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Pain Neuroscience Education
Teaching People About Pain

This second edition clinical guide provides an evidence-based perspective on how the body and brain work together to create pain and how to teach your patients about it. Written by physical therapists Adriaan Louw, Emilio Puentedura, Steve Schmidt, and Kory Zimney, the book covers important topics including:

  • The relationship between cognitions and pain
  • Concepts of pain neuroscience education (PNE)
  • Practical application of a PNE program
  • How to integrate PNE into movement-based practice
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Why You Hurt

Pain Neuroscience Education System 

This toolkit includes everything you need to teach your patients about pain in a way that’s simple and practical. The system includes: 
  • Over 120 illustrated education cards separated into chronic pain topics 
  • Teaching cues to guide each session 
  • More than 50 reproducible homework cards or downloadable electronic versions 
  • Pain questionnaire cards to help unveil how patients think about pain
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Why Do I Hurt, and other patient books in this collection, provide patients with the information necessary to make informed treatment decisions and will help prepare them for surgery and provide tools to assist in recovery following surgery. This collection includes:
  • Your Fibromyalgia Workbook
  • Your Nerves Are Having Back Surgery
  • Whiplash: An Alarming Message From Your Nerves
  • Everyone Has Back Pain
  • Why Are My Nerves So Sensitive?
  • Your Nerves Are Having a Knee Replacement
  • PNE Package
  • Your Nerves Are Having Shoulder Surgery
  • Your Nerves Are Having Hip Surgery
  • Why Do I Hurt?
  • Why Pelvic Pain Hurts
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About the author

Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD

Adriaan Louw, educator, scientist and physical therapist, has been practicing and teaching pain science for 25 years. Adriaan is the president and CEO of International Spine and Pain Institute. Adriaan holds adjunct faculty positions at St. Ambrose University and University of Nevada Las Vegas and is the program director for ISPI/EIM Pain Certification and Pain Fellowship Programs.
Pain Neuroscience Education: Teaching People About Pain

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Why You Hurt: Pain Neuroscience Education System

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