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Understanding the Distinction: Mental Distress vs. Mental Illness in Chronic Pain Management

Some healthcare providers may use the two terms “mental distress” and “mental condition or mental illness” interchangeably. However, there are fundamental differences between mental distress and ...
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The 5 Biggest Trends Revolutionizing Physical Therapy in 2024

The 5 biggest trends revolutionizing physical therapy pain management in the year 2024!
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Addressing Mental Health and Suicide in Physical Therapy Programs

I just returned from the 18th Annual Educational Leadership Conference, cohosted by the APTA Academy of Education and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy ...
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What is a Process-based Approach to Pain Management Physical Therapy?

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage. Nociception and pain are different ...
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These Resources Build Resilience to Pain and Facilitate Pain Recovery​

These Resources to Build Resilience and Facilitate Pain Recovery General Resistance Resources: Navigating the Challenges and Promoting Health 
The first principle of salutogenesis is that ...
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A Sense of Coherence and It’s Application in Physical Therapy and Pain Management Pain Management

Forty years ago, sociologist Aaron Antonovsky developed a theory after investigating women who had survived and thrived after experiencing life in Nazi concentration camps.  In contrast ...
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Embracing The Path Of Salutogenesis On The Journey To Pain Recovery

As dedicated practitioners in pain management, we hold the torch of transformation for those seeking relief and renewal. Today I invite you to explore the ...
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Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine in Physical Therapy: the future of primary care and health promotion

The last few decades has seen an explosion of lifestyle-related diseases. Chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer are the leading causes ...
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2022 FELLOWS- INTEGRATIVE PAIN SCIENCE INSTITUTE

Earlier this year, I announced my favorite, most impactful program yet: the Pain Innovator Project (PIP). Within PIP, each pain practitioner created their own unique ...
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