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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, 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.