Physios identity crisis…

Is musculoskeletal physiotherapy going through an identity crisis? I don’t mean the kind that makes it dye its hair, wear leather trousers and tries to impress other professions half its age. Rather is musculoskeletal physiotherapy struggling to find its place and purpose in society and in an evolving health care service? The musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy profession has…

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 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…

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…

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…