Skull Stuff

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P.E.A.C.E Instead of R.I.C.E for Injury

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Jeremy Fein   Last Friday, I hurt my knee. I’ll get into the details down below, but let’s start with the actionable stuff. P.E.A.C.E. AND L.O.V.E. Have you heard of “RICE” after getting hurt? As it turns out, not all of it is based in the research we have. A more modern, although still less […]

Pitching and Pain


Austin Einhorn   When Clayton Ray, a baseball pitcher at Cabrillo College, walked into Apiros, he was worried his baseball career was done before it even got off the ground. He had been sidelined by elbow pain for eight months, and couldn’t throw despite having done the standard physical therapy. He had already progressed through […]

Freeing Up A Compressed Nerve

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Working with Knee Pain


Brandon Chien   Here’s how you can begin working with knee-pain and get stronger right now.   A common strategy for relieving knee pain is to begin losing weight. Doctors will tell you that if your knee has less load to bear, it won’t struggle. But the truth is, the muscles around your knee need […]

Reorienting Towards Pain


Craig Mallett   Regardless of the modality of practice, one of the most common reason I have seen that people enter into this kind of work is to find away to escape their experiences of pain, particularly in the body. We often go to physiotherapists, or do movement practices or yoga or Pilates all in […]

Guarded Movement


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Moving Beyond Symptoms


Chandler Stevens   Symptoms are tricky little things. Knee pain, jaw tension, an achy back…each seems to beg our attention. They alert us to the fact that there is a problem, but the challenge lies in the fact that they don’t tell us much about the nature of the problem. As such they’re a bit of a red herring […]

Start with Universe – Structure (Part 2)


Jordan Terry Part 1 of this series.   “Homeostasis represents a self-organized system derived from the many complex interacting dynamic equilibria necessary to maintain life. Stress initially drives this system toward chaos, but as with all self-organized systems it resists perturbation by generating either short-term compensations (if the initial stressor is resolved) or long-term compensations […]

Work or Stretch a Tweaked Muscle?


 Brandon Chien   It hurts! How do I know if I should stretch or work the muscle? When my clients have pain or stiffness that they don’t know what to do with, I have a “Sherlock Holmes” method of helping them figure out what it needs to feel better. It’s simple and I want to […]

A Practical Exploration of Pain and Healing

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Jenn Pilotti   I was doing Russian dancers recently, a move I have always struggled with (for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, a Russian dancer is a one armed backbend that dynamically switches to the other arm by shifting your weight forward to your feet). I learned that if […]

Musings from a Transformed Being

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Dare Sohei   Healing doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll feel less pain, or have less pain. It may, but it may also mean that the pain that’s there/here won’t take up all your attention, won’t distract you from what you CAN do, what else you can feel, what else is possible. Healing is a long game. […]

Hips Back Connection


Tom Morrison   One of the greatest things that came from my back injury was the amount I learned about how hips work and how the slightest imbalance is ok, but if you pass the tipping point – you are in for a world of hurt… Maybe not today, Or tomorrow Or even the next […]

Safety & Behavior


Christine Ruffolo   The following is part one of my course notes and findings from Stress, Movement, and Pain.   Linked through the perception of threat and cause to protect,  Seth Oberst generously delivered on the hows, whats, and whys between sensation (or lack thereof) and chronic stress.  Ultimately, he offered up a framework to identify and […]

3 Tips to Stop Joint Pain


Tom Morrison   There’s nothing worse than just being sore. Like, not even having a good story behind your aches and pains… you’re just… sore. Why? Um… because.   Years ago, I went through a spell of elbow pain with two sore knees to accompany it. Leading up to my back injury I was just […]

Symptom Chasing


Tom Morrison If someone has a problem and they only address the specific site of pain as it happens, refusing to think about the bigger picture of why it happened or how to prevent it, then they are a symptom chaser.   The conversation you will have will a symptom chaser goes like this: Them: My […]

A Sciatica Solution

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Tom Morrison   Ah the mighty sciatica, a sometimes lovely pain that can come on for no other reason other than “Hey, why not! There’s nothing better to do“. I’m not going to do one of those “rest, painkillers and chiropractor” articles as I remember reading each and every one of them thinking “and this […]