Helping Patients in Pain: Creating Agency Without Blame

The best way to get someone to stop listening to you is to blame them for a problem. Anyone experiencing chronic pain has no doubt felt this sense of blame from healthcare providers as well as friends and family (not all, but most likely some of these individuals). As I’ve written about before, others’ reactions…

Lasting Effects of “Last Friday Night”

If you have ever had “one too many drinks” during a night out with friends, then you are pretty familiar with some of the immediate effects that alcohol can have on the body– impaired balance and coordination, decreased reaction time, slurred speech, etc. Alcohol intoxication can affect all body systems, but perhaps the most serious…

Guest Post on “Know Pain”

I am thrilled to have made the connection with UK Physiotherapist Mike Stewart, creator of the “Know Pain” website full of pain education resources, courses, and blog.  He recently shared a guest blog post of mine about my perspective on chronic pain. You can find the post here: Know Pain: “Breaking The Silence About A…

Guest Post on “Fitness Pain Free”

Super excited to have a Guest Blog Post I wrote featured on one of my FAVORITE BLOGS of all time = Fitness Pain Free Big Thanks to Dan Pope, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS (and creator of Fitness Pain Free)! Here it is: “How I Recovered From Chronic Knee Pain: Patience, Persistence, and Positive Inputs”