Low tolerance…

WARNING: you may have a low tolerance to views within this blog! Read on at your own discretion! We all have different tolerances to different things, such as how long we can concentrate, or exercise, or put up with some people. I have a very low tolerance for many things such as those who wear toe/finger…

Strengthening dysfunctions…

Recently I have seen many of the social media movement gurus promoting ‘don’t load a dysfunction’ message and it frustrates and annoys the hell out of me. Not only do I think this message is utter bollocks said by those who don’t have a fucking clue about human physiology and kinesiology. I also think it has some…

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…

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…

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…