Residency-trained, fellowship-trained, and PhD-trained...
This is NOT what makes me an expert in chronic pain.
What has made me helpful to a lot of people, however, is all-of-the above AND having suffered from disabling chronic back and hip pain, shoulder pain, foot pain, and neck pain.
Note the keyword "suffered," as in past-tense. I'm not suffering anymore.
Despite being a candidate for bilateral hip replacements, and experiencing multiple body region pains every day of my life, I don't suffer. Instead, I've made it my purpose in life to help eliminate chronic pain and suffering in the world.
You see, I get it. I really do.
I get what it's like from the patient's perspective, the medical provider's perspective, and even the insurance provider's perspective. I've experienced enough cracks in the system, enough cracks in the current treatment paradigm, and enough cracks in the lines of communication to really understand the complex nature of the chronic pain problem. But, with understanding, comes a desire to fix the problems. This is where the Mind 2 Movement Institute comes in.
I offer trainings, workshops, and consultations to organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, The Adventist Health System, and various private practices. I help physical therapists retrain their brains, as well as their patients' brains to get their minds 2 movement.