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Fending off dinosaurs…

I should be doing something more productive this evening other than writing this blog. However, yet again I find myself embroiled in another online kerfuffle, with accusations of being disrespectful due to some comments I made about how I believe our profession will “never truly progress until the dinosaurs have moved on and fossilised” I…

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The Bull Shit Detection Rules…

Every now and then I like to read some 'other' stuff to get away from the relentless physio research papers, and thanks to a recommendation by a friend, I have been reading a book called “The Demon Haunted World”. Now this this isn't some fantasy novel about dragons and warlocks, but in fact is a…

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Is it OK to K tape…?

I am curious yet skeptical about most things in this profession nowadays, especially the things that are said to add to our ‘tool box‘, the so called ‘adjuncts‘ to treatment. These, in my experience, often end up being nothing more than a huge waste of time, energy, and money, and more importantly they usually end…

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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…