Low Value Healthcare

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*This* is why we’re so passionate about NOT signing people up to lengthy periods of treatment that they do not need. Published only a few days ago (Feb 28): Traeger AC, et al. Wise choices: making physiotherapy care more valuable. J Physiother. (2017) ➡️ Low-value healthcare broadly refers to the … Read More

Challenges

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Of humility, C.S. Lewis said “humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” and Ezra Benson said “pride is concerned with who is right, humility is concerned with what is right.” I am a Dr of Physiotherapy. I received the Doctor of Physiotherapy Award for Academic … Read More

How Pain can be like school

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In 1993-96 I was at University for the first time. My best mate Simon was in a room down the corridor in our halls of residence, then we shared two different homes together in our second and third years. I don’t recall how it came up in conversation, but during … Read More

When Healthcare Fails

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I recently shared the heart-breaking story of the untimely passing of Talia Goldenberg here following elective surgery to fuse her neck. The article published in The Seattle Times this month paints a grim and damming picture of the healthcare system failing Talia, in particular the actions of her surgeon Dr … Read More

Fear and ignorance

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WARNING: rant ahead. I know sweet FA about the mechanics of a car. My 4yr probably knows almost as much about engines as I do. No joke. As much as I would like to have the knowledge and skills to be able to tinker with my car or motorbike and … Read More

Patellofemoral pain

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So here’s my summary (plus some interpretation) of the editorial on the homeostasis model: There are several factors previously suggested to have been the cause of, or related to, PFP – strength, flexibility, patellar tracking, quadriceps angle, joint shape, depression, fear-avoidance – but there is insufficient evidence that any one … Read More

Used Car Salesman

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In all seriousness, if I’d gone to a Physiotherapist every time I had an ache or pain this past year, I would have been having treatment every single week and my bank balance would be a whole lot smaller. Two treatments isn’t an unreasonable number of visits for each ‘episode’, … Read More

Patience

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Whether it’s Gary Vaynerchuck @garyvee telling us the value of patience in business, or Yoda telling the young Luke Skywalker “patience you must have my young padawan”, the theme is wanting or expecting something right NOW and not having the patience to wait. The same is true in health, disease … Read More

Inconsistent MRI reporting

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Here’s a joke: A 63-year-old woman with a history of low back pain and radiating symptoms down her legs walks into an imaging centre for an MRI. She wants to know what’s wrong with her back and find out what’s causing these unpleasant symptoms. She’s a little suspicious of the … Read More