My Personal Pain Diary

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While driving to work yesterday I had a plan to compile a ‘personal pain diary’ for the week. It lasted 24 hours. Monday Oct 24: 1. Woke with the usual low back ache and stiffness – quickly resolved once moving. 2. Sharp pain in the left side of my neck … 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

Anecdotal Evidence

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I’ve watched magician Dynamo on the TV get a ring around the stem of a champagne class, walk on the river Thames, levitate and vanish in the middle of crowded shop. I’ve seen it, but of course I don’t believe it. That’s the point of magic; we know that it’s … 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

Intensity

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Are you doing 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week? 3 classes with our RKC instructor (the only RKC-Certified Dr of Physio in Australia!) would almost fill your quota! A great video to watch! https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=OMn8Tq5Eyao