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


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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


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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

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

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


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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