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Pain Management, What Works!

Saturday 9/25/2021
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

8:00 to 8:30 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 to 10:00 AMIntroduction
10:00 to 10:15 AMBreak
10:15 to 11:59 AMPart 1
12:00 to 12:30 PMLunch (on your own)
12:30 to 2:00 PMPart 2
2:00 to 2:15 PMBreak
2:15 to 3:15 PMDry Needling, Live Demonstration, Dr. K Rashad
3:15 to 4:15 PMLab CTS/LBP
4:15 TO 4:30 PMQ&A and conclusion

Course outline

Whether you are a new graduate or an advanced clinician, this course will provide an answer and guidance to better understand pain and select the most effective interventions. After years of neglect, issues of pain assessment and management have captured the attention of both health care professionals and the public. Factors that prompted such attention include the high prevalence of pain, the opioid crisis, continuing evidence that pain is undertreated, and a growing awareness of the adverse consequences of inadequately managed pain. this course will enable clinician to answer their patients’ persistent questions “why my pain won’t go away or why I am still having pain? Why are pain medications not giving me relief from pain? “. The course will introduce a new and effective approach in assessing and treating low back pain (LBP). The course will feature a live demonstration of application of Dry Needling.


Clinicians will learn:

  • The opioid crisis in the USA.
  • The pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in pain perception.
  • The science behind pain subjectivity,( low and high tolerance to pain stimulus explained).
  • Central and peripheral sensitization with example of pre and post joint replacement
  • The current state of knowledge in functional MRI (fMRI) research related to pain with primary focus on clinical studies.
  • elements of the pain assessment process,  tools used for pain assessment, and strategies for overcoming barriers to pain assessment.
  • The status of pain management in the United States, barriers to appropriate assessment and management of pain, and consequences of undertreatment of pain.
  • The types of pharmacotherapies used to manage pain and compare the mechanisms of action, uses, dosage forms, routes of administration, dosages, and side effects of the various options.
  • The role of nonpharmacologic interventions in treating pain and name a clinical use for a nonpharmacologic treatment.
    1. Anatomical and biomechanical consideration in pain management.
    2. Importance of imaging or imaging report in pain management example “Bulge vs Herniated”.
    3. A new approach in assessing and treating low back pain (LBP) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). (Hands on)
    4. Clinical application of Dry Needling (live demonstration)

Invited Instructor 

Dr. Khaled Rashad is a licensed Physical Therapist in Illinois. He received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Cairo-University in 1986, worked at the trauma department at Cairo-University hospital before he came to the U.S. in 1992.

 He received his Master’s degree of Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. In 1999 he became Board Certified clinical specialist in orthopedic and sports physical therapy (OCS).

Dr. Rashad accomplished his Doctor of physical therapy degree from Rosalind Franklin University in 2007. He received multiple certifications for dry needling therapy, kinesio-taping, and soft tissue mobilization. He has a passion for improving the quality of life for his patient through manual therapy and functional exercises.

Currently, he is   the clinical instructor and the CEO of Liberty Physical Therapy. Clinical instructor and mentor to current physical therapy students, as well as students interested in physical therapy as professional career from PT program at Morton College of health and science.



This course has been approved for 8 CEUs for IL PT/PTA/OT/COTA

All other attendees will receive a certificate of attendance with no CE credit

Certificates will be available in the user profile. You must submit the course evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Please visit support page to learn how to print your certificate.

Northern Illinois University

NIU Outreach Conference Centers
Room number 162
1120 E. Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 577-9101 – Front Desk
(815) 753-8982 – Direct

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