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#47 – Chronic pain. Productive meanings.

When you’re stuck in chronic pain, you’ll believe and do just about anything to get out of it. Butoften what the doctor tells you can make your chronic pain worse in the short term and the longterm. But you can make a choice that will change the course of your life. Resources Why am I […]

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#45: Hip Surgery – Why does it work

Why does hip surgery work? Why does hip surgery work sometimes and sometimes not? In this episode, Matt talks about the two major reasons hip surgery DOES relieve hip pain  – and why it’s still probably not a good idea to get hip surgery!     RESOURCES Hidden Brain Placebo Podcast: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/29/718227789/all-the-worlds-a-stage-including-the-doctor-s-office Surgery: the ultimate placebo: […]

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#44: Why do back pain treatments fail?

Why do back pain treatments fail? Why do so many medical and alternative treatments for back pain provide dismal results? In this episode we talk about the fundamental problem with back pain treatments and two strategies to help you with your back pain. Resources: Crooked by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin: https://amzn.to/2JWknNo The Back Pain Fix: http://brainfood.uprighthealth.com/backfix […]

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#43: Are you too old to get more flexible?

Does old age mean you can’t get more flexible? Does it mean you can’t make muscles stronger? In this episode we talk about one mind-blowing case of flexibility training, mistakes adults make when trying to get more flexible, and one stretching technique that a lot of people miss. How to get more flexible as a […]

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#42: Want PRP injections?

Interested in PRP injections? Hoping PRP will help your shoulder, back, hips, or knees? See what the research really says about PRP. In this episode Matt shares his biggest roadblock to getting out of hip pain. He covers his worst, least-productive reaction to hip pain and how he deals with it as he ages. Hip […]

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#41: My biggest struggle with hip pain

Episode 40: My biggest struggle with hip pain In this episode Matt shares his biggest roadblock to getting out of hip pain. He covers his worst, least-productive reaction to hip pain and how he deals with it as he ages. Hip resources: https://brainfood.uprighthealth.com/hip-help DIY programs: https://brainfood.uprighthealth.com/diy —- MUSIC David Cutter Music – http://www.davidcuttermusic.com

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#39 – The secret to training out of pain

Training out of chronic pain can be tough physical and mental work. You may encounter roadblocks and mysteries that tear down moral and belief. If your goal is to relieve chronic pain, discover the key ingredient you may be missing to propel you to a pain free life. Helpful Links Upright Health YouTube channel

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#38 – 4 tips for conquering hip impingement

Shari started having hip pain in high school. Physical therapy didn’t help. Doctors told her that she had femoroacetabular impingement and that surgery was the only answer. She never got the surgery, but she’s been able to get back into yoga without hip pain, and she shares the lessons she’s learned along the way. Music […]

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Episode #35: How Many Reps Should I Do?

Is there a right number of reps for exercise? How do you know how many reps to do? If you’re like most fitness seekers these are questions that have played through your mind. Is there a right answer? Listen in for insights and tools to help you find the answers you’ve been looking for. Helpful […]

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#34 – Does Exercise REALLY Matter?

What is exercise? Should you be doing it? In this episode we discuss what exercise really is and how to use it to improve your life. We talk about key areas of focus that a lot of trainers don’t talk about (and it isn’t HIIT). Listen in to discover what exercise can and CAN’T do […]

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#33 – Do you REALLY need to meditate?

What is meditation? Is it worth the time? In this episode we discuss what meditation is and isn’t. The conversation provides insights about how meditation can improve exercise, stress, anger, and more. Meditation is an incredibly valuable practice to incorporate into day to day life. Listen in to get a better idea of why and […]

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#31 – Do surgeons lie?

Surgeons often make optimistic claims about their surgeries – in spite of evidence to the contrary. Do these doctors lie? Are they regularly lying about surgery results? Or is something else at play? Find out what’s at the heart of this problem. Episode 28 – The Secret History of Joint Pain: https://brainfood.uprighthealth.com/the-secret-history-of-joint-pain/ Nick’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFG31ZeFtMk Open Payments […]

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#30 – What is the purpose of pain?

What is the purpose of pain?   If you have chronic hip, back, or shoulder pain, what does the pain really mean? Does it mean you’ve got permanent damage of some kind? How can you use and think about pain in a way that gets you back to enjoying your life? Helpful links How to […]

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#28 – The Secret History of Joint Pain

Why does the medical system seem to be surgery-happy? Why do even physical therapists seem to think surgery is the only option for some kinds of joint pain? In this episode, we’ll look at the history and systemic issues that infuse the medical system with a love of surgery. And we’ll talk about what YOU […]

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#27 – What’s new with painkillers?

In today’s episode, Matt talks about news of opioid painkillers and what the history of opioid prescription means for you and your body. Resources: FDA requires strong new safety warnings for opioids Opioids for chronic pain video mentioned in this episode TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody, it’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to episode twenty […]

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#26 – Think about your muscles

In today’s episode, Matt lays out the risks and rewards of thinking about muscles instead of focusing on problems inside your joints. TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody, it’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to episode twenty six of the Upright Health Podcast. Today is going to be a short, sweet podcast. So today, we are […]

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#25 – What absorbs impact? Is it your cartilage? Your bones?

In today’s episode, Matt discusses the prevailing ideas of how our bodies absorb impact and how these ideas affect the decisions we make. Article: Muscle as a molecular machine for protecting joints and bones by absorbing mechanical impacts TRANSCRIPT: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu and welcome to Episode 25 of the Upright Health Podcast. Today’s […]

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#24 – Alexander’s Anterior Pelvic Tilt Problem

In today’s episode, we answer an Upright fan’s question about his stubborn anterior pelvic tilt. To see our DIY training program to help you with your anterior pelvic tilt, check out the Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt program here. Transcript: Matt: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu and welcome to the 24th episode of the Upright Health […]

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#23 – Is sitting bad for you?

Is sitting as bad for you as everyone says? Should you burn your seat and stand for everything that you do? Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to the very, very, very, very delayed Episode 23 of the Upright Health podcast. The last time I did a podcast was at […]

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#22 – Use “normal” to your advantage

In this episode, we talk about how to trick your brain and body into accepting new norms so you can achieve what you’re trying to achieve.​ Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode 22 of the Upright Health podcast. Today, I’m actually recording from my hotel room in beautiful […]

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#21 – Stuart and his hip impingement

Hear how Stuart’s hip impingement has been doing since he started using the FAI Fix approach to his hip problems. Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode 21 of the Upright Health Podcast. Today’s episode is actually an interview that I did with a gentleman who was having a […]

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#20 – You, the individual

What sets pro athletes apart from us mere mortals? What lesson did Matt learn from his body’s failure to handle a power skating clinic? What is a power skating clinic? Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode 20 of the Upright Health podcast. Today, we are talking about you, […]

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#19 – Commit and be willing to fail

Achieving your goals with your body depends on your ability to set a clear goal and being willing to falter on the road to those goals. Transcript: Hey everybody, this is Matt Hsu from Upright Health. Welcome to Episode 19 of the Upright Health Podcast. I apologize that it is now the middle of May […]

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#18 – Focus on bang for the buck

Feel guilty because you can’t do all the exercises you want to do? Do you do exercises that are supposed to make you feel good, even though they make you feel bad? Fix your approach so you can fix your body. Transcript: Hey, everybody! This is Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode […]

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