Explain Pain – New York City NY

In a world experiencing an epidemic of chronic pain and increasing evidence of the failure of synthetic drugs; simple but extremely powerful educational tools can effectively target the natural pain treatment systems within us all.

Knowledge is power. In the new series of Explain Pain courses delivered by Dr David Butler and the NOI teams around the world, cutting edge pain sciences are made accessible and understandable for all. The sciences are turned into metaphor and descriptive narratives, all on a framework of conceptual change science and the philosophy of emergence. Explaining pain is a two way process – the pain patterns, metaphors and stories from the patient’s viewpoint need reasoned analysis and are critical to meeting sufferers at their story.

We know more about pain in the last ten years than in the thousand years before and it’s all increasingly providing answers to “why do I hurt the way I do” and “what can I do about it”. The knowledge is applicable to the young and the old, from back pain to hemiplegia, general aching to the complexities of phantom pain and complex regional pain syndrome.

Decades of research and clinical experience have now been synthesised in the next step of the Explain Pain revolution – The Protectometer. A new device found in the most recently published book from Moseley and Butler, The Protectometer allows a person and their clinician to map out their pain experience, understand all the many factors that affect it, and develop a tailored therapeutic education and treatment programme.
This therapy works – there are no side effects, it is available around the clock, it continues to improve and you can share it with others. These are exciting days for neuroscience, but it must be made exciting for sufferers as well.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity. NOI Explain Pain courses are fun, intellectually stimulating, based on evidence, always challenging, and with the introduction of the Protectometer, you will come away with the most impressive therapeutic tool set ever.  The NOI Explain Pain course is based on David Butler and Lorimer Moseley’s book Explain Pain Second Edition and The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer.


Course Details

Saturday & Sunday
October 20 & 21, 2018


Center for Physiotherapy & Wellness
7 West 22nd Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10010

This course has been approved for 14 CEU hours by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMT

The cost per person is $525.00 and this includes all registration materials including the course workbook.

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Class size is limited to 40 participants to ensure an excellent educational experience. Registration will close once we reach 40 attendees.
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Our Faculty

Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMT
Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMTFaculty

One of New York City´s most prominent physical therapists, Luke practices a “hands-on” approach combining his advanced manual skills, trigger point therapy and myofascial release with neuromuscular/exercise re-education. Luke has a strong belief that education is fundamental in optimizing patient recovery and performance. He teaches advanced skills courses in Manual Therapy as well pain science education in the US as well as internationally.

As an avid athlete, Luke is at the cutting-edge of helping fellow athletes return to their sport after injury. He has extensive experience in the management of acute and chronic sports injuries and has completed marathons and been part of the medical team for marathons and triathlons around the country. Luke is also affiliated with professional football and triathlon teams. He treats professional and Olympic athletes as well as touring performing arts/dance company members. He currently serves as a consultant with the NBA Players Association as well as European soccer professional teams.

Since graduating with honors from the University of Melbourne, Luke has attained the Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy. Luke also has training in McKenzie Method mechanical diagnosis and therapy, McConnell knee and shoulder treatment and advanced taping techniques. Luke Bongiorno is the co-founder of NY Sports Medicine which was later acquired by Orthology. He is currently involved in clinical research focused on injury management and is developing guidelines for injury prevention in sports medicine and in the workplace. 

Course Agenda

Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:00 to 8:30am Registration
8:30am to 4:30pm 

  • Setting the Scene
  • How Might the Nervous System Work?
  • Narratives from Neuroscience
    • Issues in the Tissues
    • Nervy Narratives
    • Sensitization – Cord and Brain

Sunday, October 21, 2018
8:30am to 4:30pm

  • Narratives from Neuroscience Continued
    • Sensitization – Other Outputs
  • Explain Pain Evidence, Assessment and Curriculum
  • Protectometer
    • Reasoning, Neuroscience and Metaphor
    • Marking Explain Pain Sticky
    • An Explain Pain Masterclass

Course Objectives

  • To expand the clinical framework of rehabilitation via the paradigms of neuromatrix and pain mechanisms
  • To teach biologically based pain management skills under a framework of the sciences of clinical reasoning and evidence from clinical trials, neurobiology and education research
  • To reconceptualize pain in terms of modern neuroscience and philosophy
  • To stimulate an urgent reappraisal of current thinking in rehabilitation, with benefits for all stakeholders in clinical outcomes – the patient, the therapist, the referrer and the payer
  • To teach the core pain management skills of neuroscience education.

Other Pertinent Information

Refunds less a $25.00 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to agnes@noigroup.com thirty (30) days prior to the event start date. Following this date, no refunds will be given and a credit will be issued to use towards another event within one year.

Please dress in casual comfortable clothing.

