The Mind Has It

from Evidence in Motion

I went to PT school way back in the Dark Ages, when everything was extremely heavily pathoanatomically based and while we talked about the biopsychosocial model, no one was particularly clear on how to implement it. However, I think most of us are well aware of the advances we have seen in pain sciences and the impact of the –psycho- piece of that, and hopefully more of us are clearer on how to implement it, at least with our patients with chronic pain. Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques have become a huge part of my practice (which is largely patients with chronic pain, many of whom have some pelvic floor component-though not all), far more than I would have ever thought back in PT school when I was busily memorizing information about upslips, downslips, and counternutations!

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