Carolyn McManus is a highly skilled clinician, researcher and professional trainer and a national leader in the integration of mindfulness into healthcare. She is the past President of the American Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Section Pain Special Interest Group. She holds Master’s degrees in physical therapy and in psychology. Since 1985 she has integrated mindful awareness principles and practices into the care of patients with chronic conditions. In 1998, she joined the Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, where she established their popular Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. She has over 30 years of experience in the practice of mindfulness meditation and has completed an advanced MBSR Teacher Training Program offered at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. In addition to providing individual patient care at Swedish Medical Center, from 2008 – 2019, she served on a research team at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, providing MBSR and Kindness Meditation courses in research examining the effects of these practices in veteran populations suffering a wide range of medical conditions. Carolyn is passionate about sharing her experience and expertise with colleagues and provides individual and small group mentoring to clinicians as well as presents regularly at state and national conferences, including APTA’s NEXT and Combined Sections Conferences. You can learn more about Carolyn at her website: carolynmcmanus.com.