The Healing Pain Podcast by Dr. Joe Tatta
The Healing Pain Podcast by Dr. Joe Tatta
Episode 187 | Which Components Of Psychological Therapy Are Necessary For Effective Pain Management With Louise Sharpe, PhD
Thanks for joining me for this episode. If you’ve been following along with each episode, you know that we often speak about the psychosocial variables that are effective for the management of chronic pain. Why do we spend so much time on this? Study after study confirms that psychological interventions alone are more importantly combined with interventions such as physical therapy are effective for the management of chronic pain. Theories and methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, mindfulness explained pain and pain-neuroscience education all have supporting evidence and are a part of a comprehensive program for the management in chronic pain. With many treatments to choose from, a wise clinician may ask, “Which one works best?” Perhaps a better question, “Which components that are embedded in these methods are most effective for the management of chronic pain?” There has been little research to answer these questions or guidance to help the clinician choose the most important components as they’re creating a plan of care for people living with pain.
Joining me to discuss the necessary components of psychological treatment in pain management is Professor Louise Sharpe. She is an expert in health psychology with a particular expertise in Cognitive Behavioral treatments for patients with chronic pain and physical illness. She’s particularly interested in the way in which people adjust to illness and the interventions that prevented development of psychological problems and increase physical disability. On this episode, you’ll learn all about the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral treatments for the management of chronic pain, the three essential components that should be a part of every Cognitive Behavioral approach and if we should shift our approach away from focusing on components and more toward process-based therapy. There’s a lot to unpack here in this episode with regards to which components are necessary for the treatment of chronic pain. Let’s begin and meet Professor Louise Sharpe.
Episode 186 | Population Health, Prevention And Health Promotion In Physical Therapist Practice With Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD
In this episode, we're discussing the integration of population health, prevention, health promotion and wellness activities into clinical practice. With decades of research supporting the benefits of lifestyle changes on positive health outcomes, physical therapists and other health professionals are exploring and weaving integrative and lifestyle medicine into both insurance and cash-based practice settings, as well as community health and serving the private sector business. Lifestyle changes, including physical activity, nutrition and stress management all lead to improved health benefits in those with chronic disease and prevent or manage a number of non-communicable diseases, which lead to an increased quality of life. Physical therapists are well-positioned to treat non-communicable diseases through the integration of population health, prevention, health promotion, and wellness activities into clinical practice.
Joining us to discuss the topics of health promotion prevention, wellness in physical therapy practice is Professor Dawn Magnusson. She is an Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy at The University of Colorado. She received a Master's degree in Physical Therapy and then went on to pursue a PhD in Population Health Sciences. Her research employs community-based methods within a population health framework and informs the development of innovative community-based solutions to advance health equity for underserved children. In this episode, you'll learn all about population health, why physical therapists should care about population health, what the integration of population health and physical therapist practice looks like, how disease prevention, health promotion fit into population health and how physical therapists can become more active in population health, disease prevention, as well as health promotion. This is a big and important topic that has implications both for the entry-level of physical therapy education as well as clinical practice. Let's get ready and let's begin with Professor Dawn Magnusson.
Episode 185 | How To Deal With Difficult Emotions And Unpleasant Feelings With Dr. Joan Rosenberg
This episode, I have the honor to share with you not only a bestselling author, consultant, master clinician and someone who has given a TEDx Talk that has over 1.5 million views, but Dr. Joan Rosenberg has become one of my closest friends. As a cutting-edge psychologist, she is known as an innovative thinker, acclaimed speaker, and a trainer. She is also a two-time TEDx speaker and a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders. She has been recognized for her thought leadership and influence for personal development for over three decades. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Rosenberg speaks on how to build confidence, emotional strength and resilience.
If you are interested in building your emotional resilience to any distressing event, then this is the person you want to follow and the episode you want to read. In this episode, you will learn why handling difficult feelings is the foundation of feeling confident, how to ride away the eight feelings or emotional states, how to cultivate confidence in your life and how to handle fear and anxiety. As you know, chronic pain hurts. It can also carry with it a second arrow that can wound you emotionally which is why the topic is so important and another reason why I was looking forward to sharing Joan’s work with you. Without further ado, let’s meet Dr. Joan Rosenberg.
Episode 184 | Treating Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain with Nutrition, Lifestyle and Functional Medicine with Jessica Drummond, PT, DCN
We're discussing how to treat chronic pelvic pain with a focus on endometriosis. Our guest is Dr. Jessica Drummond. She's the CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute and author of Outsmart Endometriosis. Jessica holds a license in physical therapy as well as clinical nutrition and is a board-certified health coach. She has spent many years working with women overcoming pelvic pain. She also runs educational programs for women health professionals in more than 60 countries and leads virtual wellness programs for the treatment of endometriosis. She will discuss how to treat endometriosis through the lens of nutrition, lifestyle and functional medicine. You can learn more by visiting OutsmartEndo.com. Let's meet Dr. Jessica Drummond.
Episode 183 | How To Relieve Back Pain With Stuart McGill, Ph.D.
We're discussing the evaluation and treatment of lower back pain with Dr. Stuart McGill. Dr. McGill is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo where he has many years of experience. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigated issues related to the cause and mechanisms of back pain, how to rehabilitate people living with pain, and how to enhance both injury resilience and performance. His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts, medical groups, and lead athletes and teams from around the world. His work produced over 240 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, several textbooks and many international awards. On this episode, we'll discuss some of the more common truths and myths about back pain, how to effectively assess low back pain, lessons you can apply treating lower back pain in the average person, as well as with high-performing athletes and whether or not surgery is indicated for people with lower back pain. Let's get ready and let's meet Professor Stuart McGill.
Episode 182 | Physical Therapy, Nutrition And Lifestyle Medicine With Shannon Morris, MSPT
In this episode, we will discuss the combination of physical therapy, nutrition and lifestyle interventions with a physical therapist, Shannon Morris. Shannon has many years of clinical practice, which includes the prevention and rehabilitation of injury and chronic pain. She is an advocate for physical therapists delivering and combining movement, nutrition and lifestyle interventions. She believes that in addition to exercise and physical activity, real food is a must if you want to heal, strengthen and proceed with a pain-free and happy life. Shannon is also a graduate of the Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pain Practitioner Certification Program here at the Integrative Pain Science Institute.
You'll learn all about Shannon's professional journey through the world of nutrition and physical therapy, as well as which lifestyle behaviors affect pain, metabolism, weight loss, longevity and can increase your healthspan. If you're a professional and you're interested in learning more about how nutrition plays a role in reversing and treating chronic pain, make sure to check out the on-demand clinical training by the Integrative Pain Science Institute. This free masterclass will teach you how to reverse chronic pain, inflammation and disease using functional nutrition. It's 100% free so you can check it out by going to the IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com/masterclass. Let's meet Shannon Morris.
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Dr. Joe, host of the Healing Pain Podcast, highlights all aspects of medicine and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Dr. Joe, host of The Healing Pain Podcast, highlights all aspects of health, recovery and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Tools for pain sufferers and practitioners
Well articulated guests on a myriad of topics related to pain. Each episode I learn something new. Joe’s guests often inspire me to read more about any particular pain related topic. My favorite episodes include 113, 117, 124, 126, 137.