I’ve been so excited to put this all together for you and to share with you. You will meet an exceptional physical therapist who is helping women with chronic pain and anxiety by combining physical therapy with functional nutrition. Lauren Bahr is a licensed physical therapist. She’s a health coach and she’s a graduate of the Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pain certification program at the Integrative Pain Science Institute. Lauren combines physical therapy together with functional nutrition in the plan of care for her clients with chronic pain and anxiety in her private practice, which is called Simply Balanced Wellness.
What I love about this interview with Lauren is not only is she passionate about the type of practitioner that she’s become, but clear about sharing her entire journey of learning and discovery to arriving at the place she is, where she’s now able to combine traditional physical therapy, pain education, functional nutrition and even some of the coaching skills with helping her clients with pain and anxiety. We all know these are skills that do not appear in a traditional physical therapy curriculum or quite frankly, in any traditional form of medical education. Lauren has spent years learning these techniques as well as honing her skills to be the practitioner she is now. Lauren is even now dipping her toes into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a treatment which I think is going to be critical when she’s working with her clients with anxiety, as well as chronic pain in her private practice.
As you go through this, what stands out to me is Lauren’s journey. It’s her journey as a practitioner and she also weaves in her journey as someone who dealt with her own health challenges of chronic pain and chronic fatigue. To help you out, Lauren includes a free download to accompany her interview. This free gift is called the Breakfast Recipe Book. If you are interested in nutrition or if you’re someone who’s currently using nutrition with your clients, you’ll know that breakfast can be a time that’s challenging for our patients and our clients because many of the convenient breakfast foods out there are highly processed, they’re loaded with sugar and they even include trans-fat. If you want a combination of three things that are bound to cause inflammation in the body, which can lead to chronic pain, processed foods, loaded with sugar and loaded with trans fats. Often many of the processed breakfast foods include that. In this Breakfast Recipe Book, you’re going to find a ton of delicious recipes that you can use for yourself or with your family or you can use it for nutrition education when you’re working with your patients.
To download this free gift, all you have to do is text 134Download to the number 44-222 or you can open up a browser on your computer and you will type in www.IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com/134download and you can grab that free gift which will be delivered right to your inbox. I want to thank Lauren for being a member of the Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pain Certification. If you’re someone who’s looking for an integrative practitioner like Lauren who has a combination of these important skills that can help you with chronic pain, check out the Integrative Pain Science Institute Practitioner directory. You’ll be able to search there on a map to find a practitioner in your area. Let’s welcome Lauren Bahr.
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