• Stretching Tendons: What can we do and why we should challenge our biases. Part 2

    In a previous post we looked at how long term static stretching might influence the structural properties of the connective and muscular tissue that crosses joints.  The question was whether static stretching changes passive stiffness.  Interestingly, we saw good research showing different results.  One point of that post was to continually challenge our own biases […]

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    What does stretching do to a joint? We really have no idea. Part I.

    How’s that title for a proclamation of ignorance? For someone who rarely stretches I sure love talking about it. I’ve been lecturing on stretching since the late 1990s and always loved to challenge my student’s beliefs about what they thought stretching did.  The problem was, I didn’t challenge my own biases for too long a […]

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  • Functional exercise is a poor term – how about some Comprehensive Capacity

    originally posted at thebodymechanic.ca many years ago Here is an old post slightly reworked. Please read Eric Meira’s post on functional exercise that is just fantastic. A few years ago found myself defending the lowly clamshell exercise for runners. I was discussing with other physios whether the clamshell exercise was less “functional” than a band […]

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  • Treatment Fundamentals: a simple framework to reconceptualize pain and injury treatment

    The following article was also published at Medbridge Education. During our roundtable discussion on Pain: Where Does Biomechanics Fit on MedBridge, a good question came up: “How do you keep up with the literature to guide your practice?” The daily volume of publications can make it difficult. My solution is to regularly refer to my […]

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  • Treatment manual workbook

    The following document is a 26 page treatment manual and workbook for therapists and patients.  It has a number of different features for treating pain and injuries and lays out the start of a simple but comprehensive approach to rehabilitation. treatment manual and therapy map greg lehman feb 2015 The treatment manual helps address: 1. Assessment Suggestions […]

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  • Courses Available

    Pain Fundamentals: Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science (2 day)  This course is geared toward the health care provider and fitness professional.  With emerging research there is often the feeling that a traditional approach needs to be wholly discarded.  Instead, this course helps the therapist to integrate the  pain science and biopsychosocial model of pain with traditional […]

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    Course Schedule

    Interested in hosting a course? Please send me an email and we can talk  greglehmanphysio@gmail.com The following course schedule details the two courses I am currently teaching.  One is the Physiofundamentals: Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science and the other is The New Trends in Running Injury Prevention from therunningclinic.ca.  Please note, I can not schedule […]

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  • Pain Fundamentals: Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science

    A comprehensive approach to using a traditional biomechanically based practice within a biopsychosocial approach. Course Schedule is here. Brief Overview A percentage of this course is based on the Pain Science Workbook and The Treatment Manual Workbook.  Please download if you are interested. The biopsychosocial model of pain and injury has been argued as superior […]

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  • Bio

    Dr Greg Lehman BKin, MSc, DC, MScPT I am a both a physiotherapist and chiropractor treating musculoskeletal disorders within a biopsychosocial model. Prior to my clinical career I was fortunate enough to receive a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council MSc graduate scholarship that permitted me to be one of only two yearly students to […]

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    Pain Science Workbook

    January 19, 2015 English Version: Click here: pain science patient and therapist workbook january 2015 Italian Version: pain workbook jan 14 2015 ita French Version: Click on this link here for the French Version   The workbook is an introduction to pain science and is composed of one page infographics that are followed by questions to […]

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