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Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA holds a master’s degree in biomechanics and athletic training and is PFP Magazine’s 2009 Personal Trainer of the Year. He is the owner of Function First in San Diego, California. Anthony has authored two best-selling books—The Pain-Free Program: A Proven Method to Relieve Back, Neck, Shoulder, and Joint Pain and Relationships and Referrals: A Personal Trainer’s Guide to Doing Business with the Medical Community. His work has received national attention, including from The New York Times, TIME magazine, and O, The Oprah Magazine. He is the inventor of the Core-Tex® reactive training tool.

Article Archive

Exercise and Pain

July 11, 2016

The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians (Chou &
Huffman 2007) endorse exercise as a treatment intervention for chronic
lower-back pain (LBP). Many in the fitness community, the medical
profession and the general public believe that core training (including
core strength and/or core stability) is the solution for LBP.

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Do You Downplay Clients’ Pain?

June 17, 2016

One of the social challenges a person with chronic pain sometimes faces is
that friends, family and
medical professionals don’t believe the individual is in pain, or they downplay the
pain. A narrative review by Newton et al. (2013) addressed this issue and discovered that people in chronic pain are impacted in three main ways: stigmatization, isolation and emotional distress.

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The Many Dimensions of Pain

January 13, 2016


quiz 5: Page 80

Pain is very personal and subjective. Science no longer views pain as a sensation
, but sees it rather as an experience that results from a
conglomerate of physical, psychological, emotional and social inputs. As
a fitness professional, you have no doubt trained or taught clients and
participants who were dealing with the effects of pain. You yourself may
have a relationship with pain that has affected your life and career.

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