Physio Edge podcast

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 Karim Khan, and author of many other publications discusses with David Pope the management of sporting teams, injury reduction, prevention, recovery and a multitude of other topics, including:

  • ACL Injury Prevention
  • Hamstring Injury Prevention
  • Strength training vs Specific strengthening
  • Player load management
  • Recovery from tendinopathy
  • The role of injections, including PRP, Cortisone and Orthokine
  • Player screening
  • Player game recovery

and more. Enjoy this episode, brought to you by the podcast sponsor, Clinical Edge, and their fantastic face to face and online education. Get 20% off your first months Clinical Edge membership with the code “PHYSIOEDGE”.

Direct download: PE017Injury_Reduction_with_Dr_Peter_Brukner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm AEST

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.

Tags: hamstring injuries, hamstrings, acute, eccentric, strengthening, BJSM, british journal of sports medicine david pope, physioedge, podcast, assessment, treatment

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Direct download: PE_016_Preventing_Hamstring_Injuries_with_Kristian_Thorborg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31pm AEST

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 physio treatment, and how to recognise the difference between cervicogenic headaches, tension type headaches and migraine.

Ken Niere is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over 25 years’ clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of spinal disorders. He is a senior lecturer in the School of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University, where he has taught spinal musculoskeletal physiotherapy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels since 1989.

Ken is an examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists and he recently contributed to and co-edited a book on headache, orofacial pain and bruxism. His special interests include the diagnosis and management of headaches and neck disorders, and he has lectured on these topics in Australia and overseas.

Tags: Cervicogenic headache, cervical spine, headache, tension type headaches, migraine, physiotherapy, ken niere, physio, differential diagnosis, la trobe university, australian college of physiotherapists, david pope, physioedge, podcast, assessment, treatment

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Direct download: PE_015_Cervicogenic_Headaches_with_Ken_Niere.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04pm AEST

What is contributing to your patients low back pain? How do you know when to use manual therapy, education, exercise, motor control programs, CBT or any other approach for chronic LBP? In episode 14 of the Physio Edge podcast, Peter O’Sullivan and David Pope discuss chronic low back pain and Peter’s approach to getting past it. Some of the topics we dug into include:

  • Causes, classification and treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP)
  • Common treatment errors
  • Identifying mechanical contributors
  • When manual therapy is helpful
  • Myths around “core stability”
  • What is the current evidence base for CLBP classification and treatment
  • Tips for treatment of CLBP
  • A lot of other great treatment advice for CLBP….

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Tags: physio, physio edge, physiotherapist, podcast, courses, evidence based practice, online education, peter o’sullivan, curtin university, bodylogic physiotherapy, low back pain, chronic low back pain, treatment, assessment, classification, clinical edge

Direct download: PE014_Chronic_Low_Back_Pain_with_Peter_OSullivan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm AEST

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 and David Pope discuss Cervical Arterial Dysfunction (CAD), the accuracy and limitations of VBI testing, and a lot of other good stuff, including:

  • Cervical Arterial Dysfunction (CAD), and VBI
  • Why is it important for clinicians to know about CAD
  • The limitations of VBI testing
  • Clues within the history to alert you to the possibility of CAD
  • Symptoms of CAD
  • 2 types/causes of dizziness and differentiation
  • The 5 Ds and 3 N’s - what are the limitations of this approach
  • Signs & Symptoms of Cerebral and retinal ischaemia
  • Aetiology
  • Upper cervical instability
  • As clinicians, where should CAD and VBI testing lead our assessment, treatment and investigations?
  • When can we conservatively treat someone with these symptoms
  • Monitoring - during and post rx
  • Contraindications to Rx

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Tags: physio, physio edge, physiotherapist, podcast, courses, cervical spine, CAD, cervical arterial dysfunction, VBI, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, spine, artery, manipulation, IFOMPT, Nottingham University, evidence based practice, health education seminars, online education, verterbral artery, dizziness

Direct download: PE_013_Cervical_Spine_Artery_and_VBI_Testing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm AEST

