Erica and Susan

The Body’s Story: Finding Out Why You Hurt Through Your Story and Movement Patterns

Feb 22, 2024 | Assessment | 0 comments

In this episode, we explore the profound connections between personal narratives and the origins of someone’s injury. Join Erica as she delves into the stories of individuals who’ve experienced persistent injuries, and learn how to find clues in their narrative to help you prioritize the movement assessment and eventually find their driver(s). You will learn how to make the connections between the story and their movement patterning. Through the lens of their injury and movement history, we can uncover the reason why someone can’t move the way they want. This leads to precise diagnosis and effective treatment. You don’t treat the symptomatic region unless it’s the driver. There is a video companion piece with slides on our “Tough To Treat” YouTube channel for this episode.

A glance at this episode:

  • [0:55] Finding the patient’s primary driver from clues in their narrative
  • [4:30] Post-partum tennis player with neck pain during a push-up, what her story tells you
  • [9:11] How her injury and movement history will lead you to the driver(s)
  • [13:06] What movement(s) to assess and how to make this much more efficient

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