Chelsea Savoy Hotel
204 West 23rd Street

Colonial House Inn
318 West 22nd Street

Renaissance NY Hotel 57
130 East 57th Street

Cosmopolitan Hotel
95 W Broadway at Chambers Street

Hotel Giraffe
365 Park Ave South (26th Street)

The Jane Hotel
(212) 924-6700
113 Jane St (Washington Street)

Ace Hotel
(212) 679-2222
20 W 29th St (Broadway)

Broadway Plaza Hotel
(212) 679-7665
1155 Broadway (@27th Street)

Gramercy Park Hotel
(212) 920-3300
2 Lexington Avenue

The Evelyn Hotel
(855) 468 3501
7 East 27th Street

Soho Grand
(212) 965-3000
310 W Broadway

Gem Hotel
300 West 22nd Street

Hotel Verite
13 E 19th Street

Le Semana Hotel
25 W 24th Street

Wyndham Garden
37 W 24th Street

To Register With a Check, please send your registration information including name, credentials, email, mailing address and phone number along with a check payable to NOI US to:
857 Montgomery Avenue
Suite 2
Penn Valley PA 19072

One major strength of the Explain Pain course is that participants come from many professions so come with an open mind. Reading the Explain Pain book prior to the course would also be ideal [ISBN: 978-0-9750910-0-5]. 

The NOI Explain Pain course is based on David Butler and Lorimer Moseley’s book Explain Pain Second Edition and The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer.

GMC Parking Lot
4 West 21st Street bet 5th & 6th Avenues; $48.15/day*

Icon Parking Lot
51 West 22nd Street bet 5th & 6th Ave, $66.00/day*
23rd Street between 5th & 6th north side
23rd Street between 6th & 7th south side
24th Street between 5th & 6th south side
25th Street corner of 6th Ave

(* prices are subject to change)

1 2 3 34 St Penn Station
1 23rd Street Station
A C E 14th Street Station
A C E 34 St Penn Station
C E 23rd Street Station
F M 23rd Street Station
R W 23rd Street Station
R W 28th Street Station

Flat Fare from John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport:
For trips between (to and from) Manhattan and JFK International Airport, the flat fare is $52.00 plus any tolls using Rate Code 2 on the meter. A NY State Tax Surcharge of $.50 will be added to each trip and $4.50 rush hour surcharge (4 PM to 8 PM weekdays, excluding legal holidays).
If passengers request multiple stops, the flat rate of $52.00 will be collected at the first stop in either Manhattan or JFK International Airport, and the meter will be activated at Rate Code 1 (standard city rate) for the remainder of the trip. The metered fare should be collected at the last stop, from the last passenger.

All trips between JFK International Airport and New York City destinations other than Manhattan will use that standard metered rate.
Taxi Fare from LGA and Newark Airport is based on NYC Taxi Rates: Approximately $35
Standard City Rate (Rate Code 1)
$2.50 upon entry
$0.50 for each additional unit
The unit fare is:
• Plus 50 cents per 1/5 mile or 50 cents per 60 seconds in slow traffic or when the vehicle is stopped.
• In moving traffic on Manhattan streets, the meter should “click” approximately every four downtown blocks, or one block going cross-town (East-West).
• There is a 50-cent MTA State Surcharge for all trips that end in New York City or Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange or Putnam Counties.
• There is a 30-cent Improvement Surcharge.
• There is a daily 50-cent surcharge from 8pm to 6am.
• There is a $1 surcharge from 4pm to 8pm on weekdays, excluding holidays.
• Passengers must pay all bridge and tunnel tolls.
• Your receipt will show your total fare including tolls. Please take your receipt.
• The driver is not required to accept bills over $20.
Supper Shuttle (a less expensive option from Airport)
(800) BLUE-VAN 800-258-3826
Blue and yellow vans take you to the airport from your home, office or hotel and bring you back after you land. To keep prices low, you give a small amount of your time, and share the ride with a few other passengers. In exchange, SuperShuttle gives you prices that are more economical than a taxi or limo and a solution that is more convenient than driving and parking at the airport.

Our state-of-the-art automated dispatch system strategically routes you with others traveling to the same geographic area. This system is unique to SuperShuttle and gets you to your destination as promptly and economically as possible.
JFK: $25*
LGA: $19*
(* prices are subject to change)
New Jersey Transit from Newark Airport to New York Penn Station: this is the best way to travel from Newark to NYC. It is a quick 30 min ride and the trains come regularly. Cab fare from Newark airport can be over $50
A 30 min ride for $12.50

Register Now!

Register today for EP with Luke Bongiorno, PT!

Class size is limited to 40 participants to ensure an excellent educational experience. Registration will close once we reach 40 attendees.
Register Now!