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The Science of Feeling Better
Your intervention or therapy for your injury or pain is not the only thing at play as to why you are progressing and feeling better. Learn more.
“I Think I Hurt My ___”: You Aren’t Feeling What You Think You’re Feeling
“Seeing is believing” but should you believe just because you feel? Unfortunately, research shows that palpation can be unreliable.
Low Back Imaging: What It Doesn’t Tell Us
Almost everyone owns a car. Due to the commonality of this occurring in our culture, there is a comparison between our own bodies and these machines, or any machines, in that 1) when something is wrong, we will feel, see, or hear it and 2) once the source of those symptoms are found, replacing the source will fix the problem. It just makes sense, right? Well, there is a problem with this way of thinking.
Shoulder Pain: A New Outlook On Treating Impingement
Research is showing that we need to change how we view and treat shoulder pain. Historically, it’s been looked at from a structural and mechanical perspective.
“Stretching Makes Your Muscles Longer” | Busting Movement & Pain Myths | Series with Dr. DePalma and Dr. Camoratto
You have been told that stretching will lengthen your muscles. While stretching has certain benefits and effects, it has been disproven that your muscles grow in length because of it. We once thought that by stretching muscle we could mechanically change how long they...
“Your Shoes Are The Issue” | Busting Movement & Pain Myths | Series with Dr. DePalma and Dr. Camoratto
The debate between running with a marshmallow strapped to your foot or nothing at all between you and the pavement has been going on for quite some time. The argument coming from both sides has theoretical consistency whether it be that we should run how we were born...
“Rest Is Good for Your Pain” | Busting Movement & Pain Myths | Series with Dr. DePalma and Dr. Camoratto
The age-old response to someone in pain or who has an injury is to just go lay down and rest. However, rest is not the answer. Rest does not help us heal. Rest does not ease our pain.
“Running Is Bad For Your Knees” | Busting Movement & Pain Myths | Series with Dr. DePalma and Dr. Camoratto
There is no evidence to support that running increases arthritis or that runners are more prevalent to have knee degeneration.
“Your Back Pain Is Caused By Your Rotated Hips” | Busting Movement & Pain Myths | Series with Dr. DePalma and Dr. Camoratto
The myth that your back pain is caused by your rotated hips is largely told by clinicians to their patients. Unfortunately, the evidence does not support this. Clinicians are doing a disservice to their patients by telling them that they have rotated hips and their...
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