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Have you had patients that developed groin pain after getting a bit carried away with situps or abdominal exercises in the gym? Or have your patients developed lower abdominal pain after running or training that is causing them pain into hip extension?

In this podcast with Andrew Wallis, Sports Physiotherapist with the St Kilda AFL team, we explore how you can treat patients that were a little too exuberant with their abdominal training or running, including:

  • The Doha Agreement on groin pain terminology
  • Inguinal related groin pain
  • Anatomy of the abdominal region and groin
  • Rectus abdominus tendon overload
  • Whether pelvic tilt contributes to abdominal overload
  • How you can identify the cause of pain in this suprapubic region
  • How to objectively assess patients, and key tests to perform
  • How you can treat patients with an acute overload history
  • Progressive abdominal loading, including exercises you can use
  • How to progress running, interval training and hill running
  • Adding in cutting, agility training and kicking
  • How to help set your patient's expectations about recovery timeframes and progress

Andrew Wallis is also presenting a webinar on how to treat athletes with the most common type of groin pain - adductor-related groin pain. It'll be held on Wednesday 25th October, so grab your spot on this webinar now!

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How can you manage lower limb tendinopathy in your patients that like to run? Can runners with medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) continue to run? Can patients with high BMI or following total hip replacement run?

Physiotherapists Tom Goom and David Pope answer your questions on how to assess and treat patients with running-related injuries in this Q&A conducted live, including:

  • How can you manage post-run morning stiffness?
  • What are the important aspects when managing load?
  • How can you treat Achilles tendinopathy patients with decreasing tolerance to running and walking, and increasing pain?
  • Differential diagnosis for Achilles pain
  • Proximal hamstring tendinopathy
    • What exercises can be used?
    • Is a feeling of tightness normal, and how can this be addressed?
    • Are stretches helpful?
    • When can deadlifts and Romanian deadlifts (RDL's) be used?
  • Patellar tendinopathy - how can you manage a runner that is not willing to decrease running volume even temporarily?
  • Peroneal tendinopathy
  • Running vs rest in female distance runners with chronic hamstring origin injuries
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)/Shin splints treatment
  • Working at marathons or running events - How can you help your runners with ITBS or PFP finish a race?
  • Can runners return to running following total hip replacement?
  • Is running harmful for patients with high body mass index (BMI) when they want to reduce weight?

To improve your skills and results with low back pain patients, CLICK HERE for your free access to 3 videos with Tom Goom on "How to assess low back pain in runners and athletes"

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What are the key components when assessing and treating runners? Should your treatment of running injuries focus on glutes? How can your runners schedule their training to improve recovery?

Physiotherapists Tom Goom and David Pope answer your questions on how to assess and treat patients with running-related injuries, including:

  • The key concepts when assessing and treating running injuries
  • Gait retraining programs
  • The best ways to change running technique
  • Does gait retraining cause fatigue?
  • Is gait retraining suitable in painfree runners?
  • What are the most important elements to prevent injury in runners?
  • Scheduling to improve recovery from injury. When should your runner run, and when should they rest?
  • Can we increase leg stiffness when running? Does increasing leg stiffness reduce injury risk?
  • Strengthening for runners
  • Do glutes become underactive or "not fire properly"?
  • Does improving glute strength improve running mechanics?
  • Calf tears - how can you treat these?
  • What tests can you perform for your runners calves?
  • Do runners have "stiff hips", and does it matter?
  • Can you help runners with meniscal tears?
  • How can you treat ITB syndrome?
  • Is barefoot running helpful or harmful?
  • Should we run in only 1 shoe if we want to win a race?

To improve your skills and results with low back pain patients, CLICK HERE for your free access to 3 videos with Tom Goom on "How to assess low back pain in runners and athletes"

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Achilles tendinopathy treatment - what is the latest research, and how can it help your treatment? What is the best way to treat Achilles tendinopathy (AT)?

Over the years our treatment of tendinopathy has evolved significantly. You may remember rubbing tendons with ultrasound or our thumbs in years gone past, and stretching the painful area or muscle-tendon complex. If you did, you may also remember the number of people that didn't really improve or develop the load tolerance to return to activity with this approach, supported by research demonstrating the lack of effectiveness of this approach.

We progressed to the golden era of loading, initially using eccentric training. Additional research emerged on the benefits of heavy slow resistance in tendinopathy treatment, closely followed by the importance of load management demonstrated in research on soft tissue injuries. In 2015 and 2016 Rio et al. released promising preliminary research utilising isometric holds in patellar tendinopathy patients, and we have extrapolated and used isometric holds with many different types of tendinopathy.

In Physio Edge podcast episode 82 with Dr Seth O'Neill, you will discover:

  • Are isometric holds effective with Achilles tendinopathy patients?
  • What is the most effective treatment for AT?
  • What does the latest research on the treatment of AT reveal?
  • Is relief of pain with isometric holds necessary to make a diagnosis of tendinopathy?
  • What assessment tests can you perform to diagnose AT?
  • How can you assess patient calf strength?
  • How can you differentially diagnose other conditions including Plantaris involvement, insertional AT, talocrural impingement or neural irritation?
  • How can you explain AT to your patients?
  • What exercises can you include in your treatment?
  • Exercise progressions you can use
  • When are eccentrics a useful addition to a treatment program?
  • When can patients start, continue or progress a walking or running program?
  • How can you incorporate the biopsychosocial model into your treatment?
  • Is dorsiflexion range of movement important?
  • Is stretching an effective treatment for tendinopathy?
  • Are ice, massage or ESWT useful?
  • When is imaging useful?
  • How can you treat insertional Achilles tendinopathy?

Download this podcast now to improve your results with Achilles tendinopathy

Dr Seth O'Neill completed a MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, followed by a PhD focused on Achilles tendon disorders. Seth is a lecturer in Physiotherapy at the Universities of Leicester and Coventry, and has a Physio private practice in Nottingham, UK.

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Click here to register for this FREE webinar "Anterior knee pain and the impact of load" with Lee Herrington

Click here to register for this FREE webinar "Accelerated conservative management of medial knee injuries" with Chris Morgan

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Ankle syndesmosis injuries following forced ankle dorsiflexion and lateral rotation of the foot require very specific management and rehabilitation to achieve great treatment outcomes. If you approach management of ankle syndesmosis injuries in the same manner as a lateral ankle ligament injury it will likely result in long term pain and dysfunction for your patients.

In the previous episode of the Physio Edge podcast - How to assess ankle syndesmosis injuriesChris Morgan and David Pope explored how to assess and diagnose ankle syndesmosis injuries (ASI).

In this new Physio Edge podcast - "How to treat ankle syndesmosis injuries with Chris Morgan (Arsenal 1st Team Physiotherapist in the English Premier League), you will discover how to manage different grades of ASI, including:

Grade 1 syndesmosis injury management

  • Initial injury management
  • How long should you immobilise a Grade 1 injury for?
  • What weight bearing should be allowed in the initial stages?
  • Taping techniques that can be utilised during return to running, training and play
    • Rehab - initial exercises and progressions
  • How much pain is acceptable during return to training?
  • Return to sport timeframes & how you and your athlete can decide when RTP is appropriate
  • When can contact be initiated?

Grade 2 syndesmosis injuries

  • Grade 2 injury management and immobilisation
  • Which players are likely to require arthroscopy to confirm instability, and subsequent stabilisation surgery?
  • Why rehabilitation of stable grade 2 injuries is different from grade 1 injuries
  • Which movements you need to restrict
  • How to maintain lower limb musculature and minimise muscle atrophy should be performed
  • Additional general conditioning your patient should perform during the early phase of rehab
  • How to incorporate an Alter G treadmill into rehab
  • Occlusion training for lower limb conditioning
  • How to modify rehab if you do not have access to an Alter G
  • Timeframes and criteria to assess when your patient can remove their immobilisation boot
  • Tests to perform at each stage of rehab
  • When and how should dorsiflexion range be improved?
  • Timeframes and criteria to meet prior to return to running
  • Exercise progressions and variations
  • Return to play markers and tests you can use
  • What to do when a player still reports a ‘nipping’ at the front of the ankle after 6 weeks and is having difficultly achieving full dorsiflexion

Unstable injuries - Grades 2b, 3 and 4

  • Management of unstable injuries
  • Post-surgical immobilisation and management
  • Common return to play timeframes

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To accurately grade your patients ASI and prescribe the most appropriate rehab I strongly recommend listening to Physio Edge podcast episode 80 – How to assess ankle syndesmosis injuries with Chris Morgan prior to this podcast

CLICK HERE to register for the free webinar - Medial knee injuries with Chris Morgan

Medial knee injuries often occur in snow sports, or other sports when landing or being tackled. Different areas of the medial knee can be injured, including the deep, superficial, proximal or distal fibres of the MCL and medial knee. Depending on the injured structures, patients will either cope with a more aggressive treatment approach and early return to sport, or require a more conservative approach. How can you know the rehab approach your individual patient requires?

In this free webinar with Chris Morgan (1st Team Physiotherapist with Arsenal FC), you will explore:

  • Applied anatomy of the medial knee
  • Mechanism of injury, presentation and diagnosis of medial knee injuries
  • How you can differentiate between deep, superficial, proximal, distal and Grade 1, 2 and 3 clinical injuries
  • How imaging findings correlate with your clinical findings
  • MRI grading (radiological versus clinical)
  • How you can perform an objective assessment
  • How function, pain and instability impact your treatment
  • Accelerated vs more conservative treatment - how can you choose the ideal approach for your patient?
  • Are PRP injections appropriate?
  • Rehabilitation principles you can use with your medial knee injury patients
  • Ligament loading
  • Which bracing and weight bearing regime should you utilise?
  • What should you do when your patient has joint laxity?
  • Is pain during rehab acceptable?
  • Should you overload OR "under load to overcome"?

You can CLICK HERE to access this free webinar

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Ankle syndesmosis injuries, also known as a high ankle sprain, commonly occur during high impact tackles or collisions that involve forced lateral rotation of the foot in ankle dorsiflexion. Syndesmosis injuries can be missed in the early stages as the degree of pain and swelling may not reflect the severity of the injury. Early diagnosis of syndesmosis injuries is key in preventing persistent pain, disability and limited ability to return to play or activity.

In Physio Edge podcast episode 80, English Premier League Physiotherapist Chris Morgan, and David Pope explore how to assess and diagnose ankle syndesmosis injuries (ASI), including:

  • Questions you need to ask when your patient has had an ankle injury
  • What is an ASI?
  • What symptoms will your patient report following ASI?
  • Ligaments and structures that are often involved in an ASI
  • What is a "peeling injury", and how does this influence the structures that are injured?
  • Common mechanism of injury
  • How to assess, diagnose, classify and grade ASI
  • How to differentiate between stable and unstable ASI
  • Which tests can you perform to accurately diagnose ASI?
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Which injuries are likely to require surgical intervention, and which injuries may be managed conservatively?
  • When imaging is useful
  • What type of imaging to perform
  • Identifying underlying chondral lesions
  • Early management strategies

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Upcoming podcast - How to treat ankle syndesmosis injuries with Chris Morgan

A subsequent podcast with Chris Morgan will discuss in detail how to treat ankle syndesmosis injuries . Download this podcast now to improve your assessment and diagnosis of ankle syndesmosis injuries.

Free webinar - Medial knee injuries with Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan's Physiotherapy roles in English Premier League with Liverpool and Crystal Palace have provided him with a lot of experience treating acute injuries, including the ankle and knee. To help you take advantage of this experience, Chris is presenting a Clinical Edge webinar on medial knee injuries. In his webinar Chris will discuss:

• Presentation of medial knee injuries
• How imaging findings correlate with clinical findings
• How to progress your rehabilitation and return players to performance
• Incorporating change of direction and trunk control into rehabilitation

You can CLICK HERE to access this free webinar

Articles associated with this episode:

Morgan et al. 2014. Conservative management of syndesmosis injuries in elite football

Sikka RS, Fetzer GB, Sugarman E, Wright RW, Fritts H, Boyd JL, Fischer DA. Correlating MRI findings with disability in syndesmotic sprains of NFL players. Foot & ankle international. 2012 May;33(5):371-8.

