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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: HOW THEY DIFFER AND HOW THEY CAN COMPLEMENT ONE ANOTHER

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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How to Bill for Psychologically Informed Physical Therapy (PIPT)

How many times have you seen the words “not medically necessary” on a denial letter for a patients bill?  How many times have you provided ...
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What You Need to Know About Health Literacy and Chronic Pain Outcomes

Research has investigated the associations between low health literacy and poorer outcomes in individuals with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, COPD, and diabetes (1). ...
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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY OR PAIN EDUCATION: WHICH WORKS BETTER FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN AND LOW HEALTH LITERACY?

Low health literacy has been found to be associated with higher levels of pain intensity (1) as well as decreased health-related knowledge and overall poorer ...
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5 Things To Know About Health Literacy and Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a common reason for patients to seek medical treatment from health professionals such as physical therapists. In fact, twenty percent of the ...
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Physical Therapists’ Key to Benefiting Mental Health Treatments

Chronic pain sufferers who struggle to find relief often develop psychological challenges that serve to only accentuate their pain – issues such as anxiety, depression ...
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Coronavirus Concerns for People Living with Chronic Pain

(This post was updated on Friday, March 13th, 2020) The globe is grappling with the spread of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and people are looking ...
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Alternative Pain Management Techniques Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

The primary goal of chronic pain treatment is to reduce disability. It is often assumed that the way to effectively reduce disability is to first ...
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