£97.00 GBP

Get ready to change your client's mind about their body!

Understanding Pain: The Influential Therapist

ONLINE pre-recorded video lectures. These are the lectures presented at the in-person live Understanding Pain events that provide valuable information on pain to use in your clinical practice.

Wouldn't it feel great if you could teach your clients how to understand their pain and help them know what things in their life might make their pain worse?

Helping our clients is at the very core of what we aim to do and it's why we do what we do.

Pain originates from so many things and is not only a 'tissue issue'. But there are other factors including physiological factors influence our experience of pain? For example, some people get phantom limb pain when there is no limb and, some people who have suffered bereavement feel pain when there is no physical problem? 

In fact, the same neural pathways are activated from both emotional and physical pain. A deeper understanding of pain science can help us provide enhanced care for our clients.

Learning the secrets of pain science will help you to develop an evidence informed approach to meet your client's needs.

  • Immediate access on booking
  • You get 6 months access to this short online course
  • You can download the slide handouts for each lecture
  • You are guided to access online YouTube videos to enhance your learning
  • There are closed captions on each lecture video
  • Ruth Duncan BSc (Hons) PGCert Pain Science and Theory, will be your tutor.

Ruth Duncan







Ruth trained as a licensed massage therapist while living in Florida, USA. She returned to Scotland in 2001 and continued to further her education with a Btec 5 sports and remedial soft tissue qualification, a sports therapy diploma and a hypnotherapy diploma. She also returned to the US to complete training in myofascial release adding to her soft tissue skills.

Ruth has over 20 years of experience working with clients experiencing chronic and persistent pain. 

Ruth is also the founder of Myofascial Release UK providing workshops for healthcare professionals. She has authored her own book on myofascial release, now in its second edition, and has lectured at international and national conferences and trade shows.

In 2021, Ruth gained a BSc First Class (Hons) in Health Sciences and a PGCert in Pain Science to further her own education and to enhance her training programmes.

Ruth is the Scottish advisor for GCMT, the UK's soft tissue voluntary self-regulatory body and Vice Chair of the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation (SMTO).

Common Q&A.


Q. Are these the recordings actually used in the live Understanding Pain course?

A. Yes, these are the exact same videos used in the live online course.

Q. Do I get a workbook to take notes?

A. Not for the online pre-recorded lectures but you do get the slide handouts. The workbook is only provided for the in-person live Understanding Pain course when you buy the bundle or purchase as 2 separate courses.

Q. Is access unlimited?

A. Yes, unlimited to access at any time but only for 6 months maximum.

Q. Can I extend my access?

A. No, access is strictly for 6 months only.

Q. What is the refund policy for the Understanding Pain course?

A. Once booked, there are no refunds. This also applies to no-shows for the online interactive course. Distance selling laws apply.