How can you identify the reason your patient has groin pain and the structures that may be causing it? Groin pain is one of the most common issues in a lot of sports, particularly the football codes, and in episode 25 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope talks to Dr Kristian Thorborg about assessment […]

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In the previous post we explored the concept of Drivers, or the biomechanical cause of overload in that or another area, using the The Integrated Systems Model (ISM) (LJ Lee & Diane Lee) and the Thoracic Ring Approach (LJ Lee). This post will make a whole lot more sense if you read the previous post first. In this […]

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The Integrated Systems Model (ISM) (LJ Lee & Diane Lee) and the Thoracic Ring Approach (LJ Lee) are the clinical approaches I have been using predominantly over the past four years since completing the Discover the Sports Pelvis course in 2010, Discover the Sports Thorax, and 15 day Discover Physio Series in 2011 with Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee. These clinical approaches give you […]

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The thorax is often considered stiff and stable by Physiotherapists and manual therapists, and precious little of our undergrad or postgrad training incorporates motor control of this area. Is it really important? In episode 24 of the Physio Edge podcast, LJ Lee and David Pope explore the function of the thorax, the impact the thorax […]

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PE #023 Lower limb tendinopathies with Dr Peter Malliaras

November 18, 2013
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Lower limb tendinopathies with Dr Peter Malliaras Tendinopathies are a hot topic, and there are lots of new developments in research and treatment. Dr Peter Malliaras, a Physiotherapist with a PhD studying tendinopathy, has a special interest in the treatment of tendinopathy, and treats elite basketball and volleyball, EPL football, rugby, and cricket players, the […]

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PE #022 Chronic low back pain with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan

October 1, 2013
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Dr Kieran O’Sullivan is back on the Physio Edge podcast after talking previously about hamstring injuries, this time discussing his other big area of interest and expertise – chronic low back pain (CLBP). In this episode, Kieran and David Pope discuss Recent research on chronic low back pain Central vs peripheral contributions to CLBP Sitting […]

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PE #021 Shoulder pain, rotator cuff tendinopathy and frozen shoulder with Dr Jeremy Lewis

September 12, 2013
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Shoulder pain – what are the causes, and how can you treat it? Are your special tests around the shoulder really isolating and identifying pathology? How can the rotator cuff still function with small and large tears? In Episode 21 of the Physio Edge podcast, Jeremy Lewis and David Pope discuss these questions and more […]

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Plantar Fasciopathy Anatomy and Identification video

September 11, 2013
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Plantar fasciopathy is one of the most common foot conditions, and Rob Standen, a Physiotherapist who worked with the Penrith Panthers for more than 17 years, works at Penrith Physiotherapy and Sports Centre, and has a special interest in the foot and ankle, has seen his fair share of them. In this entertaining and informative […]

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Five home exercise program tips

September 9, 2013
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                 Five  tips to make your home exercise programs more successful following dry needling If you are using dry needling in your clinic, you may want to carry on some of the gains you have achieved with your needling into your patient’s home program. Here are 5 tips for designing a […]

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Five dry needling tips

September 4, 2013
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5 tips for incorporating dry needling into your treatment Dry needling is becoming a very popular adjunct to Physiotherapy practice, and something I use in my clinical practice every day to speed up my patients’ treatment results. Here are 5 tips for using dry needling in your practice Needle comfortably. A lot of people break […]

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PE #020 Women’s Health with Lori Forner

August 17, 2013

Is “peeing while you work out” in Crossfit or any other type of exercise ok? When does your patients pelvic floor need more muscle activation, and when does it need less work? Does Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) need addressing, and if so, how? In episode 20 of the Physio Edge podcast, I talk to Lori […]

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PE #019 Hamstring Strength, Flexibility and Injuries with Kieran O’Sullivan

June 29, 2013
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What are the best ways to avoid hamstring injuries? What are the main factors to consider in hamstring rehabilitation? How does muscle strength relate to hamstring injury? How can we screen for or predict hamstring injuries? In episode 19 of the Physio Edge podcast, Kieran O’Sullivan, PhD of the University of Limerick, Physiotherapist and co-author […]

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PE #018 Exploring the Pelvis with Diane Lee

April 30, 2013
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How can the pelvis contribute to pain and dysfunction? Is the SIJ the main pain producer around the pelvis, or what is? What is the state of current research around the pelvis? Is it possible to feel “unlocking” of the SIJ? Do Pelvic Upslips exist? In episode 18 of the Physio Edge podcast Diane Lee […]

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PE #017 Injury Reduction with Dr Peter Brukner

December 24, 2012

How can you reduce the chance of sporting injury? What are the most useful recovery aids from games and training? When are injections helpful in injury recovery? In episode 17 of the Physio Edge podcast, Dr Peter Brukner, fresh from working with Liverpool Football Club in the EPL, co-author of Clinical Sports Medicine with Dr […]

