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We are proud to provide the APTA Centennial Lecture Series, featuring recognized leaders on topics in clinical practice, practice management, payment, and innovation.

Growing evidence supports that teaching patients more about the neurophysiology and biology of pain allows for decreased pain, increased movement and function, various decreased psychometric measurements, and higher compliance with therapy. 

These lectures will instruct attendees about how to communicate with their patients about the neuroscience of pain, learn communication strategies that can help patients along their recovery path, recognize how brief remapping techniques can alter patient sensitivity and positively influence pain in real-life clinical practice, understand how various complex pain issues share some common features, and understand why a new bio-psycho-social approach is needed to address pain in orthopedic surgery.


Friday April 9, 2021:

  • 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET: Pain Neuroscience Education: Teaching People About Pain
  • 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. ET: Words that Harm and Words that Heal

Saturday April 10:

  • 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET: Graded Motor Imagery
  • 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET: Widespread Pain and Fatigue: Treat the Patient, not the Label
  • 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. ET: Preoperative Pain Neuroscience Education


Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD, is a senior faculty, pain science director and vice-president of faculty experience for Evidence in Motion. He has for 25 years at numerous national and international manual therapy, pain science and medical conferences. He has authored and co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles related to spinal disorders and pain science.

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