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Training opportunity for locum occupational therapists

Pain management training in London and Manchester

Published on 18th September 2017

Function Management with Pain

3rd and 26th October, The Holiday Inn, Stratford City, London

2nd and 21st of November, The Macdonald Hotel and Spa, Manchester

Plexus Healthcare is delighted to be launching two training events for occupational therapists designed to enable you to support the clients you work with to manage their pain.

Plexus Healthcare is passionate about helping people with chronic pain and associated conditions to get their lives back on track and to become functional again with pain. They are now seeking passionate locum occupational therapists to deliver the pain management course through their everyday work.

The training takes place over two days spaced three weeks apart and the cost is £150 inclusive of tea, coffee, lunch and all course materials for both days.

There are only limited places available, 20 on each course, and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Clinical director Rob Warren said: “Pain is an incredibly personal disabling condition which disempowers the sufferer and isolates them from positive environments. Pain management programmes take people out of their environments and then proceeds to explain to them what pain is and how to deal with it. We take them away from their support networks and take away their expertise of their pain, not a solution, but it certainly sounds like the problem they are already facing.”

“The best results I have ever got is when I never treated the pain, I worked with the person to manage their function within their pain and by helping them to manage their function it had a positive effect on their pain which allowed them to develop their own pain management programme.

“The idea is not to teach people how to manage their pain, but to help them experience ways of best managing their function within the pain, we can't change their pain, so let's work with it not against it,” he added.

The training course is not designed to teach you a new pain management programme but to show you how your occupational therapy skills have been used in a systematic way to address pain, then allowing you to personally try the skills and workbooks out and utilise this system approach on yourself. You can then discuss it analyse the finer points of the approach and then be able to deliver it to Plexus Healthcare clients.

The “Function Management with Pain” programme is the culmination of a collaborative interaction between you and your client making sure it is bespoke to each person and their personal experience of pain.

To secure your place you will need to pay a £75 non-refundable deposit and the balance will be payable two weeks before to your first training day. If you miss out this time, don’t worry there will be further training days towards the end of this year and the beginning of 2018.

Once you have completed the course you will be eligible to run the programmes and Plexus Healthcare will pass you work that comes in in your area. The course is divided into 12 x 2 hour sessions and you will be paid £1,700 to deliver the course. This includes travel and mileage of up to one hour each way.

To book your place on the course, please contact John Baxter and reference 'Locum Today':

-          Tel: 01206 864582

-          Mob: 07503-949468

-          Email: john@plexushealthcare.co.uk


If you have any questions or would like to talk through anything further please call either Rob, the Clinical Director on 07449-300346 or Helen, Managing Director, on 07971-798462.


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