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Is More Better When it Comes to Musculoskeletal Care?

A recent study set out to determine whether more visits and higher costs of musculoskeletal care improves patient outcomes. The summary of this paper you’ll…

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8 Principles to Guide Care of Non-Traumatic Pain in Sport

A recent study proposed a set of principles to use as treatment and education guidelines for managing non-traumatic pain in sport. What you’ll read below…

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Seven Pathways For Getting Out of Pain

There are MANY different options for treating common musculoskeletal pains. For example, back pain is often treated with stretching, strengthening, motor control, massage, yoga, etc….

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Exercise Induced Analgesia

Why does exercise make you feel good? The popular idea is that exercise gives you “endorphins,” and this explanation is actually not far from the…

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Diagnosing painful musculoskeletal conditions: Is it absolutely necessary?

No one likes being in constant pain and often pain has an accompanying diagnosis to go along with it. In many cases this is absolutely…

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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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