The case against the use of clinical experience (for finding causal relationships)

Now, let me preface the title by saying that clinical experience and personal experiences have great value, and can teach us a lot of things. One great thing we can use our experiences to is to form a new testable hypothesis, that research then has to confirm before we integrate them into clinical practice. But, […]

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Explorations in Cognitive Science with Jamie Hale MS

I have, for a long time now, been reading articles, books, and research papers by Jamie Hale MS. Some of these quotes are from articles or books, but most are from social media posts. For years, Hale has been an avid author, writing numerous articles for The Skeptical Inquirer, Psych Central, and Center for Inquiry. […]

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The Vocabulary of a giant pioneer in Pain Science with Professor Ronald Melzack PhD

I have, for a long time now, been reading articles, books, textbooks, and research papers by Professor Melzack. Some of these quotes are from articles, books, textbooks, but most are from research papers (or where Prof. Melzack is the first author). Professor Melzack is well known in pain research circles. But among healthcare professionals, he […]

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The health care system as an infinite loop

An infinite loop is a sequence of instructions in a computer program which loops endlessly, this can be due to the sequence having no terminating endpoint, or that the sequence of commands never gets met, or another command that causes the loop to start over. Most often, the “infinite loop” term is used when the […]

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7 therapist and lack of a patient-centered approach

A person with low-back pain goes to a fascial-distortion therapist and gets a fascial focused intervention. The person with low-back pain then goes to a manual therapist and gets a manual “issues with the tissues” therapy intervention.  The person with low-back pain then goes to a movement “dysfunction” therapists and gets a “dysfunction” correction intervention.  The […]

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Courses and lectures for 2020

This are my speaking engagements, lectures, conventions and courses for 2020. Prices may vary between courses dependent on the location and country, the venue, and the included “extras” of the specific venue like meals and coffee, etc. The course is both days from 09.00 to 17.30, if not another time is specified, the course schedule […]

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The biggest error in pain management (you might be doing)

A major problem in pain management right now is that there is an epidemic of erroneous reasoning. This is a pandemic of “broscience”, non-scientific thinking and dysrationalia. In debates, when people are faced with an argument and/or evidence that goes against their preconceived beliefs, the common answer is “but I know it works,” or “I […]

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Why and when is “pain science” and pain research important?

If you are advising or providing care for a person who has pain or is living with chronic pain, you need to have a firm grasp of current pain research, an in-depth understanding of the complexity of pain and your patients’ experience of it, and definitively know the many different factors which modulate pain. Combined, […]

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Courses and lectures for 2019

This is my speaking engagements, lectures, conventions and courses for 2019. Prices may vary between course dependent on the location and country, the venue, and the included “extras” of the specific venue like meals and coffee etc. The Neuroscientific pain modulation course is both days from 09.00 to 17.30, if not another time is specified. Neuroscientific painmodulation […]

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