DR. NATHAN KADLECEK, PT

Is a Columbia University trained physical therapist committed to providing high quality health information, largely focused on lower back pain and the gross overuse of diagnostic imaging, medication, surgery, low quality treatment methods, and the over-diagnosis of pain conditions.

He’s also a powerlifter, pain nerd, macro-scale thinker, and wants to help you think differently about pain, healthcare, and life.

Welcome to the Kadalyst Blog!

Negativity Runs the World

While it certainly appears that the world is getting worse by the day, that’s only a part of the story.  Depending on how long of a time frame you give yourself to look at, we could come to either conclusion.  If one looks at the past 2 years, I think it’s safe to say...

Don’t Overcomplicate Things

If overcomplicating stops you from executing then build the parachute on the way down.  Some people are great at planning each detail and executing while others just need to start I’m one of those that works best by doing and then refining. Yet, I tend to plan for...

How To Live With Daily Pain

In this article I’m going to be answering a very common question that I receive from my patients: “How do I cope and live with daily, chronic pain? Is it possible to live a life that I enjoy?” The short answer is yes, it is possible, but it does take some time and...

Years Are Short But the Days Are Long

Life is short but the days are long.  I had never heard this before until a friend of mine shared it with me. I didn’t understand it at first.  I sat and pondered it for a bit and realized the truth of the statement.  “Where has the time gone,” “I can’t...

What Are Three Causes Of Low Back Pain?

Back Pain Car Driving Injury And Tired My patients ask me what causes their lower back pain nearly every day. In the article below I'll go over the most common causes. It may surprise you to find that not all back pain has a closely related structural issue associated...

The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short

Life is short but the days are long.  I had never heard this before until a friend of mine shared it with me. I didn’t understand it at first.  I sat and pondered it for a bit and realized the truth of the statement.  “Where has the time gone,” “I can’t...

Hard Choices, Easy Life

Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life. - Jerzy Gregorek The easy choices are all around us. Order food, don’t make it.  Settle with the wrong partner because it’s easier than having the hard conversations....

Negativity Runs the World

While it certainly appears that the world is getting worse by the day, that’s only a part of the story.  Depending on how long of a time frame you give yourself to look at, we could come to either conclusion.  If one looks at the past 2 years, I think it’s safe to say...

Don’t Overcomplicate Things

If overcomplicating stops you from executing then build the parachute on the way down.  Some people are great at planning each detail and executing while others just need to start I’m one of those that works best by doing and then refining. Yet, I tend to plan for...

How To Live With Daily Pain

In this article I’m going to be answering a very common question that I receive from my patients: “How do I cope and live with daily, chronic pain? Is it possible to live a life that I enjoy?” The short answer is yes, it is possible, but it does take some time and...

Years Are Short But the Days Are Long

Life is short but the days are long.  I had never heard this before until a friend of mine shared it with me. I didn’t understand it at first.  I sat and pondered it for a bit and realized the truth of the statement.  “Where has the time gone,” “I can’t...

What Are Three Causes Of Low Back Pain?

Back Pain Car Driving Injury And Tired My patients ask me what causes their lower back pain nearly every day. In the article below I'll go over the most common causes. It may surprise you to find that not all back pain has a closely related structural issue associated...

The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short

Life is short but the days are long.  I had never heard this before until a friend of mine shared it with me. I didn’t understand it at first.  I sat and pondered it for a bit and realized the truth of the statement.  “Where has the time gone,” “I can’t...

Hard Choices, Easy Life

Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life. - Jerzy Gregorek The easy choices are all around us. Order food, don’t make it.  Settle with the wrong partner because it’s easier than having the hard conversations....