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, cognitive, movement, context, and social factors all influence the development and resolution of chronic pain. So, 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 Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, a doctor of physical therapy, an orthopedic certified specialist, and a board-certified nutrition specialist.
Throughout his career he has worked in every aspect of pain care, starting in adult rehabilitation, but spending the majority of his 22 years in outpatient practice. He founded and managed a multi-clinic physical therapy and integrative wellness center that helped thousands of patients and trained hundreds of practitioners. He learned what was missing from modern pain practice and deepened his commitment to reversing the pain epidemic.
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 lead the 2017 task force for the American Physical Therapy Association that expanded nutrition as the professional scope for physical therapists. 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.
“My career goal is to improve the clinical effectiveness of primary care management of people living with chronic spinal pain, through the behavioral investigation of motivationally-informed and mindfulness-based interventions integrated with guideline based physical therapy care.
I am fundamentally interested in how pain affects awareness of the body and movement from the perspective of sensory, motor, and information processing. A better understanding of this intricate relationship may advance the fields of pain medicine and the rehabilitation sciences by providing a care model that addresses the
positive behavioral processes that can lead to sustained physical activity and function.
As a faculty member of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, I am excited to play a role in helping to cultivate a mindfulness-based and motivationally-informed approach for clinicians, and I feel that I can best serve this capacity by providing a learning environment that will provide the skillset, practice, and feedback to deliver compassionate and holistic care. My intention is to embed this approach in a pragmatic and accessible manner, and one that will empower your patients to pursue their valued activities.”
Dr. Nicholas Karayannis is a lead Physical Therapist within the Division of Pain Medicine of Stanford Medicine, a university-based, multidisciplinary center which has twice been awarded a Clinical Center of Excellence in Pain Management by the American Pain Society.
Nick completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine within the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Laboratory at Stanford in 2017. His primary role at the Stanford Pain Management Center is to collaborate with the interdisciplinary team of physicians, psychologists, and nurses to formulate and implement comprehensive treatment plans for its patients.
Before receiving his PhD in Physiotherapy from The University of Queensland (Australia) in 2013, Dr. Karayannis trained as a fellow in orthopaedic manual therapy in the USA and Canada. Nick is also board certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, a Certified Yoga and Tai Chi Teacher, a leader in the Stanford Chronic Pain Self-Management program, and a Center for Mindfulness qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher.
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.