Dr. Joseph Tatta, PT, DPT, CNS is a global leader in integrative pain care and an advocate for the safe and effective treatment of chronic pain.
He is the Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, a cutting-edge health company reinventing pain care through evidence-based treatment, research, and professional development.
For 25 years, he has supported people living with pain and helped practitioners deliver more effective pain management. His research and career achievements include scalable practice models centered on lifestyle medicine, health behavior change, and digital therapeutics.
He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy trainer. Dr. Tatta is the author of two bestselling books, Radical Relief and Heal Your Pain Now, and host of The Healing Pain Podcast. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at both Arcadia University and St. John’s University where he teaches a variety of pain-related content and skills to entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students.
Rose M. Pignataro, PT, PhD, DPT
Dr. Rose M. Pignataro, PT, PhD, DPT leads the Institute course on Motivational Interviewing for Chronic Pain. She is a doctor of physical therapy with more than 30 years of direct patient care experience, including the treatment of chronic pain and associated conditions. In addition to her clinical background, Dr. Pignataro has a PhD in public health, with a strong focus on social and behavioral theory, health promotion and wellness. She is a certified health education specialist (CHES) and certified wound management specialist (CWS). Rose is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of Physical Therapy at Emory & Henry College in Marion, Virginia.
Carey E. Rothschild, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS
Dr. Carey Rothschild is an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Rothschild earned a Bachelor of Health Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 from the University of Florida and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2005. She became board-certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in 2006 (recertified 2016) and in Sports Physical Therapy in 2012. She completed the course work in pelvic physical therapy and earned a Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy in 2020. Her 20 years of clinical practice has been in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine. Her research interests include management of running injuries, conditions of the female athlete, and pain neuroscience education.