Grant Ernhart, certified Rolfer
providing Rolfing to the Minneapolis and St.Paul Metro Area
Much of the latest research on chronic pain suggests that the nervous system plays a much larger role in perpetuating the pain signal than we had previously thought. In fact, we now know that even if our tissues have healed from an injury our nervous system may still register pain there, even though the tissue is healed and healthy. It is as if our software that decides whether we are in pain or not needs to be recalibrated in order to become accurate again. There are many factors that can help facilitate this recalibration such as education about the role of the nervous system in pain perception, gentle non-threat inducing touch and movement/exercise. Read the article below to begin to learn more about recent thinking on chronic pain.
"Changing what we think about pain reduces pain. Understanding that pain is over protective, really understanding how, reduces pain... so the way we do that is we teach people about pain and that's a therapy. It's got as good effects in chronic pain as anything else."
- Prof. Lorimer Moseley
You can read the full article here.
Grant Ernhart is a certified Rolfer based in Minneapolis who is continually amazed at the mystery of the human body and the miracle of being a sensing being alive in the world.
This blog provides a place for him to collect articles and share his thoughts on Rolfing, chronic pain science and anything else he finds inspiring.
Grant is available for Rolfing and bodywork at his private practice in Minneapolis.