Explain Pain – Ventura, CA

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

June 23 & 24, 2018

Two Trees Physical Therapy & Wellness
2895 Loma Vista Rd., Suite H
Ventura, CA 93003

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

Benjamin Boyd, PT, DPTSc, OCS

Registration Fee of $495.00.

Registration will close on June 13, 2018.

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Register today for Explain Pain with Benjamin Boyd, PT, DPTSc, OCS!!!
Registration will close once we reach 50 participants or on June 13, 2018 (whichever comes first).

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Our Faculty

Benjamin Boyd, PT, DPTSc, OCS
Benjamin Boyd, PT, DPTSc, OCSFaculty

Benjamin Boyd (PT, DPTSc, OCS) is currently an Associate Professor at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California, where he primarily teaches in the Musculoskeletal Patient/Client Management and Capstone course series. He has been teaching courses on peripheral nervous system anatomy, biomechanics, clinical evaluation and intervention since 2004 and he joined the NOI US teaching faculty in 2013.

Dr. Boyd originally graduated from the joint program at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University (UCSF/SFSU) with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002, returning in 2008 to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy Science degree. He has worked as an outpatient Physical Therapist in multiple orthopedics hospital-based and private practice settings, achieving certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008. He continues to work in an outpatient, private-practice setting in Emeryville, California, where he sees a variety of patients with neuromusculoskeletal involvement.

Dr. Boyd’s research involves examination of the peripheral nervous system and intervention strategies for neuropathic pain, including the effects of Diabetes Mellitus on the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system and the impact on movement. His most recent research endeavor is leading a team exploring the influence of breast cancer treatments on the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system as well as alterations in body image and perception.

Dr. Boyd grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to enjoy the rich diversity of cultures, foods, events, and outdoor recreational activities that the Bay Area has to offer.

Course Agenda

Saturday, June 23, 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, June 24, 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.

Airport Information

Santa Barbara is technically the closest – 40 miles, but has limited flights compared to Burbank and LAX

Burbank airport has more flights and is 60 miles away

LAX is 67 miles away

Please dress in casual clothing.

Wyndam Garden Ventura Pierpont (1.7 miles)
550 Sanjon Road
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 947-4757

Ventura Beach Marriott (1.7 miles)
2055 E Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 643-6000

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach (2.3 miles)
450 East Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-2100

Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort (2.8 miles)
1050 Schooner Drive
Ventura, CA
(805) 658-1212

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.

Register Now!

Register today for Explain Pain with Benjamin Boyd, PT, DPTSc, OCS!!!
Registration will close once we reach 50 participants or on June 13, 2018 (whichever comes first).

Register Now!