16 Aug August 16, 2018

Facts About Pain In America

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There’s truly a pain epidemic in America, with over 100 million affected.  The cost is greater than 650 billion dollars per year. This is about 5% of the total gross national product in the United States and 25% of all healthcare costs (Friction 2015).  Without transforming the way we view pain and the strategies by […]

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30 Aug August 30, 2017

Mindfulness and Pain: The Facts

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Mindfulness is best described as non-judgmental awareness of thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviors.  It is traditionally practiced as formal sitting meditation which is then advanced to all aspects of daily life.  (e.g. mindful walking, mindful eating, mindful speech, etc).   Mindfulness is being utilized in the therapeutic setting, primarily by psychologists for helping individuals deal […]

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22 Feb February 22, 2016

Patient Highlight: Diana Balasky

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Diana Balasky is not your typical human.  She is quite remarkable, although she would tell you that she’s just herself.  She is a 73 year old breast cancer survivor, challenger of norms, retiree, clever speaker of her mind, and an incredibly active person.  When I say “active”, I mean the personal and heavy circuit training […]

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17 Feb February 17, 2016

Patient Highlight: Jim Perkins

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Jim Perkins had a couple of goals in mind when he came to see us for the first time in October of last year, and the primary one was to be able to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding without pain holding him back.  He also wanted to lose some weight, but […]

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Our nervous systems don’t know the whole story, and they always think we’re Superheroes.   They’re wired to prioritize our survival, and survive we shall.  Basically, our nervous systems can’t differentiate between our actions being elective, or essential.  That’s why our bodies will let us overdo things (up to a point) when we’re exercising, doing physical labor, […]

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The Sweet, Sour and Squiggly Road To: From the outside looking in, our lives can be inaccurately condensed into neat little packages of the very best of times, totally discounting the gritty details.  A person is born, they go through school, graduate from college, establish their career, meet a worthy partner, start a family, and […]

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01 Feb February 01, 2016

The Order Of Things…

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Millions of processes are happening in our amazing bodies at all times, usually without a hitch. However, with use, repetitive movements, sustained postures, trauma, or surgeries, our soft-tissues become painful and injured. When injury occurs, an order of priorities is essential. So often, we try to “work through it” or “stretch it out” without considering […]

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06 Jan January 06, 2015

Full Range = Full Function

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  How do you compare? Without weights, do a squat and bottom out: Can your knees track directly over your feet? Do the heels of your feet approximate your glutes (butt)? Does your upper thigh touch or approximate your lower ribs in the front? Are you comfortable and balanced or are you really straining? If […]

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