Chronic Pain

My very first interview: The Capable Body Podcast!

Hi everyone! 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… Continue reading My very first interview: The Capable Body Podcast!

Chronic Pain, Sacroiliac Joint

An Update on my Sacroiliac Joint Saga, Part 2

Update, Jan. 2018:  Hi everyone– I’ve learned a ton since I wrote this post.  Be sure to check out my other site, My Sacroiliac Joint Saga!  And now, the original post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7zQhxoTSWw In Part 1 of this series, I explained how the learning the “muscle energy technique” from my physical therapist Paula marked a turning point… Continue reading An Update on my Sacroiliac Joint Saga, Part 2

Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point: Part Four

This is the fourth part in a series about an amazing new approach to physical therapy for chronic pain patients.  To start from the beginning, check out Part One, Two, and Three. For the first few visits, all Tim and I did was talk.  He didn’t have me in the gym doing exercises like all… Continue reading How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point: Part Four

Healthcare

Why do some hospitals get away with charging such exorbitant prices?

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a ground-breaking report yesterday looking at the average prices charged by 3,000 U.S. hospitals for the “top 100 most frequently billed charges.” The report shows that different hospitals appear to charge wildly different prices for the same procedures, seemingly without any rhyme or reason.  While one hospital… Continue reading Why do some hospitals get away with charging such exorbitant prices?

Interesting Articles, Treatment Approaches

Ugh… way too true

I just found this really great article that cut close to home.  It's about the tricks people use to con others into thinking they've got some great new alternative healing method.  I hate to admit it, but over the years I've definitely been taken in by some of the tricks the author lists here.  Looking… Continue reading Ugh… way too true