As I’ve mentioned before, I like to use stories that relate to people’s personal experiences to help them grasp some of the concepts of pain. The following is story… Read more Sensitization and Cold Weather Hands →
At this point, we have elicited a measurable prediction and ran behavioral experiments to refute it. The next step is to build confidence in the results. This step is both… Read more Build Confidence →
In my last post I submitted that the first step to simplifying the interaction was to elicit a specific prediction. The measurable prediction from that example ended up being: “If… Read more Set up an Experiment →
This is the first in a series of posts where I hope to lay out a few concepts to simplify and guide the therapeutic interaction. I’m going to start off… Read more Elicit a Prediction →
I’ve finally been lulled from my blogging hibernation! I first started sniffing the air when a discussion broke out between two of my favorite PT thinkers, Adam Meakins and Greg Lehman, regarding symptom modification. Adam wrote this post, to which Greg provided a rebuttal and Adam a response. Both Greg and Adam agree that symptom modification is not necessary for recovery, but may be sufficient to guide practice. Greg and Adam demonstrate what a fierce debate can accomplish when the parties involved don’t get their noses bent out of shape… Read more Symptom Modification: The Next Question →
In their paper An Evolutionary Stress-Response Hypothesis for Chronic Widespread Pain (Fibromyalgia Syndrome), Lyon, Cohen, and Quintner state that “all states of affairs salient to the organism are perceived in… Read more The "OK" Scale →
I recently wrote about the balanced diet of movement and how important the movement repertoire can be. But I want to be clear that just having options isn’t enough. After all, just having a car and map doesn’t get you to the grocery store. You’ve got to get in and drive. If a broad movement repertoire were all you needed then gymnasts, dancers and contortionists would all be pain free. But, alas, they hurt like the rest of us. Let’s try an experiment . Place a cup upside down on… Read more Get In and Drive →
I’m happy to announce that the Moving Forward blog is now “Leaps and Bounds: Perspectives of a Physical Therapist.” I’ve also updated the layout. Thanks for reading!