ACP Pain Management 4: Nonpharmacologic Therapies

Pain Management Learning Series

This interactive training series consists of 7 core modules and 2 sets of case studies.

Pain Management 4: Nonpharmacologic Therapies reviews common nonpharmacologic and nonsurgical modalities used within a multimodal approach to alleviate pain. By the end of this learning activity, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize indications for therapeutic exercise, physical modalities, and manual therapy to alleviate pain.
  • Recognize indications for behavioral and mind-body therapies to alleviate pain.
  • Counsel patients about the indications and limitations of pain management approaches that have a less robust evidence base but are frequently used by patients.
  • Identify the role of local injection or dry needling for patients with refractory pain.
  • Engage patients in productive and evidence-based risk-benefit discussions regarding incorporation of complementary and alternative medicine into a personalized, conventional pain management plan.
  • Partner with patients to select treatment modalities for a multimodal approach that is best suited to their pain type, functional goals, and self-management plan.

The 2024 rerelease of ACP's modules within the Pain Management Learning Series includes updated information and provides additional learning and credit earning opportunity for learners who claimed credit for earlier versions.

Modules and CME/MOC credit are free to ACP Members. Non-members may purchase access to claim CME/MOC credit for each module for $25 or the full package of 7 learning modules and 2 sets of case studies for $199 by clicking “Learn More/Buy”. Non-members who do not purchase the module will not receive credit upon completion of the module.

The ACP Pain Management Learning Series is supported by an independent education grant funded by Pfizer, Inc., in partnership with Lilly USA, LLC.


Up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and MOC Points
Expires April 04, 2027   active


Free to Members


Interactive Multi-Media


Pain Management Learning Series

This self-paced, comprehensive, multimedia series comprises 7 core learning modules, 2 case-based modules, and additional resources with over 23 hours of learning activities. It provides interactive and engaging training in pain assessment, nonpharmacologic treatment, nonopioid pharmacotherapy, rational use of opioids, and management of patients with both pain and opioid use disorder. With an emphasis on evidence-based communication skills, this series is designed to support patient partnership and successful navigation of chronic pain management challenges.