Beyond Opioids: Therapy Strategies to Manage Chronic Pain

Presented by Lydia Nemirovsky, MS, OTR/L

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Course Description

Chronic pain presents unique challenges to the rehabilitation professional, oftentimes serving as the primary barrier to functional and meaningful progress. This course will explain the different therapy approaches required for effective chronic pain management, while providing a deeper understanding of how pain is processed in the body.
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AdultOTPTSLPBrain InjuryChronic PainHealth LiteracyMedications and WellnessResilience

Meet Your Presenter

Lydia Nemirovsky MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with over nine years of experience working with adult and older adult populations. Lydia has worked in major hospital systems in the Baltimore area including the University of Maryland Medical System, Sinai Hospital, and Johns Hopkins University. She has also worked as an adjunct professor at Towson University teaching master’s students neurological interventions for the adult population. Lydia is the founder of Specialty Pain Management Services which focuses on treating individuals living with chronic pain in their home setting.


  • Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID #04877. This webinar is offered at 1 CEU.

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the difference between acute and chronic pain management needs.
  2. Summarize what the healthcare community has done and currently is doing to address chronic pain.
  3. Describe modern pain research and the role of the brain in pain management.
  4. Summarize the role of therapists in addressing chronic pain.
  5. Identify effective, non-invasive techniques to use in clinic.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction to chronic pain and course objectives
  • 0:10 - Current and common pain management approaches and strategies, including common assessments and interventions
  • 0:25 - Examination of pain theories to provide historical context and introduce modern pain management practices
  • 0:40 - The role of therapists in chronic pain management and effective treatment plans
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

OTs, PTs, and SLPs who work with clients experiencing chronic pain.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until July 20, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is the president and founder of Specialty Pain Management Services which provides occupational therapy services to adults living with chronic pain in their home setting.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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