Practical Science on Movement and Pain

Author Archives: Todd Hargrove

Thoughts on Trip to Spain

I recently returned from a two-week trip to Spain with family and friends. Before I went, I was telling people about it, and they all said “Wow, Spain, awesome!!” And then their expression would shift a little, and they would ask whether I was taking my two young kids. I would say yes, and then they wouldRead More

Does Bad Posture Cause Back Pain?

You have probably heard the claim that bad posture causes back pain, or that you should work on your posture to get rid of low back pain. You can find this claim all over the internet – from physical therapists, chiropractors and personal trainers. If you do a Google search for “posture and pain,” youRead More

Two New Interviews

I recently did two interviews that are now available for your listening pleasure. Here is a link to an interview podcast I did with Erin Goldman of Awakened Heart Yoga. Erin asked many great questions about the connection between movement and emotion, and the value of play in movement health. By the way, Erin alsoRead More

How to Sit with More Comfort

Do you experience tension, discomfort, and a pervasive feeling of overall yuckiness while sitting in your chair staring at the computer hour after hour? Let’s face it. You probably do. And you probably know that the best solution to this problem is to get out of your chair as often as possible and get moving. Your bodyRead More

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