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PE 024 Thoracic Ring Approach with Dr Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee

The thorax is often considered stiff and stable by Physiotherapists and manual therapists, and precious little of our undergrad or postgrad training incorporating or seeing the need for motor control of this area.

In episode 24 of the Physio Edge podcast, LJ Lee and David Pope explore the function of the thorax, the impact the thorax can have, not only on thoracic pain, but also on other parts of the body. We discuss the Thoracic Ring Approach (TRA) created by LJ, which incorporates manual techniques to assess and treat the thoracic rings, and integrates motor control training for this area. In this podcast you will learn:

What bones and joints make up a “Thoracic ring”

Is the thorax inherently stiff?

What is ideal motor control of the thorax?

How can listeners identify non-optimal control of the thorax in their patients

How can motor control of the thorax be trained?

Identifying articular/joint restriction vs neuromuscular factors interfering with normal thorax movement

How can the thorax impact on other areas of the body eg the hip

When is manipulation of the thorax ideal?

What are some guidelines for manipulation of the thorax?

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Direct download: PE_024_Thoracic_Ring_Approach_with_Dr_LJ_Lee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm AEST

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 Royal Ballet and track and field athletes. Peter has also published numerous studies on tendinopathy.

In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast, Peter and David Pope discuss

  • The latest research on tendinopathy
  • Different types of loading programs for tendinopathy
  • Outcomes for various types of loading
  • Tendinopathy on Doppler Ultrasound or other imaging, and what changes with a loading program
  • The tendon pathology continuum by Dr Jill Cook and Craig Purdham
  • Mid portion Achilles tendinopathy
  • Insertional Achilles treatment
  • Patellar tendinopathy treatment, and a loading program for this that may challenge your preconceptions!
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Biomechanics contributing to tendinopathy
  • Return to sport following tendinopathy
  • Injury reduction/prevention
  • Injections

Peter shared so much great info on tendinopathy, check it out now on episode 23 of the Physio Edge podcast

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Tags: tendinopathy, tendinitis, tendinosis, malliaras, dr peter malliaras, tendon pathology, continuum, dr jill cook, craig purdham, physiotherapy, movement, research, podcast, injuries, rehabilitation, physio edge, clinical edge

Direct download: PE_023_Lower_Limb_Tendinopathies_with_Dr_Peter_Malliaras.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm AEST

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 22 of the Physio Edge podcast, Jeremy Lewis and David Pope discuss these questions and more including:

What is the value of special tests around the shoulder? What diagnosis can you provide your patients for their shoulder pain How can you identify if you need to focus your treatment on the scapula, glenohumeral joint, cervical spine or thorax? How can you identify a rotator cuff tendinopathy? What is the Rotator Cable, and how is it important in rotator cuff tears? Is the acromion really the cause of “impingement” or subacromial pain? If a patient has a biceps tendinopathy and a rotator cuff tendinopathy, which should be treated first? What contributes to biceps tendinopathy? Theraband - valuable? When imaging of the shoulder is valuable, and when it is a waste of time Frozen shoulder - what treatments work well

And much more.

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Tags: Dr Jeremy Lewis, Shoulder, shoulder pain, subacromial pain syndrome, acromion, impingement, rotator cuff, tendinopathy, theraband, SSMP, pathology, frozen shoulder, muscle tear, rotator cable, physio, physio edge, podcast

Direct download: PE_021_Shoulder_pain_with_Dr_Jeremy_Lewis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm AEST

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 of the book “The role of muscle strength in hamstring injury.” Kieran O Sullivan and Cian McGinley. 2010. Nova Publications and David Pope get stuck into hamstrings and the many facets of this important muscle group, including:

  • Injury reduction
  • Rehabilitation - early stages, and return to sport
  • Return to Sport
  • Flexibility
  • Eccentric training
  • Predicting hamstring injury
  • Assessing readiness of return to sport
  • Stretching - Static vs Dynamic vs PNF etc, and the clinical implications

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Tags: Physio, Hamstrings, Podcast, Flexibility, Strength, Injuries, Hamstring Injury, Rehabilitation, Physio Edge, Eccentric training, Return to sport, Clinical Edge 

Direct download: PE_019_Hamstring_Strength_Flexibility_and_Injury_Reduction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm AEST