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Wim Dankaerts is a certified CFT educator. He is both, a highly skilled clinician, leading clinical researcher and dynamic educator. Wim Dankaerts is an Associate Professor in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He also works part-time in private practice in Tienen (Belgium) as a Musculoskeletal Physical Therapist.
In this episode Wim gives a thorough background of cognitive functional therapy (CFT) and how it is utilized in the clinical setting with chronic low back patients. He talks about the difference between the biomedical model and the biopsychosocial model and how the BPS model needs to be the preferred model of care. He explains how physical therapists are uniquely positioned to lead the way in the treatment of chronic pain patients using CFT. For more information on CFT, the open access article we mention in the interview, and more education about CFT go to www.pain-ed.com.