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Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Grand Rounds

Presentations are held every other month from 7am to 8am. If you have suggestions for topics to discuss, or an interest in speaking at an upcoming Grand Rounds session, please contact Dr. Hoang at [email protected].

Tuesday, April 9, 7-8am PST

Dr. AsavasoponPutting Biomechanics Back in the Chronic Pain Narrative:
Getting to the Root Cause of the Problem

Learn about a chronic pain treatment model that targets the root biomechanical “triggers” while also addressing the resultant psychological obstacles. In this session, Skulpan Asavasopon, MPT, PhD will demonstrate how physical therapists can use a movement-based pain narrative approach to align patients with a movement-based intervention program, bridging the gap between movement science and chronic pain. Get equipped with the knowledge to effectively address ineffective movement and mental behaviors associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain, using a framework grounded in pain and movement sciences.

Dr. Asavasopon holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Research position at the University of Southern California, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. His research and teaching focus on bridging the gap between chronic pain and movement science. He is passionately committed to alleviating human suffering through interventions that are informed by both biomechanics and psychology, with a specific focus on targeting ineffective mental and movement behaviors. He has played a pivotal role in founding and establishing Loma Linda University’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program, where he now serves as the program director. Additionally, he serves as a core instructor for both the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency and Pain Rehabilitation Fellowship programs. His current passion project centers on establishing the Mind 2 Movement Institute, an organization dedicated to instructing clinicians and organizations on overcoming two significant challenges in clinical practice: securing patient buy-in and ensuring patient follow-through, commonly referred to as non-compliance and non-adherence behaviors

This session will not be recorded. Session Moderated by Rich Souza & Cathy Hoang (meeting ID: 922 3686 8716; passcode: 764175).  Click here to join us via Zoom!

Upcoming 2024 Speakers

  • June 11: Richard Souza, PT, PhD
  • August 13: Nora Fritz, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
  • Oct 8: Shailesh Kantak, PT, MSc, PhD
  • Dec 10: Victor Cheuy, PhD

Recent Grand Rounds Talks:

If you missed one of our recent Grand Rounds discussions, please check out the recordings linked below!