Can Pain Science and Biomechanics Get Along???

blog Apr 30, 2020


Join CJ Depalma, Jarod Hall, and Mark Kargela as they discuss whether pain science and biomechanics can get along.

Some great points are discussed that should help you navigate this relationship in your practice.

The blog by Joel Seedman is the reference point for this discussion.  BEWARE - CRAZY LONG BLOG - CHECK IT OUT HERE

Todd Hargrove's response blog is well referenced and respectful - CHECK IT OUT HERE

Jarod, Sam Spinelli, and Tim Rowland have a nice discusssion on the topic...

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What Every Student and New Grad Clinician Needs to Know

Uncategorized Jan 13, 2020

Navigating the evolution from student life to clinician life can be a tough transition. It can sometimes feel like you’re drinking from a fire hose, an imposter, like you are spinning your wheels, or like you don’t have good direction. With the countless questions about how to be successful as a new grad and student we get across various social media platforms, at live weekend courses, in our membership program, and in our roles as faculty at university we decided to reach out to...

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The Best Papers of 2019!!!

blog Jan 02, 2020

We always are looking at ways to exit our own echo chamber and get an idea of what others' opinions and views on things are.  When it comes to research this is no different.  We all tend to interpret and apply research differently.  

So we put out a post on social media to ask for what people felt were the most impactful papers of 2019 for them.  Take a look at the list below with the linked papers.  There are definitely some great papers to help make an immediate...

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Clinical Pearls and Advice: An Update Part 1

Uncategorized Dec 30, 2019

Exactly 4 years ago this very week I wrote a blog article titled “Clinical Pearls and Advice from a Young PT to Even Younger PTs”. Feeling nostalgic this weekend I decided to take a gander through some of my old writings in order to peer into where my thoughts were and compare them to where they are now. This is the beauty of writing thoughts down, the writing doesn’t change even when you do and your belief change blindness doesn’t allow you to see it. 



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10 Steps To "Pain Sciencing" With Success

education Dec 06, 2019

 Figuring out where "Pain Science" fits into practice is not always easy.....

“Pain Science” has become quite the popular topic in the last several years with the publication of Explain Pain, Aches and Pains, and The Sensitive Nervous System as well as the gradual move away from the postural structural biomechanical model to a more all-encompassing biopsychosocial model as proposed by George Engel (1977).

Much of the chatter around these resources, many continuing education...

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Mark and Jarod Hate Manual Therapy

blog Oct 07, 2019

“Mark and Jarod hate manual therapy”. If we had a dollar for every time we’ve heard this eavesdropping on conversations, been told this directly to our face or via social media, or found that other clinicians were berating us behind our back about our “disdain” for manual therapy we certainly wouldn’t have to work near so many long days and over 40 hour weeks.

The most interesting tid-bit about this...

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The Modern Pain Podcast - Episode 14 - Rachel Zoffness

podcast Sep 26, 2019


We had the privilege of speaking to Rachel Zoffness, PhD.  In this episode we discuss what may be behind the lack of pain psychologists in practice, trying to dent biomedical beliefs, and Rachel's book and work with teens in pain.  

Check out Rachel's website at

Here awesome book - The Chronic Pain & Illness Workbook For Teens can be found here

Here is Rachel's bio:

Rachel Zoffness PhD is a pain psychologist, medical consultant, science writer and...

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blog Sep 19, 2019

Listen as Jarod Hall shares a lecture on 9 things every person should know about pain!

Make sure you check out the PDF that you can share with patients in your practice to help have conversations to help them make sense of their often frustrating and confusing journey. 



Your PAIN is real 

Don’t ever let anyone tell you it isn’t

PAIN is an experience not a sensation

Contrary to popular belief, pain does not come in from the body and go up to...

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Modern Pain Podcast - Episode 13 - Marcos Lopez

podcast Aug 22, 2019

Listen to our interview with Dr. Marcos Lopez and hear his unique perspective as a physical therapist practicing in an opioid addiction setting.  

Here are resources Marcos provided to us for help with opioid addiction. 

Resources to help overcome dependence and addiction:
Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
Helpline: 1-800-662-4357

Behavioral Health Treatment Service Locator

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Painful Reflections

blog Aug 19, 2019

Well… It’s been a long while since I sat down and wrote anything more than a post for social media, text message, or clinical daily note. I’m not even sure if anyone reads blog articles anymore with the Instagram anatomy picture canned exercise craze and fitness model boomerang dances taking the world over.


But alas, I wanted to put some thoughts down in a deeper and more reflective format that 60 second videos and big text eye catching slides simply can’t...

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