Mindfulness physical therapy, pain management, rehabilitation

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Mindfulness Training for Child Birth Preparation

Childbirth fear is associated with lower labor pain tolerance and worse postpartum adjustment.1,2 In addition, psychological distress during pregnancy is associated with adverse consequences in […]

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Meditation Decreases Physiological Markers of Stress

The growing popularity of meditation training to manage stress has contributed to a growing interest in the physiological mechanisms by which meditation may influence the […]

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Chronic Psychological Stress Impairs Muscle Recovery Following Resistance Training

In a study examining the role of chronic mental stress in the recovery of muscle function and somatic sensations following resistance exercise, 31 undergraduate students […]

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Mindful Attention to Breath Down-Regulates Amygdala

In a study examining the effects of mindful attention to the breath (MATB) on prefrontal cortical and amygdala activity, 26 healthy volunteers with no prior […]

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Affective Labeling Diminishes Amygdala Response to Negative Images

Affective labeling, or putting feelings into words, is thought to attenuate negative emotional experiences. In a study by Lieberman and colleagues, subjects underwent fMRI scans while they […]

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Strength Training, Motor Skill Training and Motor Cortex Excitability

In a study by Jensen and colleagues examining changes in motor cortex excitability, 24 healthy adults were randomly assigned to strength training or motor skill […]

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Mindfulness and Vestibular Rehabilitation

In the past year, I have worked closely with a PT vestibular rehabilitation specialist, often seeing her patients who were progressing slower than expected. Once […]

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Training Fast or Slow

In a study examining exercise training intensity in the treatment of depression, Helgadottir and colleagues, randomized 620 individuals with mild to moderate depression to four […]

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Mindfulness and Body Awareness

How does mindfulness work? One proposed mechanism contributing to the beneficial effects of mindfulness training is improved body awareness.1 Body awareness is the ability to perceive […]

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Mindfulness and Sleep

Patients with chronic insomnia are thought to suffer hyperarousal and experience mind-racing and rumination when trying to fall asleep. Training in mindful awareness is hypothesized […]

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