Emily Kahnert, DPT, CCTT, is not a typical PhD student. She calls herself an “unusual combination of a lot of different things here at the University,” saying that she is “blazing some trails in many ways.” Those trails earned her an American Academy of Orofacial Pain Research grant to implement her dissertation research in orofacial pain and TMD.
There are many reasons to see a physical therapist (PT). “One of the overarching themes is that we can help people manage pain, improve function, and get their lives back,” said Teresa Bisson, PT, DPT, NCS, ATP.
Dr. Ann Van de Winckel is fascinated by the mind-body connection. Two studies that her Brain Body Mind Lab is currently conducting are related to how the mind-body connection can be used to effectively combat neuropathic pain from spinal cord injury.