Neil Pearson, Anatomy & Physiology for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Persistent Pain Specialist

Neil Pearson MSc, BScPT, BA-BPHE, C-IAYT, E-RYT500  is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC, a pain educator, and a leader in the fields of physiotherapy and yoga therapy pain care. He shares his knowledge and experience as a faculty member in four international yoga therapy training programs, and through his Pain Care Yoga certification process.

Neil is the Founding Chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division, the 2012 recipient of the Canadian Pain Society's Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education Award, a board member of Pain BC, and recipient of the BC Physio's Excellence in Clinical Practice Contribution award. 

Neil offers a distance mentorship program each year in Pain Care and, in 2020, he launched an online education program, Pain Care Aware, bringing pain science to yoga teachers.

In Yoga Therapy International's CYT 1000 program, Neil is teaching Anatomy and Physiology for Musculosketal Conditions, and our Specialist on Persistent Pain Care.

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