The Big R’s… Reform or Revolution?

So the dust has begun to settle after the lastest Big R’s event held in Manchester this weekend and after a relaxing Sunday doing some gardening, going for a run, cooking a mean chilli, and now with a beer in hand, I thought I’d reflect on and summarise my thoughts and opinions on some of…

Low motivation…

In my last post I talked about how many of us have a low tolerance to things that are hard, difficult, or painful. In this piece, I want to talk about how we have low motivation to do things that are hard, difficult, or painful, and I don’t care how motivated you think you are…

Low tolerance…

WARNING: you may have a low tolerance to the views within this blog! Read on at your own discretion! We all have different tolerance to different things, such as how long we can concentrate, or exercise, or put up with some people, and this can vary for many reasons. I recognise I have a very low…

That’s​ not how it works…

Recently I have seen a resurgence of the ‘don’t load a dysfunction’ message being promoted by some influential social media therapists (see the images below) and it frustrates and annoys the hell out of me. I know my mate Greg Lehman has talked about this a few years ago here, but unfortunately, this message still…

Why so soon…?

There have been a few discussions and debates recently on the topic of over-treating in healthcare and physiotherapy. Now, this is a good thing as over-treating patients is something that is not often recognised and something that is discussed even less. But why does over-treatment occur in physio, how do we know when it is…

Why don’t physios exercise… A guest blog by Nick Emery

So today I’m pleased to give you a guest blog by a physio called Nick Emery from Shropshire in the UK. Nick works as a Neuromuscular Clinical Specialist working with children and adults with inherited progressive neuromuscular diseases. Nick is a physio after my own heart, not only did he have another career before becoming…

More manual therapy bickering…

There have been a number of papers, editorials, and blogs recently attempting to redefine and re-evaluate the role of manual therapy which I have discussed before. However, another one has just come out from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association here again attempting to redefine the role of manual therapy in physio, and my…