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

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

The Science of Pain

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According to Aristotle, we have five senses – sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste. Pain is not one of them. Check out the link in the comments to see where Aristotle missed a few. Pain is a feeling – an *experience* – but not a sensation. It sounds like semantics … Read More

Shoulder Sling

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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

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

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

Biopsychosocial Framework

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Asked earlier today to explain the biopsychosocial framework, this was my response; I hope I’ve done it justice: — The foundation of the biopsychosocial model (BSP) is understanding the physiology and mechanisms of pain. Contrary to common misconception it is not a dichotomous ‘all biomechanical’ vs ‘all ‘psychological’ debate. It … Read More

Disc Bulge

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You know those free postural screens we so frequently see in shopping centres…… Massage and Fitness Magazine: https://www.facebook.com/Massage-Fitness-Magazine-747255462047994/?fref=nf Read what they have to say about Disc Bulges http://www.massagefitnessmag.com/whats-the-news/a-disc-bulge-does-not-always-correlate-to-pain