TPTC Podcast Ep23 – Dr. Dave Sofer, DPT: Arthritis Help

The TelePT Connections Podcast

Information, Innovation, Insight on Physical Therapy, Telehealth, and the future of healthcare. We meet at the crossroads of healthcare and technology to discuss the future of human health and wellness.

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A cortical homunculus is a distorted representation of the human body, based on a neurological “map” of the areas and proportions of the human brain dedicated to processing motor or sensory functions, for different parts of the body. A cortical homunculus, or “cortex man”, illustrates the concept of a representation of the body lying within the brain. Nerve fibres—conducting somatosensory information from all over the body—terminate in various areas of the parietal lobe in the cerebral cortex, forming a representational map of the body.

Every MD, PT, and OT learns about the homunculus in school but very few understand it, apply it, and clearly explain the relevance of the homunculus as well as our good friend and first repeat guest, Dr. David Sofer.

On this week’s episode, Dave gives us a review of the homunculus and how it applies to pain and pain management. Also during this episode, he drops multiple knowledge bombs:

  • Chronic pain process
  • Fundamentals of movement
  • Feldenkrais
  • David Butler’s DIMS and SIMS
  • Virtual Reality treatments for anxiety and pain. 

Dave is a wealth of knowledge and he’s also very entertaining. That’s why we had him back on the podcast.

Dr. David Sofer, DPT is a physical therapist, educator, entrepreneur, patient rights advocate and life-long learner. Clinical practice is his passion, and he loves sharing that with his patients in the office, students at SUNY Downstate PT program and with followers of his arthritis management website

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Thank you for listening to the PT Connections Podcast.

To learn more about Dr. Dave go to or email him at Dr.Dave@ArthritisHelp.Info

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