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Re-Defining Chronic Pain Management
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on February 23, 2021.
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Rehab
2/23/2021 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Evaluate chronic pain as an emotional experience and assess the implications for behavior in our patients.
  2. Investigate the impacts of placebo and nocebo effects on physiology and mindset.
  3. Conduct effective assessments by utilizing specific questions to better guide treatment strategies.
  4. Implement mind-body practices into current rehabilitation to improve functional outcomes with patients.
  5. Utilize progression and regression exercise strategies to meet patients where they are while still achieving objective goals.
  6. Determine optimal exercise and behavior dosing strategies to achieve your goals in improving strength, endurance, and mobility in patients.
Challenging the Definition of Pain
  • The concept of “wellness”
  • Mind-body approach
  • Evaluating pain as an emotion
  • Are emotions in our conscious control?
Moving Pain Out of the Forefront
  • Impacts of placebo and nocebo
  • Effects on physiology and mindset
  • Therapeutic bias - rituals and meanings in medicine
Reframing Pain as an Emotion
  • Interoception and re-framing pain
  • Theory of constructed emotion
  • Top-down and bottom-up processing
  • Behavioral implications
  • Importance of the internal self
Building Therapeutic Alliance: Better Communication, Better Results
  • Guide to assessment and treatment strategies
  • Questions you need to ask
  • 30-90 seconds to better inform your treatment plan
  • Empathy vs compassion
  • 7 body wisdom principles
The Key to Change: Valence and Exercise Prescription
  • Keywords analysis – red flags
  • Impact of word choice on patient outcomes
  • Body budgets
  • Reinforce positive behavior
Improve Strength, Endurance and Mobility
  • Exercise selection and prescription
  • Flexibility vs mobility vs stability
  • Interactive slow charts for exercise selection
  • Breathwork
  • Simplicity for progression and regression strategies


Joseph Lavacca, PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC, FMS, FMT-C, SFMA, is an experienced outpatient orthopedic clinician who graduated from Sacred Heart University with his bachelor of Exercise Science Degree in 2008, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. He also has certifications in movement screens for both the FMS and SFMA, Functional Strength Coaching, as well as Fascial Movement Taping and Performance Movement Techniques through RockTape. Dr. LaVacca is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has experience in Maitland-Based Manual Treatments, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Kinesiology Taping, and movement assessment/performance screening. He is a nationwide speaker and frequently teaches healthcare practitioners about Kinesiology Taping and Movement Assessment Principles.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Joseph Lavacca is the owner of Strength in Motion Physical Therapy. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Joseph Lavacca has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

CE Information Coming Soon
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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