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Podcast #60 – Can VR Technology Alter Pain Perception?

Can VR tech alter pain perception?

Can virtual reality technology affect pain perception? Well, yeah. Catherine Cowey and I discuss a fun study about this co-authored by Lorimer Moseley in 2015 in the Psychological Science Journal. The researchers used VR technology to give subjects (with a history of neck pain) the illusion that they had moved their neck more or less than they […]

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Podcast #59 – Hamstring Injuries and Yoga

Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) is a pathology of the tendon with a combination of tissue damage, inflammation, and possibly pain at the proximal tendon where the hamstring attaches to the ischial tuberosity. PHT is very common among yoga practitioners as well as in other populations.  Jules Mitchell and I talk about this within the context […]

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Podcast #58 – The Value of Blowing Up a Balloon

Breathing is a hot topic for yoga teachers and fitness professionals. Jenn Pilotti and I talk about a study on the 90/90 breath technique with ball and balloon. Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) practitioners use this exercise to help people of all ages with musculoskeletal pain, including low back pain. We discuss the relationship between breathing […]

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Podcast #57 – Kinesiotape® and Athletic Performance

how does ktape affect balance and athletic performance?

Cat Cowey and I discuss a study from the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy done in 2016. The authors hypothesized that there would be improvements in athletic performance but it didn’t work out that way. There are many claims about the benefits of ktape. Bottom line. If it works for you, use it, but […]

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Podcast #56 – Osteoporosis and Yoga

 The Yoga and Movement Research Series Can 12 minutes of yoga a day reverse osteoporotic bone loss? The title of this study “Twelve-Minute Daily Yoga Regimen Reverses Osteoporotic Bone Loss” might lead you to believe so, but the results and data are incomplete and inconclusive.  Jules and I talk about this complicated, underwhelming study published in the […]

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Podcast #55 – Chronic Pain and Hypermobility

The Yoga and Movement Research Series Catherine Cowey and I discuss an article on chronic pain and hypermobility syndrome (HMS) from the Journal of Pain Research. This article gives a thorough overview of the many kinds of hypermobility conditions and symptoms and makes it very clear that it’s a complicated subject. There’s a wide spectrum […]

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