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Comments OFF…

So it is with some sadness and regret that I have today turned off the comments on my blog…   This is due to a number of reasons, first due to the increasing number of personal, malicious ad hominem attacks I have had recently, I guess as some of my latest blogs that question and…

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A Tiger’s Tale… or rather its Sacrum!

You may have seen over the last few days the news about how Tiger Woods sacrum ‘popped out’ during the Bridgestone Championships and how it was ‘popped’ back into place, and how this quick ‘fix’ had Tiger ready for the US PGA tournament five days later, only to see him grimace and wince his way…

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All aboard… the latest bandwagon!

We all have jumped onto a bandwagon at some point in our career, come on admit it, if it wasn’t electrotherapy or acupunture back in the day, it is core stability and stretchy tape now, even my much loved exercise therapy isn’t immune from bandwagons with the recent eccentric exercise cures all tendons. However, there…

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There is no skill in manual therapy…?

I'm guessing if you are reading this then you are probably a manual therapist, and probably a little pissed off with the title of my blog that's just called into question your skill, training and experience! But before you 'blow a fuse' and decide to get all 'medieval on my arse' in the comments section,…

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How do you take your Placebo… Clear or Cloudy?

I recently find myself debating the placebo effect a lot more, and as usual I often find myself having some rather lively and interesting discussions on it. Such as, does it exist in therapy, if so, should we utilise or harness it more, is it ethical to do so, and does it work. So I…