Perry Nickelston: Reframing Pain, Tiny Little Action Steps, and Why If You’re Human…You’ve Got a Lymphatics Problem

Perry Nickelston Lymphatics

Perry Nickelston
Reframing Pain, Tiny Little Action Steps, and Why If You’re Human…You’ve Got a Lymphatics Problem

Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, FMS, SFMA, is a Chiropractic Physician with primary focus on Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition and trained from The American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy. A member of the Board of Directors and Medical Staff Advisor for AIMLA (American Institute of Medical Laser Application). Dr. Perry teaches healthcare professionals all over the world how to successfully use Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy in alleviating pain. He is the Director of clinical protocols and training for LiteCure Medical Lasers specializing in Myofascial Laser treatments.

Dr. Perry is an expert in movement assessment and diagnosis. Certified and trained as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialist (SFMA). He uses programs designed to find your source of painful dysfunction and correct it so the site of pain improves. A regular columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic, Practice Insights, Chiropractic Economics, To Your Health Magazine, Advance Physical Therapy, PT on the Net, LiveStrong, StrengthCoach, and other industry publications for health and fitness.

For more info about Perry, check out the Stop Chasing Pain website and podcast, and follow him on Instagram.

Books, Mentors, and Bodybuilders mentioned in the episode: 

06:30  Perry takes us through his background from bodybuilding, chiropractics, hitting rock bottom, and rescuing himself; Gray Cook and Lee Burton at FMS
09:50  Perry came down with an autoimmune disease
10:45  Stop Chasing Pain explained
11:50  Perry suffered from obesity as a child, a tough home life, and was incessantly bullied in school
11:54  Shame influences and causes inflammation
14:06  Perry believes that childhood emotional damage led to thyroid cancer 22 years ago
14:40  When Perry’s father died, his mother gave him a copy of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography, Total Recall, which he credits with changing his life
17:30  Perry got to meet Arnold several times and he was hugely influential; Franco Columbu
19:40  Language is the sixth sense
23:40  Small inputs can make huge outputs – don’t change, “expand”; Beau Latto
24:50  We need to reframe pain
26:45  Tyson Yunkaporta’s Sand Talk makes the point that our brains are wired for intense personal interaction and that’s what makes us the most human
27:28  Juliet just retook the Positive Coaching Alliance course on being a better parent/coach making her acutely aware of other parents at the Junior Olympics for Water Polo recently and it was shocking
30:15  One of the most important parts of healing is being heard
30:50  People in real life don’t behave as they do in a double blind study in a lab
31:22  No system in the body ever works alone; Eric Cobb of Z-Health
36:24  “The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you” – Neil deGrasse Tyson – and neither is the human body
38:00  You can’t ever assume that someone is taking care of their basics and fundamentals
39:10  If you aren’t sleeping and staying hydrated, there’s no rehab program in the world that’s going to help you; The Checklist Manifesto
41:47  The lymphatics are the primary part of your immune system
45:15  When Perry was dealing with his auto-immune disease, he finally hit rock bottom and tried to get back to basics and then started working on his lymphatics; Mel Robbins
48:25  It’s not just what you do, but when you do it
48:50  Jumping or bouncing is extremely helpful to moving your lymph
49:50  “Tiny little action steps” – little and often over the long haul
50:28  Non-linear thinking vs linear thinking
51:42  If you’re breathing, you’ve got a lymphatics problem
54:25  Stop Chasing Pain has courses that teach you how to work on your lymphatics
59:00  We should be doing lymphatics work everyday, much like taking care of your teeth
61:15  Effective things to have to be complicated
62:40  “Chop the wood, carry the water” – Dan John
64:07  What’s next?
66:24  Perry’s socials

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