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Why It’s Imperative that Coaches Modify for Painful Athletes and How to Do It

I used to teach every year in Crossfit Ohare out in Chicago.  The gym owner and coaches are phenomenal and I had a blast every year going there.  I always wanted to make sure I was delivering my best

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How Exercise Heals Injury

I like to ask this question a lot when I teach seminars to coaches: How Do Injuries Heal? I actually get a pretty wide variety of responses.  Time, mobility, stopping what’s aggravating the area. 

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What Every Coach Needs to Know About Pain and Injury

So in our last post we talked about “why”, today’s post we’ll talk about “what”. Pain is a wonderful thing that our body’s produce to help us survive.  If we

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Why Every Coach Needs to Know About Pain and Injury

I’ve always felt that pain was some mysterious and nebulous concept that only healthcare providers have access to knowledge of.  This is a shame because pain is an enormously common issue that coaches

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Does Lack of Sleep Cause Pain?

So sleep is devastatingly important.  We all know this but unfortunately we don’t always value it.  I know atleast for me I tend to put my career in front of sleep frequently and am probably paying

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How I Recovered from Chronic Knee Pain: “Patience, Persistence, and Positive Inputs”

Today’s blog post comes from Leda McDaniel.  Leda is a current Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) candidate at Ohio University and upon graduating in May 2019 is interested in working with patients

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Keys to Fix and Prevent Shoulder Pain

There really is no single thing that's important for rehabilitating from and preventing shoulder injuries.  I made a quick video describing 6 keys that need to be in place to rehabilitate from shoulder

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How to Work Pain Science Into Treatment for Athletes

When I was in graduate school I was lucky enough to have a few great mentors who pushed me into the direction of pain science and the psychosocial approach (Thanks Mark Butler and Steph Muth).  I’ve

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What You Need to Know About Pain to Get Out of Pain and Back to Training

Pain is a funny thing.  Sometimes you can push through it and it gets better.  Sometimes you push through it and it gets worse.  Sometimes one joint hurts a lot one day for what seems like no reason

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How Much Pain Can We Push Through During Rehabilitation?

I’ve written a bit about whether or not it’s ok to push into pain during rehab of chronic injuries and we’ve got some cool research to show that not only is it alright to encourage pain

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Should You Push Your Patients Into Pain During Physical Therapy Exercises?

Whether or not you should push your patients into pain during physical therapy is a pretty common question.  I've seen people on both ends of the spectrum.  Shoulder experts like Jeremy Lewis

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How to Modify the Bench Press for Shoulder Pain

​The bench press is easily one of the most popular exercises in the gym. I know I've been performing some sort of bench press variation at least once per week for the last 15 years or so. It's a great

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