A hole in the blanket…

I see a lot of people with rotator cuff tears, but unfortunately, most of them have been poorly informed or do not understand what this means. Many believe that a torn rotator cuff means either surgery or a life of pain and disability. However, this isn’t the case and I want to discuss the facts of…

Banter…

The phrase ‘laughter is the best medicine’ is a common one and something I believe in strongly. I use humour a lot in my day to day job, when I’m online, on my courses, and in my life in general. But unfortunately, humour is generally lacking in many aspects of healthcare including physiotherapy and when…

Re-evaluating manual therapy…

There have been a couple of publications recently calling for therapists to re-evaluate the role of manual therapy in healthcare (ref, ref). These opinion pieces have generated a lot of interest and discussion, and many have asked for my views on them especially as one of my blogs has been referenced. So I gave my…

Good news for back pain…

When a patient tells me they have read something in the newspaper about back pain my heart sinks and my left eye starts to involuntarily twitch as usually its some ill-informed garbage about a quick fix, or drivel about a miracle cure that I have to try and convince them is utter bull shit. But…

Down under…

So I’ve just finished my tour of Australia where I have been teaching my shoulder course in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and finally Brisbane, you can see more of this by following the #ShoulderComplex on social media. It’s been a hectic, busy, but really enjoyable few weeks and I want to thank everyone who helped organise…

Strength stretching…

Stretching is one of those things you either love or hate. Personally, I hate it, I find it boring, awkward, and generally ineffective, also I’m useless at it, usually looking like a cold lump of clay whenever I try. However, I know many people love to stretch, twisting and contorting themselves into some amazing and…