Webinar Recording Archive

Pain BC offers free interdisciplinary webinars for health care providers on the latest science, research and technology being utilized to better understand, treat and manage chronic pain. Register for an upcoming free, live webinar or view our archive of past webinar recordings below.

The anatomy of therapeutic alliance: Integrating physiotherapy and psychotherapy

This free webinar will discuss how physiotherapy and somatic psychotherapy services can be successfully integrated to treat people living with persistent pain.

Making sense of pain through science and story

In this webinar, Joletta Belton shares her story through the lens of pain science. She offers unique insights into the lived experience of pain and recovery and will explore possible paths in pain treatment.

Contextual coping

In this webinar, Dr. Bronnie Lennox Thompson explores the nature of learning to live with pain across different life stages, and how coping strategies can play an important role in managing pain. 

Inclusive Employer Practices and Hiring of Individuals with Disabilities

This webinar provides an overview of how organizations can expand their potential talent pool to reach individuals living with disabilities by shaping a more disability-inclusive recruitment and hiring process.

Movement as Pain Education

Changing beliefs about pain and attitudes to recovery is an important intervention for successful pain care. Yet what is the most effective process of explaining pain?

Working with persistent pain: an exploration of strategies used to stay productive at work

This webinar presents current research on the impacts of pain on the workplace and the types of resources that employees are seeking to assist them in maintaining employment despite their persistent pain.

Pain Medication Management for Acute Injuries

This webinar provides best practice advice from pharmacist Jennifer Dunkin on how patients can manage pain medications if they have recently been injured, have experienced a fracture and/or have undergone surgery to fix their injury.

The patient voice: An integrated approach to providing care for chronic pain patients

In this webinar, patient advocate Keith Meldrum discusses the patient voice and why it’s valuable for health care providers to integrate the patient narrative when providing care and treatment for people living with chronic pain.

Arthritis and the workplace

In this webinar, Dr. Lacaille shares her expertise as a rheumatologist and scientist, reviews relevant literature, including her own research findings, and provides practical advice for workers, health care professionals, and employers to support workers with arthritis.

Contemporary Treatment Approaches for Chronic Tendon Pain

This webinar takes an evidence-informed approach while presenting a contemporary understanding of chronic tendon pain and the best supported approaches to manage it. The results of a recently completed placebo-controlled trial for knee tendon pain are also presented.

The Cannabis Question: Culture to Science

In this webinar, clinical pharmacist Terri Betts speaks to many of the question providers have about prescribing cannabis for chronic pain.

Acupuncture: A helpful treatment modality in an interdisciplinary program for complex chronic conditions

In this webinar, Dr. Teresa Clarke will present on the history of acupuncture and summarize the research studies on the neurophysiology, underlying its mechanism of action.

myoActivation treatment in a primary care setting (part 3)

myoActivation is an injection-based treatment modality being used in BC for people with chronic pain by clinicians at The myo Clinic, BC Children's Hospital, Downtown Eastside Community Health Centre, and CHANGEpain. This webinar is the third in our three-part series on the myoActivation treatment approach.

Factors Affecting Return to Work After Injury or Illness

Work disability is a major personal, financial, and public health burden. With more people living with many types of chronic illnesses now than ever before, the problem of work disability will continue to escalate if we do not take action.

Work Experiences and Adaptations Made by Employees with Arthritis

This webinar describes the common challenges employees with arthritis face at work, and the strategies they use to maintain employment.

Multiple Sclerosis and Work: Individual Factors Impacting Employment Status

This webinar discusses the individual factors affecting employment status among people living with MS.

Psychosocial Work Environment and Risk of Stroke

Stroke is a major cause of morbidity, mortality and disability world-wide. Psychosocial work factors, such as stress, have been proposed to be a risk factor for stroke, but previous findings have been mixed. In this webinar, Eleonor Fransson, PhD discusses how psychosocial factors such as stress can contribute to a higher risk for stroke in the workplace.

myoActivation: A systematic approach to pediatric complex pain care (part 2)

myoActivation is an injection-based treatment modality being used in BC for people with chronic pain. This webinar is the second in our three-part series on the myoActivation treatment approach.

The myoActivation system of pain care (part 1)

myoActivation is an injection-based treatment modality being used in BC for people with chronic pain by clinicians at The myo Clinic, BC Children's Hospital, Downtown Eastside Community Health Centre, and CHANGEpain. This webinar is the first in our three-part series on the myoActivation treatment approach.

Opioids, Musculoskeletal Disorders, and Work-Related Outcomes

This webinar examines the current evidence around the early use of opioids after work-related low back injuries and work outcomes.

Narrative Medicine Tools for Health Care Providers

In this webinar, Dr. Katrina Genuis explores the difference between pain and suffering, focusing on suffering as the dimension of existence providers should aim to heal when pain is intractable.

Chronic Migraine in Primary Care

​People with chronic migraine represent the more severe end of the migraine clinical spectrum, and generally have more disability than individuals with episodic migraine.

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Living with chronic conditions comes with various challenges that can be frustrating to deal with because individuals are often caught in the vicious cycle of symptoms they are experiencing. Dealing with chronic conditions on a daily basis can affect one's emotional, physical and mental well-being. As a result, it is essential to learn different strategies to live a healthier life with chronic conditions. In this webinar, we will learn about Lana's personal journey from starting to live with chronic conditions to her returning to work, gaining a better understanding of the concepts of self-management and exploring different tools to help individuals break the vicious cycle.

From Painful to Playful: An Intuitive Approach to Pediatric Pain Management

All children have a right to play. This is especially important for children and youth living with pain.

Workplace Safety and Prescribed Medications in Chronic Pain Patients​

The following webinar highlights perspectives and concerns of different stakeholders regarding a safe workplace and ‘medication’-related workplace impairment, especially for safety-sensitive workers.

Microbiome: Linking Nutrition & Pain

We change our body chemistry every time we eat. Our food has the power to increase or decrease body-wide inflammation. Yet most medical schools have a few hours of learning time devoted to a topic that has the potential to help every patient seen.

Workplace Safety and Prescribed Medications in Chronic Pain Patients

Employers are obliged to provide a safe work environment for employees. Unions are concerned for th

Chronic Pain: Managing Without Opioids

Treatment of chronic pain requires “multimodal analgesia,” a management plan that often requires pharmacological as well as non-drug therapies, and very importantly large measures of clinician guided patient self-management.

Perspectives of People with a Chronic Disease on Participating in Work

In this webinar, Marloes Voojis provides insight in the rationale of supporting work in people with a chronic disease.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Bladder sensitization. Incontinence. Pain with sex. These are some of the many symptoms of chronic pelvic pain.