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

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 of plantar fasciosis
  • strengthening of the plantar fascia
  • what exercises work with plantar fasciosis, and which ones are a waste of time
  • nerve entrapments that can be involved in plantar fasciosis, and how to identify * these
  • the role of taping and orthotics
  • achilles tendinopathy
  • eccentric programs and progressions
  • ankle sprain rehab - keeping it functional

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Tags: physio, physio edge, physiotherapist, podcast, courses, achilles, plantar fascia, nerve entrapments, russell wright, ocean view physio, tendinopathy, treatment, eccentric, strengthening, fasciopathy, feet, ankle, runners, running, barefoot running, ankle sprain, rehabilitation


PE #011 Lateral Hip Pain with Dr Alison Grimaldi

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 origin
  • Assessment of the hamstring
  • Tests to confirm or rule out a Hamstring Tendinopathy
  • Causes
  • Advice for patients
  • Rehabilitation
  • Deep hip muscle activation
  • Keys to a successful treatment program
  • a whole lot more

There is currently limited research around the area of hamstring tendinopathy, and Alison’s tips and insights are based on this evidence base as well as her clinical experience.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Tags: physiotherapist, Clinical Edge, physio edge, physio edge podcast, courses, physio courses, hamstring, posterior thigh pain, tendinopathy, runners, rugby, sprinters, lumbar spine, dr alison grimaldi, physiotec

Direct download: PE_011_Hamstring_Tendinopathy_with_Dr_Alison_Grimaldi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm AEST

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 - a Physiotherapist with a clinic, website and courses devoted to helping runners and Physiotherapists that treat runners, we chat about these topics, as well as:

  • Running assessment
  • Biomechanics of running
  • Improving running technique and performance
  • Which patients should change their running technique
  • Barefoot running
  • Heelstrike and landing
  • Current evidence on running technique
  • Injury prevention in runners
  • Downhill running technique
  • Footwear for running
  • Improving running in patients with pathology eg Achilles Tendinopathy

Blaise has also been kind enough to provide a PDF handout to go along with this podcast, which is available for free download -

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Tags: physiotherapist, Clinical Edge, physio edge, physio edge podcast, courses, physio courses, running, biomechanics, achilles, tendinopathy, blaise dubois, the running clinic, assessment, barefoot running, injuries, injury prevention, downhill, Vibram 5 fingers, MBT, big bulky shoes, footwear, evidence, heelstrike

Direct download: PE010_Biomechanics_of_Running_with_Blaise_Dubois.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm AEST

PE #009 Lateral Hip Pain with Dr Alison Grimaldi

Lateral hip pain is a condition patients present with regularly to Physiotherapists, with pain walking or standing, sleeping on their side, stretching of the posterior hip, and sitting, amongst other symptoms, and can often mimic lumbar spine pathology. In this episode, Alison and I discuss symptoms, assessment and treatment of an extremely common cause of lateral hip pain - Glute Med Tendinopathy (GMT), that is often incorrectly diagnosed as “trochanteric bursitis”.

Some of the aspects we explore in this podcast are:

  • Subjective clues that someone may have a Glute Med Tendinopathy
  • “Trochanteric Bursitis”
  • Differentiating Glute Med Tendinopathy from pain of Lumbar origin
  • Assessment of the hip
  • Tests to confirm or rule out a Glute Med Tendinopathy
  • Causes of a Glute Med Tendinopathy
  • Advice for patients
  • Treatment of Glute Med Tendinopathy
  • Deep hip muscle activation
  • How to design a treatment program to make the difference between it working and failing
  • much more

I also want to take this moment to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.

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Tags: physiotherapist, Clinical Edge, physio edge, physio edge podcast, courses, physio courses, hip, lateral hip pain, tendinopathy, glute med tendinopathy, lumbar spine, dr alison grimaldi, physiotec,

Direct download: PE_009_Glute_Med_Tendinopathy_with_Dr_Alison_Grimaldi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm AEST

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