Adriaan Louw is a physical therapist and pain scientist increasing pain literacy in patients, the community, and healthcare providers. He’s on a mission to positively influence the pain and opioid epidemic via an evidence-based, non-pharmacological approach to pain management.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Adriaan illustrates the effect this has on people with chronic pain. Physical Therapists are placed at the right time as the pain experts who have numerous positive attributes to pain such as direct-access, skills, affordability, and improving movement.
His book Pain Neuroscience Education – Teaching People About Pain allows PT’s to clinically reconceptualize pain as our nervous system is plastic which gives people in pain hope.
He emphasizes that chronic pain is not going away so the time is now to create professionally fulfilling treatment plans which are easier to manage and less burdening,
Head over to ChoosePT for more information on the benefits of physical therapy for chronic pain.
39:04 “People don’t care how much you know unless they know how much you care.” – Adriaan Louw