BEST SELLING AUTHOR, PHYSICAL THERAPIST, NUTRITIONIST, AND PAIN EDUCATOR
“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.”
Joe Tatta, PT, DPT, CNS – Bio
Dr. Joe Tatta is one of the pioneering experts in lifestyle interventions for treating persistent pain. A unique combination of physical therapist, nutritionist, and ACT trainer, he has 25 years of experience in physical therapy, integrative models of pain care, leadership and private practice innovation. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist and has trained extensively in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Tatta is the Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, a company dedicated to reinventing pain care through education, research and professional training.
In 2017 he was a key member of the APTA task force expanding nutrition as part of the scope of practice for physical therapists. He is chair of the Physiotherapy SIG at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the parent organization of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He also volunteers his time on the New York Physical Therapy Opioid Speakers Bureau and the New York Physical Therapy Association Opioid Alternative Task Force.
Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine Graduate Education
University of Western States
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Bachelor of Science- Physical Therapy
State University of New York Health Science Center
New York, New York
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Certified Specialist
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor
American Physical Therapy Association
New York Physical Therapy Association
Orthopedic Section American Physical Therapy Association
Private Practice Section American Physical Therapy Association
Pain Special Interest Group American Physical Therapy Association
International Association for the Study of Pain
Institute for Functional Medicine
Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science
Chair PT SIG Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science
Board for Certified Nutrition Specialists
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES & WRITING
Tatta, J. (2019). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain. Guest Speaker at the Medical School of South Carolina Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs.
Tatta, J. (2019). Nutrition + PT: A Winning Combo for Your Patients and Profits! Seminar presented at the Annual Conference of the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Tatta, J. (2019). Nutrition education and the hand therapist’s role. Seminar presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for American Society of Hand Therapists.
Tatta, J. (2019). How to Use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to inform hand therapists treatment of patients with chronic pain and disability. Seminar presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for American Society of Hand Therapist.
Tatta, J. (2018). PT + Nutrition: The Perfect Combo to Help You Stand Out. Seminar presented for the Annual Conference- National Student Conclave, American Physical Therapy Association.
Tatta, J. (2017). Nutrition Screening in Physical Therapy Practice. Virtual seminar training presented to the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Tatta, J. (2017). Nutrition Screening in Physical Therapy Practice. Seminar presented to the New York Physical Therapy Association chapter meeting.
Tatta, J. (2016). Nutritional Influences on Musculoskeletal Pain and Inflammation. Seminar presented for Annual Conference- PT Next Conference and Exposition, American Physical Therapy Association.
Tatta, J. (2016). How to Treat and Reverse Autoimmunity. Seminar Presented at the Annual Conference for the Integrative Women’s Health Institute.
Tatta, J. (2016). Heal Your Pain Now; The Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-free Life. Boston, Massachusetts, Da Capo Press.
Tatta, J. (2014) Nutrition, Inflammation & Musculoskeletal Pain; Implications for the Physical Therapist. Doctoral thesis paper – doctoral program in physical therapy. Arcadia University
Tatta, J (1997) Functional outcomes after gastroc–soleus muscle injection with botulinum toxin A in children with cerebral palsy. Thesis paper bachelors of physical therapy. State University of New York Health Science Center.
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.