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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

Why you don’t need daily physiotherapy

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This follows on from earlier posts about “low value healthcare” in Physiotherapy previously discussed here and here. It would be absurd to suggest that the “best” way to lose weight is to employ a personal chef and have them prepare all your meals. Why – because you can prepare your … Read More

The importance of contextual exposure

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This post comes off the back of my Facebook Live post here this morning: ‘Going full nerd’. Classical or Pavlovian conditioning refers to a learning procedure of coupling a conditioned response to a previously neutral stimulus. It’s called associative learning; associating one thing with another. Pavlov famously conditioned a dog … 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

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

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