About the Program

Program Schedule
4:45 p.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. Introductions and Awards
5:15 to 6 p.m. Lecture
6 to 6:15 p.m. Questions
6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Buffet Dinner; Break-out Group Discussions
7:15 to 8 p.m. Discussion Group Leaders and Guest Lecturer wrap-up answering charges from the guiding questions

Presentation Outline

"The Neuroscience of Pain and Applications in the Neurologic Population"

Presented by:
Joseph M. Donnelly, PT, DHSc
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (HON)
Clinical Professor and Director, Postprofessional Education, Mercer University

I. Introduction

  1. A tribute to the impact of Patricia Leahy’s Legacy

II. Pain Sciences

  1. Pain Definition and proposed definition IASP 2019
  2. Pain Mechanisms
    1. Peripheral Nociceptive
      1. Peripheral sensitization
      2. Clinical translation
    2. Peripheral Neurogenic/ Neuropathic
      1. Clinical translation
    3. Central Sensitization / Nociplastic
      1. Modulation mechanisms
      2. Neuroplasticity
      3. clinical translation
    4. Motor system
      1. Myofascial pain and dysfunction

III. Application in Individuals with Neurologic Impairment

  1. Spasticity
    1. Neural hypothesis
    2. Soft tissue and Muscle contributions
  2. Treatment Options
    1. Botox
    2. Acupuncture
    3. Dry Needling

IV. Small group Discussion

  1. Management of a patient with Parkinson’s disease
  2. Management of a patient with CVA
  3. Management of a patient with persistent pain

Patricia Leahy Scholarship Committee:

Eric Folkins, Shelly Lewis, Margie Roos, and Greg Thielman

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Department of Physical Therapy
Box 39, 600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-596-8849
Fax: 215-895-3121
Email: g.thielm@usciences.edu


Dr. Gregory Thielman 


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495