Talks

Moira Packenham Walsh Memorial Lecture, London 1988. Chasing Pain and Inventing Techniques.

World Congress of Physiotherapy, The Barbican, London 1991.  Chasing pain and inventing Techniques.

Olive Sands Memorial Lecture – OCPPP Annual Conference, Bristol 1993.  Examining and treating signs of neural tension. 

Swiss National Physiotherapy Congress, Davos, Switzerland, June 1994.  Pain Mechanisms and their recognition for Physiotherapy – a new approach for the 1990’s

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: Conference on ‘Physiotherapy and Back Pain. June 1994, London. ‘Adverse Neural Tension.’

Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine, December 1994, London: ‘Nerve palpation and its relevance in peripherally driven neuropathic pain syndromes.’

Moving in on Pain Conference – Adelaide, Australia,  April 1995.  ‘Fluid movement may partially account for the behaviour of symptoms associated with nociception in disc injury and disease.’

CSP Congress Scarborough, 1995,: Central pain mechanisms and chronic pain disability.

CSP Congress Scarborough,1995: Workshop- Central pain mechanisms and RSI.

Royal Alexandra Hospital 10th Anniversary Symposium ‘The Treatment of Pain’.  October 1996.  ‘Pain and Physiotherapy’.

IFOMT –ECE conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands April 1997.  Recurrent and ongoing back pain – Collagen? Or the Nervous system?

McKenzie Institute UK Conference and AGM: November 1997.  Neurobiology of Pain, consequences for diagnosis and management.

6th Nordic Congress on Manual Therapy.  Oslo, March 1998.  The Mature Organism Model, the disc and the sciatic nerve.

6th Nordic Congress on Manual Therapy.  Oslo, March 1998 Case History: The shift from a passive-therapy-structure-orientated-and-focus-on-pain approach, to a self management and functional restoration approach.

OCPPP 45th Annual Conference ‘Balancing our Act’.  April 1998. Pain, the tissues and the nervous system.

OCPPP 45th Annual Conference ‘Balancing our Act’.  April 1998. Workshop: Integration of pain mechanisms into diagnosis, clinical reasoning and management.

Reading Shoulder Seminar, September 1998.  Neural Sensitivity – evaluation and differentiation.

Danish Sports Medicine Conference, Copenhagen, November 1998. ‘Pain Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine’.

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) World Congress.  Vienna, August 1999.  Workshop – ‘Explaining Pain To Patients’.

7th Nordic Congress on Manual Therapy – ‘Low Back Pain, Clinical and Scientific Update’.  September 1999, Copenhagen, Denmark.  ‘The Implication of pain science for the prevention of chronicity’.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress – Birmingham, October 1999. “New treatments, new assessments, new thinking: time for questions, time for change?”

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress – Birmingham, October 1999. ‘Why should the disc bother to hurt?  An Introduction to Darwinian Reasoning.’

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress – Birmingham, October 2000. ‘Physical Examination, pain, sensitivity, impairment and disability’

International Physiotherapists in Private Practice Association Eastbourne – workshops – Nerve root.

NVMT conference, Eindhoven, Holland, 23rd March 2001- Lecture: Impairments, disabilities and barriers – ‘The shopping basket approach’

NVMT conference, Eindhoven, Holland, 23rd & 24th  March 2001- Workshop: ‘The shopping basket approach’: case histories, clinical reasoning and management.

Placebo study day: Treliske Hospital, Truro, 5th April 2002.  Evolutionary reasoning and the placebo.

Conference: How to explain the inexplicable: Subjective Health Complaints, Chronic Pain, Stress and other Phenomena.  A one day Southwest regional meeting hosted by the Pain Management Department of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust at the Alverton Manor, Truro. 14th of May 2003 .  Presentation: The Vulnerable organism.

