Doc-cast 6: The Magic is in the Movement

Doc-cast 6 – The Magic is in the Movement from Jared Vananne on Vimeo.


Use it or lose it!

We all know this saying, but do we truly apply it to our body?

We know that it is important to stimulate our brain with critical thinking and problem solving skills to keep things sharp and avoid the cascade of premature degenerative change.  We all know that we must get physical exercise to stimulate our muscles and joints for the purpose of maintaining physical viability and slowing the rate of joint and tissue degeneration.

But do we realize that it isn’t “if” we move, but “how” we move that gets us results.

Think about it.  Jogging is technically movement, but it is chronic and repetitive short range of motion in a sequential pattern that is actually quite difficult to master with respect to technical proficiency.  I guess that’s why 70-90% of runners end up with premature overuse injuries.  It’s not because running is bad.  Quite the contrary, it is because we are bad at doing it correctly.

Much the same we have a tendency to believe that squats and deadlifts are bad for us.  Yet, they are full range of motion exercises that elicit more wide-spread, full-system muscle contraction than any other exercise.  That is, of course, if we do them well.

Pushups and pullups are generally thrown to the side because they are hard, we don’t want to fight the struggle-bus to progress them, or they just plain hurt.  But the same hold true for these movements.  They roughly accomplish for the upper body what the squat and deadlift do for the lower body.

Long story short… running, squatting, deadlifting, pushing, and pulling are all critical aspects of our physical existence.  We will either use them or lose them.

That sounds simple enough right?

Well, there’s a catch – It’s not if we do them, it is how we do them that elicits success or failure.

Health & Performance Center has spent the better part of the last decade creatively filtering these fundamental concepts into our patient treatments to not only “make boo-boo’s go away” but to ensure that our patients understand the mechanics of their body so they may solidify and progress their achievements over long periods of time.  We focus on helping patients “own” results instead of just having a “fleeting experience”.

Enjoy this doc-cast and always remember… #keepmoving and #keepunderstanding


Doc-cast 5 – Transient Learning Opportunity

Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know

This is true of many things, but most don’t think of pain and physical limitations in such terms.  We have a tendency to become frustrated with such things and view them in a negative fashion.  But when we consider the design of the body, pain and physical limitations are generally “transient learning opportunities”.  These signals are protective mechanisms through which our body communicates that something is wrong and something has to change for things to go right again.

Only when we open up a dialogue with our problems can we learn from them; can we be taught by them.  Because as the quote warns us, problems don’t go away until we learn (and apply) the information we gather from the dialogue.

This doc-cast dives into how we should L.E.A.D ourselves through the trials of our pain and limitiations, and really any problem.

  • Learn
  • Experience
  • Adapt
  • Dominate

When we are open to following this flow and embrace the process, we not only rid ourselves from the problem, but we truly own our progression through the experience.

Happy Thanksgiving, Good luck, #keepmoving, and #keepunderstanding


Doc-cast 5 from Jared Vananne on Vimeo.


Doc-cast 4 – Damn You Entropy. Getting on Top of Chaos

Don’t freak out about the word “Entropy.”  It is simply a scientific term that explains the tendency of things to become disorganized over time.

Realistically, we all should have a very good idea what entropy is when we take a look at our lives!  Things fall apart, plans dissolve, attention is stolen, people let us down, we let ourselves down, and everything else that has a tendency to unravel is the real world expression of ENTROPY.

You can’t eliminate entropy, but you can control with a little bit of effort (aka… energy expenditure).

This doc-cast discusses where entropy may show its ugly head and what you can do to keep it in a low state of existence… stay on top of you business!

Enjoy and don’t forget to SHARE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE, and IMPROVE.

Good luck and #keepunderstanding


Entropy from Jared Vananne on Vimeo.


Doc-cast 3 – JMM Pillars for Success

Doc-cast 3 – JMM Pillars for Success from Jared Vananne on Vimeo.

In this episode we discuss the foundational principles that have made Health & Performance Center a successful practice regarding patient results.
As we discussed in the previous episode, our reviews are amazing because of the staff and the quality patients that utilize our facility.  But without a standardized approach to producing results, the positive reviews don’t happen.
We focus on a Joint, Muscle, and Movement approach that integrates treatments to Joints and Muscles, while providing the opportunity to solidify everything with refined postures and movement patterns.  A mouth-full, I know, but an incredible effective mechanism to produce results.
Enjoy the show and don’t forget to share.
#keepmoving, #keepunderstanding