Sman AD, Hiller CE, Rae K, Linklater J, Black DA, Nicholson LL, Burns J, Refshauge KM. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for ankle syndesmosis injury. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Mar 1;49(5):323-9.

Other episodes of interest:

PE 017 - Injury reduction with Dr Peter Brukner

PE 027 - Sports injury management with Dr Nathan Gibbs


Following ACL injury, patients can have a smooth recovery with full return to sport and activity, or end up with ongoing knee symptoms and limited ability to perform the activities they love. How can you help your ACL injured patients have a great outcome?

In Physio Edge podcast episode 079, Dr Lee Herrington and David Pope explore how to make your ACL injury rehab successful, and provide you with a comprehensive guide to rehabilitate ACL injuries. You will understand how to take your patients from initial injury to return to sport, and develop the knowledge to help inform your patients decide with your patient whether surgical repair or conservative management is their best option.

You will discover:

  • Do ACL injuries require surgical management?
  • Which factors commonly affect whether people with ACL-deficient knees require surgery?
  • Common diagnostic errors in ACL injury patients
  • What are the key elements you need to include in your rehab of ACL injuries?
  • Conservative vs surgical management
  • Should your rehab focus on movement control, strength or skills?
  • How you should objectively assess your patients rehab progress?
  • What valid measurement tools can you use when assessing patient progress?
  • Are open-chain exercises safe, and should they be used in your rehab?
  • Most effective types of movement control and skill training
  • How to know when your patient should progress their exercises?
  • Which strength measures are important?
  • Which strength training exercises can you include?
  • When can running be commenced?
  • Running progressions you can use
  • What pain measures should you monitor throughout rehab?
  • Is pain during rehab ok?
  • How to return your patient to training and sport
  • What maintenance exercises should your patient continue after completing their rehab?

Related online courses

Advanced ACL rehab with Andrew Ryan

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How can you incorporate high performance elements into your sports injury rehab, to help your injured players and athletes become strong, fit, powerful and fast? How can you rehab a player to perform at a high level when they return to sport following injury?

In Physio Edge podcast episode 78, David Joyce shares how you can improve the performance aspects of your rehabilitation. You will discover some of the key elements when managing high performance athletes and sporting teams. If you work with injured athletes at an elite, recreational or junior level, or would like to work with a sports team, you will love this podcast.

In this podcast, David Joyce and David Pope discuss:

  • How to help athletes move from being a junior player to performing at an elite level
  • How to help players build tolerance and resilience to cope with high level sport
  • How to create "elite level people", not just "elite level players"
  • What makes a player likely to succeed?
  • Schedules and weekly programs you can use to prepare junior players
  • What load should a junior player perform during preseason relative to a senior player?
  • When players need to be exposed to higher loads
  • How to schedule training and running to prevent bony and soft tissue injuries
  • How many running sessions per week should players perform?
  • "Earning the right" to run at full speed
  • How to structure strength sessions do players perform
  • Incorporating plyometrics
  • What load measures are actually important
  • Important screening questions to ask your players
  • How to return injured players to high level sport
  • How many weeks of full training do ACL injured players require before return to play
  • Key tests to perform for your players
  • Tips when objectively testing athletes

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The long head of biceps tendon and superior labrum can get a hard time in throwing athletes and patients that fall on their arm or shoulder. This can result in long head of biceps tendon pathology or SLAP tears, and cause ongoing shoulder pain.

A lot of our shoulder tests are non-specific, and are unable to identify particular structures that are irritated or painful in the shoulder. In the case of the long head of biceps (LHB) tendon and slap tears, there are a few useful tests that in combination with a good history can help you identify when the structures are involved in your patient's shoulder pain.

In episode 77 of the Physio Edge podcast, Jo Gibson, Shoulder Specialist Physio and David Pope discuss anterior shoulder pain, LHB pathology and SLAP tears. You will discover:

  • Anatomy of the long head of biceps tendon and superior labrum
  • Why the anatomy is important, and may be different to what you learnt at university around the biceps tendon and bicipital groove
  • The clinical presentation and relevant history of patients with SLAP lesions and LHB tendon pathology
  • Which patients are more likely to get SLAP tears following trauma
  • Special tests that may help you identify LHB pathology and SLAP tears
  • What information imaging gives us
  • When to request imaging for your shoulder pain patients
  • Different groups of patients that develop LHB pathology
  • Rehabilitation of LHB tendon pathology and SLAP tears
  • When to specifically target the LHB tendon, and when to target the surrounding structures for best results
  • Other areas to consider in your rehab beyond the shoulder
  • How the kinetic chain can impact shoulder pain
  • How someone's hop distance can influence their shoulder pain
  • How to start treatment of someone with an irritable LHB tendon
  • Important education components to include in your treatment
  • Time frames - How long do these injuries take to recover?
  • Which patients are suitable for surgical management?
  • Different types of surgery for LHB tendon pathology
  • Which SLAP tear patients should have conservative treatment?
  • How suprascapular nerve involvement can present following traumatic shoulder injury, and how to identify patients with suprascapular nerve compression

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There are a lot of myths around footwear, and your patients with running injuries will often blame an "incorrect shoe" choice for their injury, or believe that getting the "right shoe" will help resolve an injury. Are running shoes the cause of, and solution to running injuries?

What advice should you give your patients when they ask that inevitable question "Do you think I need to get new shoes?", closely followed by "What shoe do you think I should run in?"

In Physio Edge podcast episode 76 with Tom Goom, you will also discover:

  • What footwear should your runners and injured runners wear?
  • Footwear questions you need to ask your running injury patients
  • Does footwear change gait patterns?
  • Can footwear contribute to injury?
  • What footwear may contribute to or help in your treatment of Achilles tendinopathy
  • What is heel-toe drop and how is this important?
  • Does footwear affect ground reaction forces, and how does this relate to bone stress injuries and plantar fasciopathy?
  • Is minimalist or barefoot running helpful or harmful?
  • Can runners safely transition to barefoot or minimalist running?
  • Is footwear the key to resolving running injuries?
  • Shoe prescription
  • Recommendations when buying new shoes
  • Footwear considerations for specific pathologies
  • When should runners change their shoes?

If you would love to get better results with running injuries, the podcast handout contains the key take-home messages for you. You can download it here.

To complement this podcast and improve your treatment of runners, Tom Goom and I have created three awesome free Achilles tendinopathy rehab videos. This is a series of three evidence-based videos to help you master Achilles treatment. CLICK HERE to get your free access to these videos

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Tendinopathy patients may present for treatment with an ultrasound or MRI report in hand, unsure how you can help them, or how they can possibly recover when they have so much tendon pathology. To add insult to injury, they may even have a partial tendon tear on their imaging report thrown into the mix. How do imaging results impact your treatment and your patient's recovery? Are the imaging findings relevant to their pain?

In this Physio Edge podcast with Dr Sean Docking (Physiotherapist, PhD), you will explore what information imaging actually provides in your tendinopathy patients, how to explain imaging to your patients, and whether partial tendon tears identified on imaging will effect your treatment. You will also discover:

  • Who develops tendon pathology
  • If patients have tendon pathology on imaging, is this responsible for their symptoms, or will it cause future tendon pain
  • Asymptomatic tendon pathology in sports people
  • How tendon pathology can actually be linked to better performance
  • Can we prevent tendon pathology
  • The advantages and disadvantages of different imaging types, including
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound tissue characterisation (UTC)
  • Why a thickened tendon may actually be helpful in recovery
  • How can we actually diagnose tendinopathy
  • When is imaging useful
  • Differential diagnosis of Achilles pain, including
    • Achilles tendinopathy
    • Paratenonitis
    • Plantaris associated tendinopathy
  • Partial tendon tears, the accuracy of identification, and how they impact your treatment

Sports injuries virtual conference

As mentioned in this episode Sean presented at the 2017 Sports Injuries virtual conference. His main conference presentation on tendinopathy and imaging discusses:

  • The research around the use for imaging
  • A framework for when and when not to use imaging
  • How to explain imaging findings to patients

You can get immediate access to his presentation, and presentations from 13 of the leaders in sports injuries by CLICKING HERE

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Articles associated with this episode:

Alfredson. 2011. Midportion achilles tendinosis and the plantaris tendon

Brown et al. 2011. The COL5A1 gene, ultra-marathon running performance and range of motion

Docking et al. 2016. Pathological tendons maintain sufficient aligned fibrillar structure on ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC).

Docking et al. 2015. Tendinopathy: Is imaging telling us the entire story?

Lieberthal et al. 2014. Asymptomatic achilles tendinopathy in male distance runners

McAuliffe et al. 2016. Can ultrasound imaging predict the development of Achilles and patellar tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Simpson et al. 2016. At What Age Do Children and Adolescents Develop Lower Limb Tendon Pathology or Tendinopathy? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Other episodes of interest:

PE 068 - Lower limb tendinopathy loading, running and rehab with Dr Pete Malliaris

PE 042 - Treatment of Plantaris and achilles tedninopathy with Seth O’Neil

PE041 - Plantaris involvement in achilles tendinopathy with Dr Christoph Spang

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Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) may contribute to hip and groin pain, buttock pain, pelvic or low back pain and referred pain into the thigh. Is conservative management effective in patients with FAI, or is surgery required? If we can treat FAI conservatively, what is the best treatment, and how can you tailor your treatment to your individual patients?

In episode 74 of the Physio Edge podcast with Dr Joanne Kemp you will discover:

  • What is FAI, and how can you identify it?
  • Common clinical presentations
  • Key subjective questions to ask
  • Types of FAI morphology and how they are identified
  • Is FAI just a normal finding?
  • How you can perform an objective assessment in patients with FAI
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Components you need to include in your conservative treatment for FAI
  • Which objective markers to use when treating FAI
  • How to address common impairments in your rehabilitation, including strength, functional tasks, cardiovascular training and range of movement
  • When to refer for a surgical opinion
  • Outcomes of surgical treatment
  • Future risk of developing OA in presence of FAI

Sports Injuries virtual conference presentation

As mentioned in this episode Joanne will be part of the Sports Injury virtual conference. Her pre conference presentation will discuss FAI and the diagnostic process in more detail. Her subsequent conference presentation will be available on 9-10 December 2017, with access for up to 12 months following the conference, and will discuss:

• Conservative management of FAI
• Specific exercise progressions you can use
• Return to sport for athletes

Enrol on the 2017 Sports Injuries virtual conference by CLICKING HERE

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Articles associated with this episode:

Griffin et al. 2016. The Warwick Agreement on femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI syndrome): an international consensus statement.

Articola et al. 2014. A Cam Deformity Is Gradually Acquired During Skeletal Maturation in Adolescent and Young Male Soccer Players. A Prospective Study With Minimum 2-Year Follow-up.

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Strengthening is not commonly used in neck pain treatment and rehabilitation, however athletes may place large demands on their neck during training and play that require a high level of strength or endurance.

When should you include strength training in your rehabilitation? What patients will benefit from strength training? How can you incorporate strengthening into your treatment?

In episode 73 of the Physio Edge podcast, we explore the role of neck strengthening with Kay Robinson, Physiotherapist working with Australian sailing, and previously with the British Olympic Skeleton team.

In the podcast you will discover:

  • Objective assessment of patients with neck pain
  • Range of movement and strength tests you can use with your neck pain patients
  • How to assess neck strength in your patients
  • Indications for strength training
  • Is strength training suitable in the early stages of neck pain rehabilitation?
  • Early-stage cervical spine rehabilitation exercises you can use
  • Exercise progressions to improve neck strength
  • Neck strengthening in concussion
  • Is neck strength training suitable for whiplash patients?
  • Aspects incorporated into a typical neck strengthening program

Kay Robinson will also be presenting at the 2017 Sports Injury virtual conference. Her conference presentation on neck strengthening will discuss:

  • How to incorporate neck training into rehabilitation post injury
  • Neck strengthening for injury prevention
  • How to make exercise patient or sport specific
  • Other consideration with neck training
  • Case studies

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Articles associated with this episode:

Durall. 2012. Therapeutic Exercise for Athletes With Nonspecific Neck Pain: A Current Concepts Review.

Falla et al. 2003. An electromyographic analysis of the deep cervical flexor muscles in performance of craniocervical flexion.

