What is “Normal” for Dual Task Cost?

This question was inspired by Natalie Crossley, DPT – who has attended online classes from me on the subject of dual tasking. She asked,  “What is “Normal” for Dual Task Cost (DTC)?”. While it is an often-asked question, it remains poorly answered. I am largely pasting my response to Natalie below, and invite commentary on […]

Improve Your Relationship with Physical Activity: Scientifically

Here are 10 principles and self-talk applications that you can choose to use to improve your relationship with physical activity. Pick one…pick up to three to use behavioral economics and improve your consistent engagement in physical activity (you may call it exercise). In no specific order: Commitment device: I have friend waiting/counting on me Temptation […]

Self Help: Bring Out the Best in People Around You

Looking for a self-help life hack? Look no further than helping those around you. Sure, you can start with your immediate circles, but don’t stop there. Yes, we are still talking about self help. Imagine the joy that someone feels from knowing that another human being is thinking about them – don’t keep that a […]

Personalized Care

In rehabilitation, we have the luxury of spending more time with our patients than most practitioners/professions can spend. We can get to know them over a period of time, and continue to personalize care with the knowledge that we have. Do we (personalize care) though? Recent developments in neuroscience and rehabilitative medicine have provided more […]

Podcasts: My current list of “ear candy”

I have been asked hundreds of times in the past 2 years, “What podcasts do you listen to?”. The count is high enough that I have been nudged to publish a list, to which I can direct future inquiries. Here goes…in no specific order: The Drive (Peter Attia) The Huberman Lab The Rich Roll Podcast […]

The Parameters of Fitness…

Clearly, we can all have our own definition of what it looks and feels like to be fit. We set expectations for ourselves and others – potentially imposing different criteria on ourselves than we do for others. Our definition of fitness may evolve as we age with elevated and lower expectations in different phases of […]

We Will We Will – Walk You!

Perhaps you recall the 1977 Queen song that I have clearly referenced in this subject line. Because of the unique combination of repetitions, some social pressure (“C’mon everyone knows this song”), and some pleasure (episodic memories of your team in the lead)…you may never forget the chorus to this tune. What about your memory for […]

The Act of Forgetting: Beyond Memory

A foreign language, a recipe, how to spell a word without autocorrect, your Netflix password, a high school classmate, your first license plate, and…spinal flexibility. What do these have in common? You guessed it. We can experience “learned non-use” with any of these – memories or movements. In a sense, when our daily mobility becomes […]