Happy New Year and welcome to this first episode of the Healing Pain Podcast in the year 2021. We are starting the year off on a strong note with one of the world's experts with regard to pain neuroscience education. My guest is Professor Adriaan Louw. Adriaan is a physical therapist, pain scientist and author in the field of pain neuroscience, Director of the Therapeutic Neuroscience Research Group and Director of Pain Science for Evidence in Motion. His main area of research focuses on teaching patients and healthcare providers more about pain.
He has years of experience teaching pain neuroscience education to health professionals. He's authored numerous books on the topic and published over 70 peer-reviewed papers related to pain science. In this episode, we discuss pain neuroscience education plus why it is important for both practitioners and people living with pain. What types of clinical outcomes can you expect when you deliver effective pain neuroscience education? Whether or not it should be delivered as a standalone intervention or part of a larger multimodal treatment approach coupled with other cognitive interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or mindfulness.
Throughout the interview, we discuss how you can effectively use pain neuroscience education and couple it with other cognitive interventions. If you're interested in combining pain neuroscience education with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, make sure to check out my latest book available on Amazon. It's called Radical Relief: A Guide To Overcome Chronic Pain. Inside, he goes deep into the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and includes over 50 cognitive and mindful exercises you can use with your patients as well as a little bit of pain neuroscience education. Without further ado, let's begin with the great Adriaan Louw.
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