332 episodes

Pain Science Education discusses the treatment of persistent pain. Learn how to use the brain, body, mind, and behavior to reduce pain and improve physical and mental well-being. This podcast offers free training for physical therapists, healthcare professionals, and people with pain.

Dr. Joe Tatta is a physical therapist, educator, author, and pain researcher. He is known for his contribution to integrative pain care and for championing the safe and effective treatment of chronic pain. With over 20 years of clinical expertise, Dr. Joe is dedicated to converting cutting-edge pain science into actionable therapeutic practices. An advocate for a biopsychosocial approach, Dr. Joe developed PRISM: Pain Recovery and Integrative Systems Model, a cognitive-behavioral approach that promotes resilience, growth, and recovery.

Pain Science Education invites listeners to explore a wide array of subjects including pain education, pain neuroscience, physical therapy, physiotherapy, pain psychology, wellness, and continuing education. Episodes feature interviews with leading experts, offering a deep dive into the pivotal topics shaping the field of pain management.

The insights shared here aim to propel the practice of physical therapy to the forefront of primary pain management. Dr. Joe Tatta is committed to guiding therapists and healthcare providers through the complexities of pain, equipping them with the knowledge to deliver non-pharmacologic and non-invasive approaches to chronic pain.

With Dr. Joe's guidance, listeners will uncover the potential of physical therapists as pivotal figures in pain management, understand the importance of health behavior change, and learn how to use integrative and lifestyle medicine in practice.

Join the Pain Science Education podcast to transform your clinical approach, enrich your professional toolkit, and participate in the revolution of pain management. Each episode promises to take you one step closer to learning about pain, becoming a leader in delivering exceptional, innovative care to those suffering with pain, and ultimately improving lives across the globe.

Pain Science Education Dr. Joe Tatta

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 189 Ratings

Pain Science Education discusses the treatment of persistent pain. Learn how to use the brain, body, mind, and behavior to reduce pain and improve physical and mental well-being. This podcast offers free training for physical therapists, healthcare professionals, and people with pain.

Dr. Joe Tatta is a physical therapist, educator, author, and pain researcher. He is known for his contribution to integrative pain care and for championing the safe and effective treatment of chronic pain. With over 20 years of clinical expertise, Dr. Joe is dedicated to converting cutting-edge pain science into actionable therapeutic practices. An advocate for a biopsychosocial approach, Dr. Joe developed PRISM: Pain Recovery and Integrative Systems Model, a cognitive-behavioral approach that promotes resilience, growth, and recovery.

Pain Science Education invites listeners to explore a wide array of subjects including pain education, pain neuroscience, physical therapy, physiotherapy, pain psychology, wellness, and continuing education. Episodes feature interviews with leading experts, offering a deep dive into the pivotal topics shaping the field of pain management.

The insights shared here aim to propel the practice of physical therapy to the forefront of primary pain management. Dr. Joe Tatta is committed to guiding therapists and healthcare providers through the complexities of pain, equipping them with the knowledge to deliver non-pharmacologic and non-invasive approaches to chronic pain.

With Dr. Joe's guidance, listeners will uncover the potential of physical therapists as pivotal figures in pain management, understand the importance of health behavior change, and learn how to use integrative and lifestyle medicine in practice.

Join the Pain Science Education podcast to transform your clinical approach, enrich your professional toolkit, and participate in the revolution of pain management. Each episode promises to take you one step closer to learning about pain, becoming a leader in delivering exceptional, innovative care to those suffering with pain, and ultimately improving lives across the globe.

    Want Better Pain Outcomes? Simplify Pain Science and Develop Easy to Read Materials with Maria Garvey-Caruso, PT, DPT

    Want Better Pain Outcomes? Simplify Pain Science and Develop Easy to Read Materials with Maria Garvey-Caruso, PT, DPT

    Dr. Maria Garvey-Caruso is a physical therapist and author of the Pain Freedom Workbook. Her workbook is a concise and powerful tool that distills complex pain science education into a user-friendly format. The idea for the workbook stemmed from Dr. Garvey Carusos’s desire to simplify complex pain science and provide whole-person approach to pain care for her patients.
    Throughout the episode, Dr. Garvey-Caruso shares insights into the development process of the workbook, highlighting the challenges of distilling vast amounts of information into a compact format. Overall, the episode sheds light on the innovative approach to pain science education through the Pain Freedom Workbook and underscores the importance of personalized and concise communication in the field of physical therapy and pain management. 
    For show notes, articles and additional resources, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com
    For CEU courses, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com/course
    Love the show? Subscribe, rate, and review. Here’s How »
     

    • 28 min
    The Integration of Pain Sciences into Physical Therapist Practice with Orit Hickman PT, DPT

    The Integration of Pain Sciences into Physical Therapist Practice with Orit Hickman PT, DPT

    Dr. Orit Hickman, owner of Pain Science Physical Therapy in Seattle, discusses implementing the latest pain science into clinical practice, focusing on the three types of pain: nociceptive, peripheral neuropathic, and nociplastic pain. Dr. Hickman shares her journey in integrating pain science into patient care and the importance of trauma-informed approaches. Tune in to learn how to evaluate and treat different types of pain and how to take a holistic approach to chronic pain.
    For show notes, articles and additional resources, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com
    For CEU courses, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com/course
    Love the show? Subscribe, rate, and review. Here’s How »

    • 52 min
    The Power of Psychologically Informed Physical Therapy with Tawny Kross, PT, DPT

