Running is Rehab: The doing is the fixing when it comes to recovery from injury and pain
Have the butt muscles of the world gone silent?
Part 1: Running is Rehab: why running is part of the “fixing”
In Lehman’s Terms: When you are injured a primary component of recovery should be the activity you love.
It can be that simple some time. Running is one of the stressors that catalyzes your healing and your preparation to return to full time running.
The wedge that divides: movement optimism versus the kinesiopathological model
From my extremely unscientific observation it appears that 67-74% of my patients have been told their glutes are inhibited. It seems to be an epidemic. I had to cancel my Runner's World subscription because the onslaught of glute inhibition articles was too depressing.
Non-specific low back pain exists. You just don't want to admit it
he Kinesiopathological Model or the “Movement Quality” model might be viewed as the opposite of the biopsychosocial model of pain and injury. But I would say like most debates this ends up being a false dichotomy. I’m of the opinion that most agree that the biopsychosocial (BPS) model is relevant for pain and injury AND most therapists would also agree that biology/biomechanics are sometimes relevant for people in pain. But the true debate might fall into two related areas where people will fall somewhere on a spectrum:
Watch your mouth. The nonsense is breaking many.
Non specific low back pain is often a diagnosis that clinicians might feel sheepish about. As if they have failed. As if acknowledging uncertainty is a bad thing that leads to bad care. This isn’t true. It is quite often the only appropriate diagnosis and is the one that is the most accurate. Other acceptable diagnoses are non-specific shoulder pain. Or non-specific knee pain. Because when we say NSLBP we are acknowledging that NO ONE knows the specific anatomical source of nociception/pain. This is not really a debatable issue
Do our patient's need fixing? Or do they need a bigger cup?
've been triggered. I guess I'm delicate. It seems like I can't exist without being covered in the bullshit of physiotherapy, personal training and chiropractic musings on pain and injury.
Audience: Therapists and people in pain
Blog Style: Lots of questions to consider
To help me understand pain and injuries and to hopefully help people I need to simplify things. One of the simplest ways to view pain is with the cup metaphor. It certainly has flaws but it does help look at the "big picture" of treatment. The cup metaphor suggests that pain occurs when all of the stressors/loads in our lives exceed the space in our cup. When we overflow we have pain