Today we delve deep into the realm of pain, healing, and human potential. To that end, we have the honor of hosting a true trailblazer in the field of chronic pain management, who has dedicated over two decades to deciphering the puzzle of the human body and unlocking the secrets to a pain-free existence.
Rick Olderman is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist and previous clinic owner with more than 25 years experience that specializes in helping people with chronic pain transition to a pain-free life. Rick graduated with a Master’s Degree from The Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 1996 and he is one of the top professionals in the U.S. when it comes to understanding recurring injuries and chronic musculoskeletal pain.
His mission is to enhance quality of life by helping people fix their pain once and for all. His most recent book, Solving the Pain Puzzle: Cases from 25 Years as a Physical Therapist, introduces his unique approach to solving chronic pain by understanding the body as a system that both creates and solves pain.
He has also written the popular Fixing You® series of books to help people with chronic pain or recurring injuries. Recently Rick has created digital home programs to help people solve their pain in the comfort of their own home.
Rick is a true visionary, weaving together cutting-edge science, holistic principles, and a profound understanding of the mind-body connection to craft a paradigm-shifting methodology to liberate us from pain and guide us to a life of freedom.
Prepare to be amazed by his insights, inspiring success stories and his passionate commitment to enhancing the quality of life for countless individuals.
In this episode with Rick, you’ll discover:
-What inspired Rick to specialize in pain relief, and why treating chronic pain is not taught in medical schools…03:10
-Why our view of the human body as a “machine” distorts the approach to finding relief for chronic pain…07:10
-How do you define pain, and what’s the difference between “acute” pain and “chronic” pain?…11:00
-A real-life exercise to demonstrate the genesis of pain in your body…15:00
-Insights from Rick’s new book on the nature of chronic pain…21:05
-Rick describes the paradigm shift in his thinking regarding chronic pain circa 1995…23:15
-How “The System” has missed the mark when it comes to identifying and treating chronic pain…26:30
-Exercises and techniques that are effective in treating chronic pain…30:15
-Chronic tension, tightness and stiffness, and how these differ from chronic pain…34:50
-How long does it take to achieve measurable results after beginning to work with Rick?…38:00
-What is the role of psychology and mindset in treating chronic pain?…41:30
-Complementary practices to treating chronic pain, and the need to proceed with caution when using them…44:30
-A practical exercise to reset your posture the way your body is designed to work…51:00
-And much more!
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