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An Introduction to Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pain

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An Introduction to Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pain

An Introduction to Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pain

This course includes
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Certificate of completion
The instructors
This course was recorded in May 2020


Do your patients continually struggle with pain and fail to make functional improvements with traditional treatments?

Are you frustrated with not being able to do more and help them experience less pain?

Learn how functional nutrition can improve your patient outcomes, reverse chronic pain and transform your practice.

This online course will change how you treat your patients – helping them to heal and recover faster.

The Western diet, along with a sedentary lifestyle is pro-inflammatory and can lead to a number of chronic diseases encountered in physiotherapy practice. Optimizing nutrition is a powerful way to halt and reverse many chronic pain syndromes. Diet and nutrition are key components of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of many conditions managed by physiotherapists. It is the role of the physiotherapists to screen for and provide information on diet and nutrition to patients and the community. The integration of functional nutrition into physiotherapy practice is an evidence-based approach for resolving chronic pain and fast becoming a best practice.

Functional nutrition improves patient outcomes and expands the scope of services available to patients, referral sources and communities.

Join Joe Tatta, a physical therapist and founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, for this one hour introduction to learn how you can integrate functional nutrition into your practice. 

The instructors
Joe Tatta

Dr. Joe Tatta is one of the pioneering experts in lifestyle interventions for treating persistent pain. A unique combination of physical therapist, nutritionist, and ACT trainer, he has 25 years of experience in physical therapy, integrative models of pain care, leadership and private practice innovation. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist and has trained extensively in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Tatta is the Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, a company dedicated to reinventing pain care through education, research and professional training.

In 2017 he was a key member of the APTA task force expanding nutrition as part of the scope of practice for physical therapists. He is chair of the Physiotherapy SIG at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the parent organization of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He also volunteers his time on the New York Physical Therapy Opioid Speakers Bureau and the New York Physical Therapy Association Opioid Alternative Task Force. Dr. Tatta is author of the bestselling book, Heal Your Pain Now and host of The Healing Pain Podcast, featuring interviews and free training from respected pain experts.

Course Material included in this course
  • Highlights Free
  • Highlight - What Can PTs Do?
  • Feedback
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Feedback
  • Five Ways Diet Alleviates Pain
  • Nutrition
  • Nociception
  • Gut Microbiome
  • Barrier
  • The Biome and Brain
  • Feedback
  • Where Do I Begin?
  • Dietary Options
  • What Can PTs Do?
  • Feedback
  • Questions
  • Q&A Pt1
  • Q&A Pt2
  • Feedback
  • What's Next
  • What's Next and Suggested Resources

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