Amazon Smile and Goodsearch

I am going to continue on the theme of giving back with this post. One of the difficulties about giving back is determining how much to give. Now that is a relevant topic, but one I am not going to currently discuss. Believe it or not, one way to give more to your favorite organization…

Giving Back 101

In an effort to make the layout of the site work better for the reader (that would be you!), I am trying to develop a 101 series for the major categories on this site. These pages will be a good introduction for new readers, and a way to direct new readers and seasoned readers to…

What I Learned from STAND: Rethinking Manipulation

The Manual Therapist Blog recently had a blog post that talked about using manipulation as a method to help our patients get better. This reminded me of how I started rethinking my views on manipulations and high grade mobilizations (mobs). After my trip to Haiti, it really made me reconsider these treatment strategies. Most of…

Christmas Shopping Online

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but I figure many of us still have some holiday shopping to do. I really prefer online shopping to avoid some of the hassles of in-person shopping and to better compare purchases. Here are some of my tricks to saving money during gift shopping season. Rewards…

Rethinking Core Stability

This weekend I took a class on myofascial release for dysphagia. I hoped to better understand how the superior segment of the core works. I think I achieved that goal this weekend, but also in the progress realized how much I need to learn. The course instructor John Kelly directed me to Orofacial Myologists as…

Good Resources for Personal Finance 101

With my last finance related post, I became very aware of how much financial basics I need to cover on the road to having a series of personal finance 101 resources. Clearly, my long term goal is to have a comprehensive resource to address this topic in the future, but I also realize that pumping…

A Model for Core Stability

What comes to mind when someone says the “core?” Many people think a 6 pack after performing hours of crunches. Others think it is low back and abdominal muscles working together for lifting objects. For some, the transversus abdominis jumps in their head. As our knowledge of human movement has progressed, it now seems more…

Financial Wellness?

In future blog posts, I do plan on discussing a topic I am very passionate about… personal finance. Personal finance? Why would I write about that? As explained in my prior posts, I also hope that we can use personal experiences in addition to clinical experiences to educate the readers of this site. I would…

What I Learned from STAND Part 1

I started with the title “What I Learned from STAND” ready to write a post covering all the things I learned in Haiti. After a little bit, I realized that may be a little ambitious to cover in a single post. I decided I am going to break things up a little and cover one…

Some Blogs that Provided Inspiration

As we embark on this journey together, here are a couple blogs that definitely have influenced me. Body in Mind: Research driven blog regarding pain science. It is amazing how much do not know about pain and it is amazing how much we are learning. After being introduced to this blog, it has helped my…

STAND

Four weeks ago, I had the pleasure of volunteering with an organization called STAND (Sustainable Therapy and New Development). The goal of this non-profit organization is to eventually establish permanent orthopedic rehab services in Haiti. It was a fantastic trip and helped spur the creation of this site. (I plan to write more about my…

What is Clinicians for Wellness?

Mission: “To promote wellness, health, movement, education, and self-improvement with the unique professional and personal experiences of diverse contributors.” Essentially, this is a platform to educate others and spread ideas. Healthcare, like many other fields, works best when many disciplines communicate and work together. The goal is to create this dialogue and promote this interdisciplinary…