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy, Sports Physiotherapy, and Osteopathic Techniques. He has been in private practice in Barrie, Ontario, since 1986 and has been Clinical Supervisor for the Physiotherapy students of the University of Toronto (as faculty), University of Western Ontario, Queens University, McGill University, McMaster University, University of Ottawa and the University of Harare, Zimbabwe.

Sebastian has been involved in Provincial, National, World and Olympic Competitions, and was the National Team Therapist of the Canadian Cross Country Ski Team for four years. He has been Chief Therapist at International Figure Skating competitions, World Triathlon Championships, Provincial Winter Games and Provincial Special Olympics. He has treated athletes from all the professional sport leagues in North America.

Since 1991, Sebastian has presented at many American Association of Orthopedic Medicine and Canadian Orthopedic Medicine Association annual meeting and conferences.