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…

Highs, lows, and plateaus…

For my last blog of 2017, I thought I’d take a quick look at some of the highs and lows of the year that I have been involved in or around this profession of ours. So if you’re ready to hear some back-slapping and some back-stabbing then come with me as I take a look…

A positive bias…

There isn’t a month, a week, sometimes a day that goes by where I don’t get accused of being biased when I post or discuss things in and around physiotherapy on social media, the last one just yesterday. Now when others point out my bias it isn’t a shock or a revelation to me as…