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||Introduction and Welcome|
|8:15 am||Our Patient and Our Reasoning|
|9:15 am||Cognitions and Pain|
|10:15 am||Education Patients|
|11 am||Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Nociception and Pain|
|1:30 pm||Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Neuropathic Pain|
|3 pm||Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Central Sensitivity|
|4:30 pm||Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Multiple Output Mechanisms Defending|
|8 am||Recap and Review from Day 1|
|8:15 am||Clinical Application: Step-by-Step Education for Patients in Pain|
|10:15 am||Clinical Application: Step-by-Step Education for Patients in Pain (cont).|
|11 am||Clinical Issues: Time, Duration, Billing, Other Therapy, Frequency and More…|
|1 pm||Therapy for Pain: Exercise, Movement and More…|
|2:45 pm||Case Study: “Everything Hurts; Nothing helps” – Putting it all Together|
|3:45 pm||Summary, Questions and Finish|
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).
International Spine and Pain Institute
PO Box 232
Story City, IA 50248
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 14.5 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 14.5 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 14.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other: This live activity is designated for 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
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.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
- 14.50 AOA Category 2A
- 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 14.50 IBON
- 14.50 CE Contact Hours