January 31, 2013: In this episode, a physical therapist describes what chronic pain is and isn't, explains the effect of physical pain on an individual’s psychological and emotional state, and vice versa, and gives important advice for friends and family of those dealing with chronic pain.
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Mary Kay Zane, PT, M.Ed., OCS is a practicing orthopedic physical therapist at a level I trauma center and teaching hospital, MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been certified as a specialist in orthopedic physical therapy for 23 years and has spent most of her 32 years as a physical therapist working with surgical orthopedic, trauma, and complex pain patients. She is also a guest instructor at the Cleveland State University DPT program, sharing her knowledge of chronic pain management and current treatments.