Why this course?

Reverse chronic disease with lifestyle medicine.

More than two thirds of all disability and deaths are caused by one or more of these five chronic diseases: heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes. Each of these conditions has a bidirectional relationship with many chronic pain syndromes. Physical therapists and other professionals are well positioned to evaluate, treat, and prevent these conditions for individuals and the community. This 3-hour course will provides an in-depth understanding of how to rapidly apply Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine can be used to clinical practice. The training emphasizes advice and techniques for addressing lifestyle behavior change for in-person treatment or via Telehealth. It concludes with strategies for billing, coding, and how to build a lifestyle medicine practice. By the end of this course, you will be armed with tools to create lifestyle interventions and programs for any patient.

Course curriculum

    1. A welcome letter from Dr. Joe

    1. Foundations of Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine

    2. Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine in Physical Therapy

    3. Lifestyle Medicine: The Role of the Physical Therapist

    4. Quiz

    1. Diet and Nutrition Care

    2. Essential Labs

    3. Starting the conversation

    4. Healthy Eating to Reduce Pain

    5. Quiz

    1. Physical Activity

    2. The Physical Activity Vital Sign

    3. 2-Minute Step Test Endurance 65+

    4. 2 Minute Walk Test Instructions (endurance for adults 18 and up)

    5. 30-Second Chair Rise Test (lower extremity strength age 18 and older)

    6. PROMIS Physical Function Score

    7. The Physical Activity Vital Sign

    8. Physical Activity to Reduce Pain

    9. Physical Activity to Improve Health

    10. Quiz

    1. Sleep Health Promotion

    2. Sleep Do's and Dont's

    3. Essential Labs for Sleep Disorders

    4. Insomnia Severity Index

    5. Sleep Kit

    6. Sleep Decision Tree

    7. STOP-BANG

    8. Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep

    9. Leeds Sleep Evaluation Questionnaire

    10. Quiz

    1. Ways to Manage Stress

    2. Essential Labs for Chronic Stress

    3. Perceived Stress Scale

    4. Brief Inventory of Perceived Stress

    5. Quiz

About this course

  • $197.00
  • 53 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Discover your potential, starting today

Benefits of this programme

  • Improved outcomes

    Patients who are empowered to make decisions about their health that better reflect their personal circumstances experience improved health outcomes.

  • Community support

    Network with your peers and Dr Joe Tatta, share best practice and research interests. Identify the root cause of patient pain and assess patients and clients holistically.

  • Increase referrals

    Evidenced-based strategies and techniques to increase your referrals and generate higher revenues for your practice.

"This is a 'microlearning' course. Microlearning is a training method that delivers short bursts of on-demand content for learners to study at their convenience. By presenting information in bite-sized chunks, learners retain information better, and find it easier to apply to real-life practice." -Dr Joe Tatta

#1: Define Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine  

#2: Describe the 6 core Lifestyle Medicine competencies

#3: Describe essential lab tests in Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine. 

#4: Describe strategies for helping patients maintain healthy behaviors. 

#5: Describe the relationship between sleep, stress, physical activity, substances, nutrition and chronic disease and pain. 

#6: Understand the importance of Lifestyle Medicine in treating the global chronic disease burden 

#7: Describe the essential screening tools to use in a Lifestyle Medicine patient assessment

#8: Describe billing and coding for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine


Feel free to get in touch using the 'Support' link in the footer if you don't find the answer to your questions (opens your default email program).

  • Is this program approved for CEUs?

    Yes! This course is approved for 3 CEUs for PTs and OTs.

    The Integrative Pain Science Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course is approved in New York as well as more than 34 states through reciprocity (see below for a list of states).


    Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (Rule 64B17-9), Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

    ​​This course is also approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

    NOTE: Some states still do not require continuing education for re-licensure. In addition, some states do not perform verification of continuing education material, which means they do not approve courses for CEU credit and usually accept any material. Please check with your state physical therapy association or state PT board for more details.

    For participants outside of the United States or those who do not require a formal CEU certificate, we will be happy to provide a Letter of Participation form that you may keep for your records. Upon completion of the course, please contact us at [email protected] to request the form. Please check with your industry governing body to confirm whether this is required for your continuing education.

  • How long do I have to access or complete the program?

    Registration includes unlimited access. You have as long as you need to complete the program and you can come back to the training as many times as needed.

  • Can I work on the program at my own pace?

    This is an on-demand program. Each week you will receive new content. The program can be accessed in real-time, anywhere, and at any time. If you fall behind you can catch up at your own pace.

  • How many hours per week do I have to dedicate to learning?

    This program requires approximately 1-2 hours per week to complete.

  • How is the information presented?

    Lessons are available in a variety of formats to make learning easy and fun, including video, audio, transcripts, study guides, PDF handouts and quizzes.


Meet your instructor

Joe Tatta PT, DPT, CNS

Dr. Joe Tatta, PT, DPT is the founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, a cutting-edge health company reinventing pain care through evidence-based treatment, research, and professional development. His research and career achievements include scalable practice models centered on health behavior change, integrative medicine, and methods that empower physical therapists to serve at the top of their scope of practice as primary providers of healthcare. He is a speaker, author, hosts a podcast, adjunct professor, and guest lecturer in many DPT programs.

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