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Engaging Patients in Multimodal Pain Care Plans

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One cannot bake a cake with only flour. Clinicians who treat chronic pain understand that it requires teamwork and multimodal treatment plans. How can we get patients on board with this approach if patients are reliant on only one tool or treatment? How can we support each other when we work in isolated practice settings? We can support each other and bolster our patients’ confidence in their prognosis by confidently communicating all elements of a care plan to them. This course is taught by a Certified Pain Educator (CPE) and is intended for all clinicians who struggle to engage patients in active self-management strategies. Learners can learn the “elevator pitch” to help motivate patients toward other members of a pain care team and provide an overview of a comprehensive team approach, even if you work in an isolated clinical setting.

Kathryn A. Schopmeyer


Kathryn is Program Coordinator for the San Francisco VA Health Care System - Pain Clinic. She develops and coordinators chronic pain physical therapy treatments in close collaboration with other clinicians and departments in the San Francisco VA Health Care System.

Course Instructions

  1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
  2. Click the Take Quiz button to complete the assessment. Learners will have 3 attempts to pass and must answer at least 70% of questions correctly.
  3. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
  4. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 

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