Entries by Todd Hargrove

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 rocket ship to the moon. What sort of thinking process, analysis, modelling, research, predictions, and […]

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 I’d like to point out in this post is that quite often, the therapist doesn’t […]

Why Massage Is Like Chicken Sexing

I’ve written before on my blog about how manual therapists can develop some very questionable ideas about exactly how they are helping their clients. Like thinking they can manipulate energy fields, chakras, chi or cerebral spinal fluid patterns. Interestingly, my own observation is that many therapists who believe the craziest things actually get some pretty […]