Practical Science on Movement and Pain

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Upcoming Events

2014 should be an exciting year for Better Movement! Here are some upcoming events. 1. The book I have sent off the manuscript to the interior designers and they should be done in a few weeks. That means I will probably have some real physical books to sell in about a month! I am extremelyRead More

Highlights of 2013

Thanks for reading the blog this year everyone! Here is a brief look back at some highlights. 1. Writing a book Almost done! Hopefully this will be in final form by March 2014. This has been a very interesting and educational experience. I am very proud about the results at this point and very excited toRead More

Pain Management Conference 2014

I am very excited to announce that I will be doing a one hour presentation at the 2014 Pain Management Conference in Vancouver. The event is sponsored by the Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia, and takes place on March 28-29, 2014. There will be some great speakers, including Jan Dammerholt, Neil Pearson and Diane Jacobs. My talkRead More

I’m Writing a Book

I’ve been a little bit slow to post these days, and that is because I’m in the process of writing a book. Exciting! The book will synthesize and expand on many of the topics that I have written about on this blog. Namely, the art and science of how to move better and feel better, fromRead More

Highlights of 2012

This year I published 53 posts and received more than 330,000 page views. That’s about twice as many as last year. Here are some of the highlights. 1. How Does Kinseotape Work? This post got more page views than any other, thanks primarily to the burning desire of many googling Olympics fans to know whyRead More

Why Do People Get Religious About Nutrition?

If you have ever decided that a particular food is unhealthy, no matter how rational or evidenced based your decision, it is possible that your opinion has triggered disgust, which is a very primal emotion that can lead to some powerfully irrational impulses. I think disgust helps to explain much of the obsessive compulsive, quasiRead More

Announcement for Seattle Readers: Feldenkrais Classes in September

I will be teaching six weeks of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (“ATM”) classes in Seattle starting September 11, 2012. Please contact me if you would like to attend. Here are the details: When Classes will be held Tuesdays evenings, 6-7pm, from September 11 through October 16. What The classes will focus on coordinating the hipsRead More

Parasitic Movements

Is your movement infected with parasites? Is the skill of movement related to the skill of self discipline? Is there a reason the word “motion” sounds a lot like the word “emotion”? Other than it makes for lots of good disco song lyrics? Read on and find out. Movement skill is movement inhibition One ofRead More

Free Feldenkrais Lessons

Attention readers in the Seattle area: who wants a free Feldenkrais lesson? In about six months I will finish my training program to be a Feldenkrais practitioner and until then I need some practice doing the hands on work, which is called Functional Integration. For now I can’t charge for my work, so for theRead More

Flexibility and Sports Performance

In this post I have put together a few semi random thoughts on flexibility and its relationship to sports performance and injury prevention. Flexibility defined Flexibility is basically the range of motion at a particular joint – how far it can move from A to B. I like to think of flexibility as the quantityRead More