Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires (Chronic Pain & Self-Management)

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Fall Hits 2016: Table of Contents

This is a collection of information to help improve health and movement.  It includes articles, videos, and quotes that I have found helpful in studying the human species.  Due to the complexity of this subject matter, I have tried to include a variety of variables that can influence the dynamic system.

In an attempt to avoid information overload, I’ve separated the information into different categories.  

I will post each category separately to make it easier to scroll through.  

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Table of Contents


Blood flow, self-regulation, studies, headaches and furrowing, hip flexor strength, forward lunge trunk angle, running fatigued, Kathy Dooley anatomy, best breathing gifs of all time

General Healthcare

How knee pain will end your life (another reason why PT is important), decline of american health, and why you should worry about your significant other’s health

Psychology, Neuroscience, & Pain

What kind of narrative are you living?,  emotion states are all there is, bad feelings=irrational beliefs, pain is in the body too, Dr. Sarno, why we need diagnoses, and opiods

Brene Brown, Vulnerability, Shame, Empathy, & Compassion

Work on yourself to work on others

Training / Strength & Conditioning

volume effect, split squat lunge torso angle and feet distance, vertical quadruped

Social & Communication

Motivation and stuff


Microbiome and stuff

Other Good Stuff

Trees, titles, and rhinos

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Course Review: Chris Johnson Treadmill Analysis Workshop

I was very lucky to be mentored by Chris Johnson after PT school.  I observed and worked part-time in his clinic for almost a year.  I learned a tremendous amount from him and was excited to get an update on his approach during his Treadmill Analysis Workshop this past Wednesday.

Chris is the premier running expert.  He doesn’t practice what he preaches, he’s a master of it (2x Kona Qualifier).  He dives deep into research to stay current on the latest evidence and to improve care.  And most importantly, he spends a ton of time treating and training endurance athletes.

Needless to say, he has some valuable information to share. Continue reading “Course Review: Chris Johnson Treadmill Analysis Workshop”

Coaching & Cueing (Part 7 – Phases & Summary)

The minimal effective dose rule goes into effect here.  You want to achieve the necessary movement change with the minimal amount of sensory change.  If you throw too many different cues (verbal, visual, proprioceptive) at the same time, it will clog up the system and wear down the patient.  As mentioned in the previous articles, it comes down to attention economy – you always want the movement to have the spotlight, not the cues. Continue reading “Coaching & Cueing (Part 7 – Phases & Summary)”

Coaching & Cueing (Part 6 – Proprioceptive Cues)

This is a very common intervention in movement coaching (whether the practitioner knows it or not).  Simply changing an exercise to achieve the same goal is essentially a proprioceptive cue.  Changing from a clamshell to a fire-hydrant can be a proprioceptive cue by altering the ascending sensory information during an isolated transverse plane glute strengthening exercise. Continue reading “Coaching & Cueing (Part 6 – Proprioceptive Cues)”

Coaching & Cueing (Part 3 – External Verbal Cues)

The type of cue one chooses should be based on the environment, individual, and task.

This article should help you understand when to best choose an external cue.

External Cue: focuses on how the body’s output affects the environment (outcomes, objects, etc.) Continue reading “Coaching & Cueing (Part 3 – External Verbal Cues)”

My Secret Acupuncture Experiment

I ran a secret experiment on our acupuncturist, Mila Mintsis.

But before I go into the details, Continue reading “My Secret Acupuncture Experiment”

11 Questions with Adriaan Louw

Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD, CSMT

Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD, CSMT

Adriaan Louw is a busy man.  Between running ISPI (International Spine & Pain Institute), performing research, treating patients, drinking beer, and watching football he doesn’t have a lot of free time.  However, he was kind enough to answer some quick questions to help me understand pain, central sensitization, and the clinical application of neuroscience.  As always, his answers were very helpful and I thought I’d share them with everyone else. Continue reading “11 Questions with Adriaan Louw”