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71: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with Dr. Sara Lazar

This week, we welcome Dr. Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist from Harvard University. Her research focuses mainly on yoga, meditation, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to ascertain neural changes that occur with these types of therapy. Dr. Lazar has studied a wide-variety of problems including bipolar disorder, persistent pain, and depression. She will share some exciting information about the research of the cognitive therapies and their effects on persistent pain. Dr. Lazar’s research...


70: Strategies and Wins from the Field: Part 5 | Stephanie Carter Kelley

We have our final episode in the series of Strategies and Wins from the Field. Today, we welcome Stephanie Carter Kelley to Pain Reframed! Stephanie will be sharing how she incorporated Yoga into her Physical Therapy practice and why it’s been so important and helpful for her patients. Stephanie also shares how this incorporation of yoga and PT has been immensely helpful in the treatment of her own chronic pain. Stephanie brings, not only a wealth of knowledge and experience helping others,...


69: Pain Catastrophizing | Dr. Beth Darnall

We welcome back, to Pain Reframed, Dr. Beth Darnall, who is a pain psychologist, clinical scientist, and Clinical Professor at Stanford University. Beth has such a passion and commitment to making a difference in the management of persistent pain as well as reducing the opioid epidemic. In episode 28 with Beth, we discussed the fact that we tend to ignore the pain psychology of patients. Today, we’re continuing that discussion and getting also into the topic of pain catastrophizing and what...


68: Strategies and Wins from the Field: Part 4

It’s the 4th episode in the series of the Strategies and Wins from the Field. Welcome back to Pain Reframed! These stories from the field are powerful and educational. We decided to bring some of you on the show to share your success, lessons learned, and victories from the field, having used the information we share, on Pain Reframed, to help your patients and change their lives. This week, we welcome Dr. Matt Taylor of Smart Safe Yoga and Dr. Tony Sachse of Bellin Health! Both of these...


67: “I’m a Man, I’m a Doctor, and I Was Wrong” | Dr. Christian Moher

We have a very special treat for you today on Pain Reframed. Joining us is Dr. Christian Moher, from Tucson, Arizona, who has a passion for Integrated Healthcare: the seamless blending of primary care and behavioral health. He also had an amazing TED Talk at the National Council for Behavioral Health. Dr. Moher is making a huge difference in the treatment of chronic pain and has some powerful, powerful commentary on the use and abuse of opioids. LINKS: Dr. Moher’s TED Talk...


66: Strategies and Wins from the Field: Part 3

We’re rocking our 3rd installment of the Strategies and Wins from the Field this week on Pain Reframed!! These stories in the field (or in the “trenches” as we like to say) are absolutely incredible. They’re stories from you. You’ve listened to Pain Reframed and become part of the community. You’re out there applying lessons learned and sharing these powerful success stories and victories that you’ve had. Thank you for also being an inspiration to us as well as impacting the lives around...


65: Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science with Dr. Greg Lehman

Dr. Greg Lehman joins us this week on Pain Reframed. We have a fantastic episode, jam-packed with content, information, and resources about the topic of pain science and how the treatment of pain can become infinitely more simple! Greg has a course, “Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science,” which teaches and discusses some of the debates of physical therapy in conservative musculoskeletal care as well as performance and rehab. Jeff had an opportunity to attend this 2-day weekend and...


64: Strategies and Wins from the Field: Part 2

This week, on Pain Reframed, we have part 2 of Strategies and Wins from the Field! As we mentioned last week, we have some amazing stories that we’re sharing with you in relation to lessons learned, success stories, and victories that you’ve had out “in the field.” Lives are being changed and powerfully impacted and we want you to hear what’s going on around us! Next week, we’ll jump back to another conversation/interview (in traditional Pain Reframed style), but we will continue our...


63: Strategies and Wins from the Field: Part 1

We are back from the Align Conference and have some incredible stories to share with you! There’s a wonderful amount of interaction happening in the Facebook Group for Pain Reframed as well as through other channels. Much of this interaction is YOU sharing absolutely powerful stories of success, lessons learned, and victories from the field, having used the information we share, on Pain Reframed, to actually change peoples’ lives! We wanted to share those stories with you! Over the course...


62: Pain Reframed PSA | Physical Therapy as a First Point of Care

It’s our second Pain Reframed PSA! Today, we’re discussing an article titled “Physical Therapy as a First Point of Care to Treat Low Back Pain” by Dr. Bianca Frogner (link below). Specifically, there’s also discussion relating to opioids being the first point of contact and care for many patients. Obviously, a huge goal of Pain Reframed is to keep individuals away from opioids as much as possible. This article showed that individuals who saw a PT first had a significantly lower percentage...


