“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

Why I care less about anatomy

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My journey to becoming a Doctor of Physiotherapy started in January 2005. Turning 30 that year, I returned to full-time study to become a Personal Trainer. It introduced me to anatomy and physiology, of which I remembered absolutely nothing from school. Not one bit. Maybe I’d learnt it and forgotten … Read More

Taping

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I attended an Up The Buff trail race yesterday. I wasn’t running of course (that would be absurd) because I’m allergic to running. I saw an 11yr old boy with some rigid tape poking out from the top of this socks. I asked him what it was for. He told … Read More

Osteoporosis

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Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve shared a number of articles about physical activity and exercise(s) specifically in relation to older adults. Listening to an episode of the Senior Rehab Podcast with Margaret Martin from March 14 last year (2016) ‘How to fight osteoporosis & build stronger bodies’ (here), … Read More

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