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Why firemen get sore feet…

November 8, 2012
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“Firemen must get sore feet” was the way my four year old son started the conversation while looking at pictures of firemen. Interesting observation, and I wondered where it came from. He went on to explain that firemen are always wearing boots, which will make their feet “floppy” as he so aptly put it. “Their […]

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Tip of the week – Repeated Extensions

October 12, 2012

Most Physios are aware of the McKenzie MDT approach. Here is a quick tip when treating low back pain and referred leg pain which may help your results when incorporating the McKenzie approach. From my clinical experience using repeated extensions, they seem to work best with patients that have referred pain into the hip or […]

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Case study – Pelvic driven knee pain in a netballer

October 11, 2012

I thought you might enjoy reading a few case studies on how I have incorporated various treatment approaches. Let me know below if you want to read any more and I will write up a few. In my first case study, Ms B is an 18-year-old female that plays netball and swims at a high level. […]

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PE #016 Preventing hamstring injuries with Dr Kristian Thorborg

September 10, 2012

Hamstrings are one of the most common acute muscular injuries in athletics and team sports. In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast I discuss recent research with promising results preventing hamstring injuries with Dr Kristian Thorborg, a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist in Copenhagen, Denmark. This podcast is hosted by David Pope, an Australian Physiotherapist. Tags: […]

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PE #015 Cervicogenic headaches with Ken Niere

August 1, 2012

  How can you recognise when the cervical spine is involved in a patients headache? How can you treat headaches caused by cervical dysfunction? What role does manual therapy play in their treatment? When and how should you treat their cervical motor control? In this podcast, Ken Niere and David Pope discuss cervicogenic headaches, effective […]

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APA endorses “supportive” football boots to “prevent Sever’s”

July 20, 2012
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What is an endorsement for football boots? Does it mean it actually does what the manufacturer says it does, or that the company has paid money for an endorsement? I’m quite interested by the statement in the latest In Motion magazine: “The APA now endorses the ASICS 2012 Football Range, which is designed to protect […]

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PE #014 Chronic Low Back Pain with Peter O’Sullivan

June 26, 2012
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What is contributing to your patients low back pain? How do you know when manual therapy, education, exercise, motor control programs, CBT or any other approach for chronic LBP will be helpful? In episode 14 of the Physio Edge podcast, Peter O’Sullivan and David Pope discuss chronic low back pain, Peter’s research into this area, […]

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Optimise images for your clinic website

May 8, 2012

You have roughly 8 seconds to grab a patients interest on your clinic website before they go elsewhere. If your website takes forever to load because of large image files, it’s time to optimise your pictures and improve the speed of your website. There is a free program for Mac users called ImageOptim, available from http://imageoptim.com/ which […]

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PE #013 Cervical Spine Artery and VBI testing with Roger Kerry

April 26, 2012
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Treatment of the cervical spine often involves some degree of manual therapy or manipulation, and VBI testing is generally encouraged or required prior to this. In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast, Roger Kerry, a Physiotherapist, Lecturer and Researcher from Nottingham University and David Pope discuss Cervical Arterial Dysfunction (CAD), the accuracy and limitations […]

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Filemaker Pro 12 for the clinic – successes and failures

April 16, 2012

Physio clinic software, particularly for the iPad and the Mac is not exactly what I would call great at the moment, and I started this trial of Filemaker Pro with high expectations. So far, this trial has been a mixed bag of success and a fair dose of limitations. Here are some of the features […]

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PE #012 Plantar Fascia, Achilles Tendinopathy and Nerve Entrapments with Russell Wright

April 9, 2012

  David Pope and Russell Wright talk about everything to do with feet and ankles. Plantar Fascia and Achilles Tendinopathy are conditions that need good differential diagnosis and specific tailored treatment programs, especially in runners, and in this episode we chat about how you can get the best results with these patients. We cover: causes […]

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New Filemaker Pro 12 – customisable clinic software?

April 5, 2012

I’ve been looking into clinic software lately that is Mac and iPad compatible, and let’s just say there’s not a lot out there that will work on both (without slowing the Mac down with Windows software), and is reasonably priced. Low and behold, Apple subsidiary Filemaker have released a brand new version today – Filemaker […]

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PE #011 Hamstring Tendinopathy with Dr Alison Grimaldi

February 20, 2012
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Hamstrings are one of the more frequently injured muscles in sportspeople, and in this episode, Alison and I discuss hamstring tendinopathy, symptoms, assessment and treatment of this common condition. Some of the aspects we explore in this podcast are: Subjective clues that someone may have a Hamstring Tendinopathy Differentiating Hamstring Tendinopathy from pain of Lumbar […]

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PE #010 Biomechanics of running with Blaise Dubois

January 19, 2012
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Barefoot running has been sweeping the globe in the last few years, and as a Physio, which of your patients are best suited to this type of running technique. How does running technique relate to a runner’s pain and dysfunction, and really, what is the ideal running technique? In this podcast with Blaise Dubois – […]

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Big bulky shoes – why wear them?

