Playing Beyond Nice in The Sandbox

One question that I routinely encounter from rehab professionals as I teach therapeutic neuroscience education across the country is this: “PNE is such great stuff!  But HOW do we get EVERYONE in our facility on board?”  That is the million-dollar question, isn’t it?  All too often we face frustration born out of our own facility or system’s…

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Mistakes and the “NewSmart”

I made a mistake this week.

It wasn’t a huge mistake, but it was an error in judgment and it jeopardized the trust in a relationship that is important to me.  When I realized my mistake, I fessed up quickly to the individual involved and apologized.  The person on the receiving end of my error was extremely gracious, stating…

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Pain, Personality, and PT Prowess: Do You Have What it Takes?

Personality, temperament, “soft-skills…”
There is a good amount of chatter in the world of pain science about these topics right now, related to both patients and to those who treat them.  As we seek to determine who may benefit most from interventions like Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE), there very well may emerge certain personality traits, such as openness to…

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Millennial Maladies: Will the Pain Epidemic Get Worse Before It Gets Better?

 

Around the holidays, an 18-minute viral video made its way to my inbox via my friend and respected colleague, Dr. Louie Puentedura. It was an interview with New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and business consultant Simon Sinek, discussing Millennials in the work place. Louie posted it with the remark that it may help us better…

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