Reduce Pain Through Exercise (the right kind)
March 18, 2020
Hosted by Joshua Cohen
Tissue damage does not equal pain. In this episode I talk with Brett Jones. Brett is a Senior Kettle Bell Instructor. Brett Jones is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist based in Pittsburgh, PA. I started working with Brett almost 17 years ago, he trained me in kettle bells. He is so much more than a strength and conditioning specialist. Brett is currently the Director of Education for StrongFirst and presenter and advisory board member for Functional Movement Systems. As an Athletic Trainer who has transitioned into the fitness industry, Brett has taught kettlebell techniques and principles since 2003. He has taught for Functional Movement Systems (FMS) since 2006, and has created multiple DVDs and manuals with world-renowned physical therapist Gray Cook, including the “Secrets of…” series. We have a fascinating conversation on how to exercise while in pain, and why you should exercise while you are in pain.
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This show is about practical, useful, functional information on how to reduce pain and inflammation throughout your body, while becoming more active. Learn how to exercise, eat right, and navigate your way through life so as to reduce your pain and discomfort, and live more comfortably. You’ll learn how to exercise and eat right, sustainably. If your exercise causes pain, then you won’t be able to stick with it for the long term.
Learn how to eat healthy in a way that you can stick with, long term. We discuss how to exercise (and why you should exercise) if you are in pain. You’ll learn how what you eat affects your pain. You’ll learn why you should exercise gently and easily, why high intensity exercise isn’t the best for you, especially if you are in pain, and why low impact, low intensity exercise is generally the best for you long term, especially if you are in pain, or out of shape.
Exercise smarter, not harder.
Eat intelligently, don’t follow fads.
I grew up surrounded by health care. My grandfather was a medical doctor. My father was a chiropractor who taught me the trigger point technique I practice today. I specialize in a specific form of chiropractic trigger point therapy called The Nimmo Technique, which I teach at New York Chiropractic College in upstate New York.
I have been specializing in nerves, muscles, joints and pain for the past 18 years. With the backing of a Masters in Nutrition, I counsel patients about pain and inflammation reduction by helping them to make simple modifications to their diet and exercise. I find it fascinating how nutrition and exercise both differently affect how slowly, or quickly, we age.
I've treated most types of people and their injuries, from pro football players at the Super Bowl to ballet dancers, boxers at the Olympic training center, desk jockeys and weekend warriors.
I know how to manage pain, and how to keep it from flaring back up. The more pain you are in, the less you move. The less you move, the more pain you are in. My goal is to keep people moving and feeling as good as possible, for as long as possible. I focus on how to exercise to reduce pain. You should feel better from exercising, not worse.
I practice what I preach. I have competed in several 100-mile mountain bike races, on a one geared bike called a single speed. I practice yoga daily, I regularly weight lift and use kettlebells, and I watch what I eat.