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Episode 120 | Todd Hargrove: Movement Therapy And Pain Science

Overcoming pain is not limited to the usual remedies we take like medication. It goes far reaching into multiple traditions. Sharing his interest on movement therapy and pain science is Todd Hargrove. He is a Seattle-based Feldenkrais practitioner, Rolfer, and author. Todd shares his own journey from being an attorney to getting into Feldenkrais, explaining what it is all about and the difference between functional integration and awareness through movement. He also shares his constant...


Episode 119 | Dr. Alan Lee, DPT, PhD: Telehealth, Physical Therapy And Pain Care

As the world becomes transformed with the advances of technology, so does the face of health care. Tackling the side of pain care through physical therapy is Dr. Alan Lee, DPT, PhD who takes us into the emerging world of Telehealth or telephysical therapy. He is a professor of physical therapy at Mount Saint Mary's University, Vice President of the Technology Special Interest Group at the American Physical Therapy Association, and the developer of telehealth resources for the American...


Episode 118 | Carrie Falling, PT, PhD: Central Hypersensitivity In Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

If you are interested in the intersection between gut health, nutrition, and pain, this will be an episode that you will enjoy. Carrie Falling’s work and research is around central sensitization. Carrie began as a manual therapist and digestive health specialist. Illinois. After eight years of practice, she relocated to New Zealand where she became a physiotherapist working predominantly with individuals suffering from persistent musculoskeletal pain. She then left private practice to begin...


Episode 117 | Annie O’Connor, MSPT: Helping A World Of Hurt

This episode will serve both the clinician who treats pain as well as patients who suffer from musculoskeletal pain through education about pain mechanisms and the active care necessary to recover. Orthopedic clinical specialist Annie O'Connor lectures nationally and internationally on the Pain Mechanism Classification System, neurodynamic evaluation and treatment, mechanical diagnosis and therapy of spine and extremities, kinetic chain evaluation, and exercise prescription as represented in...


Episode 116 | Edwin de Raaij, PT, PhD(c): Illness Perception and Musculoskeletal Pain

Illness perception is defined as the cognitive representations or beliefs that patients have about their illness. It basically means that how you perceive your illness has an influence on the way you think, what you believe is possible, and perhaps most importantly, what you do moving forward. Physiotherapist Edwin de Raaij recently completed a systematic review called the Association of Illness Perception and Prognosis for Pain and Physical Function in Patients with Non-Cancer...


Episode 115 | Dr. Peter O’Sullivan, PT, PhD: Low Back Pain and Cognitive Functional Therapy

Joe discusses chronic low back pain with Dr. Peter O'Sullivan, PT, PhD. Dr. O'Sullivan shares his journey from clinician to researcher and educator, how his research and study into back pain physiotherapy and behavioral psychology has changed his own belief system, treatment approach, and practice in treating chronic low back pain. Dr. O'Sullivan developed and continues to refine the cognitive functional therapy model for treating low back pain. He shows how to effectively use exposure...


Episode 114 | Dr. Jo Nijs, PT, PhD: Central Sensitization, Pain, And Lifestyle

Whether you're a physiotherapist or a practitioner who treats pain, Dr. Jo Nijs has great information with regard to healing chronic pain naturally. Dr. Nijs is one of the leading experts in the world of physiotherapy and pain research. He defines central sensitization and the role that it plays in chronic pain. He also discusses why the pain matrix may be outdated but still useful as the dynamic pain connectome becomes front and center. You will also learn all about the microglia and the...


Episode 113 | Dr. Sara Lazar, PhD: The Science Of Yoga And Mindfulness For Pain

Healing is not just one method. It varies greatly just as how one person experiences pain differently from another. Piecing out neuroscience together with the science of yoga and mindfulness for the relief of chronic pain is Dr. Sara W. Lazar, PhD. She is an author, associate researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an assistant professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. With her background, Sara leads us deep into the discussion about how...


Episode 112 | Barbara Bald: How To Overcome Unexplained Pain

Barbara Bald says that pain is never always physical. After being diagnosed with chronic pain, she found that healing is not just about going to various tests and taking different medications. Developing pain has much to do with patient perspective, and to overcome that could eventually also overcome chronic pain. She takes us into her journey that led her to realize the path to a pain-free life. Talking about belief systems and stress, she outlines how these things affect the way we...


Episode 111 | Dr. Shiroko Sokitch, MD: Integrative Primary Care for Pain Management

Dr. Shiroko Sokitch was originally trained in general surgery and worked as an emergency room physician for over ten years when she noticed that many of the patients she was treating were struggling with pain and other chronic health conditions. She decided to attend to acupuncture school and later studied functional medicine. She now owns and operates a successful integrative primary care practice using the best tools from Western, Eastern, and functional medicine. Learn how Dr. Sokitch was...


