presented by Jacqueline Shakar
Jackie Shakar is employed as a Clinical Advisor and Lead Instructor for Graston Technique, LLC. As such, she has permission to use trademark protected Graston Technique® therapy in the demonstrations in this course. Jackie Shakar receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships.
Nonfinancial— Jackie Shakar has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jacqueline Shakar, DPT, MS, PT, OCS, LAT, GTS
Jackie has been a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer for more than 36 years. She currently works in an outpatient facility and her clinical focuses include a wide spectrum of patients including those experiencing persistent pain, geriatrics and endurance athletes. She received her master's degree in physical therapy from Boston University in 1983 and…Read full bio
1. Treating the Sensitive Nervous System
The first chapter of this course introduces the concept of pain neuroscience education (PNE) within the context of emerging evidence around concepts of pain vs. tissue damage. This chapter will also introduce participants to the authorities on PNE and discuss the limitations of the biomedical model as a method for explaining pain in patients.
2. Pain Neuroscience Theory and Treatment Principles
The second chapter of this course provides important background for the participant on evidence-based pain neuroscience treatment principles, including central vs peripheral sensitization, the effects of chronic pain on the physiological systems of the body, and the application of pain neuroscience treatment principles in clinical practice.
3. Evidence-based Evaluation & Outcomes Measures
In the final chapter of this course, Dr. Shakar demonstrates evidence-based evaluation and measurement techniques for patients with a sensitive nervous system, and identifies the most accurate self-report and outcomes instruments for this patient population.