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Pain Reframed: Psychological Flexibility and Relational Frame Theory | Leonard Van Gelder

May 8, 2020 • Pain Science • Liz Peppin, Jeff Moore

Liz and Jeff chat with Dr. Leonard Van Gelder, DPT, CSCS, TPS, CSMT about relational frame theory, the most empirically-studied theory of human language and cognition and how this relates to the psychological flexibility of patients’ ability to incorporate new concepts into their existing stories, and prognosis for recovery.

Leonard Van Gelder has been involved in the movement and rehabilitation field for over 15 years. During this time, he has studied, published research, and presented at regional and international conferences on the science of stretching, strength and conditioning, and therapeutic pain science interventions. He has explored a diverse spectrum of manual therapy and movement approaches, and emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to manual therapy, movement, and education in his practice. He owns and practices clinically at Dynamic Movement and Recovery (DMR) in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Liz Peppin

Liz Peppin graduated from Central Michigan University in 2012 with her Master of Physician Assistant Studies and practiced outpatient internal medicine until 2019, when she transitioned to outpatient neurology in a small rural community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Liz has a special interest and passion for treating people with persistent pain using approaches supported by...

Jeff Moore

Jeff has been a practicing physical therapist for 10 years, with the last seven of those spent in outpatient orthopedics. He is passionate about mentoring and inspiring the next generation of clinicians. Current Roles: Faculty, South College Faculty, EIM Co-Host, Pain Reframed Podcast Areas of Interest: Chronic pain Spinal manipulation Outpatient orthopaedics Changing the conversation...

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