Moving Through Pain

About Moving Through Pain 

Based on Pain BC’s course Gentle Movement & Relaxation, Moving Through Pain program is a free, self-paced online program for health care providers who want to support people living with pain to move with more ease.

Learners who complete Moving Through Pain will be equipped with the practical knowledge and teaching resources to support people living with pain to engage in gentle movement and relaxation as part of a supported self-management plan.

Specifically, learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize pain as a complex, subjective experience that is unique to each person.
  2. Describe the changes that take place in the nervous system when living with chronic pain and apply these concepts when supporting clients.
  3. Reflect on the goals of pain management and the importance of function versus pain reduction.
  4. Evaluate the role of movement education in pain management.
  5. Apply an integrated biopsychosocial approach to deliver movement and mindfulness exercises with people living with pain.

Why you should take this course


  • Clinically relevant: Non-pharmacological approaches to managing chronic pain are more important than ever. Developed in consultation with leading experts on movement and chronic pain, Moving Through Pain will enable you to empower people with pain to feel safe to move again.
  • Brought to you by Canada’s pain experts: Moving Through Pain was developed by Pain BC, a national and international leader in chronic pain. We offer Pain BC Certification, a stamp of quality recognized around the world.
  • Online, compact and self-paced: Learn at your own pace and from the comfort of your home or office with minimal time away from your practice, family and life.

Content Reviewers

Julie Carlson, RCSW; Tori Etheridge, BKin., MPT., CN-NINM Therapist, Certified Vestibular Therapist; Joyce Moski, RN; Neil Pearson, PT, MSC (RHBS), BA-BPHE, C-IAYT, ERYT500.


This program receives funding from the Government of Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada. Moving Through Pain is based on Gentle Movement and Relaxation, a course developed by Pain BC with funding from the Province of British Columbia.