Upright Health

Upright Health

Hosted by: Matt Hsu

This podcast covers ideas, tips, and tricks to help you help yourself overcome pain, get stronger, and become a more resilient and energetic version of yourself. Hosted by Matt Hsu, a former chronic pain sufferer...

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#40 – How to get more flexible even if you think you cannot

Mitch has been inflexible (a tinman) as long as he can remember. His run-in with chronic pain as a young athlete had him scared about his future. He questioned the connection between his chronic pain and lack of...
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#39 – The secret to training out of pain

Training out of chronic pain can be tough physical and mental work. You may encounter roadblocks and mysteries that tear down moral and belief. If your goal is to relieve chronic pain, discover the key ingredient you...
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#38 – 4 tips for conquering hip impingement

Shari started having hip pain in high school. Physical therapy didn’t help. Doctors told her that she had femoroacetabular impingement and that surgery was the only answer. She never got the surgery, but she’s been...
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#37 – Why Americans pay so much for drugs and medical services

 Why is healthcare in America so expensive? Find out what this doctor and tireless researcher has discovered is going on behind the scenes in the American medical system. The same pill could cost you $1 or $10. The...
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#36: The 4 1/2 Mental Mistakes Keeping You in Pain

Are you suffering with chronic pain? Could you be making mental mistakes that are leading to this suffering? Listen in for four and a half common mental mistakes that can lead to pain and unnecessary suffering!
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#35: How Many Reps Should I Do?

Is there a right number of reps for exercise? How do you know how many reps to do? If you’re like most fitness seekers these are questions that have played through your mind. Is there a right answer? Listen in for...
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#34 – Does Exercise REALLY Matter?

What is exercise? Should you be doing it? In this episode we discuss what exercise really is and how to use it to improve your life. We talk about key areas of focus that a lot of trainers don’t talk about (and it...
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#33 – Do you REALLY need to meditate?

In this episode we discuss what meditation is and isn't. The conversation provides insights about how meditation can improve exercise, stress, anger, and more. Meditation is an incredibly valuable practice to...
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#32 – Blowing up back pain B.S. with Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

Do stem cell or PRP injections work for back pain? What do X-rays and MRIs really mean for your spine? What can you do to get out of chronic back pain? Find out from investigative journalist and author of Crooked:...
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#31 – Do surgeons lie?

Surgeons often make optimistic claims about their surgeries – in spite of evidence to the contrary. Do these doctors lie? Are they regularly lying about surgery results? Or is something else at play? Find out what’s...
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#30 – What is the purpose of pain?

What is the purpose of pain?   If you have chronic hip, back, or shoulder pain, what does the pain really mean? Does it mean you’ve got permanent damage of some kind? How can you use and think about pain in a way that...
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#29 – The message you aren’t hearing from your doctor

Chronic pain sufferers often get conflicting information from doctors and other experts. One doctor tells you this surgery is the best. Another says this one is better. Another says none of them will help. Another...
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