We are talking about how to integrate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy alongside your existing physiotherapy or physical therapy practice. This episode is for physical therapists or physiotherapists, but it's also for you if you're an occupational therapist, a nurse, a doctor, a licensed massage therapist. Maybe even a mental health provider like a psychologist or social worker or a licensed professional counselor who is interested in learning how to shift their practice and seed their treatment with principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. My guest is physiotherapist, Sarah Wilson. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 2001 following rotational post. She chose to specialize in pain management in 2006 and started to implement and learn about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy shortly thereafter.
Sarah has worked in both primary and secondary pain care before moving to the Bath Centre for Pain Services, which is a UK national center providing residential pain management programs for both groups as well as individuals. The Bath Centre provides care across the lifespan and uses an interdisciplinary Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach. Sarah's current research interests include psychologically informed physiotherapy. You'll learn all about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and how it can complement and improve a physiotherapist pain practice, what some challenges are for physiotherapists as they begin to implement ACT into their practice. Finally, some of the differences between Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Pain Science Education.
If you're a physical therapist or a physiotherapist or another licensed health professional and you're interested in learning more about ACT and how you can implement it into your practice, make sure to register for the waitlist for the ACT For Chronic Pain course at the Integrative Pain Science Institute. You can simply do that by going to IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com. Go to the Courses tab, scroll down and you'll find the ACT for Chronic Pain Course Waitlist. I'm excited to share this with you. Sarah has over a decade worth of experience implementing ACT into physiotherapist practice. Without further ado, let's meet physiotherapist, Sarah Wilson.
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