Physio Edge podcast

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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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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(Warning: this podcast has occasional explicit language)

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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


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