Explain Pain – East Providence, RI

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
June 1 & 2, 2019

University Orthopedics

1 Kettle Point Drive
East Providence, RI 02914

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

Catherine Barry PT, MS, OCS

Regular Registration $525.00 This includes all registration materials including the course workbook.

Registration will close when we reach 50 attendees or on May 15, 2019, whichever comes first.

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Our Faculty

Catherine Barry PT, MS, OCS
Catherine Barry PT, MS, OCSFaculty

Catherine Barry PT, MS, OCS hails from Perth, Western Australia. Catherine received her Bachelor Applied Science degree in physiotherapy from Curtin University in 1982. She completed a MS degree at Boston University in 1987 with research in ergonomics, and then continued her studies completing the Kaiser Orthopedic Residency Program in San Francisco in 1991.

Catherine joined the NOI team assisting teaching Mobilisation of the Nervous System from 1994 to 1998 before relocating to Boston to work in private practice. Her interests have focused on treatment of complex spine and musculoskeletal patients. She now enjoys her role as a clinical specialist in an outpatient hospital-based orthopedic and spine center which allows time both as a clinician and staff educator.

Free time is spent sailing and skiing with her husband and busy teenage daughter.

Course Agenda

Saturday, June 1, 2019
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, June 2, 2019
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.




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:
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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.

Register Now!

Register today for Explain Pain!

Register today for $525.00 and save your spot. This includes all registration materials including the course workbook.

Register Now!