And what is more important is that these concepts are are based solely on this outdated biomechanical of pain which has now been replaced by the biopsychosocial model of pain. If they are emotional troll like comments, god help them be funny ones. Hope you get my point. And I used to think like you 15 years back. “Kelly think you should pick up a pencil like you deadlift.” How do you think that a person should pick up a pencil? You can find these examples in many occupational journals or by being involved in clinic work. Surely people have various types of herniations, tears and the like which impact them differently. These reviews have been criticised for several reasons.2,3 First, they rely on application of the Bradford-Hill criteria to single epidemiological studies, whereas these criteria were proposed to help assess the evidence for causality across studies from diff erent disciplines. I was like the gym guinea pig for trying mobility exercises on. We have studies this to death. All good I think. I say “No and no”. I accept that there are a ton of inputs (variables) which may confound or influence an outcome. I discovered Kelly Starrett on his YouTube site and had to have the book. The third rule is how you should keep your joint tight in their capsule. 2. Will those poeple be better off or worse? | Wed February 05, 2014. I do not think it is that hard to explain to people how their brain sends out an output to make a movement, based on what it believes to be it’s current environmental demands and what it believes to be the bodys current state of beingn, the same nervous system is at the same time bringing in the sensation of movement and all it’s other sensations, and the brain adapts and changes it’s movement patterns. What does it tell you about biomechanics?? Then should we worry about posture? You may find it interesting and it explains why some of Kelly’s stuff is just plain wrong. For instance, I fractured my spine and had immediate pain and consequences for years following. It would be expected that individuals with these professions would have higher incidences of low back pain but statistically , they did not. Anyway, the second rule called the one-joint-rule is pretty much the same as the first rule. Then Kelly Starr starts talking about sitting and standing position. I get frustrated any time anyone makes sweeping claims. But if you look at broad simplistic measures of strength flexibility, range of movement etc you should not be suprised with lack of evidence of any intervention. I always figured I was doing something wrong and was missing the root cause. I am curious what lead you to believe I am “very sure”? This was pretty bad to be honest and with due respect. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. You can have no discernible injury and have pain. If he had the book with just exercises and proper form for lifting, his book would be just another lifting book with 2-3 reviews and not a national best seller. For example, a 2010 systematic review assessing the relationship between awkward occupational postures and low back pain found that there is strong evidence to support there is no relationship between the two. Lifting isn’t rocket science mind you. The book synopsis says it and I quote him too. Pain is very much linked to how you move, and compromised posture and has been shown to be an indicator of pain. However, based on personal experience, the majority of the material does work. This is the reason why you don’t see an ACL tear in a gym though they are end range of motion, the loading is way less that running or jumping. It’s common sense that improved mobility and flexibility would naturally lead to better movement patterns, provided you implemented correct technique, and therefore fewer injuries. I am no expert, which is how I happen upon sites like yours to read up about the topic, but your logic is false here, “There are 1000’s of people who have bad posture and have no pain. Even his Vodoo stuff that he claimed to came up with is just directly from Mullgan’s book. I believe I read somewhere on the Soma Simple site a very succinct view of what pain is and how to reduce it: 1) Pain is a threat response.