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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…

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Defending the skeptics…

First things first. I’m a Brit and i’ve spelt skeptic with a K like a yank, deal with it. Now back to the point in issue. I am seeing more and more people criticising skeptics, and accusing them of being self serving, arrogant, negative or even trendy. As a self proclaimed and highly vocal skeptic…

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Some solutions for your resolutions…

Happy New Year!!! I hope you all had a fantastic New Years Eve and are all looking forward to 2016 and all the challenges and opportunities it may hold. Now the start of a new year is traditionally a time for many to start something new to improve their lives for the better. This often…