pain neuroscience education

“If there’s no bio (in biopsychosocial), why are there physios?…For a long time we said every body has a brain, meaning don’t forget there’s a brain attached, but we have to also go backwards and remember that the brain has a body”

We speak with physiotherapist Adriaan Louw (PT, PhD, CSMT) about pain neuroscience education, including layman’s explanations and metaphors to help patients better understand their pain. Adriaan discusses the science behind pain education and current research in this area. He also addresses the biosychosocial model, and the importance of including the bio in a pain science approach.

We also created a summary video explaining persistent pain that can be used clinically to teach patients about their pain.

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