ABOUT TODD HARGROVE

I'm an author, blogger, and manual and movement therapist. My goal is to help people move better and feel better. I have completed training programs in the Feldenkrais Method and Rolfing. I used to be an attorney.

I write and speak about emerging science that is relevant to manual and movement therapists, such as bodyworkers, physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers, yoga instructors, athletic coaches, etc. 

Most of the positive feedback I receive about my writing is that it synthesizes ideas from different fields and makes complex material easy to understand and apply. 

My Books

 
 

In 2014 I published a book called A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain. It has sold more than 10,000 copies, been translated into two languages, and has received acclaim from physical therapy professors, trainers for professional sports teams, neuroscientists, and researchers in pain and biomechanics. To learn more about the book click here.

 
 

In June 2019 I published a second book called Playing With Movement: How to Explore the Many Dimensions of Physical Health and Performance. You can learn more about the book here.   

Speaking/teaching 

I have been a featured presenter at the 2014 Pain BC Conference, 2015 Movement Summit in Denver, 2016 San Diego Pain Summit and 2018 Pain Cloud Summit in Oslo, Norway.

I also teach one and two day courses about the subjects discussed in my blog or books. These courses often include movement lessons based on the Feldenkrias Method.

Get in contact to inquire about my availability to teach or speak.

Interviews

Here is a list of links to some interviews I have done where I discuss topics from my book and blog:  

  • Video Interview with Rafe Kelley of Evolve Move Play. (Another earlier video interview with Rafe)

  • Podcast with Ryan DeBell at The Movement Fix

  • Podcast with Joe Tatta of Healing Pain Podcast

  • Podcast with Jarlo Ilano at GMB Fitness

  • Podcast with Chris Duffin on the Strength Chat Podcast

  • Podcast with Scott Kustes and Antonio Valldares of Evil Sugar Radio

  • Podcast with Ariana Rabinovitch

  • Podcast with Brooke Thomas of Liberated Body

  • Podcast with Perry Nickleston of Stop Chasing Pain

  • Video interview with Erson Religioso

My Previous Career

I used to be an attorney who had chronic pain, but eliminated my pain through self-education, lifestyle change and working on my movement. I quit the law to help others with their pain and movement in 2005.

Personal Interests

I love sports and all things related to movement health. I’m an avid athlete and play squash, soccer and pool. I’m intensely interested in almost any form of physical training or movement therapy and have read about and played with most of them - weight training, CrossFit, yoga, pilates, kettlebells, “sport specific” training, martial arts, dance, etc.   

And I have a wonderful wife and two girls!