About Paul Regan

Sports Massage / Soft Tissue Rehabilitation Therapist and Pain Science student.

Standup desks, what’s all the hype?

In my other life I'm a geek.   I work for a software company and spend pretty much most of the day at a desk. I've looked at standup desks a few times over the past few years but they were always pretty expensive.  In October 2014 a tweet led me to a site : iamnotaprogrammer.com/Ikea-Standing-desk-for-22-dollars.html How [...]

Standup desks, what’s all the hype?2017-04-24T21:47:33+00:00

Should I foam roller my IT Band?

In short, no! In long. The iliotibial band (ITB) is a really thick fibrous band of tissue thats a continuation of the gluteus maximus (gmax) and tensor fasciae latae (tfl) muscles.  The ITB runs down the outside of the thigh and attaching to the tibia bone below the knee. Often linked to knee pain you [...]

Should I foam roller my IT Band?2017-04-24T21:48:42+00:00

Tazzy Persistent Pain Booklet

A nice quick and easy read to begin the journey of understanding why people have long term sensitivity and what we can start doing to reduce it.

Tazzy Persistent Pain Booklet2017-04-24T21:49:28+00:00

Nociception and pain: What is the difference and why does it matter?

This has been reproduced with the kind permission of Alice Sanvito from Massage-StLouis.com. The labeling of nociceptors as pain fibers was not an admirable simplification, but an unfortunate trivialization under the guise of simplification.  From Patrick Wall, eminent pain scientist and author of the gate theory of pain. How we think about pain has been [...]

Nociception and pain: What is the difference and why does it matter?2016-11-04T19:28:47+00:00

Attended Mike Stewart’s Know Pain Class

There are a few people on social media that for me, are standout, head and shoulders above the crowd. Mike Stewart is one of those people. In January I attended the 1 day Know Pain class.  If I where to summarise then it's a class about communicating with people who are in pain.  How to begin [...]

Attended Mike Stewart’s Know Pain Class2015-03-11T09:54:46+00:00