Pain Canada courses for people with pain

Moving Through Pain

About Moving Through Pain

Moving Through Pain program is a free, self-paced online program for health care providers who want to support people living with pain to move with more ease.

Learners who complete Moving Through Pain will be equipped with the practical knowledge and teaching resources to support people living with pain to engage in gentle movement and relaxation as part of a supported self-management plan.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognize pain as a complex, subjective experience that is unique to each person.
  • Describe the changes that take place in the nervous system when living with chronic pain and apply these concepts when supporting clients.
  • Reflect on the goals of pain management and the importance of function versus pain reduction.
  • Evaluate the role of movement education in pain management.
  • Apply an integrated biopsychosocial approach to deliver movement and mindfulness exercises with people living with pain.

Why you should take this program

  • Clinically relevant:
    Non-pharmacological approaches to managing chronic pain are more important than ever. Developed in consultation with leading experts on movement and chronic pain, Moving Through Pain will enable you to empower people with pain to feel safe to move again.
  • Brought to you by Canada’s pain experts:
    Moving Through Pain was developed by Pain Canada, a national and international leader in chronic pain. We offer Pain Canada Certification, a stamp of quality recognized around the world.
  • Online, compact and self-paced:
    Learn at your own pace and from the comfort of your home or office with minimal time away from your practice, family and life.

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Course details:
Cost: FREE
Format: Online
Duration: 4 hours, self-paced
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“I thoroughly enjoyed this course; every health care professional should take it! I now have a better understanding of pain and have adopted tools that will help me improve function in my clients living with chronic pain."

Moving Through Pain course graduate


Julie Carlson, RCSW; Tori Etheridge, BKin., MPT., CN-NINM Therapist, Certified Vestibular Therapist; Joyce Moski, RN; Neil Pearson, PT, MSC (RHBS), BA-BPHE, C-IAYT, ERYT500.