Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Educating Patients About Pain
This class is designed to update attendees on the latest evidence and clinical application of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients in pain. Current best evidence has shown that neuroscience educational strategies utilizing neurobiology and neurophysiology are able to reduce pain, increase function, reduce fear and catastrophization, improve movement and change cognitions and brain activation during pain experiences. Therapeutic neuroscience education changes patient beliefs regarding their pain, thus reducing the threat of pain.
This class will discuss the evolution of therapeutic neuroscience education, why neuroscience education is needed in patient care and, more importantly, the clinical application and implementation of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic pain. Special features include various metaphors, images, examples and case studies explaining neuroscience to patients in pain. In addition the class will cover clinical issues such as compliance, pacing exercise and activity, incorporation of therapeutic neuroscience education with traditional movement based therapy, billing and insurance reimbursement concerns and delivering therapeutic neuroscience education in busy, time-constrained clinical environments. This class is a must for all professionals dealing with patients in pain.
|8 am||The Patient with Chronic Pain|
|8:30 am||Cognitions and Pain: Fear-Avoidance|
|9 am||Cognitions and Pain: Pain Catastrophization|
|10:15 am||Biomedical Education|
|11 am||Evolution, Evidence and Delivery of Pain Neuroscience Education|
|1 pm||Pain Science Update: Nocicpetive and Peripheral Neurogenic Pain States|
|3:30 pm||Pain Science Update: Central Sensitization and Output Mechanisms in Pain|
|5:15 pm||Screening and Identifying Pain Mechanisms in Clinical Practice|
|8 am||Evaluation and Preparation for Pain Neuroscience Education|
|8:30 am||Clinical Application of Teaching People About Pain|
|10:15 am||Clinical Application of Teaching People About Pain|
|11 am||Pain Neuroscience Education in the Clinic|
|1 pm||Building a Comprehensive Pain Program around Pain Neuroscience Education|
|2:30 pm||Case Study: Chronic Pain|
|3:15 pm||Pre-Emptive Pain Neuroscience Education for Acute and Preoperative Populations|
Physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals.
- Discuss the latest evidence for therapeutic neuroscience education.
- Demonstrate the clinical ability to apply therapeutic neuroscience education to clinical practice with the use of at least one metaphor shared in class.
- List at least half of the output systems discussed in class and their response in a chronic pain patient.
- List potential strategies to implement therapeutic neuroscience into clinic practice regarding time, staff, billing and traditional therapeutic treatments.
- Design a treatment plan for a chronic pain patient based on output system dysfunctions with correct pain neurophysiological reasoning behind the treatment with information provided in the course.
Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD, CSMT
CEO, International Spine & Pain Institute
Dr. Louw, 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 Las Vegas Nevada. 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, Dr. Louw completed his Ph.D. which centers on therapeutic neuroscience education and spinal disorders.
Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Louw indicated he is a publisher and receives royalties from OPTP (fitness equipment manufacturer).
Continuing Education Credit
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the International Spine and Pain Institute. DMU is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 15.25 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 15.25 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other: This live activity is designated for 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 15.25 AOA Category 2A
- 15.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 15.25 IBON