Will this concept ever die? It was not long ago that Dr. Ellie wrote about the ridiculousness of hearing someone say that “your core is weak,” as an explanation for pain or, frankly, anything else. The idea has surfaced again except THIS time, it isn’t using your core as the reason for your pain. …
Ahh yes, the ol’ pain in the butt: hurts to sit, hurts to run, hurts to stand. This little joy of an injury is a true pain in the arse.
Two years ago I sustained an achilles tendon injury resulting in tendon pain with activity, specifically running.
Have you ever “thrown out your low back?” Are you wondering what you can do to help?
Are you having low back pain with the deadlift exercise?
Doubt, is death to dreams for women and girls.
I am, on the other hand, flexible to change and I lean in to the new things I learn as much as I can. As such, with everything new I know about helping people through recovery, the clamshell exercise has become my newest piece of garbage, that likely needs to be thrown out.
Out with the old and in with the new! Plantar foot pain is hard enough as it is, we don’t need to be torturing ourselves anymore than necessary.
Injury, and the pain that follows, can be a scary experience. But it doesn’t have to be. We will often go searching for information to help us understand what has happened or what may be happening to cause our pain. Unfortunately, that information much of the time, is frightening, scary and downright bad. As it turns out, frightening…
If you haven’t done so yet, check out the new blog I wrote for Girls Gone Strong on movement variability! –> Click here to read the article <– Highlights: “Variability in our movements and posture is important, because of the need for our bodies and minds to tolerate day to day activities, without…
I recently had a conversation with a woman and her husband. The woman, is a well-intentioned person with a good heart, looking to do what is best for her husband. Knowing that I was a physical therapist, she decided to walk over to me with her husband in the hopes that I would help convince…
…about 25% of athletes with anterior knee pain will stop participating in sports because of their pain
Being curious about the sensation of pain, and how the entirety of our personhood might be affecting our feeling of pain, can empower us to be unafraid of our own bodies. To know that our bodies are not under attack when we feel pain, that we aren’t damaged goods. That we are, indeed, the most capable, most intelligent, most advanced species in the world.
My knee will never be the same, but that doesn’t mean the rest of my life has to suffer because of it.
Advocating for better care after your concussion
“Oh, my body needs to rest to heal.” I call bullsh**.
Fear Avoidance Model with modifications by Dr. Somers
When a young athlete begins experiencing lower back pain, it becomes important for those around that athlete to consider…