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Exercise Considerations for Chronic Pain

There’s a been a lot of debate on social media recently (as of the time I’m writing this) regarding the topic of exercise for people…

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Looking at Pain From Different “Levels”

Pain can be a complex phenomenon, meaning that many different factors might contribute to pain, and that these factors can be interwoven in a way…

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Predictive Coding: Why Expectation Matters for Movement and Pain

Predictive coding is a fascinating model for perception that I have been studying lately. In some ways it is very common sense and intuitive, and…

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Tissue Changes & Pain: Explaining their relevance

Structure is not Destiny…but it still might be important. We know that degenerative changes can exist on a spinal MRI and people can have no…

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When Are Specific Physical Interventions Needed To Treat Pain?

The Challenge The low back pain literature suggests that a specific intervention (e.g motor control exercises, targeted strengthening etc) are no more effective than general…

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Neuroscience And Skilled Patient-Communication Are Essential When Dealing With Patients Suffering From Complex Pain Conditions

Patients with complex pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, are now recognized as living with a chronic disease, according to the WHO (Nicholas M, 2019). While…

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The REAL Truth About Pain Science & Body Mechanics: A Response to Criticism

Joel Seedman, a personal trainer, recently wrote an article called the The Truth about Pain Science and Biomechanics, which presents a lengthy attack on “pain…

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Reasoning Dosage for Persistent Pain: An update.

We’ve all seen that familiar face pulled by people living with persistent pain who are being asked to exercise for the first time. Exercise can…

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What 3 Hybrid Physical Therapists and Strength Coaches Want You to Know About Pain, Exercise, & Movement

If there’s one thing the media (social media in particular) has taught us, it’s that everyone has an opinion on everything. It’s become frighteningly easy…

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