ABOUT

Mind 2 Movement

What We Do

At the Mind 2 Movement Foundation (M2M), we raise awareness about the importance of mental and movement (biomechanical) health within the context of emotional, cognitive, and physical pain and suffering.

To this end, we provide continuing education seminars, courses, and events to all medical practitioners who want to alleviate pain and suffering, including doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists, and everyone in between.

We recognize that within the medical community so far, mind and body have not been successfully integrated when addressing chronic pain. To address this, we created the Edutreatment model, a structured program based on research and data from multiple different fields, including biomechanics, medicine, neuroscience, and psychology. This allows M2M to bring the mind to movement and address the physical as well as the mental roots of chronic pain and suffering.

Our Mission

To alleviate pain and suffering in the world through the powers of mindfulness and optimal movement based on sound biomechanical principles, which are the basis of our Edutreatment model.

Our Vision

Research Funding

As M2M grows, our vision is to help fund research related to the components of Edutreatment. We hope to raise funds for research related to motivation, mindfulness, emotional and cognitive intelligence, empathy, compassion, and gratitude, and how these variables can be integrated with a movement-centered approach.

Services for Underprivileged Patients

At M2M, we hope to provide pro bono services to underprivileged patients suffering from chronic pain that involves cognitive and affective stresses. We envision partnering with various organizations such as residency and fellowship training programs across the nation to train medical providers in the Edutreatment process and to implement Edutreatment to the underserved population.

Mindful Practice at The Workplace

By providing Edutreatment training in hospitals, we hope to raise HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health care Providers and Systems) scores to improve customer satisfaction. We believe the key to effective outcomes is not only through the mind of the patient, but also through the mind of the medical providers. Therefore, Edutreatment is not only aimed at alleviating pain and suffering for the patient, but also changing the culture of healthcare itself.

Why mind 2 movement?

Chronic pain is a disease of the mind as well as the body. Within the medical community so far, mind and body have been dealt with separately, and no one has been able to integrate them successfully.

Dr. Skulpan Asavasopon

MPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Founder of Mind 2 Movement Foundation (M2M)

THE Founder

Skulpan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Director of the Movement and Cognition Neuromechanics Research Laboratory at Loma Linda University (LLU).

He utilizes biomechanical and brain and body imaging methods to study the central and peripheral mechanisms of pain chronification. He also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Research in the Department of Neurosurgery at the LLU School of Medicine and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Research Clinical Faculty in the Department of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California.

 

 

 

How did I get here?

Two childhood memories have fueled my compassion for people in pain and my desire to alleviate people’s suffering.

Growing up, my parents expected me to be a doctor or a lawyer – anything else I did didn’t really matter. They always pushed me to be better, but as a kid, I felt inadequate. My parents spent most of their time at work providing for our family, but at the time, I just felt abandoned. For childhood me, this was suffering.

The other instance occurred when I was two years old: my uncle broke my tibia. I don’t remember much from the incident – my mom and sister watching as my uncle picked me up and carried me forcefully from the room, and the next thing I remember is waking up in the hospital with a cast stretching from my ankle to my pelvis.

These were traumatic events for me as a child, and they took me years to realize and reconcile. In a way, however, I’m grateful for them. These events made me who I am and drove me to want to help people. The impact that pain and suffering has had on my past only increases my desire to alleviate as much pain and suffering in the world as I can.

A new approach to managing pain and eliminating suffering

PAIN EDUTREATMENT

Achieving healthier minds and movement.