January 12, 2012

Which patients should you recommend minimalist shoes, and who should wear big bulky shoes? Great post and recommendations by Blaise Dubois – have a read. http://www.therunningclinic.ca/blog/2012/01/10-bonnes-raisons-de-courir-en-grosses-chaussures-10-good-reasons-to-run-in-big-bulky-shoes-2/ 

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PE #009 Lateral Hip Pain with Dr Alison Grimaldi

January 2, 2012

Patients regularly present for Physiotherapy with lateral hip pain. This is often aggravated by walking or standing, sidesleeping, performing hip stretches, and sitting, amongst other activities, and lateral hip pain can often mimic lumbar spine pathology. In this podcast, Alison and I discuss symptoms, assessment and treatment of an extremely common cause of lateral hip […]

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PE #008: Golf Injuries and Performance Improvement. An Interview with Matt Green

December 15, 2011
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All golfers want to hit as far as Tiger Woods, but without the injuries. How can you treat the injuries in your golfing patients, prevent further injury and improve their “coachability” and performance? Golfers regularly need Physio treatment for injuries like tendinopathy around the elbow, low back and neck pain, and plenty of other injuries. […]

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PE #007: Dry Needling with Andrew Hutton

November 29, 2011
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Dry Needling has become incredibly popular in Physiotherapy recently. Is dry needling really the way forward for Physios? In this podcast I chat with Andrew Hutton of Dry Needling Plus, presenter of the Dry Needling Plus courses for Clinical Edge, and we discuss dry needling and whether it complements regular Physio treatment. Some of the […]

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PE #006: TA, “Core Stability”, Drivers and going beyond the pain experience with LJ Lee

November 14, 2011
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When should Transversus (TA) be included in your patient rehab? When is TA retraining a waste of time? Are your patients running like a block of wood with legs? Is planking good for anything other than entertaining your mates? How can we go beyond just treating the pain experience to connect with your patient and […]

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PE #005: Tendons and tendinopathy with Jill Cook

October 6, 2011
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What causes tendon breakdown? What are the stages of tendinopathy, and how do they effect your treatment? Is treatment just about eccentric training? When should NSAID’s be used? This is part of the great discussion I had with Jill Cook about tendons and tendinopathy. We also chatted about some other aspects of tendinopathy, including Factors […]

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PE #004: Hip Injuries and Labral tears. An interview with Nichole Hamilton

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  Acetabular Labral tears in the hip are becoming more commonly diagnosed and operated on. In this episode, I chat to Nichole Hamilton, a Physio with a lot of experience treating hips, designing post-op arthroscopic hip protocols and lecturing about the hip. Some nice insights into hip injuries and diagnosing and treating labral tears. This […]

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PE #003: Rugby, rehab and return to sport – an interview with Australian Qantas Wallabies Physio Andrew Ryan

September 6, 2011
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Andrew Ryan is a Sports Physio with the Australian Qantas Wallabies, and in this weeks episode Andrew and I chat about acute injury management, player screening, on-season treatment, corks, adductors. Some great insights into elite sports management. This podcast is brought to you by Physio Edge, hosted by David Pope, and sponsored by Clinical Edge.   […]

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PE #002: LJ Lee – “Analysing movement, and clinical expertise or research”

August 19, 2011
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Analyse movement using your manual skills and palpation, plus insights into what clinical expertise and “Evidence Based Practice” really means – an interview with LJ Lee. This podcast is brought to you by Physio Edge, your host David Pope, and the podcast sponsor, Clinical Edge.   Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes     Links […]

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Positive programming

August 10, 2011
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“Pan roasted prawns with cauliflower puree, roast tomato salsa & crisp Serrano ham.” This was one of the menu items at one of our recent course venues in Circular Quay. (Discover the Sports Thorax in July) What if they worded it a bit differently… “Prawns, not totally burnt, with cauliflower blended to a pulp, tomato […]

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PE #001 – David Butler – “Painful paradigms and sensitive systems”

August 3, 2011
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An Interview with David Butler Physio Edge Podcast #1 – Fascinating insights into pain, painful experiences, and neurodynamics from one of the world’s leading neuroscience and pain experts. Learn why we (and our patients) experience pain, the latest research in pain and pain management. Learn how to talk to your patients to reduce their pain […]

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Programming your patients

August 1, 2011
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Talking the talk.   Have you ever wondered if you are giving patients the best explanation possible of how to get better? “I don’t want you to think about falling over.” What sprang to mind? “Now, I don’t want you to freak out…” Sounds like you have 24 hours to live… “I want you to […]

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Phenomenal work

July 26, 2011
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The best job in the world Do you love being a Physio? What makes you get out of bed for work in the morning? Are you going to work because you want to pay the rent and save for a new surfboard or holiday? Quite possibly. But there has to be more, doesn’t there? If […]

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physioedge – exploring new frontiers for Physiotherapy

July 10, 2011
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The physio edge website is designed to inspire Physiotherapists, and push the boundaries of Physiotherapy. With clinical insights, interviews with leading Physiotherapists, and provide building blocks to take your clinical practice from treating pain into improving performance and beyond  – the next frontier for Physiotherapy.

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