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Teaching People About Pain – Live 2019 Update

Teaching People About Pain – Live 2019 Update
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PT/PTA: Intermediate
OT, OTA: Intermediate
AT: Intermediate

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Pain is complex and new paradigms of pain, i.e., neuromatrix, nerve sensitivity, endocrine and immune responses to pain and neuroplasticity have pushed conservative, non-pharmacological treatments to the foreground in the treatment of pain. Rehabilitation specialists are uniquely positioned to treat pain, exhibiting various important skillsets such as knowledge of movement, biology, exercise and psychology, let alone the important clinical aspects of time with patients, hands-on treatment, cost-effectiveness, and a large workforce. This course aims to show healthcare providers via a modern understanding of pain, how teaching people more about pain (pain neuroscience education-PNE) can help decrease fear and pain catastrophization, which in turn facilitates movement, which eases pain. Growing evidence for PNE plus movement-based therapies such as exercise is showing great promise in helping patients afflicted with various pain states, especially chronic pain. PNE, as an emerging intervention for pain, is applicable to all healthcare providers treating people in pain in various clinical settings. Current PNE research is focused on challenging clinical conditions such as chronic low back pain, whiplash associated disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, acute low back pain, radiculopathy, preoperative education for spine surgery, total knee replacements, shoulder surgery and more. Additionally, PNE is also exploring various clinical applications including best-practice content, educational delivery, and patients specifically in need of PNE, multidisciplinary PNE delivery, PNE telehealth, community education and dissemination of pain neuroscience to various healthcare disciplines. This course is a must for any/all healthcare providers treating people with pain.

The majority of this webinar is a previously published course from our catalog, which you may have already viewed. The instructor will be joining after the airing of this content to provide a live chapter update and Q&A session.

In order to receive credit for this webinar participants must attend the webinar for the full duration, complete the quiz with a minimum score of 70%, and complete the participant survey.

Those who do not pass initially are given the opportunity to re-take the quiz.

Meet Your Instructor

Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD 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 a clinical practice and is co-owner of The Ortho Spine and Pain Clinic in Story City, Iowa. Adriaan has been teaching postgraduate, spinal manual therapy, and pain science classes throughout the US and internationally for 15 years. He is a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist through ISPI. In addition, Adriaan has presented at numerous national and international manual therapy, pain science, and medical conferences, and has authored and co-authored articles, books, and book chapters related to spinal disorders and pain science. Recently, Adriaan completed his Ph.D., which centers on therapeutic neuroscience education and spinal disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Explain how various areas of the brain in the pain neuromatrix process nociception
  • Describe various biological processes involved in protecting pain patients
  • Recognize how PNE evolution now showcases the power of using PNE as a primer (catalyst) to help people move more, which eases pain more than PNE as a stand-alone treatment
  • Develop a clinical understanding of the clinical application of PNE into various clinical settings; for various pain conditions and by multiple different healthcare providers
  • Recognize and categorize patients ideally set for PNE, including optimal dosage
  • Learn how to blend various forms of exercise/movement with PNE to help ease pain


5:00pm-5:32pm Chapter 1: Chronic Pain, Cognitions, and Education
5:32pm-5:51pm Chapter 2: The Evolution of Therapeutic Neuroscience Education
5:51pm-6:22pm Chapter 3: Pain Neuroscience Update: Input Mechanism
6:22pm-6:50pm Chapter 4: Pain Neuroscience Update: Processing and Output
6:50pm-7:00pm Break
7:00pm-7:30pm Chapter 5: Live 2019 Update
7:30pm-8:00pm Question & Answer Session

Dec 11, 2019

5:00pm – 8:00pm (EST)

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