You'll learn about a physical therapist who has evolved her work through Pain Neuroscience Education onto Cognitive Behavioral Therapy using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the unique environment of a prison. My guest is Mary Doyle, who has been a practicing physical therapist since 1995. Her career started out in outpatient orthopedics. She eventually moved to home care where she treated both geriatric and pediatric patients in the home. Looking for a change from driving and the ever-increasing hurdles of insurance, she moved to correctional facility work in 2016.
She functions in a primary care physical therapy practice within a prison environment. She combines physical therapy with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the treatment of pain and other chronic lifestyle conditions. You'll learn how Mary uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to target the important psychosocial variables for prisoners in the prison environment. If you're interested in learning about combining Pain Neuroscience Education, mindfulness, and ACT like Mary does, make sure to check out my latest book, Radical Relief: A Guide to Overcome Chronic Pain. It is available on Amazon and in most countries. Without further ado, let's begin and let's meet Mary Doyle and learn about combining ACT with physical therapy.
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