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Old 07-06-2012, 04:08 AM   #1
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I have visited Soma Simple a few times, but would like to get more involved in it. The discussions here are very thought provoking. I enjoy the Neuroscience and Pain Science for Manual Physical Therapists group on Facebook immensely.
I started last week as an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy in San Antonio, Texas for a new DPT program. I will be teaching Clinical Reasoning, and am currently putting the curriculum together. When I interviewed for the position last year, I had to do a 45 minute lecture on the topic of my choice for the faculty and deans, and I chose "New advances in pain science," citing the philosophies of Moseley, Blickenstaff and Jacobs' work. I hope to keep current with Pain science and Neuro science and incorporate it into the program. I am also completing a PhD in Physical Therapy and will do research on pelvic pain/pelvic floor dysfunction. I am excited for what lies ahead!

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Old 07-06-2012, 04:47 AM   #2
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:59 AM   #3
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Hi Amy,

Welcome. Have you met much resistance to the inclusion of pain science in the curriculum so far? I'd be interested to hear the extent to which the powers that be at your College embrace this info/approach.

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Old 07-06-2012, 05:34 AM   #4
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Hi Amy, and welcome.

Like Patrick, I'd be very interested to hear about how well-received the current pain neuroscience is in your school's DPT program.

I work in an academic setting as the faculty practice director, and I've done a few lectures including varying levels of this material. Frankly, the students seemed confused and mildly irritated that I didn't show them precisely what to do for "chronic pain patients".

Also, It seems that the effort to meet CAPTE standards in the entry-level doctorate program keeps the faculty constantly busy updating the curriculum while spending enormous amounts of time on generally uninteresting and irrelevant student research projects.

We desperately need more academics involved here, so I hope you have the to keep us posted.


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Old 07-06-2012, 07:15 AM   #5
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Amy, glad your here.

Recently got to do a 3 hour pain science seminar for first year PT students at Univ. of South Dakota where I do some adjunct faculty teaching. I as well will be interested in how your teaching opportunities go.
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Amy,

I see that you have "liked" a few of my blog posts on Facebook. I always wonder who these people are. Now I know at least one of them.

You're in a small group of educators who visit here. I hope you'll tell us what you're thinking.
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Amy,

There are some great people here. Glad you are here.
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Welcome Amy,

It will be nice to have students thinking about the nature of pain as they interact with their patients.

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