A study this past year suggests that heightened pain sensitivity may be a genetic mutation in those of us who possess neanderthal DNA. We can’t exactly do anything about a client’s genes, but that’s an interesting tidbit for you to know!
Neanderthal gene linked to increased pain sensitivity – Hugo Zeberg
“Habits are a safe harbour in stressful times.” Great sage advice that is referenced in this article about creating and maintaining healthy exercise habits in a time where stress and anxiety are running high.
Exercise Habits: Build Them When It’s Good – Justin Kompf
A study that examines chronic pain trends within a large occupational workforce from which you’ll likely recognize all of the concepts that predispose certain subsets of workers to pain. This gives us a great overview of how to explain employee health and manage prevention when, for instance, helping to create health initiatives within companies.
A fascinating article regarding the affect of someone’s language can affect pain, particularly in bilinguals.
How language, cultural identity can affect pain – University of Miami
We all learned the basic physiology of muscle hypertrophy in school. However, it’s easy to lose track of these concepts in practice and, before you know it, all clients are doing ten reps of all exercises to no specific tempo. The Barbell Physio provides a great review to help us fine-tune our rehab methods.
The Mechanism of Muscle Hypertrophy – The Barbell Physio