Graded Motor Imagery and Neurodynamics for People in Pain

Des Moines, IA US
July 18, 2020 to July 19, 2020


The cost to attend is $600.

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Therapeutic Neuroscience Education

Target Audience 



This lab-intensive weekend course will equip health care providers with the didactic knowledge and hands-on skills needed for treating patients suffering from peripheral neurogenic pain and a variety of nociplastic pain states. Attendees will practice and develop skills in the physical examination and treatment of a sensitized peripheral nervous system. There is also a focus on desensitization of the nervous system.


  • Locate and palpate peripheral nerves in upper and lower extremities on lab partners using course manual and with instruction assistance.
  • Demonstrate upper limb, trunk, lumbar, and lumbosacral neurodynamic tests performed on lab partners after demonstration from instructor(s) and with use of manual.
  • Demonstrate upper limb, trunk, lumbar, and lumbosacral neurodynamic treatments performed on lab partners after demonstration from instructor(s) and with use of manual.
  • Choose appropriate neurodynamic tests and treatments for clinical application to at least 1 of 8 written case studies presenting to class for discussion using course teachings and course manual.
  • Practice and demonstrate an ability to explain nerve sensitization to patients in pain.Skillfully perform sensorimotor testing of hypersensitization on lab partners using course manual and with instructor assistance.


Evidence in Motion

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/18/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
07/19/2020 - 5:00pm
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Academic Center 2nd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.




Hotel Accommodations

There are numerous hotels available in the Des Moines area. Below are a few options located downtown (close to campus), and more can be found on the DMU accommodations website. Some hotels offer shuttle service to DMU, but you must inquire with the hotel directly. Some hotels may offer a discount (based on availability). Mention DMU to your hotel to see if a discount may be available.

Des Moines Marriott – Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • May offer discounted rates
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • Health club and indoor pool

Hyatt Place Des Moines
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-282-5555 or 888-591-1234

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Des Moines University
  • Complimentary Hot American & Continental Breakfast
  • Fitness Center & Indoor Pool
  • DMU Discounted Rate (mention Des Moines University Corporate Rate)

Renaissance Savery Hotel – Downtown
401 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • DMU discount on standard rooms (based on availability)

Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD, CSMT

Dr. Louw, co-founder and CEO of ISPI (now Evidence in Motion), earned both an undergraduate as well as a master’s degree in physiotherapy from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. He is an adjunct faculty member at St. Ambrose University, South College and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, teaching pain science. Dr. Louw has taught throughout the US and internationally for 20 years at numerous national and international manual therapy, pain science and medical conferences. He is a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist, ​Therapeutic Pain Specialist and has authored and co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles, books and book chapters related to spinal disorders and pain science. Dr. Louw completed his PhD on therapeutic neuroscience education and is the Director of the Therapeutic Neuroscience Research Group – an independent collaborative initiative studying pain neuroscience.  View Dr. Louw's CV.

Available Credit

  • 20.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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The cost to attend is $600.

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