ACT vs Pain Education: What’s the Difference and Which is Best for Treating Pain?
Here's What You'll Learn:
- How to overcome the partial reconceptualization of pain.
- Why educating people about pain may not move the needle.
- Why pain science education may be confusing to people with pain.
- How acceptance and mindfulness interventions differ from pain science education.
- What the science says about the effectiveness of ACT in treating a variety of chronic pain syndromes.
- How practitioners of all types are using ACT in their practice to improve pain outcomes. What the research shows.
- How you can get cutting-edge clinical training in ACT so you can help your patients break the cycle of suffering caused by chronic pain.
PT, DPT, CNS, FNCP
Dr. Joe Tatta is one of the pioneering experts in lifestyle interventions for treating persistent pain. A unique combination of physical therapist, nutritionist, and ACT trainer, he has 25 years of experience in physical therapy, integrative models of pain care, leadership and private practice innovation. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist and has trained extensively in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Tatta is the Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, a company dedicated to reinventing pain care through education, research and professional training.
In 2017 he was a key member of the APTA task force expanding nutrition as part of the scope of practice for physical therapists. He is chair of the Physiotherapy SIG at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the parent organization of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He also volunteers his time on the New York Physical Therapy Opioid Speakers Bureau and the New York Physical Therapy Association Opioid Alternative Task Force. Dr. Tatta is author of the bestselling book, Heal Your Pain Now and host of The Healing Pain Podcast, featuring interviews and free training from respected pain experts.
Course Material included in this course
ACT vs Pain Education
Understanding Pain Education and ACT
Is Pain Reduction and Changing Thoughts Necessary for a Return to Function?
Questions Part 1
Questions Part 2