A Path Towards Harm

Some context.  I have been learning to be sensitive to signals of and mitigate pain for about a decade now.  My training revolves around feeling things out, noticing any off-ness, spending some time and attention there, and finishing the session Read more ›

Pain: Solutions Based on Self-Study

This hurts.   The most common reaction is to stop using it or doing that.  It’s even the advice of many medical professionals.  Rest, it is assumed, is a cure all.  But what happens when this magic pill doesn’t work?  When Read more ›

Exploration & Safety (Part Two)

The following is part two of my course notes and findings from Stress, Movement, and Pain.   As practitioners seeking to help bio-psycho-social organisms, we have to be able to read, analyze, and gather information from all three dimensions.  The Read more ›

Knee Findings: Hinges and Rotation

  Joint ‘popping’ is a curious thing.  It alarms without hurting.  Especially when you realize it wasn’t there before.  You notice something is different when you do that particular thing in that particular way.  The different becomes ‘less than’ when Read more ›

Sourcing Pain

photo credit: carolinawellnessandrehab.com Finding an ultimate solution to pain is dependent on figuring out its source.  The following checklist of questions is designed to help you to pinpoint causation. 1.  Is there a specific, recent event I can trace this Read more ›