As I write this it is a quiet Sunday morning. I’m nearing the end of my personal morning ritual with a solid day planned to get some things done. I’m certain that I’ll have a successful day because I know what I need to do to be successful today. I planned my Sunday yesterday. There […]
“It is the parent who has born me: it is the teacher who makes me a man.” – Bushido It seems the universe is speaking to me lately. Several things have indicated to me that It wants me to write something about the importance of mentors. My readings of late, and the recent visit from […]
It’s normal for tissues and structures like bones,tendons, joints, and spinal discs to change as we age. Just because there’s a change doesn’t guarantee it is a source of pain. In many cases, function can be restored and activities can be resumed with effective treatment.
This was actually a Facebook post that did pretty well in the “likes” department so I thought I’d build on it a bit for a blog. Thoughts on long-term athletic development… 1. In a sporting environment, athletes perform based on learned prediction models associated with experience. 2. Research supports the understanding that motor [movement] variability […]
A brief thought/memory on perception of threat, the brain, and pain… Back in the mid 90’s I worked in Florida for a bit and met Chris who was another PT at a beach party. He was heavily tattooed, had spiky hair, and multiple earrings in each ear. In talking to some co-workers who knew him […]
I had the privilege of spending an afternoon speaking with Light-heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins and watching him train. MensHealth.com was there to video the day and recorded some great training and interview footage. Dr. Nick Ratamess and I were on hand to provide commentary on how a 48-year-old Hopkins does what he does. It was […]
Young Matt and I spent about 6 hours in the cadaver lab on Saturday afternoon. I am forever fascinated by human anatomy, and it’s always a learning experience no matter how many times I get in the lab. By the way, I’ll be teaching an cadaver anatomy course in the fall for PT’s in a […]