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…

All aboard the surgery band wagon…

I wrote about physios and band wagons a few years ago here and discussed how we love to jump on to popular ideas without thinking enough and tend to get carried away, and as expected this is still happening. There is now a new band wagon which many therapists are jumping on to and which is causing…

Stiff, but not stiff stiff…

We all feel stiff now and then, some of us more often than others. Many blame their ageing body, long periods of immobility, or strenuous activity for this. Many also blame shortening muscles, thickening scar tissue, or increasing adhesions. But I think there are many misconceptions around stiffness and what it is, and what it…

That’s what I SAID… 

Recently there has been a shift in physio exercise interventions. We are beginning to learn and realise that we don’t have to be as specific as we first thought. We can’t target the VMO, setting those Scapulas ain’t that important etc etc. This is great, I’m all for effective simplicity. However, reading some blogs, social…