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Is pain really an output of the brain?

June 11, 2018


In the last ten years or so a community has popped up called the pain science community. This group has steadfastly championed what is called a top down approach of addressing pain, rather than a bottom up one. For example, your knee hurts. Rather than an approach most of us are familiar with, where we […]

Treat The Cause, Not The Symptom

March 16, 2018


Everybody knows somebody who has gone through cancer. My Mom was diagnosed four years ago with breast cancer. For those of you who have been around the initial diagnosis and or the treatment process, you’ve probably seen the general fatigue a cancer patient has. Of course, the patient wants to get rid of this fatigue […]

Understanding the divergence between athletic and academic performance

June 27, 2016


I wrote a series called Rethinking youth fitness. One of the parts was When you’re getting good at sports, you’re not getting good at something else. We’re going to expound on that in a different way. I largely ignored research in the series. I want to take a look at one study to hammer this home some […]

Underappreciated benefits of playing sports at a young age (part 1)

June 13, 2016


I was surprised at the amount of positive feedback on my Rethinking youth activity series. That said, there’s no doubt the series can come across as putting sports in a negative light. I wanted to share some ways sports can be very beneficial. Benefits which consist of more than “teamwork.” I’m going to split this into parts as […]

Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #11

January 1, 2016


Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: That time we started to detect 14 times more thyroid cancers and […]

Looking at weather and back pain

October 21, 2015


I’m a little late to this, but last year the following study was published, –Effect of Weather on Back Pain: Results From a Case-Crossover Study I was at a lower back pain conference recently, and actually ended up sitting next to one of the authors of this study, Chris Maher. Chris wrote a summary of the […]

Protected: A Guide To More Comfortable Typing (Upper Body)

July 20, 2015

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Why typing annoys your neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists, and what to do about it

July 20, 2015


This post is a precursor to a manual of mine, A Guide To More Comfortable Typing (Upper Body). Below I’m going to cover the why behind typing, and mousing, causing annoying pains and discomforts in the arms, shoulders and neck. Where in the manual I’ll cover how to mitigate typing’s negative effects. This post is more the […]