Reconciling Biomechanics With Pain Science
If you are a therapist and not yet heard of Dr. Gregory Lehman, shame on you. But fear not, there’s still time to get acquainted. Lehman was one of two students who trained with the highly respected Professor Stuart McGill in his Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory. As an assistant professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College teaching a graduate level course in Spine Biomechanics and Instrumentation, he has published over 20 peer reviewed papers in the manual therapy & exercise biomechanics field.
Today, Lehman can be heard on many excellent podcasts including The Physio Matters Podcast Session 16 and Session 41. He also happily walked in on a podcast that myself and Tom Goom recorded back in 2015 in Session 19. However, the best way to learn from Greg Lehman is to attend one of his internationally acclaimed ‘Reconciling Biomechanics With Pain Science’ workshops.
In March 2015, I had the pleasure of hosting one of Greg’s first workshops at Studio57clinic in Brighton. To an audience of Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Podiatrists & Sports Therapists, Greg used his incredible knowledge of research to strip down the often over complicated biomechanical approach to its bare essentials, showing how a simple yet science based interpretation of biomechanics can be complemented with a treatment approach that addresses the entire person. As Greg puts it: “Essentially, we treat an ecosystem not a car.”
A host of case history examples were used to show how biomechanics is but often more importantly sometimes isn’t relevant. The gait analysis lab at StrideUK was used to show how this can be applied to runners. Greg went on to deliver the workshop across not only the rest of the UK but across the world.