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Chronic Pain and Mental Health SIG - Persistent Pain in OT patients in Physical Disabilities and Mental Health
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Category: SIGS


5:30-45 Introduction
5:45-6:45 Presentation
6:45-7 Closing Remarks/Q & A

*Note start time is 5:30pm.

Course Description:

Why do your patients continue to hurt?  Kimberly introduces pain science literature for OT/OTAs across the specialties of Physical Disability and Mental Health.  We will receive a comprehensive overview of pain classifications of Physical and Psycho-social Pain, the bridge from Acute Pain to Chronic Persistent Pain, peer reviewed literature, clinical experience, assessments, treatments, and common threads that connect Physical Pain and Psycho-social Dysfunction in Physical and Mental Health in Rehabilitation populations.

Speaker Bio:

Kimberly earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Indiana University and
Master's degree from the University of Minnesota in Occupational Therapy in 2005. She is a
Certified Hand Therapist, Clinical Specialist in outpatient rehabilitation, and long time
Community Health volunteer dedicated to Health Equity in ethnic minority communities.

She has served as a peer and interdisciplinary clinical educator and facilitator to Occupational
Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Orthopedic Nurses, Physicians, and Students. In addition she has
served as co-facilitator of a Women's cognitive behavioral therapy group and past participants in
the National Alliance on Mental Illness Family to Family support group.



1) Identify three of the costliest common pain conditions

2) Describe and define the types of pain

3) Define 1 to 2 co-occuring socio-psychological conditions found in clients with persistent pain
or associated risk factors

4) Identify 1-2 clinical or diagnostic assessments for risk of disability in hand arm patients

5) Identify physical conditions correlated with pain anxiety

6) Describe the relationship between pain and perception

7) Understand the importance of patient education in pain prevention and remediation

8) Differentiate standard, Medical or Rehabilitation treatment with Interdisciplinary


Target Audience: OTs/OTAs

Practice Area: Physical Rehabilitation, Mental Health, Pain Management

Course level: Beginner's Plus

Distance learning option:  MOTA will provide distance learning for this event.  Please indicate if you will be attending via distance option by email the "[email protected]" to request the link.  Registrant attending distance will receive Zoom link prior to the course from the MOTA email.  Please note:  Distance learning is NOT AOTA APP eligible and a post-test (80% accuracy) is required  prior to receiving course certificate with contact hours.

Event location:

Healthpartners Neuroscience Center
First Floor Conference Room
295 Phalen Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55130

 **Attendees can park in the visitor parking ramp (free) and enter through the main entrance. The conference room is on the first floor. From the front entrance, walk ahead towards the lobby and the conference room will be just to the right of Gingkos Coffee Shop.

Fee: MOTA members Free          Non-members $20.00 

Continuing Education Credits:  1.5 CEU

Chronic Pain SIG - Persistent Pain in OT patients in Physical Disabilities and Mental Health


This course fulfills the AOTA Classification Code for Continuing Education Activities: Category 1:Domain of OT and Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process





Contact: Karen Carr- email: [email protected]