There is many a narrative that needs to change in our profession. One such narrative is the theory of “myofascial slings” and in this Facebook post it helps us understand why this theory isn’t really useful for us.
I remember a teacher in college telling me that some people will come in for treatment just to experience human touch. This has perhaps never been more important than during this pandemic where people have been isolated and lack the normal human touch they are used to.
Trigger points (TrPs) are a common source of discussion and debate on social media and even though most of us were taught about trigger points in school, the research has long been updated. We need to pay attention to that.
One of the other articles we cited talked about interception, this article refers to this as: “your brain’s perception of your body’s state, transmitted from receptors on all your internal organs.” This plays some interesting roles in both physical and mental health.
Interoception: The Hidden Sense That Shapes Wellbeing – David Robson
We really like analogies around here, so this one really resonated. When we look at someone dealing with pain we have to be careful around causation. There are too many factors that contribute to a pain experience to narrow it down to just one thing.
Understanding Causation, A Coffee Mug Analogy – Modern Pain Care