In this episode I am joined by Dr. Louie Puentedura, PT, DPT, PHD to discuss his upcoming lecture at the International Spine and Pain Institute’s Clinical Conference: Every Joint has a Brain. The conference will take place June 19-21 in Minneapolis, MN. Here are some things you can expect to learn in this interview:
* What is missing from the subgroup classification system for patients with low back pain.
* What are bottom up vs top down treatment approaches.
* How can we combine the top down approach with manual therapy to successfully treat our patients.
* Theories on how/why manual therapy may work.
* The mechanisms of pain and how we can use those mechanisms to create a thoughtful treatment plan.
* How can manual therapy can change the processing within the brain for our patients in pain.
* How can PTs use the placebo effect.
Dr. Puentedura also gives two great clinical examples of how me might use subgroups for low back patients.
Finally he shares with us the story behind Dr. Adriaan Louw’s herniated disc necklace. (If you have every seen Dr. Louw in person then you know what I am talking about!)
If you treat patients with pain then this interview is a must listen!