Our bodies work by a series of inputs that go into the brain that can influence a resulting output. Various inputs can influence our brain's perception of threats, resulting in pain as the output. As a clinician, I cannot change the outputs of the brain, but we can change the inputs to change behaviors that can alter possible outputs.
Today I want to dive a little deeper on how our perceptions and past experiences posture our bodies without us even knowing it.
hat’s the deal with variability?
Movement variability seems to be all the rage these days, but how can we effectively relay that to patients? There is plenty of research supporting variability that I believe is extremely useful when accessing different avenues to help treat patients throughout your clinical thinking progress. However, the research may be a little overwhelming when explaining to patients the importance of reducing threat perception by eliciting inputs of a novel stimulus to the brain while performing tasks/movements that are similar to the patient’s daily life.
Dr. Peter Dionisopoulos is the owner and founder of Dynamic Performance & Rehab. He has worked with many high-level athletes and military personnel, but his true passion is to help active adults maintain their lifestyle by providing information and potential solutions to their aches and pains so they can continue with the activities they love.