Number Needed To Treat

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When we take a medication we tend to think that its active ingredient is going to have a specific effect…but that’s frequently not the case, even though the medication may appear to work as expected. Consumers aren’t told about the ‘Number Needed to Treat’ (NNT) which is the number of … Read More

Consider This

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Consider this: You’re feeling pretty unwell and have a cold. You’ve had a cold before and a course of antibiotics prescribed by your GP at the time seemed to help. Your friend has also experienced symptoms very similar to yours, so your mind is now set; you need another course … Read More

I love learning

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Above all else, I *love* learning; it’s what motivates me – really, most days feel like Christmas! So far this year we’ve added around 600 (relevant) journals to Mendeley 🎓 to justify why we do what we do in the clinic (or not). The most exciting part for me about … Read More

Musculoskeletal Science & Practice

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Last week the Journal of Manual Therapy announced that its’ name was changing to ‘Musculoskeletal Science & Practice: an International Journal of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy’. ‘Manual Therapy’ (MT) encompasses an extremely wide array of techniques (and the varying tissues to which they are directed) from a multitude of disciplines. MT in … Read More

Bye Bye YBT

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Out with the old, in with the new! Bye bye Y-Balance Test (YBT), hello Movement Assessment Tool (M.A.T.) from the boys at Both the YBT produced by Move2Perform in America and the M.A.T. replicate the Star Excursion Balance Test ( to assess dynamic postural control and outcomes in upper … Read More


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The principles of structural integration (Rolfing) and the application of Tom Myer’s Anatomy Trains fascial lines schema through Kinesis Myofascial Integration are used by all kinds of modalities, with great enthusiasm. The suggestion of whole-body fascial and myofascial linkages is that because connective tissue spans multiple structures (in this case … Read More


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OA is considered an inflammatory condition with systemic inflammation being a hallmark feature in its development; elevation in interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and C-reactive protein (CRP). Chronic exposure to these inflammatory cells has been shown to induce cartilage catabolism and increase pain. Coincidentally, obese people are characterised … Read More


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“The politically correct view is that we don’t believe it exists; therefore, all these people are ‘malingerers’ (using 1970s speak) or they are ‘psychosocial’ (using contemporary speak). 80 per cent of the population should recover, irrespective of what you do. There remains 10-20 per cent of the population who do … Read More

Patellar Tendionpathy

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The latest publication on tendinopathy (patellar) with three of the regular leaders in the field; Jill Cook, Sean Docking & Ebonie Rio: Discussed on episode 92 of PT Inquest:…/ and on Peter Malliaras’ blog:…/ – In the treatment of tendinopathy, exercise is the primary and most effective … Read More