Swings and roundabouts… and CSAW’s

Healthcare can be like a playground with its swings, roundabouts, and see-saws. Clinicians often swing from paradigm to paradigm, patients can feel like they’re on roundabouts going in circles, and all of us have felt the see-sawing highs and lows of trying to help people with pain and disability. As a shoulder ‘specialist’ one area…

Conferences suck… again!

You may have read my blog a couple of years ago about the issues I have with most physio conferences, the high costs, the time away from family, the uncomfortable seating, the boring presentations, the terrible coffee, the limp pastries, and not forgetting the mind-numbing small talk. Well as I said before there is another…

The Big R’s…

You may have seen on social media an event that was held this week called ‘Reasoning, Responsibility, and Reform in MSK practice’. This event was put together by Jack Chew and The Physio Matters Podcast team and Connect Health. I was fortunate enough to be invited to this and want to share my thoughts, feelings,…

Finding common ground…

So I was going to write another blog ranting again about how batshit crazy our profession can be, but I changed my mind. Instead, I thought I would try a different approach and see if I can find any common ground with those I disagree with the most. Now don’t worry I haven’t gone soft, I just…

Manual Therapy SUCKS…

After recent events and discussions around negativity, critique, and confrontation I’ve thought long and hard about if it’s worth the time, effort, and no doubt aggravation this blog will create. However, after some consideration I’ve decided to go ahead, not to just piss off some overly optimistic happy clappers who think we should not ‘decry’…

Going down under…

I’m as excited as a ‘baby roo with two pouches’ to announce that despite some drongo’s best efforts to keep me out, I will be visiting Australia early next year for the first time in over a decade to talk, rant, and rave about all things physio, especially around shoulders.  As some of you may…