Time is fun when you are having flies. It seems like just yesterday that I started up this blog, and I am excited and humbled by the response I have gotten.
Hearing praise from my audience keeps me hungry to learn and educate more.
I am always curious to see which pages you enjoyed, and which were not so enjoyable; as it helps me tailor my writing a little bit more.
And I’d have to say, I have a bunch of readers who like the nervous system 🙂
I am not sure what the next year will bring in terms of content, as I think the first year anyone starts a blog it is more about the writing process and finding your voice.
Regardless of what is written, I hope to spread information that I think will benefit those of you who read my stuff. The more I can help you, the better off all our patients and clients will be.
So without further ado, let’s review which posts were the top dogs for this year (and some of my favorite pics of course).
10. Lessons from a Student: The Interaction
This was probably one of my favorite posts to write this year, as I think this area is sooooooo under-discussed. Expect to be hearing more on patient interaction from me in the future.
9) Clinical Neurodynamics Chapter 1: General Neurodynamics
Shacklock was an excellent technical read. In this post we lay out some nervous system basics, and why we call neurodynamics what we call it.
8) Course Notes: Graded Motor Imagery
It seems like I took this course forever ago, but reviewing this post reminded me why I love the NOI group so much. I feel as though their message is one you cannot get enough of.
As for GMI itself, I find that it is great for people who most every movement hurts, as well as an educational piece. From a PRI perspective, it is also useful. I have had patients imagine contracting their glute max and go neutral. Crazy stuff.
7) Explain Pain Section 6: Management Essentials
Hopefully, after following this blog you have a better understanding of pain than the average bear, so here are some basic ways we can manage the pain experience.
6) The Sensitive Nervous System Chapter III: Pain Mechanisms and Peripheral Sensitivity
One of my very first posts, so maybe a Cupples classic?
Anyway, here we explore in great detail what nociception and peripheral neuropathic pain are; and why you should go to the emergency room when you stub your toe 🙂
5) Course Notes: PRI Myokinematic Restoration
I am very glad this post got many views, as I feel the message these guys send is some of the best on the market. Here is PRI 101, and expect to hear a lot more about their work this upcoming year.
4) The Sensitive Nervous System Chapter VIII: Palpation and Orientation of the Peripheral Nervous System
One underrated way to assess the nervous system is via palpation. You can get a lot of interesting responses on people. Here we learn how.
3) Clinical Neurodynamics Chapter 2: Specific Neurodynamics
In this post we learn a lot of local nervous system tidbits, and more information on my future Therapeutic Microsoft Paint Course 🙂
2) Course Notes: Mobilisation of the Nervous System
Such a great class. Here we see updates to the science behind “The Sensitive Nervous System”, as well as some neat tweaks to our neurodynamic testing. My favorite pieces were on the immune system and genetics.
1) Explain Pain Section 1: Intro to Pain
This section could be a manifesto for this blog. Learning and understanding pain has been one of the biggest game-changers for me as a clinician and writer.
Simply put, if you work with people in pain, this section is a must-read.
So there you have it. Which posts were your favorite? Which would you like to see more/less of? Comment below and let a brother know.
my fave: motivation to learn. you rock! keep it up. although, looks like you are slacking on the 2014 schedule for july and sept. 🙂
Well, I may be attending another PRI course, just not sure which one in September. But yes, July is all laziness 🙂
Looking forward to Explain Pain and hanging.
Zac you are a Con-Ed Rockstar! Great blog with amazing content. Keep it up in 2014. I am sure I will run into you on the PRI yellow brick road at some point in the coming year. Goin Gainsville, haha…jon may
Thank you for the kind words Jon.
Hope to see you down the rabbit hole 🙂