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The Sports Injury Conference of 2016…

Staying up to date with the evidence on any topic can be hard, really hard. The shear volume of research published makes it near impossible for you to read, appraise, and assimilate everything. It can be over whelming trying to work out where to start, and its not long before paraylsis by analysis occurs, and…

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Giving less and less…

I want to talk about something that is a little awkward. Something that I’ve been feeling more and more. Something that affects EVERY healthcare professional, and something we need to talk about more. I want to talk about compassion fatigue, empathy exhaustion, sometimes called professional burnout, or as I like to call it, giving less…

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Slings of outrageous mis-fortune…

So I’ve just butchered a Shakespeare quote from Hamlet for this blog as I want to talk about some misunderstandings and ‘misfortunes’ I see and hear around the use of arm slings after a shoulder injury or surgery, and discuss how they may hinder more than they help. The arm sling comes in a lot…

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Shoulder decompression under more pressure…

Arthroscopic shoulder decompression surgery is a common operation. It is used for patients whose shoulder pain is believed to be caused by excessive compression of the rotator cuff and its bursa between the acromion and the humeral head. It is thought that by shaving the acromial arch and removing its coracoacromial ligament this reduces the…

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Less is More… More or Less

Have you ever felt you’re in that Bill Murray film ‘Groundhog Day’ waking up each morning doing the same things, saying the same things, having the same discussions. I do, a lot. As you know I often question and challenge the effectiveness and usefulness of many things us physios do, and I often take the…

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Talking a good game…

Every day on social media I see many different views and opinions on how we should be managing our patients. I see some saying how we need to apply various manual therapy treatments. I see others explaining how we need to find diverse and novel ways for our patients to move. And then I see…