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For a deeper dive into the neuroscience of pain and how to communicate with patients experiencing chronic pain, join us for a five-part online course delivered by author Adriaan Louw on April 9 and 10. Louw's presentation is part of the APTA Centennial Lecture Series.

Who is the most famous “pain expert” in the world? It probably depends on your vantage point, generation, and bias.

As co-developer of the Gate Control theory in pain, and co-author of the "Textbook of Pain," it has been argued that the late professor Patrick Wall, MD, PhD, was ahead of his time and likely one of the most brilliant minds when it comes to treating pain, especially chronic pain.

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