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Diagnostic Palpation, is it a skill, an art or an illusion?

This blog is a talk I did recently at a University Sports and Exercise Medicine Conference on the role of diagnostic palpation. As usual it's a little controversial in places and highlights some big questions and doubts over the common claims that many therapists think they can make with palpation tests. I'm also not entirely…

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So you want to be a Sports Physio…

Do you want to work in professional sport? Then I have some very exciting news, there are positions available in the Great Britain Olympic Team! However, before you get too excited, I think its well worth 10 minutes of your time to read this excellent article kindly written for ‘The Sports Physio’ by Gary Anderson…

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Pseudo paralysis…

This is just a quick little rant / moan / educational piece that I wanted to do on a very common misconception and myth that drives me a little crazy every time I hear it, be it from therapists, doctors, trainers or coaches THE SUPRASPINATUS DOES NOT INITIATE MOVEMENT OF THE SHOULDER I can understand…

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My 10 Commandments of Physiotherapy!!!

Now a commandment is a divine rule, a set of decrees given by a higher power, God’s words… and although I have been accused of having a God complex, I don’t really want to be seen as having one. So perhaps ‘commandments‘ is a bit strong, maybe it should be ‘My 10 suggestions for physiotherapy‘…

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Psoas, please release me… Let me go!

OK, I've relented, I finally had to do it, I've decided to write a little blog about the manual therapy technique called 'Psoas Release' hence my dodgy reference to the 1970's crooner Englebert Humperdinck's hit in the title! Now some will know that this was one of my first big brouhaha's I had on Twitter…

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My 5 Least Favourite Shoulder Rehab Exercises

Following on from my previous piece 'My 5 Favourite Shoulder Rehab Exercises' which I honestly thought would cause more controversy and gnashing of teeth than it did, I thought I would write another piece looking at my five least favourite shoulder rehab exercises. This again will be heavily based on my own personal opinion and…