Re-Defining Chronic Pain: Exercise and Treatment – Joe LaVacca, DPT

Re-Defining Chronic Pain: Exercise and Treatment – Combining exercise, mindfulness, and communication to enhance patient outcomes

Should exercises be painful in the management of musculoskeletal pain?
Do strategies change when dealing w chronic pain vs other conditions or scenarios?

Long before our current healthcare situation chronic pain was affecting up to 20% of the US population and costing over $600 billion a year. Unfortunately these numbers are continuing to rise and more people are seeking novel ways to deal with their symptoms and impacts on wellbeing. Come join us as we attempt to re-define chronic pain, while shedding light on interventions to target both the mind and body in hopes of enhancing clinical outcomes and helping them return to the life they know they can live.

Learning Objectives:
– Identify what makes chronic pain different, and so difficult to treat.
– Understand the impacts of placebo and nocebo on our physiology.
– Understand communication concepts, and how they can guide our empathy and exercise prescription with chronic pain patients.
– Identify the most promising strategies in dealing with chronic pain through the Express, Label, Connect Framework.
– Explain the research around the importance of physical activity and exercise as it relates to chronic pain outcomes.

* This webinar is intended for Healthcare Professionals. 

About the Presenter:

Joe LaVacca is a Physical Therapist based out of New York City where he owns his own private practice; Strength in Motion Physical Therapy. Joe’s focus on communication, emotion, and education are the 3 primary tools he uses to build empowerment while teaching and working with his patients. Joe is the lead educator for Fringe Inc, a company focused on building a community for human beings to support one another, while promoting and celebrating the very things that make us who we are.