Practical Science on Movement and Pain

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A Systems Perspective on Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a complex and confusing problem. Unlike acute pain, which is well correlated with injury, chronic pain is often unrelated to tissue damage. It might be driven by a wide variety of factors like sleep, mood, thoughts, or emotions. And chronic pain is connected with other health problems like obesity, anxiety, depression, or IBS. We can better understandRead 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

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

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

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

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