Upright Articles on Posture, Training, and Myths that keep people in pain

#39 – The secret to training out of pain

Training out of chronic pain can be tough physical and mental work. You may encounter roadblocks and mysteries that tear down moral and belief. If your goal is to relieve chronic pain, discover the key ingredient you may be missing to propel you to a pain free life. Helpful Links Upright Health YouTube channel

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Femoroacetabular impingement: what you need to know and what your doctor won’t tell you

If you’ve been told you have femoroacetabular impingement (FAI or hip impingement), you have probably heard that arthroscopic hip surgery is the only answer. The conventional medical approach to hip pain associated with femoroacetabular impingement bone shapes is surgery, after all.We’ve successfully helped countless people beat their hip pain without surgery – despite having femoroacetabular […]

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#38 – 4 tips for conquering hip impingement

Shari started having hip pain in high school. Physical therapy didn’t help. Doctors told her that she had femoroacetabular impingement and that surgery was the only answer. She never got the surgery, but she’s been able to get back into yoga without hip pain, and she shares the lessons she’s learned along the way. Music […]

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Episode #35: How Many Reps Should I Do?

Is there a right number of reps for exercise? How do you know how many reps to do? If you’re like most fitness seekers these are questions that have played through your mind. Is there a right answer? Listen in for insights and tools to help you find the answers you’ve been looking for. Helpful […]

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#34 – Does Exercise REALLY Matter?

What is exercise? Should you be doing it? In this episode we discuss what exercise really is and how to use it to improve your life. We talk about key areas of focus that a lot of trainers don’t talk about (and it isn’t HIIT). Listen in to discover what exercise can and CAN’T do […]

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Deadlift: Muscles Worked – Trapezius

What are the key muscles of the deadlift? Part 3: The Trapezius Welcome to the “Deadlift: Muscles Worked” series! Maybe you’ve just started lifting weights. Maybe you’re a trainer who wants to learn the nitty gritty about this exercise. Whatever the case, welcome!In this article, we’re going to focus on the “trapezius”.  The entire trapezius muscle (comprised […]

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#33 – Do you REALLY need to meditate?

What is meditation? Is it worth the time? In this episode we discuss what meditation is and isn’t. The conversation provides insights about how meditation can improve exercise, stress, anger, and more. Meditation is an incredibly valuable practice to incorporate into day to day life. Listen in to get a better idea of why and […]

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Hip impingement surgery – can you return to sports and other activities?

A 2018 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine claims that surgery for hip impingement is VERY successful. It says that arthroscopic hip surgery for femoroacetabular impingement reliably produces excellent results for patients. They claim it helps the overwhelming majority of hip pain patients return to sports quickly. Other studies about FAI surgery don’t show […]

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#31 – Do surgeons lie?

Surgeons often make optimistic claims about their surgeries – in spite of evidence to the contrary. Do these doctors lie? Are they regularly lying about surgery results? Or is something else at play? Find out what’s at the heart of this problem. Episode 28 – The Secret History of Joint Pain: https://uprighthealth.com/the-secret-history-of-joint-pain/ Nick’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFG31ZeFtMk Open Payments […]

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#30 – What is the purpose of pain?

What is the purpose of pain?   If you have chronic hip, back, or shoulder pain, what does the pain really mean? Does it mean you’ve got permanent damage of some kind? How can you use and think about pain in a way that gets you back to enjoying your life? Helpful links How to […]

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#28 – The Secret History of Joint Pain

Why does the medical system seem to be surgery-happy? Why do even physical therapists seem to think surgery is the only option for some kinds of joint pain? In this episode, we’ll look at the history and systemic issues that infuse the medical system with a love of surgery. And we’ll talk about what YOU […]

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Becoming a father

Note: this was originally sent as an email to Upright Health clients and newsletter subscribers on a Friday afternoon. A surprising number of  people asked that we make it available in a shareable format…so here it is! Enjoy! My son was born three months ago. Leading up to the birth, everyone kept asking me: “Are you […]

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Healthy Hips Workshop

Healthy Hips Workshop at Upright Health in Redwood City, CA.This two day workshop covers the fundamental ideas around training people out of hip pain including:general philosophy and research oriented approach to hip problems from a non-medical, movement-oriented perspectivecutting edge research on femoroacetabular impingement, hip osteoarthritis, and labral tears and their importance in the context of […]

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