One of my goals for 2017, and continuing on into 2018, was to say “yes” to any opportunities that came my way to grow my blog. So, when my friend Matt Villegas asked to interview me for The Capable Body Podcast, I said yes!
In this interview, I tell the story of how my eating disorder and overexercise led me to develop the injury that ended my running career (compartment syndrome) and to develop chronic pain.
I talk about how the nervous system can change in response to pain, and how this occurred within my body. I also talk about the difficulties I faced in being taken seriously by doctors, PT’s, and other medical professionals, and how for a long time, my pain was misdiagnosed as a mental health condition.
And I explain much my life changed when I met a physical therapist who had studied pain neurophysiology education with Neil Pearson— what I learned from that time, and how it drives me to become the best physical therapist I can be now.
To be honest, it was a little bit scary trying to tell some of the most personal aspects of my story live in audio form. After all, I’ve really only just barely gotten up the courage to write about some of this stuff, and even so, when I write about it I don’t always come right out and say the whole truth.
But I promised myself I was going to try new things, and I’m so glad I did it!
So here are a few links to the podcast– you can check it out in whatever format works best for you.
I’m reminding myself not to let perfect become the enemy of good.
I still do wish my voice, and explanations, were a little more polished. But, like many aspects of blogging, I find that doing something for the very first time is the hardest, and the next time will always be easier. That’s why I went ahead with this, and why (gulp) I’m going to start sharing it with the people in my life!
If you want to check out more episodes of The Capable Body Podcast, you can visit its official website, or also join Matt’s Facebook group (it’s a closed group because it’s easier for Matt to manage that way, but anyone is welcome to join!).
Okay, that’s all for now! Hope you enjoy the podcast!