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A Lack of Diversity in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Traditional diets are patterns of nutrition and eating inspired by the rich culture and culinary histories of cuisines from around the globe. Emerging research affirms that ...
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Do Nutritional Factors Play a Role in Central Sensitization and Chronic Pain?

Acute pain has long been understood as beneficial throughout evolution as it enables us to both identify and prevent encounters with harmful stimuli. However, once ...
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Physical Therapists’ Perceptions of Learning and Implementing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Treat Chronic Pain: A Pilot Study on the Integrative Pain Science Institute Experience

Chronic pain presents a physical and psychological burden for millions of Americans, and is a global health pandemic. This burden has been worsened by the ...
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3 Ways Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Can Prevent Burnout in Physical Therapists Who Treat Pain

Did you know that up to 41% of healthcare workers experience symptoms of burnout? (1) If you have experience working in health care, this may ...
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The Six Core Processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and How They Improve Physical Therapy Outcomes

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is rooted in psychological flexibility, which is the ability to contact the present moment more fully as a conscious human ...
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How Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be used to promote exercise and physical activity

It is well established that self-management is at the center of the recommended approach for treatment of patients with chronic pain which may include aspects ...
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3 ways Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is beneficial for the treatment of pain & PT

Although Acceptance Commitment Therapy  (ACT) was not originally designed to specifically treat pain, it is now a well-established treatment for patients with chronic pain (1).  ...
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5 Ways to Explain Pain – From the Super Simple to the Very Complex

Explaining pain is like climbing a great mountain.  Lorimer and David started building their house of pain decades ago and their journey of a thousand ...
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Motivational Interviewing and Pain Neuroscience Education are two approaches that have been shown to be useful when treating patients with chronic pain (1,2). While research ...
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