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This whole pain science “revolution”

March 26, 2014


Preface: I find the pain science world valuable. I’ve learned from it (such as here), become better at what I do from it, written about it (one example) and continue to follow it. There are some bright people doing great things in that arena. I’ve never had any personal issues with anyone from that world, […]

The spreadsheet I use for program design

March 10, 2014


Basecamp is one of my favorite companies, and I’m not even a customer. I love them not for their product -it’s not designed for someone like me- but their business approach. The guys who run Basecamp, Jason Fried and David Heinnemeier Hannson, have a blog and their own respective twitter accounts I regularly follow. I […]

More evidence against knee surgery

March 5, 2014


A few years ago I wrote a post called Should you have surgery for arthritis in your knees? I discussed a type of study rare in the research world. One where a “sham surgery” is used to give a placebo group. A sham surgery is where doctors do everything involved in a regular procedure, but don’t actually […]

A short muscle doesn’t equal a strong muscle

March 3, 2014


A mindset I’ve been trying like hell to get people out of is the, “Long =weak; short = strong” muscle view. Where people go, “Ok, this is tight, it must be too strong; I need to stretch it and not strengthen it. Ok, this is weak, it must be too long; I need to strengthen […]