presented by Adriaan Louw
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. Lumbar Surgery in the United States
Recognize various social and economic issues with the ever-increasing rates of low back surgery. Describe the outcomes of the most common low back surgeries as it pertains to pain and disability.
2. The Development of a Preoperative Neuroscience Educational Program for Lumbar Surgery
Recognize various issues related to low back surgery that lead to the development of a preoperative neuroscience educational program. Verify that various pain-related issues justify the need to develop a preoperative neuroscience educational program for lumbar surgery.
3. The “How To” of Neuroscience Education for Lumbar Surgery
Master the content and delivery of the preoperative neuroscience educational program for patient undergoing lumbar surgery. Integrate the content and educational material from this section into clinical practice.
4. Does It Work? Preoperative Neuroscience Education for Lumbar Surgery
Recognize the various studies used to validate the results of the preoperative neuroscience educational program. Compare the preliminary results of the newly designed preoperative program to previous outcome studies for similar low back surgeries.
5. Pain, Lumbar Surgery and Physical Therapy
Verify why pain is complex and why surgery has such a relatively poor track record in easing pain. Identify various issues regarding pain that may result in a poor surgical outcome.