Injury rehabilitation, sports and remedial massage courses in The South West

Subjective Assessment – Maximising your Clinical Interview with Eric Purves & Anna Maria Mazzieri

Eric Purves & Anna Maria Mazzieri
3 November 2021 18:00 & 8 December 2021 18:00


3 November 2021 18:00 & 8 December 2021 18:00




Eric Purves & Anna Maria Mazzieri


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Full Fees: £200.00 (Payment plans to spread the cost are available - please contact for details on this option.)

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Subjective Assessment – Maximising your Clinical Interview with Eric Purves & Anna Maria Mazzieri

The importance of the subjective assessment as part of the biopsychosocial model of musculoskeletal healthcare


Once seen as a quick necessity to rule out contraindications, as our understanding of the complex and multifaceted nature of musculoskeletal pain and injury has evolved so has our acceptance of the importance of the subjective interview; not only as an assessment tool but as an intervention in it’s own right.
In these workshops two greats of the industry; Eric Purves and Anna Maria Mazzieri will explore all aspects of the subjective assessment as part of a BPS approach and how to maximise this clinical interview to get the best results for you and your clients.
Split over 2 sessions, 1 month apart this will include the opportunity for attendees to complete a case study to get the most from this highly interactive course . The course will include –

  • Why the subjective assessment matters
  • The importance of language
  • How to structure your subjective assessment
  • Making the subjective assessment an integral part of your treatment
  • The evidence associated with the impact of effective subjective assessment
  • Where subjective assessment fits in a biopsychosocial, client-centred model of care


This course is suitable for any professional working in MSK care, including; Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Soft Tissue Therapists and Sports Therapist. If your qualification is not listed or if you are unsure if this course is suitable for you please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it.

Eric Purves

Eric is a registered massage therapist, educator and researcher, based in Victoria, BC Canada, specialising in utilising evidence based care for pain management. Eric is a member of the educational faculty for PainBC where he teaches Chronic Pain Management for Registered Massage Therapists. He also instructs courses on persistent pain, rehabilitation principles and evidence-based practice strategies for manual and movement therapists throughout Canada and the US.

Eric holds a master of rehabilitation science through UBC. His graduate work focused on the role of RMTs in the healthcare system and how to use evidence-based strategies to enhance research evidence in curriculum development and education delivery.

Anna Maria Mazzieri

Anna Maria is the founder and director of The School, based in the South West of England. The School has a well-deserved reputation for being a leading training provider for Soft Tissue Therapists in the UK. Offering the respected ISRM Level 5 diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy as well as a comprehensive programme of Continuing Professional Development workshops for therapists of all backgrounds. Anna Maria is also a practising Soft Tissue Therapist and holds a BSc in Sports Therapy.

Anna Maria has experienced first hand the move from a biomechanical explanation of pain to a biopsychosocial approach to musculoskeletal care and is a huge advocate for the role that Soft Tissue, manual and massage therapist can play in this model .

Course Details

    Course Date : 3 November 2021 18:00 & 8 December 2021 18:00

    Course Venue : Online

    Course Cost : £ 200.00 (Payment plans to spread the cost are available - please contact for details on this option.)

    Course taught by : Eric Purves & Anna Maria Mazzieri

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James Hester

Head of Drums at BIMM Bristol & Triathelete (PACTri)

Anna-Maria is an incredibly knowledgeable tutor and her passion for the industry is completely evident in the way she delivers each session. She seamlessly includes critical thinking and challenges her students to do the same and this element becomes more of a focus as the course develops. The School is forward thinking in its approach to evidence-based practice with a client-centred approach and I continue to benefit from the latest learning by attending CPD events. As a past student, it is great to know that high quality content is still available, as is the growing community of ISRM members.
Chris Lander

Pulse Therapy

I found the CPD format very easy to follow and was very impressed by how interactive it was. The content was thorough, yet simple to understand. I found this style to be less intimidating as a newly qualified STT which allowed me to get involved in the polls and questions. I found the 3 tutors presenting to have the perfect mix of personalities, knowledge and delivery.
Leila Jackson

Soft Tissue Therapist

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