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Are you perturbed…?

To be perturbed is described as being anxious, unsettled, or upset and there is no doubt that some of my blogs have perturbed a few of you over the years, however, for once that is not my intention with this one. Perturbed also has another definition, that is to influence a subject or object so…

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Who is fit to teach…?

Not so long ago I was in a debate on Twitter about what makes someone suitable to teach post graduate physiotherapy courses. Needless to say there were some different points of view, strong opinions, and a few heated exchanges. However, I thought I would let the dust settle and then expand a bit on some…

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New physios, new rules… A guest blog by anon!

So this guest blog is a little different from the others we have had on ‘The Sports Physio’ in that it’s from an anonymous writer who despite being open and honest with me via email wishes to remain incognito due to some fears that they can not trust you lot not to go running to…

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Get a grip…

You can gain a lot of information from a persons handshake so psychologists tell us, and I agree. A good firm handshake usually tells me an individual is engaged, interested and enthusiastic. A weak, limp and flaccid handshake usually tells me the individual is both physically and psychologically lethargic and disinterested. And the over the…

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Physiotherapist or pseudo Psychologist?

I read this paper very recently and it challenged my assumptions hugely about patients with chronic pain, or rather persistent pain as it is preferred to be called. My assumption was that patients with persistent pain would naturally have a reduction in their physical activity levels and so suffer some level of physical deconditioning over…

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Reflections from Sports Kongres 2016…

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since I had the privilege to attend and speak at the Danish Sports Kongres in Copenhagen which I wrote about here. As I’ve mentioned before this conference is one of, if not the best that I have ever attended over the years, both in content…