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All thats wrong with so called elite sports physios…

I have just read this interview with Gerard Hartmann, Paula Radcliffe’s physiotherapist, and to put it mildly I am appalled at what he describes as usual care and routine daily ‘treatment’ of this phenomenally talented, truly dedicated, hard working elite athlete. In this interview this ‘physio’, and I use the term ‘physio’ carefully as I…

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So what… A guest blog by Jack Chew

I am yet again pleased to give you another guest blog on The Sports Physio. This time by Jack Chew who will need little introduction to most of you due to his 'notoriety' within the physiotherapy social media world. He is the voice, and some say brains, behind the excellent Physio Matters Podcasts found here,…

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The problem with rehab exercises…

Exercise is my number one, go to, primary treatment for all the patients I see. From an acute hamstring strain, to rotator cuff tendinopathy, to a long standing low back problem. But there is a BIG problem with all the exercises I give… compliance. It doesn’t matter how good an exercise is, if its not…

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The Upper Traps… Take 2

I have talked about the upper traps a couple of years ago here and how I think they are arguably one of the most misunderstood, mistreated and mismanaged areas in our profession. How they are surrounded by so many misconceptions and misunderstandings about them being not involved or an issue in shoulder or neck pains,…

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The 10 Worst Types of Therapist

Inspired by a few discussions that I have had recently, and by a few blogs that have taken a critical look at the worst traits of some in their profession, such as this this on personal trainers, I thought I would have a similar critical look at the 10 worst types of therapists I have…