Explain Pain – Lihue, Hawaii

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

May 5 & 6, 2018

Wilcox Medical Center
3-3420 Kuhio Highway
Lihue, HI 96766

Accreditation for the course is being provided by the Hawaii American Physical Therapy Association.


Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMT

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

Please note that registration will close on April 25, 2018.

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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, May 5, 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, May 6, 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.

Attendees are encouraged to fly into the ________ and make arrangements for transportation to the venue.

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:
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 EP with Luke Bongiorno!


Register Now!