    The Power of Psychologically Informed Physical Therapy with Tawny Kross, PT, DPT

    In today’s episode, Dr. Tawny Kross, a physical therapist who integrates psychology into her practice, discusses the fusion of psychology and physical therapy, known as psychologically informed physical therapy, and its essential role in pain management. Dr. Kross shares insights from her work at the VA Medical Center and in her private practice, highlighting the importance of a whole person approach to pain care. We discuss the challenges and benefits of integrating cognitive behavioral techniques into physical therapy and improving pain literacy. Tune in to learn how to enhance pain care through a psychologically informed approach and gain valuable insights into the evolving landscape of physical therapy.
    For show notes, articles and additional resources, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com
    For CEU courses, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com/course
    Love the show? Subscribe, rate, and review. Here’s How »

    • 37 min
    The Physical Therapist's Role In Managing Psychological Distress And Suicide Prevention With Ryan McGrath

    The Physical Therapist's Role In Managing Psychological Distress And Suicide Prevention With Ryan McGrath

    Physical therapists can and do play a role in promoting mental health wellness in patients, including managing psychological distress and even suicide prevention. In today's episode, Australian physiotherapist Ryan McGrath uncovers the ways that physical therapists can identify and address signs of psychological distress in their patients. He talks about yellow flags as well as red flags and how you can implement effective assessment and management strategies for things like pain, catastrophizing depression, and how to screen for suicide. Ryan’s PhD specifically looks at ways physiotherapists support clients with psychological distress. Whether you are a physical therapist, a physiotherapist, or another health professional, and if you're curious about the intersection of physical and mental health, this episode is for you.
    For show notes, articles and additional resources, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com
    For CEU courses, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com/course
    Love the show? Subscribe, rate, and review. Here’s How »
     

    • 34 min
    Transforming Recovery Courts With Exercise To Support Substance Use Disorders With Walter Midkiff And The Honorable H. Lee Harrell

    Transforming Recovery Courts With Exercise To Support Substance Use Disorders With Walter Midkiff And The Honorable H. Lee Harrell

    Dive into the transformative power of Recovery Courts as we explore the groundbreaking integration of exercise into addiction recovery programs in this episode. Dr. Joe Tatta welcomes Walter Midkiff and The Honorable H. Lee Harrell as they share their pioneering work in implementing Recovery Fitness as part of recovery court programs. Discover how exercise not only aids in substance use recovery but also enhances physical and mental well-being, fostering a supportive community and empowering individuals to overcome challenges and build resilience. Join us as we look into success stories, challenges, and the potential for expanding this innovative approach to fuel positive outcomes in recovery programs nationwide.
    For show notes, articles and additional resources, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com
    For CEU courses, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com/course
    Love the show? Subscribe, rate, and review. Here’s How »
     
     
     

    • 28 min
    How PTs Can Help Patients With Medication Reduction & Tapering with Aimee Perron, PT, DPT

    How PTs Can Help Patients With Medication Reduction & Tapering with Aimee Perron, PT, DPT

    Patients often find themselves in a pickle of having prescribed different medications for different purposes, which eventually overlap and do more harm than good. Thankfully, this alarming situation can be solved through medication reduction and tapering. Dr. Joe Tatta explores the role of physical therapists in this process with Aimee Perron, PT, DPT. They explain the keystone position every PT can take in upholding safer medication management and implementing deprescription in the most responsible way. Aimee also discusses the importance of holding counseling sessions with patients to better understand their health goals and minimize their fear of polypharmacy.
    For show notes, articles and additional resources, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com
    For CEU courses, please visit integrativepainscienceinstitute.com/course
    Love the show? Subscribe, rate, and review. Here’s How »
     

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
189 Ratings

189 Ratings

indigoandgo ,

Great resource!

Pain Science Education is one of my favorite podcasts! And, although I love pain science education (in general), this podcast is really about so much more! Yes, there is lots of science -- but don't worry those of you who aren't big science nerds like myself, Dr. Tatta and his guests make it all very relatable. I'm a physician who works with lots of patients with chronic pain, and I find myself regularly referring to content on this podcast and recommending episodes for my patients. Whether you're a clinician, a person experiencing chronic pain, or just someone who wants to understand pain better, I guarantee that you'll find this podcast useful. There is so much content with a broad range of speakers and topics -- not to mention the links in the show notes. It truly is a valuable resource.

Junahdrian ,

Hope as a Therapeutic Intervention for Chronic Pain

As someone with chronic pain, I particularly loved this episode because it focuses on self agency in getting your life and health back. I have worked online with Dr. Tatta, and he was so critical in helping me to understand my pain and overcome the obstacles that were preventing me from walking. In my first group session, he talked about the factors that prevent us from moving forward. Mine was fear. A ton of imaging had made me afraid that I would hurt myself if I tried to walk without a walker. What I learned in that session gave me hope that I could walk again without assistance. My goal for the 6-week course was to be able to walk for 15 minutes without a walker. I had done that after the first session. By the end of the course, I was walking a mile unaided. Having hope eliminated my fear and allowed me to move again. I’m 76 years old and walk 1.25 miles a day or more. I’m so grateful!

BAB PT ,

Imperative information for all physical therapists

As PTs, we must advance the science of pain for our patients and other healthcare professionals.

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Huberman Lab
Scicomm Media
The School of Greatness
Lewis Howes
On Purpose with Jay Shetty
iHeartPodcasts
Uncared For
Lemonada Media
Nothing much happens: bedtime stories to help you sleep
iHeartPodcasts
Passion Struck with John R. Miles
John R. Miles

You Might Also Like

Like Mind, Like Body
Curable: The program for chronic pain recovery
The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs, LCSW
Nicole Sachs, LCSW
Physio Explained by Physio Network
Physio Network
Commune with Jeff Krasno
Commune
The mindbodygreen Podcast
mindbodygreen
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Ten Percent Happier