Falla et al. 2007. Recruitment of the deep cervical flexor muscles during a postural-correction exercise performed in sitting.

Jull et al. 2009. The effect of therapeutic exercise on activation of the deep cervical flexor muscles in people with chronic neck pain.

Other episodes of interest:

PE 013 - Cervical Spine Artery and VBI Testing with Roger Kerry

5 Minute Physio tip - Manual therapy for the cervical spine - Is there any evidence?

5 Minute Physio tip - Contraindications and red flags to cervical spine manual therapy.


Injured athletes like to recover and return to play as quickly as possible, and we need to balance return to play against impaired strength, performance and risk of reinjury. Initial injury rehabilitation often commences with isometric exercises, progressing into concentric/eccentric style exercises when isometric tests are pain-free. Finally high load eccentric exercises such as the Nordic hamstring are introduced for their positive effects of increased strength, fascicle length and reduced injury risk.

High level and eccentric exercises are often avoided in the early stages of rehab, for fear of aggravating the injury. What if we could commence higher-level and eccentric exercises safely at an earlier stage? Would this impair or accelerate your patients' recovery?

In this podcast with Jack Hickey, currently completing a PhD with the QUT/ACU hamstring injury research group, we explore an accelerated hamstring injury rehabilitation program, and how this can be implemented with your patients. You will discover:

  • The limitations of traditional rehabilitation
  • What is the evidence for only using isometric exercises in the early stages of rehab
  • Why eccentric exercises are commonly thought of as too high a load for initial rehab
  • More modern rehabilitation programs for hamstring strain injuries, including the Askling (2013), Aspetar (2017) and Mendiguchia (2017) programs
  • An accelerated rehab program, introducing higher-level and eccentric exercises at an early stage
  • How often high-level exercises need to be performed
  • Which exercises you can use with your hamstring injury patients
  • How to know when to progress your patient's exercises
  • When you can start your patient's rehabilitation
  • When your patients can return to running
  • How to progress your patience through a return to running program
  • When your patients are suitable for return to sport

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Hamstring injuries are the most common injury in football and AFL, and we can help our patients strengthen their hamstrings while significantly reducing their risk of injury with the right exercise program. What are the best exercises to use to strengthen and lengthen the hamstrings, and to prevent hamstring injury?

In this Physio Edge podcast with Dr David Opar, we discuss hamstring injury prevention, which athletes will benefit, which exercises to use, the most important aspects of each exercise and how to incorporate these with your athletes. You will discover:

  • What does the latest research around hamstring exercises and injury reveal?
  • Which players are most at risk of hamstring injury?
  • How can we prevent hamstring injuries?
  • How does hamstring muscle architecture adapt to training, and how does this relate to your exercise selection or prescription?
  • How can we increase hamstring muscle fascicle length?
  • How can we tailor our patients hamstring program based on whether they are preseason, in-season, uninjured or previously injured?
  • Which exercises are important in hamstring rehabilitation and prehabilitation?
  • How can you start and progress a hamstring injury prevention program?
  • How quickly do patients lose their hamstring gains, and how much maintenance do they need to perform?
  • What happens to hamstring muscle strength and flexibility following injury?
  • What neuromuscular inhibition happens following hamstring injuries, and how can we address this in our rehab?

There has been a lot of great research performed recently on hamstring injuries, and to share this and help you with your hamstring injury patients, we have invited Dr David Opar to present at the upcoming Sports Injuries virtual conference in December 2017. You can access six free preconference sports injury presentations by CLICKING HERE.

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Athletes with groin pain will commonly play with pain until the end of the season, and rest during the off-season in the hopes this will aid in their recovery. Unfortunately this offseason rest period rarely results in recovery, and athletes head into the preseason with long-standing groin pain and an extended recovery period.

In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast with Dr Adam Weir , you will discover how to treat adductor related groin pain (ARGP) and complex patient presentations with multiple areas of pathology or pain.

This podcast follows on from the Physio Edge podcast episode 69, where Dr Adam Weir and I discussed in detail how to assess and diagnose adductor related groin pain, identify or exclude differential diagnosis including stress fractures, hip joint involvement, inguinal related groin pain and nerve entrapment.

You will explore:

  • Treatment of acute adductor strains
  • Long term adductor related groin pain (ARGP)
  • Is rest during the off season helpful or harmful for groin pain
  • What pain level is ok during rehab exercises
  • How can you describe ARGP to decrease patient fear
  • Is ARGP a tendinopathy or different pathology?
  • How to answer your patients when they ask how long until they can return to training (RTT) or return to play (RTP)?
  • What is and how can you incorporate the Copenhagen Adductor exercise?
  • Is there a role for passive treatment?
  • Is hand held dynamometry useful during recovery?
  • Treatment for adductor related groin pain (ARGP)
  • Starting treatment
  • Exercise progressions
  • What criteria can you utilise for treatment progressions?
  • What criteria can you use prior to allowing your patients to return to running, change of direction and RTP
  • How to progress running and change of direction training
  • Adductor to abductor strength ratios your athletes can achieve prior to RTP

Complex presentations

  • How can you make a diagnosis and tailor your rehab when a patient has multiple areas of pain and positive tests eg ARGP plus Psoas related groin pain or Inguinal related groin pain?
  • How your treatment program may evolve as your patient progresses through their rehab

Dr Adam Weir will be presenting at the upcoming Sports Injuries virtual conference on the assessment and treatment of Inguinal related groin pain. You can access his free preconference presentation, along with other free sports injury assessment and treatment videos AT THIS LINK

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Physio Edge 069 Adductor related groin pain, stress fractures and nerve entrapment assessment & diagnosis with Dr Adam Weir

Adductor related groin pain is the most common diagnosis for athletes with groin pain. In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast you will discover how to assess and diagnose adductor related groin pain, identify or exclude differential diagnosis including stress fractures, hip joint involvement, inguinal related groin pain and nerve entrapment.

Dr Adam Weir is a Sports Physician with a PhD on groin pain, the lead author for the Doha agreement meeting on terminology and definitions in groin pain in athletes, who currently shares his time between the Aspetar sports groin pain centre and the Erasmus University Hospital Academic Centre for Groin Injuries in Holland. Adam will take you through exactly how to perform an assessment around the hip and groin, how to interpret your findings and how to explain your diagnosis to your patients. You will explore:

  • The common presentation and symptoms of someone with adductor related groin pain
  • Structures that are commonly involved
  • Aggravating and easing activities
  • Area of pain, and new research highlighting unexpected pain referral areas from the adductor tendons
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Bone stress injuries around the hip and pubic bone
  • Genitofemoral nerve entrapments - symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
  • Red flags
  • Acute versus chronic presentations
  • Adductor related versus pubic related groin pain
  • How to perform an assessment, including screening tests
  • Tests you need to incorporate into your assessment
  • Identifying and diagnosing all the structures contributing to a patient's symptoms
  • What is the value of imaging and when should it be performed?

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There are a range of tendinopathy presentations, from easily diagnosed with a local area of pain and clear pain response to tissue overload; through to patients with trickier presentations and multiple contributors to pain e.g. long term proximal hamstring or gluteal tendinopathy with a lumbar spine radiculopathy.

How can you diagnose and treat patients with complex tendinopathy presentations? How does the latest research around tendinopathy help us? I explore these issues and more with Dr Peter Malliaras in episode 68 of the Physio Edge podcast. We also explore:

  • Do tendinopathy patients always present with a small area of pain, or can they have pain in larger, more diffuse areas?
  • How will you identify tendinopathy or other structures that may be contributing to your patients symptoms?
  • Clues in your patients' history to help you identify and differentiate tendinopathies, lumbar and SIJ referral
  • Symptoms and how your treatment will differ in patients with paratenon and fat pad involvement
  • How can you measure your patients load tolerance?
  • What categories of tendinopathy patients can you use to help differentiate your treatment?
  • How can you rehabilitate patients with tendinopathy?
  • What role does biomechanics have?
  • What advice can you provide to your patients about load management, symptoms and flareups?
  • When is it ok for your patients to continue or return to running?
  • What strength tests should your patients be able to complete before returning to running?
  • If your patients are not tolerating running, which aspects should you modify first - frequency, intensity, type or duration?
  • When are isometrics useful in your treatment?
  • When can you start isotonic and plyometric exercises?
  • How can you incorporate tendon neuroplastic training (TNT)?

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Shoulder pain can involve the rotator cuff, scapula, cervical spine, thorax, and other structures in this area. Recent research has also explored the role of patient beliefs and expectations on the outcomes of Physiotherapy for shoulder pain. Which factors are important in your shoulder pain patients? Can we identify the contributing factors to your patients shoulder pain? What information will you get from orthopaedic special tests during a shoulder examination? How can you improve your treatment results with your patient education?

In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast, Dr Chris Littlewood and David Pope discuss shoulder pain, including:

  • Classification of shoulder pathology
  • How to identify painful vs stiff vs unstable shoulder pain vs cervical spine referred pain
  • Questions to ask in your subjective assessment
  • Does subacromial impingement exist, and how does a diagnosis of subacromial impingement effect outcomes
  • Patient expectations of treatment outcomes
  • How to perform an objective assessment
  • What information special tests provide
  • Is scapular dyskinesis pathological or normal movement variation
  • Are painful or non-painful exercises most helipful in chronic shoulder pain
  • What role does imaging have in shoulder pain

This podcast adds to Physio Edge podcast 47 - Rotator cuff tendinopathy with Dr Chris Littlewood .

Webinar - "Exercise for rotator cuff tendinopathy: Does it work as we think it should, and can we do better? with Dr Chris Littlewood

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Cervical spine assessment & treatment online course

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Dr Chris Littlewood at Keele University

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Dr Chris Littlewood on ResearchGate


Experiencing increasing calf pain with running can be an incredibly frustrating experience for your running patients, especially when it is severely limiting or stopping them from being able to run. You can have a lot of success in helping your runners overcome running related calf pain, and in episode 66 of the Physio Edge podcast, we give you practical strategies and exercises you can use in your treatment.

Tom Goom and David Pope helped you explain the causes of calf pain to your running patients, differential diagnosis and red flags, and what you need to assess in episode 64 and episode 65, and in Episode 66 you will explore:

  • How to strengthen the calf complex
  • Strengthening for local ankle and foot muscles
  • Benefits and how to incorporate strengthening for the kinetic chain
  • Incorporating neural mobility into your treatment
  • Adjusting and progressing training loads
  • The role of gait retraining in the treatment of calf pain

If you would love to get better results with calf pain in runners, the podcast handout contains the key takehome messages for you. You can download it here.

To complement this podcast and improve your treatment of runners, Tom Goom and I have created three awesome free Achilles tendinopathy rehab videos. This is a series of three evidence-based videos to help you master Achilles treatment. CLICK HERE to get your free access to these videos

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Direct download: Physio_Edge_066_How_to_treat_calf_pain_in_runners_with_Tom_Goom.mp3
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When your patients present with calf pain, do you have a clear understanding of the likely causes and potential differential diagnosis? Do they have any red flags that require urgent medical attention? What other issues besides a calf tear could be causing their calf pain?

It's time to brush off those diagnostic skills, to understand the types of calf pain you can treat, and which patients you need to refer on immediately.

In this podcast with Tom Goom and David Pope, we are going to break it down for you, so you are confident in assessing and diagnosing the different types of calf pain. You will understand:

  • How to identify calf muscle pathology or tears
  • When symptoms are due to neural irritation or pathology
  • Different types of vascular pathology, including popliteal artery entrapment
  • Red flags such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • What information imaging can provide

You can download a free handout containing a summary of the podcast info on differential diagnosis, which you can download here.

Tom Goom and I are really excited to share three free evidence-based Achilles tendinopathy rehabilitation videos - to help you master the treatment of achilles tendinopathy. These will be out soon, so join us for these free masterclasses

 

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One of the most popular blogposts of all time on Tom Goom's website running-physio.com is on how to manage calf tears in runners. Is this because it is a really common problem, or because Tom wrote such a great blogpost? It's a bit hard to tell, and most likely it's a bit of both, but it begs the question "Why is calf pain one of the issues so many runners face? "

In episode 64 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope and Tom Goom discuss the latest research around calf pain in runners and what is actually going on. We want to give you all the tools you need to assess runners that present with calf pain, so we have included this in the episode as well.

