Emanuel Brunner, PT, PhD, is a physiotherapist working in Switzerland and researcher at the University of Leuven, in Belgium. His research projects focus on the patient-therapist interaction in physiotherapy for patients with chronic back pain, and the integration of psychological perspectives into physiotherapy. In clinical practice, Emanuel Brunner consults patients with chronic pain disorders. Additionally, he gives courses on the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. He and is member of the Executive Committee of the International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Mental Health (IOPTMH).