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Exercise as a Treatment for Chronic Pain

King, Kristi McClary, Ph.D., CHES; Estill, Olivia, M.S.

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000461
Columns: Clinical Applications

Kristi McClary King, Ph.D., CHES, is an associate professor in the Exercise Physiology program in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Louisville in Kentucky and has a joint appointment in Pediatric Endocrinology with the Wendy Novak Diabetes Center. Dr. King is the principal investigator on multiyear research studies that focus on the improvement of health, specifically through physical activity and nutrition interventions and policies. Dr. King earned her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, completed postdoctorate training in Physical Activity and Public Health Research with the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is a Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky Scholar and a Certified Health Education Specialist.

Olivia Estill, M.S., is a student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Bellarmine University, class of 2021. Olivia serves as a research assistant in the DPT Scholars Program and as the Kentucky physical therapy association student liaison for her class. Olivia received her Master of Exercise Physiology with a Clinical Concentration from the University of Louisville.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest and do not have any financial disclosures.

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