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Pain Myth #1

Last week I posted about 5 common myths about pain.  Over the next few posts I will try to explain why each is a myth.  Here is that list again if you didn’t see it or don’t remember it. Pain … Continue reading

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5 Myths About Pain

In the past 20 years or so numerous research studies have changed the way we think about pain.  How it works and how it should be treated. Unfortunately this research is not very well understood by the general public and … Continue reading

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Pain Seminar Tomorrow Night

We will be speaking at Walking Mountains Science Center tomorrow evening December 10, 2014. This talk will be on The Science Behind Pain and gets going at 630 pm. Learn about how pain works and some ways to help.  Hope … Continue reading

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The Science Behind Pain

Ascent PT is partnering With Walking Mountains School to present a lecture on The Science Behind Pain for theirScience Behind Lecture Series..This will happen at the Walking Mountains Center on Wednesday December 10 at 630…See the link below for more … Continue reading

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Understanding Pain en Espanol

Here is the Understanding Pain video from Australia..subtitled in Spanish.

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4 Things To Reduce Chronic Pain

Earlier this summer we covered some of the ways pain and especially chronic pain works.  Of course the question begs, “OK so…What do I do about it?” To review, in chronic pain situations what can happen is the nervous system … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: stretches for knee flexion

Our apologies for missing the previous 2 weeks of exercises due to some difficulty with the blog. This week, we will include 2 exercises. These exercises are both focused on improving knee flexion range of motion, or the ability to … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Supine knee extension stretch

This is a good, easy way to improve your knee extension if you are unable to straighten it all the way. You should be able to extend the shin so that it is in line with the femur (0 degrees … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Towel inversion/eversion stretch

Similar to last week’s stretch https://ascentpt.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/exercise-of-the-week-towel-ankle-dorsiflexion-stretch/, this is an easy way to improve your ankle range of motion, especially if you are non-weightbearing. Often when you are recovering from a foot or ankle injury or surgery, you will need safe … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Towel ankle dorsiflexion stretch

This is a more gentle way to stretch your calf and your achilles if a standing stretch is too painful, or you are non-weightbearing. To determine if a calf stretch may be appropriate for you, refer to this post https://ascentpt.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/exercise-of-the-week-half-kneel-dorsiflexion-stretch/. … Continue reading

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