Pain is like Memory: Dr. Jay Joshi on Central Sensitization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJsuZFteWHI Okay.  I've really been looking forward to publishing this post. Here, we're revisiting the same great talk by pain physician Dr. Jay Joshi.  In my last post, I outlined what Dr. Joshi says are the four main categories of pain. Central sensitization is the type that is, unfortunately, the least understood.  And it's also … Continue reading Pain is like Memory: Dr. Jay Joshi on Central Sensitization

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

Amazing TED talk: Deep Sea Diving in a Wheelchair

http://www.ted.com/talks/sue_austin_deep_sea_diving_in_a_wheelchair.html?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_campaign=&utm_source=direct-on.ted.com&awesm=on.ted.com_UnderwaterWheelchair&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static I was so inspired by this TED talk that I had to share it with you all. Sue Austin is a multimedia, performance and installation artist who lost the use of her legs due to an illness. A new world opened up for Austin when she received her powered wheelchair, yet she was disheartened … Continue reading Amazing TED talk: Deep Sea Diving in a Wheelchair