presented by Adriaan Louw
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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD
Adriaan, co-founder and CEO of ISPI, earned both an undergraduate as well as a master’s degree in research and spinal surgery rehabilitation from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a guest lecturer/adjunct faculty at Rockhurst University, St. Ambrose University, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition, he maintains…Read full bio
1. Chronic Pain, Cognitions, and Education
Analyze how common faulty cognitions impact pain and disability in people with pain. Recognize how ignoring faulty cognitions may be a large contributor to the current pain epidemic.
2. The Evolution of Therapeutic Neuroscience Education
Justify the need to carefully reanalyze the use of biomedical information to educate patients about pain. Recognize the evidence supporting neuroscience education for people in pain.
3. Pain Neuroscience Update: Input Mechanism
Explain that tissues heal and various abnormalities may not be correlated to pain. Integrate the latest neuroscience of peripheral neuropathic pain into clinical reasoning in people with persistent pain.
4. Pain Neuroscience Update: Processing and Output
Explain how various areas of the brain in the pain neuromatrix process nociception. Describe the various biological processes involved in protecting pain patients.
5. Educating the Patient: The Body's Extra Sensitive Alarm System
Verify how neuroscience education uses metaphors, examples and pictures in an easy-to-understand format for people in pain. Explain to a patient how the body’s alarm system, the nervous system, becomes increasingly sensitive; how it impacts function and how therapy can help.
6. Educating the Patient: Body Inc., Board Meetings and When Lions Attack
Explain to a patient how the brain produces pain to protect. Describe how a lion metaphor can be used to explain common signs and symptoms seen in people suffering in pain.
Adriaan Louw sits down with Seattle-based Physical Therapist, Chris Johnson, to discuss emerging pain research and what this means for the role of the therapist.