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Top-Down Effects in a Bottom-Up World

Top-Down Effects in a Bottom-Up WorldPhysical therapy treatments traditionally have been focused on identifying the tissue at fault and providing a treatment to correct the proposed dysfunction, misalignment, positional fault, torsion, imbalance, …..(insert your favorite here).  Of course tissue-based explanations hold much more water when healing time frames align with pain and the clinical presentation […]

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Are You Music to Your Patient’s Ears?

Are You Music to Your Patient’s Ears?It comes as no surprise that I am a large proponent of “pain science”.  The developments in our understanding of pain over the last few decades has been astounding.  It has moved our considerations and hypothesizing in regards to the patient in pain in front of us from the […]

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Culture – The Greatest Impairment

Culture – The Greatest ImpairmentCulture was defined by anthropologist E.B. Tylor as “that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.” (1)  We are all born into a culture where our parents, friends, family members, other fellow humans,  and environment […]

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Moving Manual Therapy Forward – Building from Maitland’s Pioneering Work

Moving Manual Therapy Forward – Building from Maitland’s Pioneering WorkAfter my Decline of Manual Therapy Skills blog I received some constructive criticism on the post.  My brief touching upon “traditional manual therapy” and incomplete explanation of OMPT seemed to ruffle a few feathers. It was brought to my attention that Maitland was speaking of biopsychosocial […]

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The Decline of Manual Therapy Skills?

The Decline of Manual Therapy Skills?For those of you who followed the #IFOMPT2016 conference on social media or were lucky enough to be there it was apparent that the pain revolution was at the forefront of the meeting.  Lorimer Moseley, Jo Nijs, Joel Bialosky among others were there and pushing us to consider factors such […]

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