Pain Science and Sensibility
By Sandy Hilton & Cory Blickenstaff
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Join co-hosts Sandy Hilton and Cory Blickenstaff, physical therapists who are "in the trenches" practicing in unique settings on opposite sides of United States, as they discuss current research and topics of pain science. Listen in on occasional interviews of the prominent figures of pain science. Focus will be on making the information meaningful to practice in the clinic.
||Clean035 The Smallest Worthwhile Effect of Physiotherapy||How much of an improvement would you need to see in order to feel that physiotherapy was going to be worthwhile for your low back, neck, or shoulder pain? This is the question that this study examines and that is discussed in this episode. Also Sandy...||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean034 How Well Do We Remember Past Pains?||In this episode the topic of pain memory recall is explored. How well do we remember our past pains? Are there differences in recall between populations? What might account for the differences when they occur? All of these topics covered in episode in..||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean033 Reconsidering the IASP Definition of Pain||In episode 33, Sandy and Cory are joined once again by Pain Specialist Physician, Milton Cohen. Dr. Cohen and his group have submitted a new clinical definition of pain. In the discussion, we unpack the new definition term by term and discuss issues...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean032 Are There Ethical Concerns With Mindfulness Approaches?||A recent paper looks at the philosophical underpinnings of the practice of mindfulness and raises some concerns regarding the ethics of its use. In this episode, these concerns are discussed as well as the larger implications of informed consent and...||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031 Expectancy Violation Update||We return to exposure based therapy and an update of the topic covered in the popular episodes 12 and 15, expectancy violation. This time we discuss a clinical commentary paper reviewing the state of the evidence related to the claims of Craske et al...||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: I am a Placebo: An Interview With Dr. Nortin Hadler, MD||Our guest in this episode is Dr. Nortin Hadler, a rheumatologist and professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, who has spent decades right in the middle of several health care debates. Dr. Hadler, or as Sandy likes to...||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029 Discussion of the book Meanings of Pain||This episode has Sandy and Cory discussing a recently released book, tilted Meanings of Pain. Can we measure pain? What is the impact when we try? How do the roles we assume impact the care we provide and how it is received? Listen in as our hosts...||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028 Does Manual Therapy Suck?||In this episode of Pain Science and Sensibility, it’s another British Invasion! So, I guess that would make us the Ed Sullivan show? Special guest Adam Meakins, host of the NAF physio podcast, joins us for a discussion regarding his proclamation...||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027 Transverse Abdominals in Low Back Pain||Sandy and Cory discuss a popular topic in the treatment of low back pain; the role of the transverse abdominus. This paper examines the role in pregnancy related low back pain but the episode goes on to discuss the topic more broadly. Now suck in that..||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026 Can We Predict Who's at Risk for Persistent Pain||What is stratified care? Can we get the right patients to the right care at the right time? In this episode we look at a study examining some of the background required to answer these questions. Can we predict who is at risk for developing persistent..||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025 Comparing and Using Low Back Pain Clinical Guidelines||Episode 25 has our hosts, and special guest Kelly Newman SPT discussing a recent review article comparing 3 of the major clinical guidelines for the treatment of low back pain. What is a clinical guideline? How are their recommendations established...||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024 Trigger Points, the "Third Space", and the Merit of Pain Theories with Dr. Milton Cohen||Special Guest Milton Cohen MD, Rheumatologist/Specialist Pain Physician, joins the show to discuss a variety of topics in this far ranging interview. Dr. Cohen and his research group has written extensively on topics ranging from critical appraisals...||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 Modeling Pain and Other Bayesian Topics||Episode 23 has Sandy and Cory discussing a review article about modeling pain using a Bayesian statistical model. Fear not! You'll not need an abacus to follow along as the discussion moves from considering the model to potential use and problems with..||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022 Do Systematic Biases Impact Care?||Episode 22 has Sandy and Cory discussing a systematic review on whether biases are present in healthcare decisions and if so, do they have a negative impact. Are biases something that we need to worry about? Is Cory a robot? Also, Sandy coerces her...||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 Aerobic Exercise for Pain||In this episode, Sandy and Cory are joined by special guest Roderick Henderson who is a physical therapist and strength coach. The group reviews a recent article on the impact of aerobic exercise on pain sensitivity and also goes on to talk about...||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 Neuropathic Pain at the Pelvis||In episode 20 Sandy and Cory discuss an exploratory research paper on Sandy's area of expertise, pelvic pain. The presence or absence of neuropathic pain in this population is not well known and Sandy provides some insight into how this gap along with..||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHoliday Extravaganza 2016||The PT Podcast Network crew are here to spread some holiday cheer with the annual PT Podcast Network Extravaganza! They talk Jedis, rectums, Festivus, and horrible jet lag - all the holiday standards. Some say it's unlistenable...but you get to judge...||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 What IS a Picture Worth||Cory and Sandy continue their search for clinical excellence (and interesting new screening tools), including an in-depth look at the benefit of using pain drawings as part of clinical assessment. Can these drawings be used to indicate signs of...