I am a biopsychosocialist.
I believe that biomechanics often matter for those in pain.
These two statements do not conflict.Read More
was informed of a recent post in The Huffington Post entitled "Stop stretching your hamstrings". This style of article (where we lambast some exercise) has been pretty popular for a number of years and I have certainly contributed my share. This one in particular I could have written 20 years ago when I was pretty strongly against yoga and stretching. I'd go out of my way to find any research that supported my bias.Read More
Structure is not Destiny...but it still might be important.
We know that degenerative changes can exist on a spinal MRI and people can have no pain. Those changes aren't sufficient for pain
they aren't completely irrelevant.
My good little buddy Adam Meakins wrote another blog post about whether in-session changes in a patient's symptoms are important for long term recovery. As usual he is absolutely wrong (just kidding). He takes the position that they are not important and I am going to give the position on how there are important.Read More