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Author: Dr. Ellie Somers

5 Important Tips to Help You Run Pain-Free

A few weeks ago, I was working with a female runner who asked me, “Will I ever run pain-free again?” This is a question that I receive regularly, and one which I have to admit having a really tough time answering. Pain is a part of the running experience, there is absolutely no doubt about […]

How to Train Clients With Low Back Pain

Low back pain is the leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Globally, the prevalence of low back pain has increased 54 percent between 1990 and 2015 [1]. In light of this, it is naive to believe we are doing a better job at managing low back pain through protective messaging and training. To me, […]

3 Situations When You Shouldn’t Push Through Pain

If you’ve read any of my work about pain, you might have a good framework on its complexity. If you haven’t read any of my work on pain, I’d encourage you to start here. Knowing when to stop pushing through pain with exercise can be complicated. Pain, for many people, is frightening after all. My […]

Striving for “Perfect Posture?” Choose Movement Variability Instead!

There’s this myth floating around that we’ll damage our spine if our posture is less than perfect. As a physiotherapist, I’d like to challenge that idea. Why? Because our bodies love variability and as it turns out, our spines are part of our body. Have you ever tried to sit in “perfect posture” for more […]

What Is Pain and Why Do We Experience It?

When it comes to knowing pain, the science is clear:1-7 Knowledge is power. The more I learn about this incredibly complex topic, the more empowered and excited I am about my own body and that of all humans. One of the most rewarding things that I get to do is share information about how impressively […]

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