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Reassurance… A guest blog by Ian Stevens

So after an exasperating and exhausting weekend wading through piles of hyperbole, rhetoric, red herrings, and straw men fallacies trying to fathom out what the hell an ‘Osteopractor’ is/does, I am relieved to be doing something more productive. Today I am pleased to give you a fantastic guest blog by Ian Stevens a physiotherapist in…

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Treating tendinopathy is easy…

Treating tendinopathy is easy… Just load it… But is it that simple? Despite decades of research and reams of studies on tendinopathy, it is still not a well understood pathology. This was nicely demonstrated when the worlds leading experts on tendinopathy were unable to come up with a definition for what it even is at…

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Frozen shoulder? Let it go, Let it go….

I know what your thinking… frozen shoulders and Disney's animated film 'Frozen' is an obvious link, and yes it is. But it's not just the word frozen that links them, it's also the infamous song 'let it go' that also connects frozen shoulders and the physiotherapy treatment of them. I see a lot of frozen…

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Changes, challenges and opportunities for the shoulder…

I was recently asked to speak at the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists annual conference, held in the famous Croke Park Stadium in Dublin around their theme of “change, challenge and opportunity”. On this theme I was asked to talk about the challenges faced in our clinical assessment of the rotator cuff, but I was also asked to take…

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Do you even motor control…

I have been hearing more and more therapists talking about 'motor control' exercises recently and how they are thought to help those with pains and problems. I hear many explain how these exercises are designed to enhance 'normal' coordinated and controlled movement, by improving muscle co-ordination, timing, and actions thought to be deficient in those…

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The Wonder Physio… A guest blog by Paul Westwood

So today I am really excited to give you a fantastic blog by Paul Westwood, a specialist sports physio working (and training) with elite triathletes. Paul works for JFT Racing which is Joel Filliol's international professional training squad. Paul has kindly done a blog on some of his experiences of working in elite sport. He…