Endurance Innovation 95 – Intro to Pain Science with Brodie Sharpe

Endurance Innovation 95 – Intro to Pain Science with Brodie Sharpe

Physiotherapist and fellow podcaster Brodie Sharpe is back to talk about his research into pain science and the role of pain in our athletic pursuits.

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  • 3:00 Brodie’s introduction to pain science
  • 7:15 pain in a new light: pain as threat perception
  • 8:15 pain is generated entirely in the brain
  • 10:30 the role of historical context in perception of pain
  • 12:00 Michael’s lax ankle ligaments
  • 16:30 is it possible to ‘unlearn’ pain?
  • 19:00 Brodie’s hypothesis on how kids process pain
  • 22:15 pain signals and motor control
  • 24:15 the memories of past injuries
  • 27:30 persistent pain triggered by an associated movement / motor action
  • 31:45 phantom pain
  • 33:00 how to decouple chronic pain from chronic tissue damage?
  • 36:15 the longer a patient experiences a specific pain, the more of an influence the pain itself – as opposed to the structural damage – on ongoing pain.
  • 41:00 the power of language
  • 43:00 what can we do about chronic pain?
  • 47:00 why do we experience delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)?

If you haven’t already, subscribe to Brodie’s Run Smarter Podcast. Learn a little more about pain in this short video, or dive deeper by picking up the Explain Pain book.

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