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Teaching People About Pain and the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart Podcast

Posted May 30 2013 6:00am

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Karen Litzy and Lorimer Moseley.


Inner Circle and Update

This month’s webinar on 5 Principles for Treating the Stiff Shoulder is now live and available in the Inner Circle dashboard.  We talked about some of the key principles that I think everyone should consider when faced with a stiff shoulder including how to assess the capsule, when to know when to push (and when not to!), and some helpful rehab strategies.

Next month we are going to be discussing Muscle Energy Techniques.  I tend to discuss more of pathology or diagnoses, rather than technique, so this month I thought I would switch it up and focus on the how, why, and when to integrate muscle energy techniques into your manual therapy.  I’ll announce the specific date ASAP. has a new webinar up this week on ACL Graft Options in Athletes by Dr. Jeff Dugas of ASMI in Birmingham, AL.  This webinar discusses the history and current options for graft sources for ACL surgery, including recent advances in our understanding of graft placement and choices.  Dr. Dugas discusses the pros and cons of graft choices including patellar tendon, hamstring, and allograft, with review of the clinical outcomes from ASMI and the Andrews’ Institute.  For more information on this webinar at, please follow the below link:


Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart

I have recently discovered a nice physical therapy based podcast by Karen Litzy called Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart.  It airs live podcasts on Mondays.  I am always looking for stuff to listen to when driving so I was glad to find this!


Teaching People About Pain

We probably all spend a lot of time educating our patients and clients.  One topic that I always incorporate into my sessions is the discussion of pain and how people change the way they understand their pain.  Lorimer Moseley always writes thoughtful articles, including this two-part post on Teaching People about Pain:




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