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Digital Seminar

Shifting Pain with Wholistic Interventions: Exploring the Evidence

Betsy Shandalov, OTR /L, C-IAYT, AWC
1 Hour 28 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jul 27, 2016
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Clinicians are often frustrated by the persistence of pain despite their best efforts to alter it. When chronic pain persists, it is a challenge to change the protective behaviors that contribute to movement impairments and disability in patients with pain.

Incorporating a wholistic approach may improve outcomes for people with pain. Knowing how to include alternative and complementary medicine approaches can lead to greater success in achieving positive functional outcomes for people in pain.  Alternative interventions for pain management such as visualization, breathing, mindfulness meditation movement, and relaxation therapies can be a valuable addition to a program for pain management.


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Betsy Shandalov, OTR /L, C-IAYT, AWC's Profile

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Betsy Shandalov, OTR/L, C-IAYT, AWC, is a holistic occupational therapist and has worked as a clinician, educator and supervisor in rehabilitation, community re-entry and the school setting. Her extensive knowledge of disease and disability with adults and children in a variety of settings combines with her complementary holistic treatments to provide a new level of understanding of how the brain and the immune system work together for natural and therapeutic healing. Betsy teaches clients to empower themselves to prevent injury, heal an existing injury and help with pain management and trauma throughout the lifespan. She works with individuals and families helping to find balance in their minds and bodies by using Ayurveda, Yoga therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness for healing.

Betsy is a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is certified as a yoga kids' teacher and trainer by Yoga Kids International. She has advanced training in trauma through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. and is a Level I Reiki practitioner. She recently completed her Ayurvedic Medicine Training for wellness coaching and this past year authored a chapter on Meditation in an Integrative Medicine Textbook for Rehab Professionals.  


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Betsy Shandalov maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Betsy Shandalov has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistants


  1. Analyze the evidence behind various alternative interventions such as fascia therapy, visualization, mindfulness meditation, and biofield healing.
  2. Review the physiological aspects of pain, terminology, nociception and central pain processing, biomedical and biopsychosocial models of pain


Physiological Aspects of Pain, Terminology, Nociception and Central Pain Processing, Biomedical and Biopsychosocial Models of Pain

Research Review of Alternative Pain Approaches

  • Fascia therapy
  • Breathing techniques
  • Visualization
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofield healing arts

Discussion and Demonstration of Selected Pain Approaches

  • Fascia therapy
  • Breathing techniques
  • Visualization
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofield healing arts


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