May 29, 2024 | pain management

Contextual Factors in Pain Care: The Secret Sauce?

Kate A. Schopmeyer, PT, DPT, CPE, Physical Therapy Program Coordinator for Pain Management at the San Francisco VA Healthcare System, discusses the impact of verbal cues on pain management. Learn how these cues can decrease or increase pain perception at a physiological level, involving the opioid system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Plus, discover how contextual factors can physiologically alter the responsiveness to a given therapy or placebo. Watch now!