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Movement That Gives You the Feels

Movement That Gives You the Feels

A baseball player walks into the batter’s box. He shifts weight from front foot to back while circling the bat. Rotates his right heel into the ground. Orients his gaze to the pitcher while pointing his bat to center field. […]

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Models Of Pain And Movement

Models Of Pain And Movement

  There are various models used to understand pain: the neuromatrix model, the biopsychosocial model; Louis Gifford’s Mature Organism Model; the Onion skin model, the biomedical model. And for motor learning and physical training, there is the constraints based model, […]

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Predictive Coding: Why Expectation Matters For Movement And Pain

Predictive Coding: Why Expectation Matters For Movement And Pain

  Predictive coding is a hip new model for perception that I have been studying lately. In some ways, it is very common sense and intuitive, and in others, it is very challenging and mind-expanding. Here’s a post describing what I’ve […]

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The Environment For Movement

The Environment For Movement

I just got back from an enjoyable three-day multi-family camping trip. Like several other camping trips or vacations, it for some reason prompted me to write a short blog post. Which is good, because I should really be writing more […]

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Is Movement Therapy Rocket Science?

Is Movement Therapy Rocket Science?

  Pain and movement are pretty complicated, right? In a sense yes. But in another sense no. Pain and movement are not complicated, they are complex, which is a different animal. Imagine you are Elon Musk trying to send a […]

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Three Reasons It Matters Why A Treatment Works

Three Reasons It Matters Why A Treatment Works

Why exactly does someone feel better after a massage? Or acupuncture? Or foam rolling? Or a chiropractic adjustment, or wearing K-tape, or doing mobility drills, or a hamstring stretch? There are some good answers to these questions, and the interesting thing […]

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