Mindfulness physical therapy, pain management, rehabilitation

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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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