Kettlebells

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It’s no secret that I use and promote the use of kettlebells for a wide range of conditions and benefits, painful shoulders included. Do I think they’re the “best” tool or exercise? No Can and will someone get better without a kettlebell? Absolutely! This study compared open-chain (like a kettlebell) … Read More

Gluteal Tendinopathy

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Some current thoughts based on recent posts from Physios Dr Peter Malliaras (PhD) and Dr Allison Grimaldi (PhD). A ‘clinical diagnosis’ is based upon what the client tells us about the onset of symptoms, cause, function and symptoms, combined with what we can test, measure or observe – or something … Read More

Non-specific effects

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I’ve had several conversations recently about specific and non-specific effects in manual therapy; it was the motivation behind the very recent ‘Post hoc’ logical fallacy post, and this theme often appears in the regular debates on social media surrounding ‘pain science’. Manual therapy modulates pain and few clinicians would disagree … Read More

Therapeutic Neuroscience Education

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“Therapeutic Neuroscience Education – The value is found in adding neuroscience education to your practice, not by replacing your practice with an education only treatment approach. Don’t forget: the BIO is still a piece of BioPsychoSocial It should also be emphasized that while stand alone education can lead to improvements, … Read More

Post hoc, ergo proter hoc

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‘Post hoc, ergo propter hoc’ is a logical fallacy which could be called the manual therapy fallacy. “It is wrong to argue that because you treated an area of the body and the pain went – the area treated must have something wrong with it and that you’ve fixed it. … Read More

Shoulder Slings

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Adam Meakins, The Sports Physio His style of communication is noticeably not to everyone’s taste (see #physiotalk) and he’s certainly upset a few ‘Dinosaurs’ – “the iconic, influential and idolised clinicians and researchers who, despite a new ara in understanding pain and growing evidence of the biopsychosocial model, still stubbornly … Read More

Are you a runner with a running-related injury?

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Diagnosis: over-passionate. Are you a runner with a running-related injury? If you are, you should probably listen to this podcast: http://www.allanbesselink.com/…/690-cgh-002-the-injured-run… Our body is *designed* to adapt; the principle in Exercise Science is referred to as ‘S.A.I.D.’ – Specific Adaptation to an Imposed Demand. Imagine how many kilometers an ultra-marathon … Read More

Scoliosis & Pain

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A photo was recently shared in a Facebook forum taken in Chicago, Illinois, 1955 of ‘Miss Correct Posture’ Ruth Williams standing next to her X-ray and trophy. A ‘scoliosis’ is a curve; front to back or side to side it doesn’t matter – they’re all a form of scoliosis and … Read More