Articles on Pain, Posture, Rolfing, and Musculoskeletal Health

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How to find value in everything

Things will never go 100% as expected because nothing is ever 100% in our control. The true value of a journey is found in its imperfections. Each experience is a lesson, if you can allow yourself to see them that way. Success and failure can be based on arbitrary standards. But learning… and growing… those […]

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I hate school, but I love learning

For whatever reason, I’ve never liked school that much. I excelled in school all the way through high school. And while it was sort of nice to get a pat on the back for performance, I never really felt that proud about my accomplishments in school. When friends went on to graduate schools, law schools, […]

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The best way to learn anything

It is best to learn like a child. Experiencing without judgment or expectation. When a child learns to stand, does he talk himself down for failing the first time? The second time? The thousandth time? Or does he simply try again? Automatically interpreting each failure as more feedback? As another opportunity to grow? As simply […]

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The pitfalls of overcoaching

I aim to avoid overcoaching. I believe it is more effective to break down a movement that the client finds too complex into more digestible parts, rather than spam the client with a dozen different instructions that they wouldn’t be able to internalize anyhow. It’s important for the client to be able to not only […]

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Do shoulder impingement physical tests work?

Why think about special tests for the shoulder? When people are told they have shoulder impingement, there are a number of physical maneuvers or “special tests” that doctors will use to investigate their problem. These special tests are supposed to provide useful information that tells you whether you have true “impingement.” These special tests, however, are […]

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Thanks again for the awesome session! Thinking back, it was helpful to meet in the gym to actually go through the exercises with weights. I had never met a physiotherapist/osteopath in an actual gym which actually is a bit bizarre. The diagnostic testing you do is really key. Most health professionals take a narrow approach, […]

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I had been challenged by hip mobility for many years as the result of an inflammatory condition. Pain was just part of a typical day – which was incredibly draining. One session with Matt over Skype provided me the tailored methods to reduce the issue. Following a relatively simple protocol, I received a step change […]

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