Biomechanics Matter Even When They Don’t
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Biomechanics Matter Even When They Don’t

I know. The title sounds confusing. Also, biomechanics can be scary to a lot of people. It always made sense to me but I remember the more “humanities oriented” students in physical therapy school having a hard time with understanding biomechanics. Sadly, I find that a lot of physical therapists don’t seem to know exactly what “biomechanics” even means. Of course now with Pain Science™ being a thing, some people have decided to stop thinking about biomechanics all together. This is…concerning…for certain populations. (more…)

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Getting Rid of Something Positive
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Getting Rid of Something Positive

That title is a little misleading. Remember “positive” does not mean “good” when we talk science. It means “additive”. In my opinion, physical therapy is most effective at removing something positive from our patients. Let me explain… (more…)

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Does Positive Mean What You Think It Means?

tick-313589_640When chatting with others, we all understand what someone means when they say positive or negative. Positive usually falls in line with the idea of the “bright side” as in being an optimist and having a positive attitude. Negative on the other hand usually refers to the idea of the “dark side” as in being a pessimist and having a negative attitude.

Although these are examples of proper uses of these words, thinking about them this way can be confusing when trying to apply them in scientific discussions. For example, whenever I hear someone say something like, “I am a big believer in positive reinforcement,” I know that that person doesn’t know what they are talking about… (more…)

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