My Rise to Failure; from Top to Bottom

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PRIDE Physiotherapy & Nutrition has been a labour of love for more than three and a half years. The dream of running my own business and helping people through exercise has been more than a quarter-century! We officially opened our doors on my late father’s birthday (no coincidence) November 30, … Read More

I know enough about pain

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I know enough about pain to know that I know very little. I’m writing this having just received Lorimer Mosely and David Butler’s new Explain Pain Supercharged. I haven’t got stuck into it yet, but couldn’t help but notice Figure 1 – The clinician’s iceberg of knowledge I graduated from … Read More

The ‘Business’ of Physiotherapy – *Long Post*

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This started out as a random thought in the car, that became a spontaneous Facebook live video, that later morphed into a Facebook post, then quickly into this ‘blog’. Opening a new Physiotherapy practice and building something from the ground up has been quite a rollercoaster ride. I liken it … 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

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

Fear and ignorance

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WARNING: rant ahead. I know sweet FA about the mechanics of a car. My 4yr probably knows almost as much about engines as I do. No joke. As much as I would like to have the knowledge and skills to be able to tinker with my car or motorbike and … Read More

Used Car Salesman

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In all seriousness, if I’d gone to a Physiotherapist every time I had an ache or pain this past year, I would have been having treatment every single week and my bank balance would be a whole lot smaller. Two treatments isn’t an unreasonable number of visits for each ‘episode’, … Read More