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Pain is one of the leading reasons that people go to the doctor, but their problems are all too often misdiagnosed…resulting in costly and ineffective treatments, as well as continued suffering. Fortunately, there’s a simple yet highly effective solution for most of these cases.

In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast, Mitchell Yass, DPT, joins Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner to talk about the five specific muscles that lead to most chronic pain and the simple strengthening exercises that provide relief…once and for all. Dr. Yass is creator of “The Yass Method” and the author of three books, including his newest, The Yass Method for Pain-Free Movement: A Guide to Easing through Your Day without Aches and Pains.

Topics covered include…

  • Why is chronic pain so often misdiagnosed? (5:19 – 7:02)
  • The fallacy of MRI and X-ray findings (7:02 – 10:10)
  • A smarter way to interpret symptoms (10:10 – 12:53)
  • How The Yass Method works (12:53 – 13:58)
  • The crucial role of muscular balance (13:58 – 15:29)
  • Problems start when the body compensates (15:29 – 17:13)
  • The real cause of plantar fasciitis (17:13 – 18:41)
  • The tyranny of technology (18:41 – 22:18)
  • Why doctors aren’t finding the right answers (22:18 – 26:26)  
  • Structural pain vs. muscular pain (26:26 – 27:57)
  • Headache due to improper posture (27:57 – 29:24)
  • The great misdiagnosis: Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (29:24 – 31:58)
  • The magic of your gluteus medius muscle (31:58 – 37:20)
  • Gluteus maximus strength for proper posture (37:20 – 39:18)
  • Weak hamstring muscles and knee pain (39:18 – 43:35)
  • Lower trapezius muscle and shoulder dysfunction (43:35 – 46:29)
  • Interscapular muscles for better breathing (46:29 – 48:03)
  • Isolating muscles during exercise (48:03 – 49:25)
  • Dr. Yass describes hamstring curls (49:25 – 51:27)
  • Choosing the right resistance bands (51:27 – 52:58)
  • Ideal frequency of strength training (52:58 – 53:47)
  • Dr. Yass describes hip abductor exercises (53:47 – 55:33)      
  • Dr. Yass describes hip extension exercises 55:33 – 58:19)
  • Developing a lifelong habit of exercise (58:19 – 1:01:08)
  • Dr. Yass describes upper-body exercises  (1:01:08 – 1:08:10)
  • Dr. Yass describes lat pulldown (1:08:10 – 1:12:08)

Learn more about Mitchell Yass, DPT, and his work at MitchellYass.com.

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