Patellofemoral pain

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So here’s my summary (plus some interpretation) of the editorial on the homeostasis model: There are several factors previously suggested to have been the cause of, or related to, PFP – strength, flexibility, patellar tracking, quadriceps angle, joint shape, depression, fear-avoidance – but there is insufficient evidence that any one … Read More


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Whether it’s Gary Vaynerchuck @garyvee telling us the value of patience in business, or Yoda telling the young Luke Skywalker “patience you must have my young padawan”, the theme is wanting or expecting something right NOW and not having the patience to wait. The same is true in health, disease … 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

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

Scheurmann’s disease

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Scheurmann’s disease is a condition used to describe the shape of bones in the spine which create an excessive outward curvature or ‘hunch’. Normally rectangular front-to-back, vertebrae can instead develop as ‘wedge-shaped’ at the front. A diagnosis is given to a spine with a fixed (not ‘postural’) curvature of 45 … Read More

Discharge from care

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The concept of ‘discharge from care’ in Physiotherapy is an interesting one. If we’re ever unfortunate enough to end up in a hospital, we will eventually be ‘discharged’ and sent home i.e. we no longer require the assistance of a Physiotherapist or we at least have the means to take … Read More

Strength is the ability to generate force

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Put simply, ‘strength’ is the ability to generate force. If you have increased your strength (got stronger) you would have increased the ability to generate force, which is clearly measurable – 1kg became 5kg then 10kg and so on. If the load remains the same, your strength has not increased. … Read More

7 steps to successful patient empowerment

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Open the link to see all ‘7 steps to successful patient empowerment’ – all text taken from the link – [Therapist]: Well, as you can see from your x-ray here, there is some degeneration in your spine. This is wear and tear and quite normal for your age. Furthermore, your … Read More

Functional/Non Functional Debate

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Here’s a recent post from Ben Cormack. I haven’t ‘shared’ it as it now has a lot of comments which may sidetrack some readers from Ben’s message. It’s worth considering if the term ‘functional’ has come your way as justification for a treatment or intervention from a Physiotherapist, trainer or … Read More