When stress increases your symptoms & pain makes you stressed

Stress and pain are collective experiences. One of my favorite quotes on pain is from Dr. Adriaan Louw, “Pain isn’t a protocol. Pain is a human lived experience.” As a physical therapist it is common to hear a patient speak on how their pain increases during stressful moments or experiences. Increased pain can lead to […]

Finding freedom from back pain: part 2

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Individuals with chronic low back pain have greater difficulty in engaging in positive lifestyle behaviours than those without back pain. -Andrew M. Briggs   Welcome to part 2 of finding freedom from back pain. In my previous article, I described 7 strategies which included pain education and lifestyle factors. Lifestyle factors are equally as important […]

My thoughts on the greatest gift of Christmas

“God’s presence is always the gift you don’t know you need most until you’re in the most need.” Ann Voskamp Matthew 1:18-25 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ[a] took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the […]