||11/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 Are There Ghosts in Your Machine||In episode 17, Sandy and Cory attempt to tackle a difficult theoretical paper (difficult for non-neuroscientists, at least) discussing some potential implications of interoception in chronic pain. The discussion wades into "embodied cognition" and...||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016_CBT_in_the_Workplace||In this episode Sandy and Cory discuss a recent RCT in which a CBT approach was applied to the workplace. Cory works in the occupational setting and so is able to offer some insight into how this type of care might be provided. The discussion goes in...||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 Maximizing Exposure Therapy Revisited||In this special episode of Pain Science and Sensibility we are co-releasing with the Naked Physio Podcast, joining up with Paul Lagerman and Bronnie Thompson (who you may remember was also a special guest on Episode 11) to revisit and expand thoughts..||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Motor Control and Walking for Pain||In episode 14, Sandy and Cory take on a Cochrane review looking at trunk motor control exercises for low back pain and another paper comparing specific exercise vs. just walking in low back pain. The findings may surprise you. As a special treat,...||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 Pelvic Floor Hyperalgesia||We're talking about pelvises (or is it pelvi?) on episode 13! We discuss a specific paper that is both specific to pelvic pain and highlights some controversies that are more general in pain science. This is in Sandy's wheel house and she doesn't...||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 Maximizing Exposure Therapy||In this episode of Pain Science and Sensibility Sandy and Cory dive into some specific applications of Graded Exposure some of which are very surprising and may have some astounding implications for what we do with our patients. Are we accidentally...||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 Function vs Activity||In Episode 11 Cory and Sandy get pedantic about the definition of "function" vs "activity" and are joined by a surprise guest when Dr. Bronwyn Thompson wanders by. Sandy learns another tool for helping her patients with sleep challenges and we get to...||3/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 Neurodynamics and Fibromyalgia||In this episode, Sandy and Cory discuss the popular treatment method of neurodynamics. While discussing a recent RCT which used the method in a group of patients with a fibromyalgia diagnosis the hosts also go in to some depth of how they use...||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHoliday Extravaganza||It's that time of year again and the PT Podcast Network crew are in the holiday spirit! The gang got together, as best they can scattered across the world, to share a little eggnog and make fun of each other. So pour yourself a drink, sit by the fire...||12/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 Pain: Of Mice and Men?||How do you know if a mouse feels pain? Not to spoil the surprise, but it involves being stuffed head first into a glove. What might this mean for us larger animals? In this episode, Sandy and Cory discuss an animal study article which examines the...||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 CBT for Chronic Pain Delivered Through the Internet||Episode 7 explores two studies on the effects of a cognitive behavioral therapy program for chronic pain delivered through the internet. This is obviously the first step toward a post apocalyptic version of reality in which we are ruled by our...||11/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 To Exercise or Not to Exercise with Chronic Pain||Which patients with persistent pain will flare up with exercise? Should they exercise? In episode 6 Sandy and Cory discuss a paper that tackles these difficult questions while interjecting the normal clinical commentary of how they address these...||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 Follow-Up Discussion to the James McAuley Interview||Episode 5 is a short (30 min) follow up to Episode 4. James McAuley provided so much great information to consider that Sandy and Cory needed more time to discuss applications to the clinic.||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 Revisiting Self Efficacy with James McAuley||In this interview episode of Pain Science and Sensibility, Sandy and Cory are joined by guest Dr. James McAuley, PhD. James was an author of the article...||8/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 Catastrophizing and Graded Exposure||In episode 3, Sandy and Cory discuss a research article on the role of catastrophizing and it's impact on the effectiveness of graded exposure treatments. They discuss how they look at catastrophizing in the clinic and the difficulty of graded...||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 New Theory of Chronic Pain||In episode 2, Sandy and Cory discuss the "Imprecision Hypothesis of Chronic Pain" recently published by Lorimer Moseley and Johan Vlaeyen. Potential clinical implications are discussed as well as a rebuttal that has already been submitted. Hard...||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 Self-efficacy and Fear of Movement in Chronic Back Pain||In the first ever episode of the Pain Science and Sensibility Podcast Sandy and Cory explore a recent research article on self-efficacy and fear of movement and how they mediate changes in pain and/or disability in chronic back pain populations. They...||6/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast for research!
Never thought I would see the day that I loved research articles, but here I am. Great podcast for us research geeks and journal article nerds, and general interest enthusiasts!
Straight forward and unbiased
Sandy and Cory do a great job of picking apart research that might otherwise be a daunting task (speaking for myself here). They debunk biases and give you the bottom-line. I highly recommend to any research and non research nerds...like myself 😊 Thanks Guys!
Outstanding information and fun.
This podcast provides me with knowledge and confidence to properly treat and educate patients. The material provided here is what every new grad and growing clinician wants. My understanding of research grew exponentially after the first few episodes I listened to. The podcast provides both entertainment and professional knowledge for all clinicians. An absolute must if your desire to grow your clinical reasoning, and critical thinking abilities!
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