We also created a free handout with the info and assessment tests from this podcast, which you can download here.

If you would like to up your game on calf pain, here are some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • What is responsible for calf pain in runners?
  • What are the common symptoms?
  • What will imaging show (or not show)?
  • What happened to chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS)? Does it still exist?
  • What is biomechanical overload syndrome, and how is it different to CECS?
  • Who are the most likely culprits to experience calf pain?
  • How can you assess runners with calf pain?
  • What tests should you perform?
  • How can you perform a calf capacity test?

Tom Goom and I are releasing free Achilles running rehab videos - a series of three evidence-based videos to get you great results with achilles tendinopathy. These will be out soon, so join us to master Achilles treatment

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Posterior hip pain can have a number of causes, with referral from the lumbar spine, SIJ and hip, along with local structures such as the hip joint, gluteals, glute tendons, proximal hamstring tendons. How can you identify the structures involved in your patient's posterior hip pain? What tests can you perform in your objective assessment to assist your treatment? What is the best way to treat the glutes if they are the involved in your patient's pain?

In episode 63 of the Physio Edge podcast, Benoy Mathew and David Pope explore how you can improve your diagnosis and results with posterior hip pain.

You will discover:

  • What are some of the common causes of posterior hip pain?

  • Gluteal tendinopathy (GT)

    • What area of symptoms will patients with GT report?
    • What are the pattern of symptoms for GT?
    • What tests can we perform to make GT more or less likely
    • How can we treat GT?
  • Deep gluteal syndrome (DGS)

    • What is deep gluteal syndrome?
    • What muscles can be involved in DGS?
    • How can we differentiate it from Gluteal tendinopathy?
    • What tests can you perform to confirm or exclude DGS?
    • How does the treatment for DGS differ to GT?

Benoy is presenting a free webinar with Clinical Edge on "How to assess & diagnose posterior hip and gluteal pain, that complements this podcast, and takes you through the common sources of hip pain, how to identify hip and lumbar spine red flags, and demonstrates exactly how you can perform an assessment to test and differentially diagnose the structures involved in your patients pain.

CLICK HERE to enrol on this free webinar with Benoy Mathew

Ben also presented a webinar with Clinical Edge on how to rehabilitate adductor and psoas related groin pain. The webinar helps you discover:

  • Rehabilitation of adductor and psoas related groin pain
  • Practical tips
  • Common presentations
  • Osteitis pubis, sports hernia, hip impingement
  • Rehabilitation from initial stages to plyometrics

CLICK HERE to watch the webinar "Rehab of adductor and iliopsoas related groin pain" with Benoy Mathew with a free trial Clinical Edge membership

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Articles related to this episode:

  1. Franklyn-Miller et al (2009)- The Gluteal Triangle: a clinical patho-anatomical approach to the diagnosis of gluteal pain in athletes , BJSM. Open Access Link
  2. Grimaldi & Fearon (2015)- Gluteal Tendinopathy: Integrating Pathomechanics and Clinical Features in Management, JOSPT. Open Access Link
  3. Hernando et al (2016)- Evaluation and management of ischio-femoral impingement: a pathophysiologc, radiolgic and therapeutic approach to a complex diagnosis, Skeletal Radiol
  4. Martin et al (2016)- Deep Gluteal Syndrome, JHPS, Open Access Link
  5. Martin et al (2016)- Ishiofemoral Impingement and Hamstrings Syndrome, Distal Causes of Deep Gluteal Syndrome. Where do we go next? Clin Sports Med. Open Access Link
  6. Michel et al (2013)- Piriformis muscle syndrome: Diagnostic criteria and treatment of a mono centricseries of 250 patients, Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  7. The Copenhagen Hip and Groin Outcome Score (HAGOS): development and validation according to the COSMIN checklist
  8. Physical Examination of the Hip by Dr. Hal D. Martin

How can you treat plantar fasciopathy? How can you return your plantar fasciopathy patients to activity and running? When can they run without aggravating their pain?

In episode 62 of the Physio Edge podcast, Tom Goom and David Pope help you discover exactly how you can get great treatment outcomes with plantar fasciopathy.

You will discover:

  • How can you treat plantar fasciopathy (PF)?
  • How can you help reduce plantar fascia pain during the "pain-dominant" phase?
  • How can you improve load capacity during the "load-dominant" phase?
  • When do your patients need relative rest?
  • What cross training options are suitable for runners with PF?
  • When and how can you incorporate strengthening into your treatment?
  • What other impairments should you address in your treatment?
  • How do you adapt strengthening if your patients pain is irritable vs non-irritable
  • Is stretching helpful?
  • Should you include other treatment, eg taping, orthotics, gel heel cup
  • When can your patients return to running?
  • How long is the average recovery from PF?
  • A PF case study with exercise progressions and return to running.

Download Physio Edge podcast episode 62 now to find out all of this and more

This podcast follows on from Physio Edge 060 Plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom and Physio Edge 061 How to assess & diagnose plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

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Rathleff et al. 2014. High-load strength training improves outcome in patients with plantar fasciitis: A randomized controlled trial with 12-month follow-up.


Assessment and diagnosis is vital in planning your plantar fasciopathy treatment program, and successfully returning your patients to activity and running. Structures in the vicinity of the plantar fascia insertion may contribute to plantar heel pain, but require a very different treatment approach. How can you identify other structures that are involved? What questions do you need to ask in the history? How can you perform an examination, and what tests should you perform on patients with plantar fasciopathy?

In episode 61 of the Physio Edge podcast, Tom Goom and David Pope help you discover exactly how you can assess and differentially diagnose plantar fasciopathy.

You will discover:

  • Plantar fasciopathy clinical presentation
  • How to identify fat pad irritation
  • Patterns of calcaneal and navicular bony stress injuries
  • How you can identify nerve entrapment and radiculopathy
  • Red flags such as spondyloarthropathy
  • Questions to ask in your subjective that will guide your diagnosis and treatment
  • How to perform an objective assessment
  • Tests you need to perform
  • Identifying impairments to address during rehabilitation
  • When you should perform a running assessment

Download Physio Edge podcast episode 61 now to find out all of this and more

This podcast follows on from Physio Edge 060 Plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

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Plantar fasciopathy is one of the most common causes of foot pain in runners and non-athletes alike. Our understanding of plantar fasciopathy (PF) pathology and treatment has progressed significantly over recent years. In episode 60 of the Physio Edge podcast, Tom Goom and David Pope explore PF, what we know about it, and how you can explain the condition, treatment and recovery process to your patients.

You will discover:

  • What we know about plantar fasciopathy
  • What pathology is present
  • What information imaging provides
  • Which forms of imaging are the most useful
  • What are the risk factors for developing PF
  • Which aspects of running may be related or contribute to developing PF?
  • How can you explain PF the condition, treatment and recovery process to your patients

Download this podcast now to find out all of this and more

Links of Interest

 

Enrol on the free webinar “How to perform a running assessment” with Dr Rich Willy

 

Research associated with this episode

Direct download: Physio_Edge_060_Plantar_fasciopathy_in_runners_with_Tom_Goom.mp3
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How can you identify the most important factors involved in your patients running injuries? During your rehabilitation of runners, which is most important to address - load, gait pattern, strength, foot strike, pelvic position, footwear, range of movement or other factors?

I wanted to discuss and debate these issues with a number of Physiotherapists that treat and research running injuries, so I have a very different format for you on this episode of the Physio Edge podcast - a group podcast.

On this podcast, we have Tom Goom, Greg Lehman and Dr Christian Barton all in one virtual room discussing and debating the merits of the various approaches to running injuries.

In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast David Pope and the group discuss:

  • When is it ok for your runners to continue running, and when do they need to stop
  • Common myths around running retraining
  • When is it important to change your patients foot strike?
  • Which patient presentations and pathologies will be assisted with running retraining?
  • How can you identify a suitable running load during rehab
  • How can you incorporate running retraining into your rehab
  • Which areas are important to running assessment
  • How can you manage training load strength and conditioning
  • When are plyometrics appropriate during rehabilitation
  • Other factors that impact injury prognosis and duration
  • What advice can you give new runners
  • Which footwear should runners wear?

Download this podcast now to find out all of this and more

Links of Interest

 

Tom Goom - Running Physio website - Tom on Twitter - Tom Goom's website & courses - Tom on Facebook Live

Greg Lehman - Greg Lehman's website - Twitter - Facebook

Dr Christian Barton - Twitter - LaTrobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Blog

 

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Papers mentioned in this episode

Is there an economical running technique? A review of modifiable biomechanical factors affecting running economy

Influence of step length and landing pattern on patellofemoral joint kinetics during running

The training-injury prevention paradox: should athletes be training smarter and harder?

Optimizing strength training for running and cycling endurance performance: A review

A negative life event impairs psychosocial stress, recovery and running economy of runner

Running shoes and running injuries: mythbusting and a proposal for two new paradigms: preferred movement path and comfort filter

The effectiveness of exercise interventions to prevent sports injuries: a syatematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Chronic psychological stress impairs recovery of muscular function and somatic sensations over a 96-hour period

Frontal plane kinematics of the hip during running: Are they related to hip anatomy and strength?

High eccentric hip abduction strength reduces the risk of developing patellofemoral pain among novice runners initiating a self structured running program: a 1 year observational study

Direct download: Physio_Edge_059_Running_injuries_what_are_the_most_important_factors.mp3
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Your athletes workload consists of the amount of running, training and matches performed. Their current workload can be compared to previous workload to identify periods where they may be at risk of injury or setting back their rehabilitation (Gabbett 2016). Balancing your athletes workload during rehabilitation and afterwards is vital to allow recovery from injury, improved performance while avoiding further injury.

What do you need to monitor, and how can you monitor workload in an easy and efficient manner? Find out in this episode of the Physio Edge podcast with Tom Goom and David Pope.

You will also discover:

  • What is athlete monitoring?
  • What is the aim?
  • What do we want to monitor?
  • What are external training loads?
  • What are internal training loads?
  • How might we monitor athletes?
  • What do we do with the data we get?

Download this podcast now to find out all of this and more

Links of Interest

Enrol on the free webinar “How to perform a running assessment” with Dr Rich Willy

Reference: Gabbett, TJ. The training—injury prevention paradox: should athletes be training smarter and harder? Br J Sports Med 2016;50:273-280

Direct download: Physio_Edge_058_How_to_monitor_your_athletes_workload_with_Tom_Goom.mp3
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Helping our running patients recover and return to running following injury is our primary rehab priority, however we may also have the opportunity to help improve their running performance. Runners are often motivated by improving their speed, performance and times, and incorporating these goals into their rehab can increase motivation and exercise compliance. How then can we help our patients to improve their performance when returning from an injury? Find out in this episode of the Physio Edge podcast with Tom Goom.

You will also discover:

  • Why consider performance?
  • How might we assess performance in a more scientific way?
  • What are the benefits of performance tests?
  • How can we link it to other aspects e.g. gait analysis?
  • How does performance influence training structure and progression?
  • How do we optimise performance in injured athletes?

Links of Interest

Enrol on the free webinar “How to perform a running assessment” with Dr Rich Willy


Identifying how much running each of your patients can perform (their load capacity) during their rehabilitation is a skill. This podcast will help you develop your load management skills, and know how much running your individual patients should perform at each stage of their rehabilitation.

In this podcast with Tom Goom, you will discover:

  • What is load capacity?
  • How do we identify your patient’s running capacity?
  • How are your patient’s progressing in their rehabilitation, relative to where they want to be?
  • How can you identify what your patients goals are, so that you can help tie this into a rehab program?
  • What questions can you ask your patients to assess load capacity and identify the right amount of load?
  • What objective tests can you use to help identify your patient’s load capacity?
  • How should you adapt your testing with different pathology?
  • What tests can you perform to identify your patient’s load capacity if your patient has an Achilles Tendinopathy?
  • What measures can we use to identify your patient’s running performance?

This podcast is the first in a series of podcasts over the next few months with Tom Goom, where we will help to develop your assessment and treatment skills, while improving your results with runners.