Episode 110 | Dr. David Cosio, PhD: Effective Strategies For Pain Management

People tend to think that having no pain is normal when in fact, having a little is. While that is the case, there are still some ways that can help us manage pain. Talking about effective strategies for pain management is Dr. David Cosio. He is a pain psychologist in the Pain Clinic and interdisciplinary pain program at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. He earned his PhD from Ohio University with a specialization in Health Psychology. Starting with his journey, he shares how he...


Episode 109 | Dr. John Cryan, PhD: How The Microbiome Affects Stress, Pain And Mood

The microbiome is an interesting and rapidly growing area of research. There are trillions of microbes inhabiting our bodies, and we have more microbial cells than we do human cells. Dr. John Cryan, PhD, professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Cork, Ireland, talks about everything involved with the microbiome, from mood to pain to neurotransmitters through our nutrition. His current research includes the neurobiological basis of stress-related...


Episode 108 | How To Treat Neuropathy And Neuropathic Pain Using Nutrition

Is our American diet affecting us? We know that it's affecting our weight, our metabolic syndrome. We know that it's leading to diseases such as diabetes and prediabetes. However, it's also effecting neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is pain caused by damage or disease affecting the somatosensory nervous system, a part of the sensory nervous system. No wonder out diet is called SAD or the standard American diet. Almost everything about the western diet or the standard American diet leaves...


Episode 107 | Dr. Beverly E. Thorn, PhD: Cognitive And Mindfulness-Based Pain Care

Whether you are a practitioner or a patient interested in learning more about psychological informed care, you will benefit a lot from Dr. Beverly E. Thorn’s research which focuses on investigating the important components of cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain. Beverly is Professor Emerita of psychology at the University of Alabama. She is the recipient of the 2018 Wilbert E Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award from the American Pain Society. She explains why the cognitive model is...


Episode 106 | Dr. Meg Haworth, PhD: Overcoming The Effects Of Victimization In Pain Management

Suffering from chronic pain can be challenging. It makes you feel powerless either because you’re unable to heal your body or can’t find a way get the pain to stop. As a result, you feel victimized by the pain. Helping you overcome the effects of victimization is transpersonal psychologist, Dr. Meg Haworth, PhD. Learn how the emotions affect the illness and how to release them through the mind. Familiarize the simple mind-body medicine tools for resetting yourself when you encounter some...


Episode 105 | Dr. Mark Bishop, PT, PhD: How Expectations Shape Pain

So many factors can cause and modify pain, not only physical but mental and emotional as well. Taking the psychological aspects of it, Dr. Mark Bishop tackles how expectations and biases influence the outcome for patients who have chronic pain. Dr. Bishop is a physical therapist with 30 years of experience in managing musculoskeletal disorders. Learn how patient expectations are related to rehabilitation outcomes and how provider biases influence those expectations. Likewise, find out the...


Episode 104 | Dr. Kristin Neff, PhD: The Art Of Self-Compassion In Pain Care

Self-compassion is a tool that you can use to improve your well-being, your self-confidence, and your resilience. It’s one that we need to pay a lot more attention to in the world of pain care. What's interesting about self-compassion is that oftentimes it's easy for us to be compassionate towards others, but applying the same kindness to ourselves can be a real challenge. Moral development specialist and co-author of the book called The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, Dr. Kristin Neff,...


Episode 103 | Roshi Joan Halifax: Infusing Compassion And Empathy Into Pain Care

Tackling about an interesting topic that does not often receive enough attention in the world of chronic pain management, Roshi Joan Halifax talks about the intersection of compassion and empathy in chronic pain care. She is the founder and head teacher of the Upaya Institute and Zen Center, and a pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. Growing up as a sick kid, her journey began by being surrounded with people who are in pain and fighting cancer. This gave her the opportunity to talk with...


Episode 102 | Dr. Tor Wager, PhD: Pain And The Neuroscience Of Nociception

Pain goes beyond what we physically feel in our bodies. It reaches back into other aspects—from the mental to emotional. Take a deeper dive and explore the neuroscience of nociception and the perception of a painful stimulus with Dr. Tor Wager, director of the Cognitive and Affective Control Laboratory and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He talks about the factors that influence pain as well as the facts or myths about pain as a learned...


Episode 101 | Sean Fargo: Reaching Beyond the Cocoon of Pain

Traveling around Asia and in Tibet for a little bit, meditation expert Sean Fargo became fascinated by the simplicity of the life of Buddhist monks. Sean found a Dallas master who took him under his wing and taught him a lot of mindfulness exercises like mindfulness of walking, mindfulness of standing, and mindfulness of breathing. The combination of simplicity and difficulty and the Dallas master’s way of being was peaceful, radiant, and loving led Sean to think about devoting the rest of...