I know enough about pain

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I know enough about pain to know that I know very little. I’m writing this having just received Lorimer Mosely and David Butler’s new Explain Pain Supercharged. I haven’t got stuck into it yet, but couldn’t help but notice Figure 1 – The clinician’s iceberg of knowledge I graduated from … Read More

Disempowering our patients

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Fortunately, I’ve only been a patient in hospital a handful of times. Five times in theatre; twice with knee surgery, once for a skin graft for cancer, and twice for another procedure that made Endone my best friend. I’ve twice been admitted via the Emergency Department, once kept in overnight … Read More

What would Greg do?

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The Lehman effect. This can be summarised with the question: “What would Greg do?” Reflection is an important component of clinical practice. It was drummed into me as a student but it wasn’t something that I felt I was very good at. I certainly didn’t enjoy it much, mostly because … Read More

“Do as I say, not as I do”

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In episode #55 of the Physio Edge Podcast here, Brad Neal used the phrase “do as I say, not as I do” in relation to continuing to run with knee pain. I get it. It’s human nature. I think it’s also worth considering that when people (Physiotherapists) *do* things differently … Read More