 

Links of Interest

Enrol on the free webinar “How to perform a running assessment” with Dr Rich Willy

 

Related articles

Cook J, Docking S. “Rehabilitation will increase the ‘capacity’ of your …insert musculoskeletal tissue here….” Defining ‘tissue capacity’: a core concept for clinicians. BJSM 2015


Physio Edge 055 Patellofemoral pain in runners with Brad Neal

Runners regularly present for treatment of anterior knee pain. Accurate diagnosis is vital in guiding your treatment, and helping your patients return to painfree running.

In episode 53 of the Physio Edge podcast Brad Neal and David Pope discuss the different patient presentations with anterior knee pain, along with the subjective clues and objective tests that will help guide successful treatment.

We also explore:
• Sources of anterior knee pain
- Patellofemoral pain
- Acute synovitis
- Fat pad irritation
- Osteochondral defects
• The role of imaging
• How to perform an objective assessment in patients with anterior knee pain, including key special tests
• Red flags
• Saphenous nerve involvement
• How to assess if the patient will benefit from an orthotic intervention
• Treatment of patellofemoral pain, synovitis, and fat pad irritation
• Taping techniques

Links of Interest

Enrol on the free webinar “How to perform a running assessment” with Dr Rich Willy

Articles related to this episode:

Related resources

Infographic - Running retraining with Dr Rich Willy

Direct download: Physio_Edge_055_Patellofemoral_pain_in_runners_with_Brad_Neal.mp3
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Hip and groin pain part 1 - diagnosis, pathology and red flags with Benoy Mathew

In this second podcast on hip and groin pain with Physiotherapist and Extended Scope Practitioner Benoy Mathew, we explore:

  • How you can assess the hip and groin
  • How to assess the lumbar spine, SIJ and the lower limb for factors contributing to your patient’s groin pain
  • Tests you can perform to identify the source of your patient’s hip and groin pain
  • Identifying hip joint involvement
  • How to start your patient’s hip and groin exercises
  • When to incorporate exercises for local hip stabilising muscles
  • When you need to utilise and progress hip strengthening exercises
  • Exercise progressions you can use
  • How to strengthen while you lengthen the hip flexors
  • When and which plyometric exercises your patients can perform
  • When speed and agility work can be incorporated

In the first podcast with Ben Mathew “Hip and groin pain part 1 - diagnosis, pathology and red flags” with Benoy Mathew", we explored pathology around the hip and groin and when pathology relates to symptoms, knowledge of potential red flags, along with patterns and symptoms associated with each diagnosis is vital in guiding your treatment of hip and groin pain.

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As mentioned in this episode Benoy presented a webinar with Clinical Edge. The webinar helps you discover:
• Rehabilitation of adductor and iliopsoas related groin pain
• Practical tips
• Common presentations
• Osteitis pubis, sports hernia, hip impingement
• Rehabilitation from initial stages to plyometrics

CLICK HERE to watch the webinar “Rehab of adductor and iliopsoas related groin pain” with Benoy Mathew with a free trial Clinical Edge membership

Links of Interest

Articles related to this episode: 

Direct download: Physio_Edge_054_Hip_and_groin_assessment_and_treatment_with_Benoy_Mathew.mp3
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Hip and groin pain part 1 - diagnosis, pathology and red flags with Benoy Mathew

Acute and chronic groin pain is common in sports, however diagnosis can be challenging. A thorough understanding of pathology around the hip and groin and when pathology relates to symptoms, knowledge of potential red flags, along with patterns and symptoms associated with each diagnosis is vital in guiding your treatment of hip and groin pain.

In the first of two podcasts on hip and groin pain with Physiotherapist and Extended Scope Practitioner Benoy Mathew, we explore:

  • How you can use the patient history to help your diagnosis and treatment
  • Important questions you NEED to ask all of your hip and groin pain patients
  • Sources of hip and groin pain - intra and extra-articular
  • How you can identify referred pain from the lumbar spine and SIJ
  • How you can identify important red flags around the hip and groin
  • When you should refer your patients for further investigations, medical assessment and surgical opinion
  • How you can identify osteoarthritis in younger patients
  • Differentiating hip impingement, labral pathology and hip dysplasia
  • When to request X-ray or MRI
  • Identifying and understanding iliopsoas pain and pathology

This is a vital podcast for anyone that treats hip and groin pain, and is highly recommended listening before Hip & groin pain part 2 - Assessment & Treatment with Benoy Mathew coming soon.

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As mentioned in this episode Benoy is presenting a webinar with Clinical Edge. The webinar will discuss:
• Rehabilitation of adductor and iliopsoas related groin pain
• Practical tips
• Common presentations
• Osteitis pubis, sports hernia, hip impingement
• Rehabilitation from initial stages to plyometrics

CLICK HERE to enrol on the free webinar “Rehab of adductor and iliopsoas related groin pain” with Benoy Mathew

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ACL injuries commonly occur during pivoting and change of direction sports. What is the best way to manage these injuries? Are your patients suitable for conservative managment or will they require surgery?

In Physio Edge podcast 052, David Pope and Enda King discuss acute management of ACL injuries, and how you can help your patient decide whether to have conservative or surgical management.

We also explore:

  • What is the latest research around ACL injury
  • What leads to an ACL injury, and how is this important in your rehab?
  • What are the outcomes following ACL injury
  • How can you make clear decisions on when your patient is ready for return to training and return to sport
  • What biomechanics lead to ACL injury
  • What role does trunk control have in ACL injury
  • A patient example with an ACL injury
  • Conservative vs surgical management
  • Post injury management
  • Timeframe for surgery
  • Who is suitable for conservative management
  • How to prepare your patient for the extended rehab process following ACL injury
  • Strength and power training in ACL rehab
  • Youth and adolescent ACL injury management
  • How to manage concomitant chondral and meniscal injury
  • When can your patient return to running

You can download the free podcast handout that will take you through lateral knee and LCL injury assessment and rehabilitation by clicking here.

Get your free access to videos on sports injury assessment and treatment, including accelerated rehabilitation of LCL injuries with Matt Konopinski.

Enda King will also be presenting at the Sports Injury Virtual Conference hosted by Clinical Edge along with the world leaders in sports injury management.

How can you manage ACL injuries conservatively? What are the important components of ACL rehab to help your players return to sport? Enda’s presentation will take you through ACL rehab to address common strength and biomechanical issues found in athletes with ACL injuries. Discover exactly how to progress your conservative management of ACL injuries, and when your players can return to running and sport.

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Links mentioned in this episode

Enda King

Free sports injury assessment and treatment videos

Sports Injuries virtual conference

Free podcast handout on ACL and lateral knee injuries

Enda King on Twitter @enda_king

Sports Surgery Clinic Dublin

Free trial of clinical edge membership

David Pope on Twitter


Lateral knee injuries are common in football with landing from a jump or header, or during tackles when the tibia is forced into external rotation. This mechanism of injury often affects the Lateral/Fibular collateral ligament (LCL), however LCL injury is not always obvious from the patient’s history, and can be misdiagnosed.

In this podcast with Liverpool FC Physiotherapist Matt Konopinski, we discuss LCL and lateral knee injuries, and how you can identify and treat these. LCL injuries can often respond extremely well to an accelerated rehabilitation approach, and in this podcast you will discover:

Sources of lateral knee pain
- Lateral meniscus
- Osteochondral defects
- Lateral/Fibular collateral ligament
- ACL
- Postero lateral corner
Mechanism of injury
What your patients will report with LCL injury
Questions you need to ask your patients with lateral knee pain
Red flags
Objective assessment
Assessment tests you can use with lateral knee pain
When imaging is useful and when it should be avoided
Risk factors for injury
Management of LCL injury
When to commence strengthening
How to maintain strength and cardiovascular fitness during rehabilitation
How to explain the injury and rehabilitation to your patients

You can download the free podcast handout that will take you through lateral knee and LCL injury assessment and rehabilitation by clicking here.

Get your free access to videos on sports injury assessment and treatment, including accelerated rehabilitation of LCL injuries with Matt Konopinski.

 

Links mentioned in this episode

Matt Konopinski

Free sports injury assessment and treatment videos

Free podcast handout on LCL and lateral knee injuries

Matt Konopinski on Twitter @Matt_Kono

LFC Liverpool football club

Article Impact of exercise selection on hamstring muscle activation

Free trial of clinical edge membership

David Pope on Twitter

Direct download: Physio_Edge_051_Lateral_knee_and_LCL_injuries_with_Matt_Konopinski.mp3
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Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction can significantly impact your patients life, limiting their ability to enjoy eating and talking. Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) has a lot of musculoskeletal contributors that physiotherapists are perfectly positioned to treat and help improve patient’s lives.

In episode 50 of the Physio Edge podcast, Dr Stephen Shaffer and

 

David Pope discuss TMD, structures that can be affected, and how you can assess and get great results treating TMD patients. We also explore:

  • Structures involved in TMD
  • Involvement of the cervical spine
  • Common presentations of TMD
  • Questions to ask in your subjective assessment
  • Red flags
  • How to perform an objective assessment
  • Normal TMJ movement
  • How you can treat TMD
  • Manual therapy
  • Education
  • Exercise therapy
  • Are the Rocabado 6x6 the best exercises to provide your patients

Dr Stephen Shaffer is presenting a webinar on TMD, hosted by Clinical Edge, and you can enrol free on this webinar by CLICKING HERE

Links mentioned in this episode

Enrol free on the TMD webinar with Dr Stephen Shaffer by CLICKING HERE

Download your podcast handout here

Dr Stephen Shaffer on ResearchGate

Cervical spine assessment and treatment online course with David Pope

Free trial of Clinical Edge membership

David Pope on Twitter

Direct download: Physio_Edge_050_Treating_the_TMJ_and_jaw_pain_with_Dr_Stephen_Shaffer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm AEDT

Physio Edge 049 Running from injury part 2 with Dr Rich Willy

In Running from Injury Part 2, Dr Rich Willy will help you perform a running assessment and tie this into running retraining for patients with achilles tendinopathy, patellofemoral joint pain, ITB Syndrome and stress fractures. We explore the latest evidence and how it will help you address your running patients pain and injuries.

You will discover:

  • Treadmill or overground running assessments?
  • Gait retraining for particular musculoskeletal conditions
  • How to provide your patients with the individual running cue they need
  • What cadence should we be aiming at for runners (hint: it may not be what you expect!)
  • Is heel strike important to assess
  • Running assessment from the side
  • Important factors when treating runners with PFJP
  • Running assessment & retraining for achilles tendinopathy
  • Factors involved in ITB Syndrom
  • When are orthotics useful

You can download the handout to go along with this podcast to help you perform a running assessment, retrain runners and address achilles tendinopathy, knee pain and tibial stress injuries.

Download your free handout by clicking here

Links mentioned in this episode

Physio Edge podcast 048 Running from injury part 2 with Dr Rich Willy

Dr Rich Willy on Twitter

Dr Rich Willy on ResearchGate

RunCadence app for iOS and Android

Bone stress injuries in runners webinar with Tom Goom

Achilles tendinopathy in runners online course

Free trial of Clinical Edge membership

David Pope on Twitter

Other Physio Edge podcasts related to running injuries

Physio Edge podcast 048 Running from injury part 2 with Dr Rich Willy

Physio Edge 046 Proximal hamstring tendinopathy with Tom Goom

Physio Edge 042 Treatment of Plantaris & Achilles Tendinopathy with Seth O’Neill

Physio Edge 039 Patellofemoral pain in adolescents with Dr Michael Rathleff

Physio Edge 038 Plantar fasciopathy loading programs with Michael Rathleff

Physio Edge 023 Lower limb tendinopathies with Dr Peter Malliaras

Physio Edge 012 Plantar fascia, achilles tendinopathy & nerve entrapments with Russell Wright

Physio Edge 010 Biomechanics Of Running With Blaise Dubois

Physio Edge 005 Tendons And Tendinopathy with Dr Jill Cook

Direct download: Physio_Edge_049_Running_from_injury_2_with_Dr_Rich_Willy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25pm AEDT

Are you looking to improve your assessment & treatment of runners? Would you like to know exactly what to look for in a running assessment? What are the most important factors to treat when your running patients have achilles tendinopathy? How is that different when they have patellofemoral joint pain (PFJP)? The research around running is evolving quickly, and with Dr Rich Willy we explore the latest evidence and how it will help you address the most important factors with different musculoskeletal issues.

