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Summit For Wellness Podcast

Bryan Carroll

Summit For Wellness Podcast
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Pain is such as interesting feeling that we experience. We can have pain in areas that aren't damaged in any way, and we can have pain in limbs that no longer exist.This means that what we thought we knew about how pain occurs might not be exactly correct.What we do know is that the nervous system and the brain plays a huge role in our perception of pain, which that alone can teach us quite a bit about how pain actually works.Dr. Ryan Foley has a big focus on chronic pain and how to help patients figure out what is causing that sensation and designing a plan to reduce it. He learned a lot about pain from his experience working with prosthetics.What To Expect From This Episode

What we can learn from the field of prosthesis to better understand pain 

The fundamental principles that can cause pain

How to assess regions of the body to determine where pain is originating fromDifferent ways to reduce pain

Shownotes* [1:45] Ryan Foley started his career working in a prosthetic facility* [8:00] What are the fundamental principles that can lead to pain* [16:30] The area where your pain is most likely is coming from a different area of the body* [18:00] When you feel dull pain, is that from compensation patterns or from acute injuries* [23:15] Assessing someone's pain requires you to look at the local area and a global look at the entire body* [25:00] Should you assess someone while moving, or on a table* [33:30] Digestive stress can impact how well we breathe* [38:00] Does pain change based upon actual trauma vs compensation patterns* [42:30] What are the mechanisms involved in phantom pain* [47:00] Can your brain and body try to over protect the system and create too much pain* [51:30] One of the best ways to help people is to change their perception of stress

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Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] Pain is an interesting sensation. You can have pain and areas with no trauma and even have pain and limbs that no longer exist. And you can also have the lack of pain where there clearly is trauma.Which means that there is a much more to pain than we would expect. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today I have Ryan Foley on the show to talk about chronic pain and ways to mitigate this sensation of pain he breaks down and what leads us to feeling pain and how that information can teach us how to help those who suffer from chronic pain.So let's dive into my conversation with Ryan Foley. Dr. Ryan Foley earned his doctor of physical therapy and bachelor's degree in health sciences, psychology and gerontology from Nazareth college of Rochester, New York. He has worked in a sports performance center, delivering treatment to professional athletes from teams, such as the Miami dolphins, Denver Broncos, and the USA Olympic sailing team.He also co-founded integrated that kinetic neurology, which is a health and rehabilitation education course for MoMA and rehab practitioners. Thank you for coming onto the show, Ryan. Ryan Foley: [00:01:33] Thanks for having me. Bryan Carroll: [00:01:35] Of course. And I would love to learn more about your background since you do have such a wide background, especially with working with.You know, pro athletes and then I'm creating the I can program. So what got you into all of this? Ryan Foley: [00:01:50] Yeah, I had kind of an interesting,