Why treatments appear to work…

We have a duty to our patients to prove that our treatments are both safe and effective. However, trying to prove that a treatment is effective is both complex and challenging and there are many ways smart, intelligent people can be fooled into thinking a treatment has worked when it hasn’t. For many years, myself and others…

Is physio a placebo…?

No one likes to think what they do is worthless. No one likes to think that their role is meaningless. No one likes to think what they have worked hard to achieve is pointless. But this could be what many physiotherapists, including myself are facing if our¬†interventions are found to be nothing more than placebo.…

Push or hold…?

I like to spend a few hours most days reading ‘stuff’. This means I usually read a blog or two, half a dozen abstracts, and at least one research paper in full most evenings. Most of the stuff I read I would rate as ok, not bad, kinda meh, however once in a while something…

Adam is right!!! A guest blog by Tom Goom

My mate Tom Goom aka ‘The Running Physio‘ is a machine! Not only is he a top physio, a devoted dad and husband, and a decent runner, he is also a social media super hero who has been working his little ankle height running socks off. He has teamed up with David Pope from Clinical…

Physios are too soft…

Warning: This blog may cause offence!!! You might be thinking this blog will be about some recent online events where some physios took offence at a word I used at the end of a tweet. And in a way it is, as some physios are way too easily offended at things they choose to read.…

Great expectations…

We all go through life with expectations. We expect our alarm clock to wake us up in the morning, we expect our day to go the way it usually does, we expect a kiss from our partner when we get home, we expect the evening news to be on the tv at the same time.…

What gives us the right? A guest blog by David Poulter

I often get requests from therapists wanting to guest blog, and I tend to ignore or delete¬†them due to stupid ideas or crappy content. However, when I got this from David Poutler I didn’t do either. Firstly because ‘Poults’ is a legend in our physio community for ruffling the feathers of the dark lords of…