You will also discover:

  • How to perform a running gait analysis
  • Key communication points with runners
  • How to explain your gait analysis & running injuries to your patients
  • Important questions to ask runners
  • Intensity runners should train at to avoid illness and injury
  • Technology you can incorporate in your running assessment and retraining
  • Important factors when treating runners with PFJP and achilles tendinopathy
  • Does pronation & foot mechanics matter?

I have an awesome freebie for you with this podcast!

You can download free the podcast handout that will take you through the 8 essential areas to analyse when performing a running assessment, communication tips, advice to give your running patients during their recovery and much more.

Links mentioned in this episode

Dr Rich Willy on Twitter

Dr Rich Willy at East Carolina University

Dr Rich Willy on ResearchGate

Some papers of interest:

i. Patellofemoral Joint and Achilles Tendon Loads During Overground and Treadmill Running

ii. In-field gait retraining and mobile monitoring to address running biomechanics associated with tibial stress fracture: In-field gait retraining and monitoring

iii. Mirror gait retraining for the treatment of patellofemoral pain

University of Delaware

Irene Davis - Harvard

Garmin 620

RunCadence app for iOS and Android

Run Scribe

Purchase a RunScribe

Article on polarised training approach

Bone stress injuries in runners webinar with Tom Goom

Achilles tendinopathy in runners online course

Free trial of Clinical Edge membership

David Pope on Twitter

Other Physio Edge podcasts related to running injuries

Physio Edge 046 Proximal hamstring tendinopathy with Tom Goom

Physio Edge 042 Treatment of Plantaris & Achilles Tendinopathy with Seth O’Neill

Physio Edge 039 Patellofemoral pain in adolescents with Dr Michael Rathleff

Physio Edge 038 Plantar fasciopathy loading programs with Michael Rathleff

Physio Edge 023 Lower limb tendinopathies with Dr Peter Malliaras

Physio Edge 012 Plantar fascia, achilles tendinopathy & nerve entrapments with Russell Wright

Physio Edge 010 Biomechanics Of Running With Blaise Dubois

Physio Edge 005 Tendons And Tendinopathy with Dr Jill Cook

Direct download: Physio_Edge_048_Running_from_injury_part_1_with_Rich_Willy.mp3
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The rotator cuff and rotator cuff tendons are often involved in shoulder pain, and targeted with our treatment. Dr Chris Littlewood is a Physio and senior research fellow at the University of Sheffield, and spends a large portion of his time studying and treating shoulder pain, including rotator cuff tendinopathy. In this episode, Chris and I discuss how to identify rotator cuff tendinopathy and other types of shoulder pain, and how you can direct your treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy. We also explore:

  • Other sources of shoulder pain
  • Clues that the cervical spine could be referring pain to the shoulder
  • Unstable shoulder
  • Red flags
  • When to image the shoulder
  • When bursal thickness or effusion is or isn’t a problem
  • Shoulder assessment
  • Stiff painful shoulders
  • Treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Improving exercise adherence
  • When to perform special orthopaedic tests
  • Injections
  • Surgery
  • Is there really a rotator cuff exercise, compared to a scapular muscle exercise?
  • Do exercises isolate the rotator cuff?

Download your free handout “Rotator cuff tendinopathy”

 

Links of interest

Webinar with Dr Chris Littlewood

Download the handout from this podcast

Webinar with Tom Goom on Bone stress injuries

Cervical spine assessment & treatment online course

Clinical Edge

Clinical Edge free trial

David Pope on Twitter

David on Facebook Live video

Direct download: Physio_Edge_047_Rotator_cuff_tendinopathy_with_Dr_Chris_Littlewood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm AEDT

Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) occurs in athletes, runners, weightlifters, and other athletes, as well as more sedentary patients, causing pain at the hamstring origin and limiting your patients ability to sit, run and continue to be active.

There are a number of structures that can contribute to pain in this area, and in this podcast, Tom Goom and David Pope discuss how to clearly identify PHT and differentiate it from lumbar spine referred pain, hip pain, sciatic nerve pain and other conditions.

Tom recently released an article in JOSPT on Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: clinical aspects of assessment and management with Peter Malliaras, Mike Reiman and Craig Purdam. We explore this article, and the research around PHT, and cover in detail:

  • Subjective clues to guide you towards diagnosis
  • Aggravating factors and 24 hour pain patterns
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Lumbar spine pain
  • How the lumbar spine could contribute to development of PHT
  • Hip pain
  • SIJ pain
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Development of PHT
  • Central sensitisation
  • Diagnostic tests for PHT
  • Hamstring tests
  • Other assessment tests
  • Functional tests
  • The value of palpation
  • Tests for involvement of the rest of the kinetic chain
  • Running assessment/gait analysis
  • Testing load tolerance
  • Biopsychosocial aspects of tendon recovery
  • Other advice for patients
  • Whether stretching is helpful
  • When your patient can return to running
  • Cross training
  • Does manual therapy have a role in the treatment of PHT?
  • Starting treatment (Stage 1)
  • When and how to progress rehabilitation (Stage 2)
  • Further rehabilitation progressions (Stage 3)
  • Advanced exercise progressions for high load sports
  • Exercises you can incorporate during the various stages
  • How long recovery will take

Links

Direct download: Physio_Edge_046_Proximal_Hamstring_Tendinopathy_with_Tom_Goom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm AEDT

How can you treat your patient’s lateral elbow pain (lateral epicondylalgia (LE)/tennis elbow)? How and when should you progress your patient’s exercise program? Is pain during their exercise program ok?

In this episode, which is Part 2 of Lateral Elbow pain with Dr Leanne Bisset, we explore in detail how you can differentially diagnose LE from other causes of lateral elbow pain, and treat it successfully.

Discover:

  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of LE
  • How to get the best outcomes for your patients when treating LE
  • Do isometrics work?
  • How can you commence strengthening?
  • Should your patient experience any pain during their exercise program?
  • When and how can you incorporate Mobilisation with Movement into your treatment program?
  • How to perform MWM’s for LE
  • How to progress your treatment
  • Identifying and treating radial nerve involvement
  • Incorporating strengthening for the upper limb
  • High level athletes and weightlifters with lateral elbow pain - is this likely to be LE or another condition?
  • Identifying nerve root irritation with pain over the lateral elbow
  • Taping methods to deload the lateral elbow when there is nerve involvement
  • Clinical reasoning of your treatment
  • Predictors of poor treatment prognosis
  • When to order imaging
  • Evidence for and against other treatment strategies including the Cyriax approach, massage, laser, ESWT, corticosteroids and PRP
  • Validated screening tools for LE, including the PRTEE

In this episode, Leanne answers a lot of your questions on LE, asked via Twitter and the Clinical Edge newsletter. 

Dr Leanne Bisset is a Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy lecturer and researcher at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia who has extensively researched and published on lateral elbow pain, and spends a large proportion of her clinical time treating the upper limb and lateral elbow.

This is a two part podcast, followup up Lateral Elbow Pain Part 1, episode 44 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope and Dr Leanne Bisset.

 

Download your free handout "Treatment of Lateral Elbow Pain 2"

 

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Links of Interest

Dr Leanne Bisset

Dr Leanne Bisset on ResearchGate

Dr Leanne Bisset on Twitter

Download the Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE)

Download the free podcast handout

Lateral Elbow Pain Part 1 with Dr Leanne Bisset

Review the podcast in iTunes

David Pope

Clinical Edge

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Lateral elbow pain (lateral epicondylalgia/tennis elbow) affects , and can respond fantastically to Physiotherapy treatment, or in other patients with a similar presentation, not at all. 

Dr Leanne Bisset is a Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy lecturer and researcher at [Griffith University][GU] in Queensland, Australia that has extensively researched and published on lateral elbow pain, and spends the majority of her clinical time treating the upper limb and lateral elbow.

This is a two part podcast, and in Part 1, episode 44 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope and Dr Leanne Bisset discuss:

  • Why is Lateral Epicondylalgia (LE) difficult to treat?
  • What tissue pathology exists in LE
  • Pain pattern for LE
  • Patient reports that will help your diagnosis of LE
  • Important aspects to communicate with your patients regarding their LE
  • Objective tests that you can perform
  • Patient advice
  • Should you rest your patients or provide exercises?
  • How is tendinopathy in the Upper Limb different to the Lower Limb?
  • Commencing treatment
  • How to incorporate manual therapy into your treatment
  • Exercises you can start your treatment with
  • Should you include isometric exercises for lateral elbow pain
  • How often should your patients perform their exercises
  • Exercise into pain, or avoid pain?

Download the podcast from iTunes

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Download your free handout and Podcast Summary on Lateral Elbow Pain Part 1

 

Links of Interest

Dr Leanne Bisset

Dr Leanne Bisset on ResearchGate

Dr Leanne Bisset on Twitter

Download the free podcast handout

Review the podcast in iTunes

David Pope

Clinical Edge

Get your free trial of Clinical Edge online education

 

Direct download: Physio_Edge_044_Lateral_Elbow_Pain_Part_1_with_Dr_Leanne_Bisset.mp3
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Shoulder pain and injury in overhead athletes is very common and has a high recurrence rate. In this podcast with Jo Gibson we discuss sporting shoulder injuries and rehabilitation, including:

  • The role of the Rotator Cuff
  • Train strength or efficiency in the Rotator Cuff?
  • Rotator Cuff muscle balance
  • When is (and when isn’t) surgery necessary for Rotator Cuff or SLAP tears
  • Assessment of shoulder stiffness
  • Bursal involvement
  • Imaging of the shoulder
  • How you can help improve Rotator Cuff activation
  • What role does manual therapy have in shoulder treatment?
  • The importance of the postero-superior cuff
  • What stretches can you perform for the postero-superior Rotator Cuff
  • Treating pain in loaded and overhead activities
  • Exercises you can use in shoulder treatment with your athletes
  • Incorporating the kinetic chain in shoulder rehabilitation
  • Managing shoulder load
  • Central sensitisation
  • Treating throwing athletes
  • The role of the thoracic spine in shoulder pain
  • Communication tips with your shoulder pain patients

 

Download the podcast from iTunes

Review the Physio Edge podcast in iTunes

Download the podcast from Stitcher

Download and listen to the podcast on Soundcloud

Links of Interest

Jo Gibson

Download the free podcast handout

Subscribe free to the podcast in iTunes

Jo Gibson’s courses

David Pope

Clinical Edge

Get your free trial of Clinical Edge online education

Jo Gibson’s video - Gym ball rollout

Jo Gibson’s video - Wall squat

Jo Gibson’s video - Step up with V

Physio Matters Podcast with Jo Gibson

Skills for Communicating with Patients Book

Key communication skills and how to acquire them - Article in BMJ by Peter Maguire, Carolyn Pitceathly

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Direct download: Physio_Edge_043_Sporting_Shoulder_with_Jo_Gibson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am AEDT

Physio Edge 042 Treatment of Plantaris & Achilles Tendinopathy with Seth O’Neill

Physio Edge 042 Treatment of Plantaris & Achilles Tendinopathy with Seth O’Neill

Treatment of your patients’ Achilles Tendinopathy may be slowed by involvement of Plantaris.

In Episode 41 of the Physio Edge podcast, Dr Christoph Spang and I discussed how Plantaris may play a role in Achilles tendinopathy. In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast, I discuss with Seth O’Neill how you can identify Plantaris involvement in your patients, and adjust and progress your conservative treatment of Achilles pain and tendinopathy with Plantaris involvement. 

