If you grew up a fan of the Rocky films, you’ll no doubt remember the classic scene in Rocky III when Clubber Lane (Mr. T) is asked his prediction for the match against Rocky. He glares into the camera and gives a single word answer: “Pain.”
He was talking about the boxing match, but he could have been speaking about life. Pain is universal. For some, it may play a beneficial role – nudging us in a different direction before we create more of it. For others, it may rise to the level of dominating our thoughts and affecting our every decision on a day to day basis. But maybe there’s a different way to approach pain that could change it’s influence forever.
Welcome to the Catalyst Health, Wellness & Performance Coaching Podcast. Today’s guest is Dr. Adriaan Louw, one of the world’s foremost expert on pain neuroscience and the integration of PNE – or Pain Neuroscience Education, which may be a key for those looking to break through the barriers pain and chronic pain has brought to daily life, physical pursuits and more. Dr. Louw is an adjunct faculty member for multiple universities, has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles on the subject and is the Director of the Therapeutic Neuroscience Research Group.
For information on Dr. Louw's courses: Continuing Education • EIM | Evidence In Motion CEUs Or for patient and professional books: Adriaan Louw | Featured Industry Experts | OPTP Free info/website on pain/helping people in pain: Why You Hurt | Adriaan Louw
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