Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Specialist - Pain Educator - Occupational Therapist - Health Coach - Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
Former Chronic Pain Sufferer
As a former chronic pain sufferer herself, Linda experienced the gaps in conventional treatments that fail to help people heal from chronic pain. In pursuit of her own healing, she researched, personally implemented, and developed a successful bio-psycho-social pain rehabilitation program for the treatment of chronic pain.
Linda's compassionate and knowledgeable care has helped her clients reduce their pain while rebuilding their lives, restoring their bodies, and renewing their joy. Her unique bio-psycho-social, whole-body, whole-life pain rehabilitation program has been successful for individuals suffering with a variety of pain conditions. She is also one of the few practitioners treating CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) successfully using the latest clinical therapy techniques including Graded Motor Imagery.
Linda has been an occupational therapist for over 25 years with a wealth of experience in treating individuals with chronic and acute illnesses, injuries, and life altering health challenges. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient hospital: ICU, cardiac care, burns, orthopedic, neuro, and acute and long term rehabilitation units. She also developed outpatient neuro, wheelchair and specialized seating clinics, and has provided in home therapy and home modification assessments. In addition to her current specialization in chronic pain rehabilitation, Linda spent 10+ years specializing in brain injury and stroke rehabilitation.
Linda received her degree in occupational therapy, with a minor in human anatomy, in 1989 from Colorado State University. In addition to ongoing education in the field of occupational therapy, she has pursued continuing education in brain injury and stroke rehabilitation, NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment), Graded Motor Imagery, chronic pain, Pilates for rehabilitation, psychology, sensory processing, and has a particular interest in researching the neuroscience of chronic physical and emotional pain.
Linda is also an IRLEN Certified Screener and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, one of the first occupational therapists to pursue certification and the only facilitator to adapt and integrate Brené Brown's shame resilience curriculum for the treatment of chronic pain.
Continuing Education (2014-present)
Graded Motor Imagery, 2 day course with lab, NOI Group, with Tim Beames and Robert Johnson, Buffalo, NY, 2014
Pain, Lorimer Moseley online lecture course, Cynergy, 2014
Calming the Overactive Brain, 1 day course, Institute for Brain Potential, Fort Collins, CO, 2014
Explain Pain, David Butler, Lorimer Moseley, self-study, 2014
The Daring Way™ 5 day certification training with Brené Brown, San Antonio, TX, 2014
Therapeutic Neuroscience Education, 2 day course with Adriaan Louw, Denver, CO, 2015
Sensory Diets, 1 day course, Summit Professional Education, Denver, CO, 2015
IRLEN Screener Certification, 2 day course with lab, Penrose, CO, 2015
Neurodynamics Techniques, David Butler, self-study course. NOI Group, 2015
Sensitive Nervous System, David Butler, self-study course, NOI Group, 2015
Professional Health Coaching Certification Course, National Society of Health Coaches (NSHC), self-study/online course, currently completing