Episode 4: Pain Science: This Sh*t is Complicated

What is "pain"? Does pain mean tissue damage? Can we, or should we, treat pain directly? Does the approach change in acute versus chronic cases? In this episode, we attempt to talk through the complex topic of pain science, as it relates to clinical application.

Logic of Rehab pain science blog:

Peer-Reviewed References:
Williams AC. Craig KD. Updating the definition of pain. Pain. 2016.
Hauck M et al. Top-down and bottom-up modulation of pain-induced oscillations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2015
Smith BE. et al. Should exercises be painful in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BJSM. 2017
Sullivan MJL. et al. The influence of communication goals and physical demands on different dimensions of pain behavior. Pain. 2006

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Episode 3: Came for the Tendinopathy but stayed for the donuts.

In this episode of the ClinicalAthlete podcast, we are joined by Jason Eure, DPT, to discuss the physiology and current best practice for the management of Tendinopathy.

Follow Jason on Twitter @jmeure

Read Jason's awesome blogs on Tendinopathy:
Squatting with Patellar Tendinopathy
Training with Biceps Tendinopathy

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Peer-Reviewed references used in the show:
1. Revisiting the continuum model of tendon pathology: what is its merit in clinical practice and research? Cook JL. 2016
2. Human tendon adaptation in response to mechanical loading: a systematic review and meta-analysis of exercise intervention studies on healthy adults. Bohm S. 2015
3. Heavy-Load eccentric calf muscle training for the treatment of chronic achilles tendinosis. Alfredson H. 1998
4. Heavy slow resistance versus eccentric training as treatment for achilles tendinopathy: A randomized controlled trial. Beyer R. 2015

Episode 1: Do You Even Epistemology Bro?

Epistemology - the theory of knowledge. How do we know what we know?

In the very first episode of the ClinicalAthlete Podcast, Quinn Henoch, DPT, Michael Ray, DC, and Derek Miles, DPT discuss the past, present, and future of evidence-based practice.  


  1. Evidence Based Medicine: What It Is And What It Isn't: It's About Integrating IndividualClinical Expertise And The Best External Evidence. Sackett, 1996
  2. Evidence-based medicine has been hijacked: a report to David Sackett. Ioannidis, 2016
  3. Progress in evidence-based medicine: a quarter century on. Djulbegovic, 2017

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