Jeb Helms, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

 

Jeb Helms, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS 
Disclosures: I/we have no financial relationships to report. 

Jeb is a husband and father of 2 sons (a 4 year old and a 2 year old) who keep him plenty busy.  When not at home, Jeb is a practicing physical therapist working primarily with patients suffering from chronic pain at the outpatient North Basement clinic at VCU Health. 

 

Jeb believes that patients suffering from chronic pain are often over-imaged and over medicated, but under-educated on the physiology of chronic pain and more importantly what they themselves can do to manage their pain.

 

Jeb is part of a team of physical therapists that worked to develop the VCU Pain Class, a free class for patients suffering from pain > 3 months that has been supported through the VCU Auxiliary Grant for several years. The class uses easy to understand metaphors to educate patients on the physiology of chronic pain and self-management strategies such as guided meditation, cardiovascular exercise, soft tissue release, and sleep hygiene. One goal of the class is to decrease non-emergent use of the VCU Emergency Room. 

 

Jeb is a board certified orthopaedics and sports physical therapist through the American Physical Therapy Association and is adjunct faculty at the VCU Physical Therapy school lecturing on chronic pain and musculoskeletal content.