Steve Schmidt, PT, Master of Physical Therapy, OCS, and FAACMPT shared the latest techniques on how to effectively treat chronic pain at the 2014 Spine and Pain Conference hosted by International Spine and Pain Institute.. He offers many practical suggestions on the identification and intervention with patients with persistent pain. He explains the application of current neuroplasticity research to change brain pain representations and remap brain tags to alleviate pain.
Steve will challenge your knowledge of how you interpret and understand chronic pain. He offers pertinent and practical insights and techniques that will change your thinking as well as your practices in dealing with persistent pain!
In this episode, here’s what we cover:
- Recognize the crisis that exists across the globe concerning chronic pain management
- Understand the role the brain processes play in persistent pain
- Refreshing clinical ideas and knowledge concerning neuroplasticity and brain representations
- Simple, practical tools on how to remap the brain pain patterns
- And so much more that will blow your mind!
Steve Schmidt, PT, Master of Physical Therapy, OCS, and FAACMPT graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1994 with a M.S. in Physical Therapy. His clinical interests in manual therapy and management of patients experiencing neurogenic pain identified a need to seek specialized training. He completed several years of long manual therapy courses and then traveled to Australia for fellowship/residency training. He completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in1999. Steve is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and is a board certified specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy. He completed the six month post-graduate training in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation at the Kaiser Foundation Rehab Center and continues to work in Vallejo, California. He serves as a part-time faculty member at Samuel Merritt University.