Author and pain expert Doug Nelson presents “The Mystery of Pain” April 24 at ICC North

Doug Nelson, author of “The Mystery of Pain,” will present a one-day workshop on Thursday, April 24, at Illinois Central College’s North Campus, 5701 N. University, Peoria. The workshop runs 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and costs $70. Professionals involved in patient care will gain a deeper understanding of pain and soft tissue dysfunction and will learn new information to help them reassess personal assumptions.     Emerging advances in the science of pain open more doors to possible avenues of treatment, and Nelson will share the findings of clinical trials to provide attendees with new information and understanding of pain as it relates to assessment and treatment.

Nelson began his career in massage therapy in 1977 and maintains an active clinical practice. He has a particular interest in the role of soft tissue in performance, and he has served as a neuromuscular consultant to teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL), in addition to dance companies and professional musicians. President of BodyWork Associates, a massage therapy clinic in Champaign, Illinois, he also established NMT MidWest, Inc., a teaching institute. His research institute has conducted more than 20 clinical research studies on issues pertaining to soft tissue dysfunction. Author of numerous journal articles and professional publications, his most recent book “The Mystery of Pain” was published last year.

This presentation is geared to professionals working with patients in a clinical setting. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR) will provide three contact hours (CEU’s) to massage, respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists, social workers, nurses, and nursing home administrators.

For more information or to register, go to or call (309) 690-6900. Registration deadline is April 9.