 9th National Conference on Pain Management Programmes.  11-12 September 2003.  John Innes Centre and University of East Anglia, Norwich.  Pain biology and clinical reasoning

 Danish Physiotherapy Congress: ‘Fagfestival’.  Denmark November 20-22nd 2003   Keynote lecture: Chronic pain: If we know how it starts can it be stopped? (The vulnerable organism)

Danish Physiotherapy Congress: ‘Fagfestival’.  Denmark November 20-22nd 2003   Workshop: Biopsychosocial factors – using a ‘shopping basket approach’

Norwegian Association of Sports Physiotherapy Conference, Lillihammer  Feb 6th & 7th 2004:

  • Pain biology and clinical reasoning
  • An introduction to pain mechanisms
  • Integrating the biopsychosocial model – ‘The shopping basket approach’
  • The ‘shopping-basket’ in practive – ‘graded exposure’

NVMT Conference Eindhoven Holland  March 12th & 13th 2004 Workshop: Chronic pain: If we know how it starts can it be stopped? (The vulnerable organism).

NVMT Conference Eindhoven Holland  March 12th & 13th 2004 Keynote lecture: The challenge of evolutionary reasoning.

OCPPP Conference Nottingham:  ‘Turning Heads’ The East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham  24th – 25th April 2004  – Workshop: Why does acute pain sometimes become chronic pain?

OCPPP Conference Nottingham:  ‘Turning Heads’ The East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham  24th – 25th April 2004  – Workshop: The shopping basket approach and graded exposure

Integrated musculoskeletal trauma conference (IMTC) Waterfront Hall Belfast.  25-27 May 2005-02-24. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and pain management.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, Birmingham International Conference Centre:  October 7th 2005: The vulnerable organism: chronic pain, if we know how it starts can it be stopped?’

 Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy Annual Congress, The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel,  Kilkenny, Eire. ‘The vulnerable organism: chronic pain, if we know how it starts can it be stopped?’

Physio First Conference, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham University. April 1st 2006.  Red and Yellow flags and improving treatment outcomes: Or:  ‘Top down before bottom up’.

Swiss Association of Physiotherapy Congress 2006, Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday 22nd April:  Fear Avoidance – is therapy a part of the problem?

 Swiss Association of Physiotherapy Congress 2006, Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday 21st April: ‘Meet the expert’ session: Graded exposure for acute and sub-acute back pain.

Norwegian Association of Manual and Sports Physiotherapists Conference: Storjfhell, Norway, February 2007 – ‘Chronic pain: if we know how it starts can it be stopped?’

Norwegian Association of Manual and Sports Physiotherapists Conference: Storjfhell, Norway, February 2007 – Chronic pain: permanent or curable?

Norwegian Association of Manual and Sports Physiotherapists Conference: Storjfhell, Norway, February 2007 – Sub acute low back pain case history: ‘The twisted ankle approach to low back pain’.

 Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA) Northern Branch 2007.  Glasgow, February 8th 2007.  Invited Speaker, Lecture day, ‘I’m hoping you can cure me!’

Rehabworks Ltd, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, May 13th, 2008 ‘Tricking Pain’

Oxford Physiotherapy,  Wheatley, Oxford,  March 20th ,2009 ‘Problem pain patients assessment, treatment and management’

Cornwall and IoS NHS Community Health Services,  Pain Symposium, Truro, May 12th 2009 ‘Good Pain, Bad Pain, Explain Pain’

3 thoughts on “Talks

  1. Thank you so much Louis Gifford – a true inspiration, fantastic speaker and teacher. Like many, I will miss your presence and the fresh air you brought. Helen C

  2. Dear Philippa, I wish you “alles alles was Du brauchst” thanks for your passion to support your husband! Louis, you have made an impact on my work, thank’s for this. It’s so sad, that people like you have to go so early. But …you will stay in our minds…and therefor…you are here!!

  3. I read your article in the ISPI newsletter (Oct 2013)—–THANK YOU. So helpful. I really appreciated it. I am a physio too, although in Canada. Is your book out? I would love to get it.

    Alex Chisholm

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