We discuss: 

  • What indicates Plantaris involvement and helps you differentiate from mid portion Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Where do patients have pain with Plantaris tendinopathy
  • What history do patients with Plantaris involvement or tendinopathy present with
  • Objective tests and findings for Plantaris tendinopathy and involvement
  • Biomechanics contributing to Plantaris tendinopathy
  • Is treatment successful for Plantaris
  • How to treat Plantaris tendinopathy and involvement in midportion Achilles
  • How to perform a loading program
  • Running adjustments
  • Taping
  • Manual therapy

Links of Interest

Download your podcast handout by CLICKING HERE

Access to the Lower Limb Tendinopathy free videos, including Seth’s presentation on Achilles Tendinopathy

Lower Limb Tendinopathy Virtual Conference with detailed, practical presentations:

  • Dr Jill Cook will cover “Structure, function and pain in tendinopathy”
  • Dr Sean Docking is then going to take us through “The role of imaging in the diagnosis and monitoring of tendinopathy”.
  • Dr Peter Malliaras is presenting “Staged rehabilitation of Patellar Tendinopathy”.
  • Craig Purdam takes you through “Staged rehabilitation of Hamstring Tendinopathy”
  • Seth O’Neill will help you understand “Achilles Tendinopathy Exercise & rehab progressions. Risk factors and the importance of Soleus in Achilles tendinopathy”
  • Dr Ebonie Rio will conclude the Virtual Conference with “Tendon pain and the brain – what do we know and can we change it?”

CLICK HERE for more information on the Lower Limb Tendinopathy Virtual Conference

Seth on Twitter

Seth’s website on Achilles Tendon Research

David on Twitter

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes

Physio Edge podcast episode 41 Plantaris Involvement In Achilles Tendinopathy With Dr Christoph Spang

 

Direct download: Physio_Edge_042_Achilles_Tendinopathy_and_Plantaris_with_Seth_ONeill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am AEDT

PE041 The role of Plantaris in mid portion Achilles Tendinopathy

Plantaris tendinopathy and compression of Plantaris on the Achilles has been shown to play a role in some cases of Achilles Tendinopathy, slowing down their rate of rehabilitation progress.

Dr Christoph Spang is a Biologist and Sports Scientist, and completed a PhD on “The plantaris tendon in relation to the Achilles tendon in midportion Achilles tendinopathy”. In this podcast we discuss the interaction of Plantaris in patients with midportion Achilles Tendinopathy, including:

Why consider Plantaris in Achilles Tendinopathy patients?

How can Plantaris cause or be involved in Achilles pain?

Anatomy, function and role of Plantaris

What interaction does Plantaris have with the Achilles and calf?

Do patients with Plantaris involvement respond to a loading program?

What is the clinical presentation of a patient with Plantaris involvement?

How can Ultrasound or Ultrasound Tissue Characterisation (UTC) be utilised to identify Plantaris?

The role of injection therapy

Surgical treatment

Links of Interest

Free videos on Lower Limb Tendinopathy

Dr Christoph Spang at UMU

Dr Christoph Spang’s PhD Thesis

Dr Christoph Spang on Research Gate

David Pope on Twitter

Out very soon…. Conservative management of Plantaris involvement in Achilles Tendinopathy with Seth O’Neill

achilles, plantaris, tendinopathy, christoph, spang, utc, physioedge, physio, clinical edge

 


PE040 Shoulder simplified with Adam Meakins

How complex does your shoulder assessment need to be? How can you can simplify your shoulder assessment and treatment?

Find out in episode 40 of the Physio Edge podcast with Adam Meakins, where Adam and I discuss:

  • Common mistakes Physio’s make in assessment and treatment of the shoulder
  • Adam’s classification of shoulder pain
  • Subjective clues to guide your objective and treatment
  • How to identify weak and painful shoulders
  • Red flags with shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulders
  • Objective assessment
  • Subacromial impingement
  • GIRD (Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit)
  • The use of US in shoulder pain
  • Surgical treatment for shoulder pain
  • Treatment for weak and painful shoulders
  • Loading the rotator cuff for pain relief and strength
  • Gym junkie shoulder pain and how to adapt their weight training programs

Links of Interest

Download your free handout on The Shoulder Simplified

Follow Adam Meakins on Twitter

Adam’s website

Adam’s Shoulder courses

Adam’s presentation on “When is a GIRD not a GIRD”

Shoulder Pain Virtual Conference

Follow David on Twitter

Access practical Online Courses for Physiotherapists with a Free Membership Trial of Clinical Edge

Download your free handout on the Shoulder Simplified

 

 

 

Direct download: PE040_Shoulder_Simplified_with_Adam_Meakins.mp3
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Direct download: PE039_Adolescent_Patellofemoral_Pain_with_Michael_Rathleff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19am AEDT

PE 038 Plantar Fasciopathy loading programs with Michael Rathleff
Direct download: PE038_Plantarfasciopathy_with_Michael_Rathleff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am AEDT

PE #037 Pilates for shoulder and knee pain with Lana Johnson

Pilates is commonly known and used for rehabilitation of persistent low back pain, however Pilates principles and equipment can also be used for assessment and treatment of pain beyond the pelvis and lumbar spine.

In episode 37 of the Physio Edge podcast, Lana Johnson, a Physiotherapist and former dancer, from BPS Tensegrity in Sydney and I discuss how you can use Pilates for knee and shoulder pain, as well as:

  • Common misconceptions about Pilates
  • Functional vs non-functional exercises
  • Common errors made in Pilates training and rehabilitation
  • Pilates for hip and knee pain
  • Case studies using Pilates with shoulder and knee pain patients
  • Patient progression
  • Cues you can use with your patients for hip and shoulder retraining
  • Exercise progressions
  • Exercises to stay away from

Links of Interest

 

Tags: Lana Johnson, Pilates, BPS, BPS Tensegrity, Low back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, rehabilitation, strengthening, retraining, Clinical Edge, online education, Physio Edge, podcast, case studies, exercise progression, functional exercise, hip

 

Direct download: PE_037_Pilates_beyond_low_back_pain_with_Lana_Johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm AEDT

PE #036 How to help patients with persistent pain - part 2 with Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart and further explore persistent pain, helpful language you can use with your persistent pain patients, how you can use group sessions, as well as:

  • How the bio fits into biopsychosocial
  • How you can develop an educational toolkit
  • Case study of a patient with persistent peripheral pain
  • Language & communication recommendations.
  • Misconceptions about persistent pain education
  • And much more.

Links of Interest

Physio Edge podcast episode 35 - Know Pain part 1 with Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart

Know Pain

Courses with Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart on Twitter

Virtual conferences with Physio Edge and Clinical Edge

Clinical Edge discounts for Undergraduate Physio students available by emailing verification of your student status to info at clinicaledge.com.au

Clinical Edge online education

Free Sports Medicine articles in the Aspetar Journal

Headspace

“Living in the moment” by Anna Black

“Rainy brain, Sunny brain” by Elaine Fox

Free video on Metatarsal head padding with Nick Torrance

Free video on soft metatarsal domes for acute metatarsalgia

Free video on firmer metatarsal domes for metatarsalgia

Facebook

David on Twitter

Tags: Pain, persistent pain, chronic pain, complex pain, know pain, mike stewart, physiotherapy, physio, podcast, physio edge, clinical edge, courses, virtual conference, conference, understanding, biopsychosocial, communication

Direct download: PE_036_Know_Pain_with_Mike_Stewart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50pm AEDT

PE #035 Know Pain with Mike Stewart

PE035 - Know Pain with Mike Stewart Part 1

Persistent pain can be a challenge, but also enjoyable to treat. In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast, Mike Stewart and I focus on specific examples and case studies of patients with complex or persistent pain, how you may approach persistent pain patients, explain their pain, use metaphors and explanations so they understand it, and help guide them through the recovery process. 

Mike and I get into the details on:

  • Why Physios need a deep understanding of pain science
  • How does the “bio” part come into bio-pscyho-social
  • How can we identify if the patient needs pain education, further investigations, a biological approach eg specific exercise
  • How can you incorporate pain science into the treatment of patients with acute pain
  • Mike’s top tips when working with persistent pain
  • Specific case studies of patients with persistent and complex back pain, and how Mike has worked with these patients, including their presentation, beliefs, Mike’s language used in their session, activity modification and results achieved with these patients
  • How to develop our teaching skills to achieve the best results with our patients

Links of Interest

Mike Stewart

Know Pain

Courses with Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart on Twitter

Virtual conferences with Physio Edge and Clinical Edge

Clinical Edge discounts for Undergraduate Physio students available by emailing verification of your student status to info at clinicaledge.com.au

Clinical Edge online education

Free video on Metatarsal head padding with Nick Torrance

Free video on soft metatarsal domes for acute metatarsalgia

Free video on firmer metatarsal domes for metatarsalgia

Facebook

David on Twitter

 

Direct download: PE035_Know_Pain_with_Mike_Stewart_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm AEDT

PE034 Advanced ACL Rehab with Enda King

The advanced stages of ACL rehabilitation are enjoyable to progress your patients through, and at the same time challenging to find the right exercises, and optimise the rate of progression through to return to training (RTT) and return to play (RTP). In this episode, Enda King from the Sports Surgery Clinic Dublin and David Pope discuss these later stages of rehabilitating your patients following an ACL Reconstruction.

We discussed the prehabilitation and early stage ACL Rehab in the Physio Edge podcast episode 32, and episode 34 Enda and I cover in detail:

• Return to straight line running and change of direction

• Advanced Exercise Programming

• What exercises to choose

• Proprioception and motor control training

• Strength and power programming

• Periodisation

• Sports specific conditioning

• Plyometrics - readiness, what to use and timing of these in the training schedule

• Multi-directional performance

• Strength testing - what Enda uses, indicators of strength

• Decisions on return to training

• Return to contact

• Decision making on Return to play

• Bridging the gap between the gym and the field

• Advice for Physios rehabilitating athletes recovering from an ACL reconstruction

• When to discharge an ACL athlete

• And much more

Links of interest

Physio Edge podcast episode 32 - How to rehabilitate ACL Injuries with Enda King

Enda King

Enda on Twitter @enda_king

Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin

SSC Research Foundation

David Pope on Twitter

Clinical Edge Webinar program - register your interest

Clinical Edge

Review the podcast in iTunes

David Pope

Tags: ACL, knee, injury, anterior cruciate ligament, surgery, rehabilitation, soccer, football, strengthening, movement, non-contact, physiotherapy, physio edge, podcast, enda king, SSC, sports surgery clinic, david pope, clinical edge, advanced, strengthening, proprioception

Direct download: PE034_Advanced_ACL_Rehab_with_Enda_King.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am AEDT

How to treat anterior knee pain with Kurt Lisle

Anterior knee pain can occur in your elite sports patients right through to office workers and weekend warriors. In this podcast with Kurt Lisle, we discuss anterior knee pain, the causes, how to diagnose the source of the pain, and the best ways to treat and rehabilitate these patients.

Kurt Lisle is the Australian Socceroos Physio and co-owner of The Knee Joint Physio in Queensland. Kurt and I discussed acute knee injuries on the Physio Edge podcast in episode 29, and I really wanted to get Kurt back on the podcast to discuss the anterior knee.

In this fantastic, detailed episode of the Physio Edge podcast, Kurt and I explore:

  • Subjective clues that give you ideas about differential diagnosis
  • Fat pad - location of pain, activities that irritate
  • Patellofemoral joint - aggravating activities and DDx
  • Patellar tendon - subjective clues, location of pain
  • Objective examination of the anterior knee
  • Tests for PFJ
  • Functional tests first or examination on the treatment table?
  • Palpation of the anterior knee
  • Fat pad palpation and tests
  • Is the fat pad tender medial and laterally, or can it be tender only on one aspect
  • Neuromuscular patterning
  • Squat and one leg squat examination
  • What causes “catching” pain on movement
  • Chondral defects - identifying
  • Is there value in the grind test
  • When to refer for MRI and other imaging
  • Important factors that may contribute to AKP
  • Gait contributors to AKP
  • Treatment of PFJ pain
  • Modifying PFJ aggravating activities
  • Using EMG
  • Quadricep rehabilitation and strengthening
  • When to incorporate squats into your rehabilitation program
  • The role of taping for PFJ or fat pad irritation
  • Red flags causing knee pain

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Tags: anterior knee, pain, knee, knee injuries, socceroos, patellofemoral joint, fat pad, impingement, patellar tendon, knee joint, imaging, strengthening, examination, rehabilitation, return to play, graft, tendon, conservative, football, soccer, physio edge, physiotherapist, physio, edge, clinical edge, podcast, online education, kurt lisle, socceroos, the knee joint

Direct download: PE_033_How_to_treat_Anterior_Knee_Pain_with_Kurt_Lisle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm AEDT

ACL injuries can be career ending, or they can be an opportunity to sort out movement efficiency, motor control and and technical skills, coming back from the rehabilitation process with more power, speed and efficiency than your patients had before they injured their ACL.

