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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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