Practical Science on Movement and Pain

Category Archives: nerve mechanics

Review of Geoffrey Bove Workshop on Pain, Nociception and Nerves: Part One

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a workshop hosted by Geoffrey Bove on “Pain, Nociception and Nerves.” Geoff has forgotten more about these topics than most people will ever know, because he has conducted a great deal of the original research which contributes to our knowledge about these issues, particularly as it relates… Read More

Reader Q & A: Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for my readers, especially the ones who have provided me some some good questions that I can paste together with my answers to create a blog post.

Questions include: why does it hurt here; why doesn’t it hurt here; why is my hamstring stiff; and should I use resistance on sports movements?

(By the way, if you want to ask a question and get it answered in a future post, contact me here.) Read More

Ideomotion Part 2: Corrective Movements

In a previous post I introduced the concept of ideomotion, which is a non voluntary movement prompted by mental activity. In this post I’ll discuss Barrett Dorko’s interesting theory that ideomotion may play a role in reducing and preventing some common sources of chronic pain. Here is my (hopefully accurate) interpretation of Dorko’s theory in a nutshell…. Read More