Manual Therapy SUCKS…

After recent 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. But, after some careful consideration I’ve decided to go ahead to highlight some of the risks that can occur from voicing your opinions that maybe different and…

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…

Just breathe…

One of the things I keep getting asked about recently and that appears to be getting more popular within physiotherapy is the use of breathing techniques for musculoskeletal conditions. Not having considered this much in my practice I thought I would take a look at the role of breathing training and see if it is something…

The 10 best therapists…

One of my most popular posts is ‘the 10 worst therapists’ which highlights some of the common flaws and issues I see in the worst therapists across all the professions. However, I thought it’s time to look at the other side of the coin and discuss what are the 10 most common traits and attributes of the…

The most special test…

Special orthopaedic tests are commonly used by clinicians in the assessment of those with musculoskeletal pain or injury. There is a mind-boggling number of these tests, usually named after the clinicians who invented them covering all areas of the body, and they are believed to help diagnose many different injuries and pathologies. However, it’s time to…