Pain is a common, if not universal, experience of life. Most people view pain through a mechanical lens, as if the body operates like a machine that is prone to breaking and “wearing out”. In this view, pain serves an accurate indicator of damage to their bodily tissues — the idea that “hurt” always indicates “harm”. While this view is commonly perpetuated in society and by healthcare professionals, the past several decades of research have shown it to be inaccurate. We are complex organisms with many differences compared to machines — principally, the ability to adapt. We now understand that pain is a complex experience that is more related to the perception of threat and a need for protection than active tissue damage. Furthermore, this experience can be influenced by a number of biological, psychological, and social / environmental factors, which we refer to as biopsychosocial factors. Below is a compendium of our published content on Pain, Injury, and Related topics.
We hope these articles, podcasts, and videos are helpful to you, but if you need more specific direction, we would recommend a consultation with our pain and rehab team (at the bottom of the page here).
Last updated 4.19.2021.
General Overview of Pain and Pain Management
- Pain in Training, What Do?
- Fear, Catastrophizing, and Training
- On Pain and Movement
- Dosing Exercise During Rehab
- Pain Management Podcast- Self-Management, Services, Barriers, etc.
- Pain and Rehab Question and Answer Sessions- Boston 2020 and Virtual 2021 Seminar
- Exercise Prescription in Pain and Rehab Settings
- Explaining the Pain Experience Using an Enactive Approach Podcast
Injury Risk Reduction
Imbalances and Symmetry
Movement and Injury
Content by Specific Joint
- Hip Pain- Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV (Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome), and Part V (Osteoarthritis and Joint Replacements)
- Hip Pain Podcast
- Hip Labral Tears (see below)
- On Movement and Low Back Pain
- Returning to Training After Low Back Pain
- Low Back Pain and Technique, Movement, and Risk Reduction Podcast
- Low Back Pain Podcast