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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PNE: Right Message, Wrong Door

Implementing pain neuroscience education (PNE) into practice has revolutionized my career. The ability to re-frame a patient’s pain experience with modern explanations of pain, built on a biopsychosocial foundation, has been a professional game changer. Though this shift has not occurred without bumps and bruises along the way.  While I have used PNE to help countless people shift…

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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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