Pain, Nociception and Nerves Seminar with Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD
By Maria DiDanieli
20, Biddeford ME – Chiropractors are invited to the Introduction to Pain,
Nociception and Nerves Seminar to be presented by Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD in
Chester, Nova Scotia on June 22nd and 23rd, 2013. Up to
10 CEUs are available for this seminar – please check with your local
jurisdiction for details.
There is a world-wide initiative in all realms of health
care to learn more about pain. This is not surprising, since pain is the most common
complaint for which patients see therapists. Manual therapists have direct
access to, and therefore can interact with, the peripheral nervous system and
the pain system. Understanding the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral
nervous system is paramount to pinpointing the source of symptoms, and
consequently, directing care. In this course, pain and nociception will be
presented in a diagnostic context. Practitioners completing this course will be
able to recognize various types of pain, locate the source of symptoms, and
better design their treatments.
Topics to be covered include: nociceptor anatomy and
physiology; the effect of inflammation on nerves and axons; critical features
of nociceptive, neuropathic, and ectopic nociceptive pain; neurobiology and
circuitry of neuronal plasticity; process of axonal injury, regeneration, and
the ramifications on the nervous system; role of scar tissue in pain; relevance
of peripheral generators; the autonomic nervous system and pain; case
studies (problem-based practical exercise).
Bove, DC, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of New England
College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford ME, and maintains a small
chiropractic practice. His primary research focuses on the effect of
inflammation of nerves, as a mechanism of nerve-related and radiating pain, and
he has more than 40 publications primarily related to this topic. Geoffrey has
taught gross anatomy and human biomechanics at University of North Carolina,
Harvard Medical School, and Southern Denmark University. He has presented his
research at numerous major academic centers, world-wide. Geoffrey is currently
investigating the effects and mechanisms of massage and visceral manipulation
on post-operative ileus and adhesions.
his other presentations in 2012, Geoffrey provided the keynote speech for the
2012 AMTA Schools Summit and served as chair of the science committee at the
3rd Fascia Research Congress, which was held in Vancouver B.C., on March 28-30,
2012. As chair, he facilitated the design of the program and participated in
the congress, as he did for the 2007 and 2009 Fascia Research Congresses.
This event will be hosted by Chester Harbour Yoga and Massage Therapy. For more information about this seminar, including registration details, please call