In this lecture, Charlie Weingroff is joined by Patrick Ward in a discussion on the goal of manual therapy, and its effect on threat perception. They specifically cover discomfort in therapy, and when and how much pain is tolerable under different circumstances.
“If you use manual therapy and go directly to conditioning, the window might be open. But there’s not a lot of evidence to support these being long-term changes because you only changed the tissue. The intervention in the motor cortex of the brain was not part of that process.” ~Charlie Weingroff
Duration: 16 minutes; Transcript: 4 pages; Mp3 file size: 37 MBs
• Addressing the Site of Pain [Charlie] (1:00)
• Addressing the Non-Painful Site [Charlie] (2:40)
• Pain and Touch [Patrick] (4:25)
• Delaney Study: Manual Therapy & ANS Response [Patrick] (6:00)
• Mechanotransduction of Manual Therapy [Charlie] (8:45)
• Opening the Window and Keeping it Open [Patrick] (10:30)
• It all Comes Down to the Clinician [Charlie] (12:50)
Here’s a short clip to give you an idea of what this lecture sounds like:
Charlie Weingroff is a physical therapist, certified athletic trainer, and strength & conditioning coach who blends aspects of neurological training with traditional methods of training for strength, speed and endurance. He most recently was the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marine Corps Special
Operations Command, and was previously the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. Charlie’s 12-hourworkshop DVD entitled, Training=Rehab, Rehab=Training can be found on his regularly updated website at charlieweingroff.com.
Patrick Ward is a sports scientist working with the Seattle Seahawks. He’s also a massage therapist who specializes in clinical, therapeutic, orthopedic and sports massage. He’s certified in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Active Release Techniques (ART) and in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Patrick has a Masters in exercise science, is a CSCS, NSCA, and holds certifications from TPI, NASM CPT & PES, and is a USA Weightlifting coach. You’ll find his current articles via his optimumsportsperformance.com website.