Why Things Hurt is a collection of true stories and meaningful explanations about how our bodies work and the journeys we travel to maintain them. It provides accessible answers and structured principles on topics such as posture, pain, pregnancy, exercise, footwear and sports.
Physiotherapist, Brent Stevenson discusses how to navigate your medical systems and what you should and should not expect from your physicians. He outlines what everyone should know about their own body, both physically and emotionally, by combining conversational lessons with cathartic true stories of injury, pain, resilience and perseverance.
“This book encapsulates Brent’s wisdom beyond his years and is extremely well written. It is personal, yet professional. Through his blogs and patient’s stories Brent explains the current state of the art and science of physiotherapy and has made the complex topic of chronic pain simple to understand. Experience doesn’t always create wisdom, but reflection and sharing of experiences often does. I personally and professionally resonated with many parts of this book and look forward to using it as a tool in my practice to help clients understand Why Things Hurt.”
–Diane Lee, Physiotherapist & Educator
“From cover to cover, Why Things Hurt is a rare and exciting reading adventure. He explores the ever-fascinating multiverse of the dynamics of the body and mind, related with his own unique heart, empathy and practicality. A handbook for every health care professional and any “body” that loves to move regardless of age or stage of life.”
-Siobhan O’Connell, Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor
“Why Things Hurt takes you on a wildly entertaining journey of discovery into how your body actually works or doesn’t work, and how to fix it according to Brent’s unique mastery of physiotherapy, IMS and complex problem solving. Being a detail-oriented PhD scientist, and having competed at numerous world championships in triathlon and mountain running, this book is a fantastic resource for keeping my body moving and pain-free even with all the twists and turns life throws at me!"
–Mike McMillan, PhD Scientist & Triathlete