The most common source of shoulder pain in clinical practice is subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS)

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Reading Time: 3 minutesThe most common source of shoulder pain presenting to clinical practice is called SubAcromial Pain Syndrome (SAPS.) SAPS is shoulder pain that does not come from trauma. It is felt right at the point of the shoulder, at the part of the shoulder blade called the acromian process, and the pain gets worse with lifting your arms above your head. … Read More

Here’s how researchers made you feel better about your shoulder pain.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesOne of the challenges when I treat a patient who suffers from chronic pain is that there are various nuances along the pain pathway that can influence the pain. It starts at the end organ where there might be an injury or mechanical stress, but then the pain pathway makes its way towards your spine, to your spinal cord, up … Read More

Leaning away from Lumbar Pain

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Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen a patient comes to me with low back pain that radiates down their leg, then I know I have the potential to affect their quality of life in a dramatic way. This is the line between having great results from conservative therapies in a chiropractic office, and more invasive surgical procedures. When you come in to my office and … Read More

Is there even an ideal posture?

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Reading Time: 1 minuteThis morning, Greg Lehman’s new video is making the rounds amongst my social media channels. Greg Lehman is a biomechanist, a chiropractor, and an educator. In this video, he argues that there are certain biomechanical faults that you can safely ignore, in certain situations. And in other high-impact-heavy load situations where biomechanical positioning becomes more important. He gives demonstrations on … Read More

Toe touch progressions

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Reading Time: 1 minuteIn Gray Cook’s Lectures, of which I listen on Audible, I learned this morning of the importance of toe touching progressions. Apparently, when Gray Cook use to lecture on stage for Reebok and for Perform Better, he would pull people on stage and demonstrate that most adults cannot do a toe-touch. For many of us, when we go through our … Read More

Strengthen your foot muscles to cure your plantar fasciitis.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen I consult with my patients about plantar fasciitis, the symptoms vary greatly. For some, it’s like stepping on glass when walking. For others, they only feel it when going on long runs. Most people have had it for a long time, which makes it difficult to treat with my expected fast results. It’s not my favorite thing to treat … Read More

Jumping Rope for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

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Reading Time: 3 minutesThe other day while commuting, I was listening to Gray Cook’s lectures from my Audible account. In one of the lectures, he starts talking about jumping rope, and how it is a great, portable way to do high intensity interval training (HIIT.) The got the gears in my mind turning, because I haven’t even thought about jumping rope in decades, … Read More

The Four Pillars of Wealth

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Reading Time: 2 minutesI’ve listened to the audio version of Neurowisdom twice now on my daily commute. Neurowisdom is a book that combines neuroscience with the application of principles that allow you to achieve your goals. Notably: monetary goals. In the book, they argue that money does contribute to happiness. The happiest people are also the people who are living in comfortable wealth. … Read More

Focusing on the important few.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen professionals deliver services to a niche group of customers, they tend to attract more business. There is something inherently trusting about going to a professional who only focuses on one thing. People know that this focus will provide more expertise, more efficacy, and more value for the extra money. I remember reading Harry Beckwith’s book Selling the Invisible about … Read More

Be the one who never has back pain.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesThe musculoskeletal system is the most important system in your body for your quality of life. No other system has such a profound impression on the way you live your life moment to moment. You might rely on your heart to pump blood to your organs and your brain. You might rely on your lungs to oxygenate the blood and … Read More