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Keynote Lorimer Moseley gave 2- 90 min presentations, these aren't available as he was sharing unpublished research.

Download: References for Professor Moseley's presentations

Crossing the Chasm: Integrating Pain Science and Finding Your Way

Jason Silvernail, DPT, DSc, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Bio: Jason Silvernail has been a practicing Physical Therapist since 1997. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board-Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Fellowship-trained in Manual Therapy, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Silvernail has served in the US Army since 1991 in both the enlisted and officer ranks, where he currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings, in medical facilities and in combat units, in the United States and overseas, during peacetime and wartime.

Twitter: @JasonSilvernail

Multi-Model Approach To Chronic Pain In An HMO Environment

Kara Barnett, MPT, PT, OCS

Bio: Board certified in orthopedic physical therapy and a clinical specialist in pain management currently working as part of an interdisciplinary pain management team at Kaiser Permanente. Her program is constantly evolving to provide the best care possible in an HMO environment by including therapeutic neuroscience education individually or group setting, CBTR in conjunction with a pain psychologist, manual therapy, ergonomic assessment, and movement re-education therapy with the primary goal of teaching the patient to feel and be self-efficacious.

Novel Movement Opportunities Using the Edgework Approach

Cory Blickenstaff, PT, MS, OCS

Bio: Cory Blickenstaff runs a private practice in Vancouver, WA using manual and movement based interventions for employees in their work setting. His focus is on fostering self efficacy in successfully self managing mechanical pain issues and eliminating the iatrogenic influence of care. To this end he has developed a movement approach called Edgework.

Blickenstaff's Forward Motion YouTube page

Cory Blickenstaff (and co-host Sandy Hilton) podcasts: Pain Science and Sensibility

Twitter: @ForwardMotionPT

The M.I.P. Algorithm: A Clinically Applicable Bio-Psycho-Social Model For Motor Control


Bio: Joe Brence is a Physical Therapist and clinical researcher from Pittsburgh, Pa. He is also a graduate of Sports Medicine of Atlanta fellowship-credentialed program (AAOMPT) and is a certified orthopedic manual therapist through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. Joseph’s primary clinical interests involve a better understanding of the neuromatrix and determining how it applies to Physical Therapy practice. 

Twitter: @JoeBrence9

Simple Contact: Role of Instinct To Self Correct

Barrett Dorko, PT

Bio: A prolific writer regarding clinical life and theory, Barrett travels throughout North America as a workshop instructor when not seeing patients in Ohio. He developed a method referred to as Simple Contact over the course of forty years in practice and has connected its defense to modern neuroscience, communicative skills and naturally occurring movement both constant and instinctive. Always entertaining, he is driven by the latest discoveries offered by good research and the plausibility of the ideas presented. Barrett's ability to see the culture's influence on practice, painful problems and our presentation to the patient has been something he has spoken of in over 300 cities.

Website: Barrett Dorko, The Clinicians Manual

Twitter: @BarrettDorko

Neurodynamics From the Top Down

John Ware, PT

Bio: John has been a practicing physical therapist for 20 years. He currently provides clinical care in both the outpatient and home health physical therapy settings. He is also in the process of submitting his juried project proposal as the final stage in completing his Doctor of Health Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. He is proposing a prospective, multiple case report that combines therapeutic neuroscience education with an exercise approach designed to be consistent with the educational content. A qualitative component using interpretative phenomenological analysis will be included following the intervention phase. He is hoping to complete data collection before his entire head turns gray!

Twitter: @JohnWarePT

Making Connections: Manual Therapy For the Nervous System In Pain

Diane Jacobs, PT

Bio: Over 40 yrs experience as a physiotherapist and runs a practice in Saskatchewan, Canada. Helped to form the Canadian Pain Science Division to support physio's interested in pain science. After attending a class taught by David Butler, she began to consider the role of cutaneous nerves in pain and developed a gentle technique called dermoneuromodulation (DNM). She travels worldwide teaching DNM classes to manual therapists.

Website: Dermoneuromodulation

Blog: HumanAntiGravitySuit

Twitter: @dfjpt

Stories From the Clinic: What I Wished I Had Known About Pain Science When I Started Out

Ravensara Travillian, Ph.D.

Bio: Ravensara S. Travillian, PhD, NA-C, LMP, has been a licensed massage practitioner in Washington state since 1992. In 2006, she completed her PhD in Biomedical & Health Informatics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She practiced at the Refugee Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for 7 years, providing massage therapy for pain relief, insomnia, and other symptoms for refugees living with the aftereffects of having survived war, genocide, and other forms of trauma. Additionally, she has served the profession as a Board Member for the Massage Therapy Foundation, and as Chair of the Best Practices Committee, tasked with developing and communicating best practice guidelines to ensure that clients can depend that an entry-level massage therapist knows how to deliver effective massage therapy appropriately and safely.

Twitter: @RavenTravillian

Downloads: n/a

Making Progress In the Face of Uncertain Pain

Eric Kruger, DPT

Bio: Eric Kruger, DPT, CSCS is a physical therapist in Denver, Colorado. He has seven years’ experience in orthopedics and strives to integrate his traditional training as a physical therapist with the latest science in psychology, pain, and neuroscience—amongst a few other subjects. Eric is interested in pushing the field of physical therapy forward beyond diagnosis and intervention by asking: “What can we be as physical therapists?” which inevitably is followed by a cascade of questions that he hopes to probe within this blog.

Twitter: @EKrugerDPT

Blog: Eric Kruger

Download: n/a

Yoga Therapy As A Vehicle For Pain Science Education

Neil Pearson, MSc, BScPT, BA-BPHE, CYT, RYT500

Bio: Neil is the founder and director of Neil Pearson Physiotherapist Corporation, which operates as life is now. He focuses on providing the knowledge and tools for effective pain self-management, through two avenues: Pain Care Education, and Pain Care Yoga.

Neil works as a registered physiotherapist, and a certified yoga therapist in Penticton, BC, Canada. He is an educator: Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia, faculty with the BC Medical Association enhancing knowledge and clinical practice of primary care MDs, and a faculty member in five yoga therapist training programs. Near home, he is active in providing, and researching the effectiveness of group pain education within both primary and secondary pain care. Neil is the founding Chair of the Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the first PT recipient of the Canadian Pain Society’s top honour for Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education.

Website: Life Is Now Pain Care


At the end of the 3 day 2015 Summit, there was a Q&A featuring most of the presenters.