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Apr 12, 2017

Posture is important, but do we overemphasize its importance when it comes to injuries and pain?

We speak with Dr. Greg Lehman (BKin, MSc, DC, MScPT) to explore when biomechanics and posture are important and when they're not. Greg also shares current research on the relationship between biomechanical factors and pain, challenging common beliefs of both patients and clinicians.

To connect with Greg, visit his website or follow him on twitter @greglehman


00:26 Can you introduce yourself?

00:55 What got you interested in biomechanics and pain science?

01:46 What are common beliefs among both patients and clinicians regarding posture, biomechanics and pain?

02:53 When do you feel biomechanics and posture are important vs not important?

04:20 What does the research support?

05:31 What are your thoughts on structural abnormalities (e.g. Scoliosis, leg length discrepancy) and their relationship to pain?

06:53 Should clinicians abandon the biomechanical model?

08:07 What is the non-biomechanical reason why posture can change pain?

09:55 If someone is in pain, why does changing posture help reduce it?

10:58 What are the biggest mistakes clinicians make when educating patients about their pain?

12:27 If I was a patient, how would you educate me on why changing my posture can help to decrease my pain?

13:11 Can you give us a patient success story?

13:56 Can you give a patient failure story?

14:54 Do you think biomechanics become more important for high level performance once a patient is out of pain?

16:40 Can you give some specific examples of high-level athletes or sport movements that don’t follow the normal “efficient” movement pattern?

18:07 What are you thoughts on movement assessment systems?

19:12 Can you talk a bit about your workbook?

20:10 What do your days look like now? What are you involved in?

21:03 How can people find out more about you?