Lorimer Moseley, Ph.D., an internationally known physiotherapist and pain scientist, presented a two-day continuing education course, “Pain: From Biology to Behavior Change,” on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, at Shenandoah’s Health Professions Building. Moseley has reached more than six million people through 320+ papers, top-selling pain books, and TEDx Talks. His course benefited any health professional dealing with people in pain.
Moseley’s research team works to understand pain better and develop psychoeducational and behavioral interventions. He’s received awards in 14 countries for his work. Moseley’s sold-out event at Shenandoah, presented through the university’s School of Health Professions, covered a variety of topics, including theories that currently guide modern pain science and rehabilitation, current concepts in the biology of ‘danger detection and transmission,’ and more.
In other School of Health Professions news:
Shenandoah’s Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) members volunteered at the Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment and Endowment (F.R.E.E.) on Sept. 9. They helped clean, organize, inventory and learn more about rehabilitation equipment. F.R.E.E. is a nonprofit organization that helps to provide equipment such as walkers and wheelchairs to low-income community members. SU SOTA plans to continue partnering with F.R.E.E. throughout the school year.
Several Shenandoah Physical Therapy (SUPT) students were mentored this year by advanced practice physical therapists at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. With a SUPT graduate, they collaborated on patient care, and got to experience some of the wonders of Kenya. This is the third year of this program. The SUPT program looks forward to continuing this relationship with The Jackson Clinics Foundation and the Kenyatta Medical Training College in Nairobi.