painPRO offers a variety of courses for advanced practitioner education. Our courses are designed for all healthcare professionals looking to increase their knowledge and question their beliefs. We follow the evidence…not the dogma.

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response…Arthur M. Schlesinger

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Are you looking for an evidence-based way to help people with shoulder pain?

This course will cover how the capsuloligamentous tissues are involved in shoulder injuries and problems and why joint tissue injuries are considered neuropsychophysiological conditions.

This course will cover:

  • A review of shoulder anatomy
  • Introduce neurological interventions of joint tissues
  • Introduce ligamentous pain referral patterns of the shoulder
  • Discuss principles of treatment
  • Discuss pain science consideration

In this course we will look at the sensory and mechanical properties of the tissues. We will discuss how ligamentous tissues become injured, their healing process, NEW timelines for Acute-Chronic, neurological innervations, ligamentomuscular reflex and referral patterns.

The course includes the topic of Pain by looking at the most current research and how we can use this information to our advantage to improve our outcomes, thereby improving the quality of life of our patients.

You will gain an understanding of DIM’s and SIM’s, how a patients’ thoughts can lead to imprecise perspectives pertaining to rehab, and why it s not just about what you do but how and what you say that impacts your clinical outcomes.

Case studies are presented which are intended to help you gain an understanding of the impact that pain, dysfunction, communication, therapists terminology and explanatory narratives play on a patients’ perspectives, thoughts, beliefs and expectations.

We will end the course reviewing the 7 Effects of Treatment, the Top 5 Questions patients want answered and reflecting on our actions moving forward.

For further information about the author and his approach:

Robert Libbey!

Vaccine Requirements:

  • Entrance into the course will also require you to provide your BC Vaccine Card or similar provided by the BC health authority at the door.
  • Covid questionnaires will be emailed 24hrs before class and you are required to complete them again at the course.
  • Masks are required to be worn at all times during the course

Course Information:

  • Course is free for full-time painPRO contractors and $300 for all other participants

Date: October 24, 2021  9am-5pm

Location: painPRO Surrey Memorial Clinic. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants.

Register Now

“Dr. Snell is great at Assimilating information. This ability has resulted in the forming of a patient-empowering, systematic and actionable approach to addressing the most common form of lower back pain.”

Adam Milsop, DC

Past Events


July 30: Pelvic pain – Sandi Hilton PT
October 29: painBC course – Eric Purves RMT


July 17 & 20: ICBC and active rehab – Shireen Mistry KIN
September 9 & 30: K-Box 1st education series – Tony McDougall DC
September 15 & 16: The Clinical Companion to – Dr Phillip Schnell
Nov 20 & 27: San Diego Pain conference video viewing – no-cost event


January 20: The basics of the shoe and orthotic recommendations, what to use them for, and when to refer.
February 24: Concussion education evening – Shireen Mistry KIN
April 14 & 25: ICBC and research updates – Bodhi Haraldsson RMT
May 24: The Shoulder – Kevin Thorneloe RMT
June 23: The therapeutic relationship: empathy and rapport building – Jen Moudahi RMT


No courses due to Covid 19


May 2 & 21: The therapeutic relationship: empathy and rapport building – Jen Moudahi RMT
May 19 & 23: Concussion Education – Shireen Mistry KIN
October 24: LAST Shoulder Course – Robert Libbey RMT


painPRO Coal Harbour
1112 West Pender Street
Suite 705
Vancouver, BC V6E 2S1

Tel: 604-688-0029

painPRO City Square
555 West 12th Avenue
Suite 495 WEST TOWER
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3X7

Tel: 604-876-0029

painPRO Burnaby Metrotown
4710 Kingsway
Suite 2148
Burnaby, BC, V5H 4J5

Tel: 604-409-4318

painPRO North Surrey City Centre
10366 136A Street
Suite 104
Surrey, BC V3T 5R3

Tel: 604-930-8210

painPRO Surrey Memorial
13737 96th Ave
Suite 507
Surrey, BC V3V 0C6

Tel: 604-800-9656

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