Liar, liar…

Despite claims from a few deluded individuals it is a basic fact of the human condition that everybody lies, and I mean everybody. Me, you, the guy down the street, everybody at some time or other, for some reason or other has been a fibber, a falsifier, a fabricator, a deceiver, an equivocator, a perjurer,…

My agenda…

I can both love and hate twitter at times, but it often does give me some ideas for blogs, such as this one which I had no plans to write until certain events unfolded recently over what I thought was a simple helpful tweet I posted on the latest NICE guidelines for low back pain here.…

A different perspective…

I love the fact that my wife is not a physio, nor has anything to do with healthcare at all. But I don’t love the fact that she has some ongoing health issues that force her to seek regular consultations and treatments. However, what this does give me is some invaluable insights and perspectives into…

The Sports Injury Conference of 2016…

Staying up to date with the evidence on any topic can be hard, really hard. The shear volume of research published makes it near impossible for you to read, appraise, and assimilate everything. It can be over whelming trying to work out where to start, and its not long before paraylsis by analysis occurs, and…

Giving less and less…

I want to talk about something that is a little awkward. Something that I’ve been feeling more and more. Something that affects EVERY healthcare professional, and something we need to talk about more. I want to talk about compassion fatigue, empathy exhaustion, sometimes called professional burnout, or as I like to call it, giving less…

Slings of outrageous mis-fortune…

So I’ve just butchered a Shakespeare quote from Hamlet for this blog as I want to talk about some misunderstandings and ‘misfortunes’ I see and hear around the use of arm slings after a shoulder injury or surgery, and discuss how they may hinder more than they help. The arm sling comes in a lot…