Practical Science on Movement and Pain

Five Great New Titles for Blog Posts

I have a favor to ask my readers.* I am working on a new set of posts that I think will really drive some traffic to the site. Market research shows people just love to read about certain subjects, and I have put together some great new blog post titles addressing those subjects. But IRead More

Some Updates

Here’s a few quick updates. New Formats for A Guide to Better Movement My book is now available on Kindle and Nook. Are there are any other formats or markets you would like to see? Audio? iTunes? Anyone interested in videos of the lessons in the book? Podcasts I recently did a podcast with Justin GoodhartRead More

How Structure Affects Function

This blog is focused on the central nervous system - how it affects the way we move and feel, and what we can do to change its function in that regard. But that doesn’t imply that the structure of the body is unimportant, or that good movement is “all in your head.” The structure and healthRead More

Early Praise for A Guide to Better Movement

It’s been about three weeks since I released my new book A Guide to Better Movement. I’m pleased with the sales, and even more pleased with the feedback. Here are some brief reviews: From Jamie Hale, cognitive scientist and author of In Evidence We Trust: Once I purchased, and started reading the book I had aRead More

Summary of Great Interview with Kieran O’Sullivan

I just listened to an excellent interview of physical therapist and back pain researcher Kieran O’Sullivan at the PhysioEdge blog. Kieran is part of the group at Pain.Ed, which also includes Peter O’Sullivan, who is, by the way, featured in a very cool video I discussed here. (In case you are wondering, there are several groupRead More

My Book is Done!

I am very, very, VERY excited to announce that my book is now done and available for purchase! It’s called A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain. Click here to purchase on Amazon. I am extremely happy with the book! It is basically a summary andRead More

Guest Post from Jamie Hale: Exercise and the Brain

For today’s post I am very pleased to offer a guest submission from Jamie Hale, M.S. Jamie is an experimental researcher specializing in behavioral nutrition and cognitive science. He is also a science writer, blogger, exercise and nutrition consultant, outdoor enthusiast, lecturer and founder of Knowledge Summit Research Group. He has conducted primary research inRead More

Do You Even Mobility?

A few months ago I came across a very informative video by Dom Mazetti, a distinguished professor of bro-science. In the video, Dom uses a flow chart and well-established principles of bro-logic to determine whether someone “even lifts.” If you haven’t already watched it, I highly recommend it. So why am I posting a video aboutRead More

Interview at Cinema Says

I just did an interview with Cinema, a physical therapist who writes a great blog at Cinema Says. I was honored to be asked to do the interview and the questions were great. We talked about my background as an attorney, what I think about evidence-based versus science-based practice, my upcoming book, how I practice, my favorite books, andRead More

Graded Exposure

Graded exposure is a key concept in understanding how to reduce pain caused by movement. It’s a very common sense idea, and one that most people kind of know at some level, because there is profound truth to it. But it’s also an idea that most people will probably fail to put into practice in aRead More