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Matt Whitehead

Portland, Oregon
A Client First: Matt Whitehead worked as an Exercise Therapist, Clinic Director, and Therapy Director of the Egoscue Method in Portland, Oregon from it's opening in 2004 until 2013.  While majoring in Exercise Science at Gonzaga University, he was a NCAA Division 1 cross-country... Full Bio
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What to do before entering the Spartan Race by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Does this look like fun to you? Do you spend your weekends doing Obstacle Course Races like Muddy Buddy , Rugged Maniac , Warrior Dash ,  Tough Mudder  and Spartan Rac ... Read on »
Restoring the Injured Athlete by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain We just held a great workshop this week on “Restoring the Injured Athlete” and had a great response from everyone who attended. We had many people say they really wanted t ... Read on »
Exercise and the Ever-Smarter Human Brain by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS, in the New York Times “Anyone whose resolve to exercise in 2013 is a bit shaky might want to consider an emerging scientific view of human evolut ... Read on »
Exercise May Protect Against Brain Shrinkage by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain By  ANAHAD O’CONNOR Remaining physically active as you age, a new study shows, may help protect parts of your brain from shrinking, a process that has been linke ... Read on »
Improve Your Golf Swing Without Touching a Club: The Secret Revealed by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Improve Your Golf Swing Without Touching a Club: The Secret Revealed Article By: John Elder | October 16, 2012              Original article appeared on Stack.com ... Read on »
Is it time to change your view of your feet? by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain How The Minimalist Shoe Movement Has Affected My Practice And The Profession More than two years ago, I made a shift in my practice. People told me that I would lo ... Read on »
Gorgeous bodies, terrible posture by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain By  UPDATED: 04:51 EST, 24 January 2011 Don’t copy those slouching celebs. Bad posture won’t just cause a bad back, but depression too! At first glance, it was ... Read on »
Your smartphone is a pain in the neck by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain This is from CNN Health Your smartphone is a pain in the neck By Jacque Wilson, CNN updated 9:09 AM EDT, Thu September 20, 2012 (CNN) – Chance ... Read on »
Walking with Good Posture can Ease Depression, Study Finds by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Walking with good posture can ease depression, study finds October 5, 2012 by Philip Riley in Psychology & Psychiatry (Medical Xpress)— Walking with a slouched or ... Read on »
Amazing Turn Around by Tony Robbins by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Rechaud has had a stutter all of his life. It is often very paralyzing and keeps him from doing many things. Why does he stutter? Where did the stutter come from? Is there ... Read on »
Barefoot Ted Talking About Being Out Of Balance by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “When you’re out of balance, two things can happen: you can regain balance or you can fall.” Read on »
Breakthrough With Tony Robbins by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain “BREAKTHROUGH WITH TONY ROBBINS” IS BACK! Tony Robbins has been an Egoscue client for about 20 years and does Egoscue on a daily basis and always before going on ... Read on »
The Truth About Oil and the Keystone Pipeline by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain This is too important not to share. Don’t vote for something until you educate yourself. Watch. Listen. Learn. Share.  The world depends on you. Read on »
Run Pain Free – My New Running Blog by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain If you or anyone you know loves running, share my new running blog, Run Pain Free , with them. I will have new articles and videos daily about all things running including ... Read on »
How to Run Naturally – Improve Running Economy and Reduce Injuries by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I had to share this wonderful video from the Natural Running Center that explains what natural running is and how to improve running economy and reduce injuries with prope ... Read on »
Jois Yoga, Vanity Fair, and Egoscue by Matt Whitehead Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain The most recent issue of Vanity Fair Magazine features an article called “Who’s Yoga Is It Anyway?” that talks about a new group of upscale yoga studios called Jois Yo ... Read on »