61: Reframed Recap 7

We’ve got another Reframed Recap episode for you! On this episode, Dr. Tim Flynn and Dr. Jeff Moore will be digging deeper into the conversations and content shared in the episodes with Ash James (episode 59), Lindsay Marth (episode 55), and Mark Cummings (episode 54). STARTS TOMORROW!!! June 8-10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado, the Align Conference: focusing on neuropathic (nerve) pain. All of the various concepts of calming the nerves down will be covered at this...


60: Meditation to Address Persistent Pain with Carolyn McManus

Today, we are joined by Carolyn McManus, the President of the Pain Management Special Interest Group of the APTA Ortho Section. Carolyn will be sharing amazing tips on utilizing different forms of meditation to help patients with persistent pain. Carolyn’s experience and practices will, not only help your patients, but also you, as a provider, to keep you in optimal health so you can be your best for those you are serving. It’s NEXT WEEK!!! June 8-10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado, the Align...


59: Reducing Fear with Ash James

We welcome Ash James to Pain Reframed! This week, we are talking about reducing fear, encouraging a variety of movement, and getting to the root of what’s going on with a patient’s body. We want to ensure patients don’t catastrophize, be afraid of their bodies, nor let negative thoughts and other things get in the way of living and enjoying life and full movement and ability. Ash has worked in various sectors of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, including private practice, professional...


58: Physical Therapists’ Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic | Dr. Paul Mintken

This week, we welcome Dr. Paul Mintken to discuss, with us, the role of the physical therapist in solving the opioid epidemic. This viewpoint was recently published in the May edition of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy by Dr. Mintken, Dr. Jeff Moore, and Dr. Tim Flynn. Dr. Paul Mintken is at the CU Physical Therapy Program in Denver, Colorado where he is a full professor, clinician, and researcher. One of Paul’s main pursuits is to help move the profession forward...


57: Pain in Sensitive Areas with Dr. Sandy Hilton

Sometimes, there are pain areas that people aren’t always comfortable discussing. Even further, it’s easy for us to compare, for example, our hands to others around us. But some areas… well, let’s just say, we’re not going around comparing those! So we need a safe environment for patients to feel comfortable and confident getting the treatment they deserve. We welcome back Dr. Sandy Hilton to Pain Reframed! Sandy joined us way back on episode 7! Sandy and her business partner, Sarah Haag,...


56: Higher Order Skills with Dr. Jessie Podolak

We have Dr. Jessie Podolak joining us this week to share her story and journey as a physical therapist working with patients who have chronic pain. Jessie shares a wealth of, not only knowledge and great tips, but incredible wisdom that is absolutely helpful to, not only your professional pursuit, but also your personal life. Jessie talks quite a bit about the need for PT’s to have self-care. Take care of yourself in order to take care of others. Additionally, rather than saying “soft...


55: Occupational Therapy and Persistent Pain with Lindsay Marth

We are so excited to welcome Lindsay Marth to Pain Reframed! Lindsay is our first Occupational Therapist to be on the show and so Lindsay will discuss what OT has to offer individually as well as from a team perspective. The discussion with Lindsay, this week, showcases the need for all of us to utilize different resources and tools available at the most appropriate times while dealing with persistent pain. Lindsay shares some fantastic resources with us as well as a really powerful and...


54: The Image that Increased the Pain with Mark Cummings

We have a very special and fascinating episode for you this week! Mark Cummings joins us to share his story and also his recent journey of pain. Mark also, specifically, shares how his base level of pain increased significantly and immediately after seeing an image of his fracture, continuing to show how cognitive our pain really is. Mark is an amazing musician who has a passion for the guitar: specifically his 1980s Martin. Mark also has Multiple Sclerosis and is very close to the...


53: A Common Message for Patients | Dr. Becky Vogsland

Sometimes patients will hear mixed messages and contradictory advice, which can be a huge problem in their treatment and faith in the system, especially when they have high concern and fear levels. Thankfully, Dr. Becky Vogsland has been working with an amazing team to create a system where a common message is focused on to truly help patients. Becky’s story and their results are phenomenal! Becky has practiced at the Minneapolis VA in the areas of traumatic brain injury, polytrauma,...


52: Functional MRI with Dr. Paul Beattie

We have a special treat this week on Pain Reframed: Dr. Paul Beattie. Paul’s research is primarily on low back pain as well as the use of technology (primarily MRI) and now moving into the brain and Functional MRI. Paul’s research is absolutely fascinating in how the brain handles, and even creates, pain based on some various factors. Paul shares some of his research and findings in relation to the “and, not the or” approach of looking at best treatments of chronic pain working with the...