Sometimes having pain seems very straightforward – you have a tear/bulge/strain in X so it hurts.

But what about when you have surgery to fix that thing… and you still have pain?

Or if you have pain, but nothing is structurally wrong?

The link between pain and the body isn’t a straight line, so I’m grateful to be joined by physical therapist Dr. Ashley Mak to help us understand the science of pain.

Because if getting out of pain were as simple as stretching your hamstrings, you wouldn’t need either of our services.

Dr. Ashley has been a licensed physical therapist for 10 years and is the founder of, a platform for people suffering from low back pain and sciatica.

We share the belief that you can live pain-free without the use of surgery and medications.

So if you have tried all the things, but are still struggling with pain, today’s episode is for you.

A little bit every day is enough to maintain your body so you can forget about soreness, tension and pain. Movement Mavens is the only program of it’s kind that not only teaches you how to maintain your body and move well, but also helps you craft your personalized plan so you can build sustainable strength, consistently. Learn more now at

 What you’ll lean from this episode:

  • Why pain isn’t just structural – and the role of the brain in pain
  • How tissue healing happens
  • and why you might still have pain, even if there’s nothing “wrong”

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