Good news for back pain…

When a patient tells me they have read something in the newspaper about back pain my heart sinks and my left eye starts to involuntarily twitch as usually its some ill-informed garbage about a quick fix, or drivel about a miracle cure that I have to try and convince them is utter bull shit. But…

Down under…

So I’ve just finished my tour of Australia where I have been teaching my shoulder course in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and finally Brisbane, you can see more of this by following the #ShoulderComplex on social media. It’s been a hectic, busy, but really enjoyable few weeks and I want to thank everyone who helped organise…

Strength stretching…

Stretching is one of those things you either love or hate. Personally, I hate it, I find it boring, awkward, and generally ineffective, also I’m useless at it, usually looking like a cold lump of clay whenever I try. However, I know many people love to stretch, twisting and contorting themselves into some amazing and…

Highs, lows, and plateaus…

For my last blog of 2017, I thought I’d take a quick look at some of the highs and lows of the year that I have been involved in or around this profession of ours. So if you’re ready to hear some back-slapping and some back-stabbing then come with me as I take a look…

A positive bias…

There isn’t a month, a week, sometimes a day that goes by where I don’t get accused of being biased when I post or discuss things in and around physiotherapy on social media, the last one just yesterday. Now when others point out my bias it isn’t a shock or a revelation to me as…

Swings, roundabouts, and CSAW’s…

Healthcare can be a bit like a playground at times with lots of clinicians swinging from treatment to treatment, patients feeling like they’re on roundabouts going around endlessly 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…