Derrick Sueki, PT, DPT, PhD, can remember early 2020 as if it were yesterday. As COVID-19 reared its head, he recalls, he and his colleagues at the two practices he owns committed to keeping their doors open for business. A significant proportion of his patient load consisted of individuals experiencing chronic pain. He knew they needed his help just as much as he needed his clinics to survive.
"These patients who come to me," Sueki explains, "they've seen other providers, they've seen physicians, they've seen psychologists for their pain. They need to be looked at with a different lens because nothing else they've tried has worked."