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Pain Education – How Much Neuroscience Do We Really Need?

Pain Education – How Much Neuroscience Do We Really Need?

Pain education has for many become an integral part of the treatment process and rightly so, being able to help people understand what is happening to them is a must. One of the most frequently used methods to help people […]

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Critical Thinking For A Deep Vein Thrombosis

Critical Thinking For A Deep Vein Thrombosis

He came in complaining of extreme calf pain. Everything seemed pretty straightforward, health history seemed fine, no real mechanism of injury, but it just seemed odd. I tried doing the Homan’s sign orthopedic test but honestly couldn’t tell if I […]

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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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Home Care Plans: Instructions Vs. Adherence

Home Care Plans: Instructions Vs. Adherence

I remember going to physiotherapy when I was in high school and having my exercises prescribed to me for my knee pain. I was instructed to do them every day, which I think I may have managed to do for […]

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Why Do Isometrics Work So Well?

Why Do Isometrics Work So Well?

  A question I often get asked is “Why do isometrics work well to isolate pain?” I started adding isometrics to improve pain during motion and pain and end range with active and passive testing. They work great! Forget “muscle […]

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