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. Tissues, Current Models and Pain in Athletes
This chapter discusses how current biomedical models are outdated in how they view pain in athletes. After completing this chapter, participants will be able to justify the inclusion of a more rounded bio-psycho-social approach to understanding injury and pain in an athletic population.
2. The Brain and Nervous System in Athletic Pain
This chapter describes various neuroscience processes in the peripheral nervous system and central nervous system in athletes experiencing pain. Participants will recognize how the whole brain is busy processing information and ultimately produces pain in the pain neuromatrix.
3. Pain, the Brain and Sports Performance
This chapter proposes that sports performance starts and ends with the brain, not tissues. The chapter will analyze sports performance from a perspective of a busy brain processing pain at the expense of various critical functions needed in sports performance, such as concentration.
4. Clinical Pearls: Cutting-Edge Neuroscience for Athletes in Pain
This chapter integrates the new neuroscience view of pain into every-day clinical practice scenarios. The chapter will describe the importance of including cognitive strategies in a tissue-dominant model for athletes in pain.