The Integrative Pain Science Institute teaches a framework and technologies that address biopsychosocial factors, in addition to traditional biomedical aspects of pain care.
You can learn them right here online at your pace, and at your convenience – 24/7.
It is now widely accepted that lifestyle, cognition, movement, context, and social factors all influence the development and resolution of chronic pain. All these factors must be considered during treatment.
However, learning these skills doesn’t require you to participate in years of advanced continuing education.
Instead, you can learn the skills you need in a lot less time than you may think …all in one place.
The Integrative Pain Science Institute invites you to be part of a vibrant online community through which you can receive multidisciplinary training and certification.
You’ll learn from respected peer-level experts who make the science simple. They also provide practical insights on how to incorporate these innovative treatment principles into your practice.
Pain Institute Bios
“I created and launched the Integrative Pain Science Institute because there is a profound need to reinvent pain care and reverse chronic disease.
For over 20 years I have helped thousands of patients relieve their pain by treating their body, mind, and spirit …and today I am dedicated to training healthcare practitioners in biopsychosocial skills of care, using functional and integrative strategies.
However, I also want to make learning these skills and concepts as simple as possible for practitioners. That’s why the faculty and I have created a series of on-demand courses that are available 24/7.
You can take the entire curriculum and receive certification – or choose individual courses that meet your most immediate needs.
It is also my intention to provide practical guidance and mentorship that shows you how to implement this innovative model of care into your everyday practice. It’s actually much easier than you might think.
Lastly, I am committed to creating a vibrant online community where practitioners can receive all the support they need in one place from our faculty and fellow clinicians who share a passion for learning this new paradigm in pain treatment.
I believe strongly that those who embrace this exciting new model of treatment will be in great demand, and will be recognized as industry leaders and innovators.
It’s my sincere hope that you’ll be one of them.”
Dr. Tatta is a physical therapist and Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, an education company dedicated to supporting practitioners as they explore integrative models for pain. Throughout his career he has worked in every aspect of pain care, starting in adult rehabilitation, but spending the majority of his 25 years in outpatient practice. He founded and managed a multi-clinic physical therapy and wellness center that helped thousands of patients and trained practitioners.
In 2017 he lead the task force with the American Physical Therapy Association that expanded nutrition as part of the scope of practice for physical therapists. He is a member of the New York State Opioid Speakers Bureau, the New York Physical Therapy Association Opioid Alternative Task Force, and chair of the Physiotherapy SIG at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the parent organization of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
In addition, Dr. Tatta is author of the #1 bestselling book, Heal Your Pain Now. He is also host of The Healing Pain podcast, which features interviews with respected pain experts from around the world. Dr. Tatta is an in-demand speaker on nutrition and other integrative topics at state and national physical therapy conferences.
His practice, bestselling book, and on-demand patient programs have been highly influential in shifting the model for pain treatment to one that seamlessly integrates care from physical therapy, psychology, nutrition, and spirituality.
Born in Vermont, I’ve spent most of my professional life working in Sweden as a psychologist within Rehabilitation Medicine with a focus on chronic illness. Helping people using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with chronic pain and stress come back to work and to a vital life has been a focus of my clinical research and interests. My work has led to 2 widely used books for ACT and chronic pain, one for researchers and one as a self-help book recognized by the American Psychiatric Society.
The ACT approach to pain is revolutionary and different. It teaches patients to recognize pain as an event in life that doesn’t need to interfere with the way they live. ACT remains an untapped jewel to help patients transform pain from a life-defining preoccupation to embracing a beautiful life beyond pain.
JoAnne Dahl, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Uppsala University, Sweden specializing in behavioral medicine. She is a prominent acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) researcher who specializes in the use of ACT to treat chronic pain.
JoAnne is coauthor of the The Art and Science of Valuing in Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain, Living Beyond Your Pain, and ACT and RFT in Relationships.