Operator vs Interactor

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Operator vs Interactor An operator imagines they are directly affecting “tissues”, and that “tissues” are responding, directly, to their tender or not-so-tender ministrations. They see themselves as direct agents of any change – “It was all about me, and my magic hands, making your tissues behave themselves.” The implication of … Read More

Do Nothing

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When a client/patient comes to us for help, we inevitably have an in-built drive to do ‘something’. The question then is, is that ‘something’ actually doing ‘anything’? It’s not uncommon for a therapist to throw the kitchen sink of treatment interventions at someone’s symptom(s), from ice to compression boots to … Read More

Choose to M.O.V.E

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Clinician’s goals are irrelevant to what is more motivating to patients – why selling the ‘Exercise Is Medicine’ approach doesn’t work. Clients/patients will be more motivated to consistently choose to move when clinicians prescribe and promote physical activity through cultivating choice, featuring emotions/affect instead of logic, and prescribing physical activity … Read More

Non-specific effects

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I’ve had several conversations recently about specific and non-specific effects in manual therapy; it was the motivation behind the very recent ‘Post hoc’ logical fallacy post, and this theme often appears in the regular debates on social media surrounding ‘pain science’. Manual therapy modulates pain and few clinicians would disagree … 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