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The REAL Truth About Pain Science and Body Mechanics: A Response to Criticism

Joel Seedman, a personal trainer, recently wrote an article called “The Truth about Pain Science and Biomechanics”, which presents a lengthy attack on “pain science experts.” Seedman claims they spread dangerous misinformation about the connection between movement and pain, including that pain is all in your head, that injuries or tissue damage don’t matter for […]

The Science Of Placebo

  What does the word placebo mean? Does the placebo effect involve actual health benefits or just imagined benefits? Is placebo “mind over body” or “all in your head”? Is it unethical to provide a client with placebo treatments? And what about nocebos? In this article, I’ll answer these questions and discuss some fascinating research […]

Many Orthopedic Surgeries Don’t Work Better Than Placebo

Unlike drugs, orthopedic surgeries can be sold to the public before they undergo rigorous testing to ensure they are safe and effective. Thus, millions of surgeries for knee, shoulder, and back pain have been done without studies to confirm they actually work. Recently, research has found that many popular surgeries (but not all) work no […]