Twenty years since the formal inception of Pain neuroscience education (PNE), and we have many questions. Does it work? Is it a stand-alone treatment? Who needs PNE? What’s the optimal dosage of PNE? PNE has gained both positive and negative interest from the medical and rehabilitation community. On one side, zealots argue that PNE is better than other therapies and the potential Holy Grail for people in pain. On the flipside, evidence has emerged that PNE is not so effective, as shown by a recent study on acute low back pain. In this webinar, PNE researcher, Adriaan Louw, tackles the questions﹣and answers﹣that surround PNE.
Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will:
- Understand the evolution of and evidence for PNE
- Develop an understanding of PNE’s success and failures
- Recognize patients who may or may not benefit from PNE
- Realize PNE’s efficacy is enhanced when we add movement and behavioral strategies
Presenter: Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD
Adriaan earned his undergraduate, master’s degree and PhD from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. He teaches pain science as an adjunct faculty member at St. Ambrose University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Adriaan has taught for 20 years at numerous conferences throughout the US and internationally and has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers.
Adriaan is a physical therapist, pain scientist, author in the field of pain neuroscience, Director of the Therapeutic Neuroscience Research Group, and Program Director for the Therapeutic Pain Specialist and Pain Science Fellowship post-graduate program at Evidence in Motion.