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  • When Your Pain Doctor Fails You Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic

    When Your Pain Doctor Fails You

    Imagine going to see a doctor. He claims to be able to fix you, even if you’re thinking “I’m always the hard case.” The standard of care in this doctor’s practice is to see a permanent, sustained improvement in your pain in 5 visits. [This is......

  • Scared of CrossFit? 5 Tips to Stay Healthy and Avoid Injury Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic

    Scared of CrossFit? 5 Tips to Stay Healthy and Avoid Injury

    When I was in chiropractic school, I observed a guy panting, moving ridiculous amounts of weight in machine-gun fashion, before falling to the ground and sweat-angeling all over the nice, black mats no one would dare to lie down on. I thought to myself: That......

  • A Guaranteed Guide to Fixing Shin Splints Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic

    A Guaranteed Guide to Fixing Shin Splints

    Shin splints can be like playing tag with your friends when all your little brother wants to do is tag along: growing in annoyance the longer he’s around. Shin splint sufferers are often given traditional advice that includes electronic stimulation, ice, heat, ultrasound, extracorporeal shockwave......

  • Fake Pain Treatment and The Irrelevant Pain Relief Window (IPRW) Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic

    Fake Pain Treatment and The Irrelevant Pain Relief Window (IPRW)

    A new patient with low back pain walked into our office last week. Let’s call him Bob. Bob was in a car accident in 1994, which gave him tingling down the back of both of his thighs immediately after the accident. The tingling was gone......

  • How Big Is Your Butt? (and why we like behinds) Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic

    How Big Is Your Butt? (and why we like behinds)

    Author’s Note: I originally wrote this post a few years ago on an old blog. It got a lot of attention then, so I thought I’d re-share it with new perspective. — This post is dedicated to my Crossfit Lite Ladies, a bunch of “wiser,......

  • The Best Orthotics Whether You Have Pain or Not Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic

    The Best Orthotics Whether You Have Pain or Not

    After I read Born to Run, I was inspired to do a lot more barefoot running. It was the same year that I opened Barefoot Rehab, a Sports Therapy and Chronic Pain Resolution practice. Boy, did it feel wonderful and free to run in my Vibrams!......

  • Should You Wear a Tennis Elbow Support? Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic

    Should You Wear a Tennis Elbow Support?

    All of your friends are wearing a tennis elbow support and you’re wondering: Should I wear a tennis elbow support too? Peer pressure is a powerful thing. You worry about the kids your son or daughter hang out with because you know, what their friends......

  • The Case of the Vibrating, Growling, Bleeding Bush: On Smart Pain Management Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic

    The Case of the Vibrating, Growling, Bleeding Bush: On Smart Pain Management

    Picture yourself as a caveman. Every day, you walk by a bush on your way to the watering hole to drink up on some crisp, not-taken-for-granted, H20. To your surprise, on some days, you see the bush vibrating. You even hear the bush growling ever......

  • 12 Months of Pain in Right Shoulder: A Case Study Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic

    12 Months of Pain in Right Shoulder: A Case Study

    When you get any type of healthcare (especially if it’s for pain in the right shoulder), how often do the doctors follow-up with you, months or years later, to determine just how successful the treatment was? I don’t want to pick on anyone, but I......

  • One Patient Had Lumbar Surgery Four Times in 70 Years And Still Found Relief Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic

    One Patient Had Lumbar Surgery Four Times in 70 Years And Still Found Relief

    Lumbar surgery.  Four times. That’s four times that a patient of Barefoot Rehab went under the knife and had his body opened up. For most people, being opened up scares the bejesus out of them.  It’s immediate fear.  Kind of like how standing in a plane with......