Southeastern District Explain Pain: Treating Pain with Neuroscience Education

Presented by: Rachel Wilson, PT, DPT

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cape Cod Hospital
27 Park Street
Hyannis, MA02601
Driving Directions

People should use the Mugar Entrance on the back side of the hospital, which is off of Bayview Street 

Lorusso Conference Room
Everyone welcome


Course Description:

- Review chronic pain prevalence
-  Review effects and cost of opioid prescription use
-  Introduce key neurobiological and educational concepts of Explain Pain
-  Review research supporting Explain Pain concepts
-  Introduce “Explain Pain” education as treatment and discuss benefits 
Rachel C. Wilson, PT, DPT Rachel received her entry-level Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and her PT license in Massachusetts in 2014. She completed her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, at Oberlin College in 2004. Rachel has worked in outpatient physical therapy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) since completing her year-long clinical affiliation on inpatient and outpatient orthopedics at the Brigham in 2014. Rachel’s professional experience prior to physical therapy includes five years in project management and event planning for a non-profit home health care trade association. Her physical therapy and rehabilitation interests include orthopedics, chronic pain and pain management, and geriatrics. She serves on the Staff Development Committee at BWH and helped start the Pain Neuroscience Special Interest Group in 2017 with a team of outpatient PTs. Rachel has attended several Explain Pain educational courses, including Explain Pain 3 taught by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley, and is excited by the potential of pain neuroscience education and research to improve treatment and outcomes for patients with chronic pain and pain syndromes.

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