The Modern Pain Podcast - Episode 14 - Rachel Zoffness

podcast Sep 26, 2019


We had the privilege of speaking to Rachel Zoffness, PhD.  In this episode we discuss what may be behind the lack of pain psychologists in practice, trying to dent biomedical beliefs, and Rachel's book and work with teens in pain.  

Check out Rachel's website at

Here awesome book - The Chronic Pain & Illness Workbook For Teens can be found here

Here is Rachel's bio:

Rachel Zoffness PhD is a pain psychologist, medical consultant, science writer and...

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Modern Pain Podcast - Episode 13 - Marcos Lopez

podcast Aug 22, 2019

Listen to our interview with Dr. Marcos Lopez and hear his unique perspective as a physical therapist practicing in an opioid addiction setting.  

Here are resources Marcos provided to us for help with opioid addiction. 

Resources to help overcome dependence and addiction:
Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
Helpline: 1-800-662-4357

Behavioral Health Treatment Service Locator

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Modern Pain Podcast Episode 12 - Interview with Ben Cormack

podcast Jul 06, 2019

Mark interviews Ben Cormack where they discuss Ben's background, core stability, Ben's practice, and the Complete Patient Experience in Phoenix this November

For more about Ben check out his awesome content at

If you want more information on the Complete Patient Experience Event in November you can check it out here - Complete Patient Experience

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Modern Pain Podcast Episode 11 - Interview with Peter O'Sullivan

podcast Jun 07, 2019

 Listen as Mark and special guest interviewer, Joletta Belton, have an amazing discussion around person-centered care. Peter shares a ton of great clinical pearls and Joletta and Peter both discuss their interaction at the San Diego Pain Summit

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Modern Pain Podcast Episode 10 - Interview with John Launer

podcast May 15, 2019

Episode 10 is packed with great pearls of wisdom from John Launer.  His book Narrative-Based Practice in Health and Social Care: Conversations Inviting Change is a great book that we feel is a must-read for anyone looking to develop their skills in narrative based practice.

You can check out more about Dr. Launer at:

Below is John's bio:

John Launer is a family physician, family therapist, educator and...

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Modern Pain Podcast Episode 9 - Interview with Morten Hoegh

podcast May 12, 2019


Morten Hoegh and I discussed science, neuroscience, manual therapy, philosophy of science, among other topics.  Morten shares great perspective and expertise throughout our converations.  We hope you enjoy it!  

The following is Morten's bio - 

After qualifying as a clinical physiotherapist (1999) and completing several clinical exams, Morten was granted the title of specialist physiotherapist inmusculoskeletal physiotherapy (2005) and sports physiotherapy...

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Modern Pain Podcast Episodes 6-8 - Interviews with David Hanscom

podcast May 03, 2019

 I had the pleasure of having a three-part discusssion with Dr. David Hanscom.  David is an orthopedic spine surgeon with a unique background and perspective.  David recounts his experience with persistent pain and how it shaped his current views on pain.  He will discuss topics of pain neuroscience and how to understand and help the family in pain.  If you would like more information on what David is up to take a look at his website - ...

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Modern Pain Podcast Episode 5 - Interview with Mick Thacker

podcast May 01, 2019

Mick Thacker is a leader in the world of physiotherapy as a PhD researcher and lecturer.  He discusses predictive processing theory with Mark and how it relates to current understandings of pain and current physiotherapy practice.  

Mick shares a ton of great value and knowledge in this podcast.  Check it out!

We would love to hear your feedback! 

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Modern Pain Podcast Episode 2 - Interview with Tami Link

podcast Mar 15, 2019

In this episode Joletta Belton and Dr. Mark Kargela interview Tami Link, a yoga practitioner, who shares her story of pain and learning to live well again through a challenging journey that changed directions when she began to see her pain story through a pain science lens. 

Check out Tami and the amazing work she does at

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Modern Pain Podcast Episode 1 - Interview with Samantha Bonsack

podcast Mar 01, 2019

Join Joletta Belton and Dr. Mark Kargela as they interview Samantha Bonsack and learn hear amazing story of triumph over a very dark and difficult journey with persistent pain.   She is a great example of someone who persevered DESPITE healthcare and is living well with pain.  Please take some time to hear her story.  We would love to hear your comments and thoughts on her story.Our apologies for the first 5 minutes or so of mild feedback.  

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