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Paincast is the official podcast of the Pain Science Division at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Paincast aims to bring together researchers, clinicians, and students to facilitate discussions about pain and physiotherapy. Please contact if you have any feedback, concerns, or if you’d like to be a guest on the podcast.

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Season 3 Episode 4: Applying Pain Science with Arthur Woznowski-Vu

Arthur Woznowski-Vu is a licensed physiotherapist, PhD candidate, and the Chair of the Pain Science Division. While he is finishing up his PhD studying central sensitization to physical activity, he is currently in the process of launching his own chronic pain rehab clinic. In this episode, we get into Arthur’s research and advocacy at the pain science division, the value of the pain science division, and the importance of integrating pain science with physiotherapy practice.

Season 3 Episode 5: Addressing pain through advanced practice physiotherapy with Rob Werstine

“Don’t wait until the opportunities to pass, prepare yourself to take advantage of the upcoming opportunities” — Rob Werstine

Rob Werstine is an Advanced Practice Provider in the Rapid Access Clinic for Low Back Pain at the London Health Sciences Centre. Partnering with Jack Miller, he started Key Clinical Skills Inc. which has been providing Advanced Practice education across Canada since 2016 to improve the ability of hundreds of non-physician healthcare professionals to take on Advanced Practice roles. In this episode, we talked about the value of advanced practice providers in the healthcare system, the current advanced practice model, and how physiotherapists are well-positioned to respond to the need for better pain management in Canada.

Season 3 Episode 3: Chronic pain care with Dr. Lindsay Wright

Dr. Lindsay Wright is the director of Integrated Health at Change Pain Clinic in Vancouver. She is a chiropractor with advanced training in movement and exercise as a kinesiologist and clinical exercise physiologist. In this episode, we talked about the evolution of pain care, integrated and individualized approach to patient care, and the importance of validating patients with chronic pain.

Season 3 Episode 2: Low back pain with Dr. Stuart McGill (Part 2)

Dr. Stuart McGill is world-renowned for his expertise in low back biomechanics and treating low back pain. He is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo and the Chief Scientific Officer at Backfitpro. In this episode, we covered his thoughts on degenerative disc disease, exercise prescription approaches, and refining the art of patient interaction.

Season 3 Episode 1: Low back pain with Dr. Stuart McGill (Part 1)

Dr. Stuart McGill is world-renowned for his expertise in low back biomechanics and treating low back pain. He is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo and the Chief Scientific Officer at Backfitpro. In this episode, we discussed the validity of non-specific low back pain, the implications of using this label in our practices, and the intersection of a biomechanical approach with the biopsychosocial approach.

Season 2 Episode 11

An approach to chronic pain: cognitive functional therapy.

Season 2 Episode 10

Lisa Carlesso talks with Dave Walton from the University of Western Ontario on stress and it relationship with pain.

Season 2 Episode 9

Trisha Parsons shares with us the concept of narrative practice.

Season 2 Episode 8

Cory Choma talks with Dr. Tasha Stanton from Body and mind about recent updates in pain science.

Season 2 Episode 7

Judy Hunter talks with Sarah Sheffe. Sarah shares her use of mindfulness as a therapeutic technique for those with persistent pain.

Season 2 Episode 6

Judy Hunter talks to Dr Sluka re appropriate activity for patients with pain.

Season 2 Episode 5

Cory Choma discusses CBT use in the clinical setting with Mike Sangster

Season 2 Episode 4

Cory Choma talks with Dr. Bruce Dick and PT Leslie Singer about cognitive behaviour therapy and how physiotherapists can use it.

Season 2 Episode 3

Judi Hunter and guest Dr Lori Montgomery discuss the always interesting topic of medical marijuana

Season 2 Episode 2

Lisa talks with Janet Holly and Michael Sangster about complex regional pain syndrome

Season 2 Episode 1

The PainCast season 2 Premiere! Listen to a discussion with Darryl Yardley and Jake Tumber about their innovative approach to managing complex pain in private practice. SPOILER ALERT – they have some data!

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