As always, it's a great pleasure and honor to be spending this time with you. In this episode, we're discussing the role of positive psychological factors and the association of chronic pain with a specific emphasis on pain acceptance, pain self-efficacy and optimism. My expert guest is Dr. Javier Martínez-Calderón. Javier is a Spanish pain researcher and a physical therapist who completed a PhD in which he explored how psychological factors impact people with chronic shoulder pain. He's an assistant professor at the University of Granada in Spain and a pain researcher in the Biomedical Research Institute of Malaga. His postdoctoral research is focused on the role that cognitions and emotions play in people with chronic pain.
In this episode, you'll learn all about the importance of positive psychological factors, and how they impact recovery for people with chronic pain with a specific emphasis on pain acceptance and pain self-efficacy. If you're interested in learning more about pain acceptance, make sure to check out my book called Radical Relief: A Guide to Overcome Chronic Pain, which is based on the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy. You can order it on Amazon. Without further ado, let's begin and let's meet Dr. Javier Martínez-Calderón and learn all about how psychological factors impact chronic pain.
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