Reconciling biomechanics with pain science


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Q-Bic, Sint-Jobsstraat 139, 2200 Herentals, België

Specialist Greg Lehman


Accreditatie (only for Dutch people)

Algemeen fysiotherapeut register
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Keurmerk: 14 punten
KRF: 14 punten

ProQKine: in aanvraag

Taal scholing: Engels

10 - 11 september 2021

09.00 - 17.00 uur

About the course

Significant research in the pain neurosciences and biomechanics field often appears to undermine the reasoning and justifications for many of the traditional therapeutic approaches and techniques of the many rehabilitation professions. By addressing both the weaknesses and strengths of the biomechanical approach we can see that treatment can be much simpler, congruent with the cognitive, neuroscience approach and best evidenced based practice.

This course provides a framework to utilize an alternative biomechanical approach that blends neuroscience pain education. This course teaches the therapist how to teach patients about pain science in a treatment framework that still utilizes specific/corrective exercise and manual therapy. Therapists are taught a model of treatment that simplifies the assessment process and the treatment.

Learning style

This course is a mix of a discussion based lecture, case studies and practical components. The practical components are used with the case studies to “feel” the interventions. However, there no “specific” techniques. Rather, the point is to show that the framework helps the therapist use their own techniques but in a different way. Further, we can then share “techniques” from all participants in the class. Exercises are demonstrated and time is given to practice these exercises. When exploring how Key Messages relate to pain and changing behaviour the practical component helps the therapist use their own experiences and “stories” to fit with the Key Messages of pain and behaviour change.


  • Provide assessment techniques to aid in diagnosis and management common musculoskeletal complaints

  • Demonstrate how biomechanical treatments and explanations can address the multidimensional nature of pain

  • Demonstrate how cognitive restructuring and goal setting of meaningful activities can be used alongside mechanical treatments to address the multidimensional nature of pain

  • Provide and teach exercise prescription that is informed by biomechanics and therapeutic neuroscience

  • Explain the “pain science” behind common clinical problems and learn methods of applying therapeutic neuroscience education

  • Identify and use their current movement based skills within a graded exposure and graded activity paradigm

The course outline can be found here

Timetable day 1

08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 11.00
Treatment Fundamentals Lecture
11.00 – 13.00
When Biomechanics Matters
13.00 – 14.00
Lunch break
14.00 – 15.00
Expose or Protect: the role of spinal flexion in low back pain and injury
15.00 – 17.00
Symptom Modification Model of Injury/Pain Management

Timetable day 2

08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 12.00
The comprehensive capacity model of exercise prescription
12.00 – 13.00
Lunch break
13.00 – 15.00
The Point of Pain Science and Key Messages Workshop

Dr. Greg Lehman BKin, MSc, DC, MScPT

I am a physiotherapist, chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist treating musculoskeletal disorders within a biopsychosocial model.

I currently teach two 2-day continuing education courses to health and fitness professionals through out the world.  Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science and Running Resiliency have been taught more than 60 times in more than 40 locations world wide.

Prior to my clinical career I was fortunate enough to receive a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council MSc graduate scholarship that permitted me to be one of only two yearly students to train with Professor Stuart McGill in his Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory subsequently publishing more than 20 peer reviewed papers in the manual therapy and exercise biomechanics field. I was an assistant professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College teaching a graduate level course in Spine Biomechanics and Instrumentation as well conducting more than 20 research experiments while supervising more than 50 students. I have lectured on a number of topics on reconciling treatment biomechanics with pain science, running injuries, golf biomechanics, occupational low back injuries and therapeutic neuroscience. 

While I have a strong biomechanics background I was introduced to the field of neuroscience and the importance of psychosocial risk factors in pain and injury management almost two decades ago. I believe successful injury management and prevention can use simple techniques that still address the multifactorial and complex nature of musculoskeletal disorders. I am active on social media and consider the discussion and dissemination of knowledge an important component of responsible practice. Further in depth bio and history of my education, works and publications.