Pain Management Courses

Learn to effectively diagnose pain as a healthcare professional with our online pain management courses.

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Anyone can benefit from enhancing their pain management knowledge, as pain is something we all experience at some point in our lives. However, pain management courses are particularly helpful for anyone who works closely with individuals suffering from injuries or experiencing acute or chronic pain, such as:

  • Healthcare workers, including physicians and nurses
  • Social care staff, including carers and social workers
  • Sports and fitness workers, such as personal trainers and fitness coaches

As we’ve discussed, our online pain management training options can also be beneficial for those seeking advice on how to approach their own pain management.

Pain management is relevant to many different sectors and fields, as it relates ties into physical health, mental health and wellbeing.

Studying physiology will help deepen your understanding of the human body and the physical causes and conditions that lead to pain. When considering how to help individuals on a more holistic level, our experts provide you with strategies to connect with and support those in pain.

The right approach to pain management will depend on the type of injury or pain that someone is experiencing. A few common pain management strategies include:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy, such as massage, acupuncture, or chiropractor
  • Psychological therapy, such as CBT
  • Support groups

Get pain management training online from FutureLearn

Our pain management courses are an invaluable resource for physicians, nurses, healthcare staff and physiotherapy professionals working closely with individuals who manage pain. They are also useful to anyone who experiences acute or chronic pain themselves, or has a loved one who requires care.

We offer a variety of flexible online courses, covering different aspects and approaches towards pain and treatment, so it’s easy to find an option that fits around your specific needs.

Start with one short course or sign up for an unlimited subscription and take advantage of our full library. Explore our pain management training courses and learn at any time, from anywhere.

Learn how to better manage your own pain or that of others

Our varied catalogue of pain management courses can benefit individuals across all backgrounds and career paths. You’ll learn about physical strategies for treating and managing pain in specific areas of the body, such as hip and knee pain or shoulder pain. We’ll help you improve patient care and earn certificates that support career progression in healthcare and the sports and fitness industry.

Earn a pain management certificate

Earn personalised pain management certificates when you complete an online course on FutureLearn, complete with lead educator signatures, organisation logos and course details. Share your achievements with employers, on Linkedin, on your CV and more.

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