48 episodes

This podcast covers ideas, tips, and tricks to help you help yourself overcome pain, get stronger, and become a more resilient and energetic version of yourself. Hosted by Matt Hsu, a former chronic pain sufferer turned orthopedic massage therapist and movement coach.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

This podcast covers ideas, tips, and tricks to help you help yourself overcome pain, get stronger, and become a more resilient and energetic version of yourself. Hosted by Matt Hsu, a former chronic pain sufferer turned orthopedic massage therapist and movement coach.

    #48 - Beating hip pain and improving hip mobility without surgery - Peter's Story

    #48 - Beating hip pain and improving hip mobility without surgery - Peter's Story

    Interested in how to increase your hip range of motion? Can you manage hip pain without surgery? Today, I'm interviewing Peter, an attorney, who spent decades at his desk before back and hip pain really started to ruin his life. Peter was told that based on the severity of the damage in his hips and spine, he needed to just wait until things got so bad he needed surgery. Over the past few years, Peter has made gradual but fantastic gains in his functional range of motion and has made great decreases in his own pain levels. And today he's sharing his insights and the things he's learned over the course of the last few years.

    Resources

    The FAI Fix: https://thefaifix.com

    • 56 min
    #47 – Chronic pain. Productive meanings.

    #47 – Chronic pain. Productive meanings.

    When you’re stuck in chronic pain, you’ll believe and do just about anything to get out of it. Butoften what the doctor tells you can make your chronic pain worse in the short term and the longterm. But you can make a choice that will change the course of your life.

    Resources 

    https://www.uprighthealth.com/blog/why-chronic-pain

    • 30 min
    #46: Hip surgery vs the conservative alternative

    #46: Hip surgery vs the conservative alternative

    How does arthroscopic hip surgery compare to nonsurgical treatment of hip impingement? What explains the results? The results of studies on hip surgery vs. conservative treatment are often misleading. Let’s look at how the data is getting twisted.

    Resources

    Article: Arthroscopic hip surgery vs. physical therapy for FAI

    DIY program: The FAI Fix 

    • 28 min
    #45: Hip Surgery – Why does it work

    #45: Hip Surgery – Why does it work

    Why does hip surgery work? Why does hip surgery work sometimes and sometimes not? In this episode, Matt talks about the two major reasons hip surgery DOES relieve hip pain - and why it’s still not a good idea to get hip surgery!

    RESOURCES

    Hidden Brain Placebo Podcast: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/29/718227789/all-the-worlds-a-stage-including-the-doctor-s-office

    Surgery: the ultimate placebo: https://amzn.to/34ivwQ7 (affiliate link supports this podcast)

    Pain Science orthopedic procedures and placebo: https://www.painscience.com/biblio/four-orthopedic-surgeries-no-better-than-placebo.html 

    • 18 min
    #44: Why do back pain treatments fail?

    #44: Why do back pain treatments fail?

    Why do back pain treatments fail? Why do so many medical and alternative treatments for back pain provide dismal results? In this episode we talk about the fundamental problem with back pain treatments and two strategies to help you with your back pain.

    Resources 

    Crooked by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin: https://amzn.to/2JWknNo (affiliate link supports this podcast)

    The Back Pain Fix from Upright Health: http://uprighthealth.com/backfix 

    • 20 min
    #43: Are you too old to get more flexible?

    #43: Are you too old to get more flexible?

    Are you too old to get more flexible? Does old age mean you can’t get more flexible? Does it mean you can’t make muscles stronger? In this episode we talk about one mind-blowing case of flexibility training, mistakes adults make when trying to get more flexible, and one stretching technique that a lot of people miss.

    Resources

    How to get flexible as an adult (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6bNq3-Le4s

    Improve hip flexibility (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLGcxQoRIp8 

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Chamira Studios ,

Empowering, Enlightening, and Informative

This podcast is enlightening, empowering, and informative all at the same time. Their approach is very forward thinking (and logical!) in explaining the way our bodies move, and the role that muscles play in the pain we experience. It's a perfect fit for the person who wants to take responsibility for the way they move and feel. I've found it extremely, extremely helpful for me!

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