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Self-Efficacy A Well Used Term But Well Understood?

Self-Efficacy A Well Used Term But Well Understood?

Self-efficacy is a term banded around in therapy quite regularly at the moment especially as more active approaches to rehabilitation are being embraced. So we have to ask exactly what does it mean, why does it matter and how do […]

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Testing, Graded Exposure, And Reassurance For Low Back Pain

Testing, Graded Exposure, And Reassurance For Low Back Pain

  Over the past couple of weeks, we have been looking at and discussing the clinical guidelines for treating low back pain. We have covered how important reassuring our patients their tissues are safe is a crucial component in their […]

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Learn How Movement Will Change Low Back Pain

Learn How Movement Will Change Low Back Pain

Last week we posted an article discussing some of the research around the clinical guidelines of low back pain. There are several modalities commonly used that aren’t recommended like Tens, laser therapy, imaging, and corticosteroids,  but when we look at […]

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Next Time You Treat Low Back Pain, Be Sure To Provide Reassurance

Next Time You Treat Low Back Pain, Be Sure To Provide Reassurance

  When the patient came into the treatment room, I sat down and welcomed them to do the same. They refused, preferring to stand, as sitting hurt their lower back too much. When asked how long this pain had been […]

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She Added Massage And That Made Migraines Unbelievably Better

She Added Massage And That Made Migraines Unbelievably Better

When I was 5 I started suffering from debilitating migraines.  I remember having pain from my waist to my head, wrapping around the side of my face and settling behind one of my eyes.  Usually I woke up in the […]

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Is Pain Really A Math Equation?

Is Pain Really A Math Equation?

  In the January 2019, Pain Journal published an article comparing pain to the Bayes rule in math. PAIN Symptom Perception, placebo effects, and the Bayesian brain. It suggests the brain can follow a theory of probability in math known […]

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