In this podcast, Enda King from the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin currently completing his PhD in 3D biomechanical analysis after ACL reconstruction, with the aim to assist in RTP decision making and identifying fully rehabilitated athletes, and David Pope discuss ACL injuries, and the most important factors in pre-operative management and post-operative exercise programming to get your patients back to sport with improved sporting performance.

Going deep on the details involved in ACL Rehabilitation, including:

01:20 Enda King and SSC, and working with ACL athletes PhD in 3D biomechanical analysis after ACL reconstruction, aim to assist in RTP decision making and what a fully rehabilitated athlete looks like

  • What does a fully rehabilitated athlete look like?
  • Incorporating performance goals into the rehab process
  • Can athletes achieve better performance post ACL rehab than they were pre-injury
  • Types of ACL grafts
  • Preoperative ACL Physiotherapy, helping your patient to prepare for the surgery
  • Preoperative education
  • Restoring knee extension, balancing pain and improved range of movement, empowering your patient
  • Guidelines for pain, swelling when restoring range of movement
  • Restoring quadriceps activation, normalising gait patterns
  • Clinical Edge
  • Clinical Edge’s free webinar program
  • Preoperative length of time
  • Post-op - initial management
  • To use or not use co-contraction exercises of quads and hamstrings
  • Should you use squatting style exercises Week 1 post op
  • Activating quadriceps - internal quadriceps cues or external exercise focus
  • How much pain should a patient experience during or after an exercise
  • Week 2 post-op
  • When can heavy gym training commence
  • Changing movement patterns throughout the kinetic chain
  • Advice for patients in the early stages of rehab
  • Frequency of exercise
  • Week 2 onwards - exercises incorporating balance and proprioception
  • Open vs closed chain exercises
  • Advice for patients in weeks 2–6
  • Nutrition and dietary advice for patients
  • Gym based rehabilitation
  • Choosing and modifying exercises for middle stages of the rehabilitation process
  • Various types of squatting movement, and progressing the types of squats
  • Goblet squats
  • Retraining ideal squat patterns
  • Progressing squats, deadlifts and lunges
  • Front squats
  • Front squats and trap bar deadlifts vs back squats during rehabilitation
  • When can an athlete start cycling
  • Disadvantages of using cycling as the main part of a rehabilitation program
  • Hamstring rehabilitation after semitendinosis/gracilis graft
  • Strength and power development
  • Strength testing - mid thigh pull, leg press
  • Should we use open chain strength tests
  • When to perform strength tests
  • Strength vs power and rate of force development
  • Running - incorporating into the program. When can your patient start running?
  • Preparation for running
  • Running drills
  • Ideal movement patterns in running
  • Enda King and SSC, and working with ACL athletes

Podcast timeline

3:35 What does a fully rehabilitated athlete look like?

5:40 Incorporating performance goals into the rehab process

6:50 Can athletes achieve better performance post ACL rehab than they were pre-injury

8:20 Types of ACL grafts

11:10 Preoperative ACL Physiotherapy, helping your patient to prepare for the surgery - an opportunity to prepare your patients knee, ROM, strength and educate them on the rehabilitation process

14:20 Preoperative education

14:40 Restoring knee extension, balancing pain and improved range of movement, empowering your patient with

15:40 Guidelines for pain, swelling when restoring range of movement

16:15 Restoring quadriceps activation, normalising gait patterns

17:10 Clinical Edge

18:45 Clinical Edge’s free webinar program

19:30 Preoperative length of time

20:35 Post-op - initial management

23:20 To use or not use co-contraction exercises of quads and hamstrings

24:50 Should you use squatting style exercises Week 1 post op

25:25 Activating quadriceps - internal quadriceps cues or external exercise focus

26:30 How much pain should a patient experience during or after an exercise

27:30 Week 2 post-op

28:30 When can heavy gym training commence

29:30 Changing movement patterns throughout the kinetic chain

31:00 Advice for patients in the early stages of rehab

32:10 Frequency of exercise

32:55 Week 2 onwards - exercises incorporating balance and proprioception

34:10 Open vs closed chain exercises

35:40 Advice for patients in weeks 2–6

37:15 Nutrition and dietary advice for patients

37:45 Gym based rehabilitation

38:50 Choosing and modifying exercises for middle stages of the rehabilitation process

41:00 Various types of squatting movement, and progressing the types of squats

41:45 Goblet squats

42:30 Retraining ideal squat patterns

43:25 Progressing squats, deadlifts and lunges

44:00 Front squats

46:00 Front squats and trap bar deadlifts vs back squats during rehabilitation

47:25 When can an athlete start cycling

48:00 Disadvantages of using cycling as the main part of a rehabilitation program

48:30 Hamstring rehabilitation after semitendinosis/gracilis graft

49:45 Strength and power development

51:00 Strength testing - mid thigh pull, leg press

53:15 Should we use open chain strength tests

54:20 When to perform strength tests

55:00 Strength vs power and rate of force development

55:50 Running - incorporating into the program. When can your patient start running?

57:30 Preparation for running

58:35 Running drills

1:00:30 Ideal movement patterns in running

Links:

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Enda on Twitter @enda_king

Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin

SSC Research Foundation

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Tags: ACL, knee, injury, anterior cruciate ligament, surgery, rehabilitation, soccer, football, strengthening, movement, non-contact, physiotherapy, physio edge, podcast, enda king, SSC, sports surgery clinic, david pope, clinical edge, webinar

Direct download: PE_032_How_to_rehabilite_ACL_injuries_with_Enda_King.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm AEDT

PE #030 CrossFit Injuries with Antony Lo

CrossFit is a very popular form of improving strength and fitness, and CrossFit athletes have a variety of common injuries. Training errors and the athlete’s biomechanics often contribute to these injuries, and identifying incorrect biomechanics and other contributing elements in their training is often the key to helping your patients recover from injury, train pain free and importantly for your patients, ultimately get stronger and fitter.

In episode 30 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope discusses CrossFit injuries, training, biomechanics and injury recovery with Antony Lo. Antony is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a number of clinics within CrossFit gyms across Sydney, and a large proportion of his patient population are CrossFit athletes.

In this podcast Antony and David explore:

  • The most common injuries in CrossFit
  • Factors that contribute to injuries in the Shoulders, Neck, Back, Knees, and lower limb
  • Specific exercises performed in CrossFit
    • Squats
    • Pullups/Chinups
    • Pushups
    • Overhead exercises
    • Double unders
    • Overhead squats
    • Snatch
    • Running
  • Ideal biomechanics for each of these movement
  • Common movement errors and ways to assess each movement
  • Rest from training vs continue training
  • Manual therapy on cross fit athletes
  • Modifying training loads
  • Rhabdomyolisis
  • Urinary continence while training
  • Advice for Physios treating CrossFit athletes

Links of Interest

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Direct download: PE030_Cross_Fit_Injuries_with_Antony_Lo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am AEDT

Shoulder pain patients often have poor scapula control. Is their shoulder pain caused by poor scapula control, or is their scapula dysfunction caused by shoulder pain? When your patients present with shoulder pain, should your focus be on scapula control, glenohumeral control, or treatment of the neck and thorax? 

In this podcast, David Pope talks to Ann Cools, a Physiotherapist and Head of Education for Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at Ghent University in Belgium, and is also the founding member and president (2010–2012) of EUSSER - European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation. We discuss in detail assessment of the scapula, the role of the scapula in shoulder pain and how to retrain unruly scapulae.

Other topics covered in this podcast include:

  • Research by Ann Cools

  • What we currently know from the research about the role, movement and control of 

  • the scapula

  • Scapula dyskinesis - what is it

  • Static vs dynamic assessment of the scapula

  • Altering muscle balance and timing with specific exercises

  • How altering scapula mechanics effects muscle balance around the shoulder

  • Important parts of the subjective history

  • Scapula vs glenohumeral joint

  • How subjective will guide your objective assessment and treatment

  • Red flags around the shoulder, nerve pathology and frozen shoulder

  • Frozen shoulder imaging

  • Nerve injuries - symptoms, objective examination and treatment

  • Assessment of the scapula, Type 1 scapula dyskinesis

  • Differentiating contributors to Type 1 scapula dyskinesis (anteriorly rotated scapula)

  • Testing GHJ IR

  • Clinical Edge and online education on the shoulder

  • Stretching and shoulder joint mobilisation

  • Palpation, stretching and manual therapy for pec minor

  • Type 2 scapula dysfunction

  • Handheld dynamometry - serratus

  • Handheld dynamometry - middle and lower traps

  • Pain when strength testing

  • Type 3 scapula dysfunction

  • Dynamic assessment of the scapula

  • To retract and depress the scapula or not?

  • Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure (SSMP) by Jeremy Lewis

  • Special tests around the shoulder

  • Laxity tests for the GH joint

  • Posterior GHJ laxity

  • Anterior GHJ laxity

  • Explanations of scapula dysfunction to your patients

  • Information on Ann Cools 

  • EUSSER

Timeline:

0:30 Research by Ann Cools

4:20 What we currently know from the research about the scapula

6:30 Scapula dyskinesis - what is it

8:30 Static vs dynamic assessment of the scapula

11:45 Altering muscle balance and timing with specific exercises

13:15 How altering scapula mechanics effects muscle balance around the shoulder

14:10 Important parts of the subjective history

16:20 Scapula vs glenohumeral joint

18:20 How subjective will guide your objective assessment and treatment

18:55 Red flags around the shoulder, nerve pathology and frozen shoulder

21:15 Frozen shoulder imaging

21:45 Nerve injuries - symptoms, objective examination and treatment

30:30 Assessment of the scapula, Type 1 scapula dyskinesis

35:00 Differentiating contributors to Type 1 scapula dyskinesis (anteriorly rotated scapula)

36:10 Testing GHJ IR

42:00 Clinical Edge

44:00 Stretching and shoulder joint mobilisation

51:45 Palpation, stretching and manual therapy for pec minor

55:40 Type 2 scapula dysfunction

59:20 Handheld dynamometry - serratus

1:00:51 Handheld dynamometry - middle and lower traps

1:03:54 Pain when strength testing

1:04:50 Type 3 scapula dysfunction

1:10:03 Dynamic assessment of the scapula

1:15:00 To retract and depress the scapula or not?

1:16:23 Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure (SSMP) by Jeremy Lewis

1:17:50 Special tests around the shoulder

1:20:35 Laxity tests for the GH joint

1:23:00 Posterior GHJ laxity

1:24:30 Anterior GHJ laxity

1:26:20 Explanations of scapula dysfunction to your patients

1:31:00 Information on Ann Cools 

1:32:20 EUSSER

1:33:00 Wrap up

Links of Interest

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Ann Cools’ Research

Ann Cools at Ghent University

Ann on Twitter

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Tags: shoulder, scapula, Ann Cools, physio, physioedge, podcast, shoulder pain, scapula dysfunction, EUSSER, glenohumeral joint, dynamic assessment, static assessment, nerve, red flags, subjective, diagnosis, strength testing, objective examination

Direct download: PE_031_Scapula_Assessment_in_Shoulder_Pain_with_Ann_Cools.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm AEDT

Acute Knee Injuries with Kurt Lisle

Topics - Acute Ligament injury, ACL injuries, Postero-lateral corner (PLC) Injuries, Knee Surgery and return to sport. On Episode 29 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope is joined by the Australian Socceroos Physio Kurt Lisle, a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist to discuss assessment and management of Acute knee injuries. On this podcast, David and Kurt discuss:

  • Acute Ligament Injuries - Initial management

  • When to refer for Orthopaedic consult

  • Bracing/not bracing

  • Adolescent knee injuries - when to refer for XR to check for an avulsion injury

  • Swelling during and after treatment

  • ACL injury - when to trial conservative management and when to refer for surgery

  • Timeframes for surgery following ACL injury

  • Different types of ACL grafts - pros and cons

  • LARS

  • Hamstring vs ITB tendon vs Patella tendon

  • Open chain X’s eg leg extensions to restore quads and patellar tendon load capacity?

  • Important aspects of post op rehab

  • Return to training/change of direction criteria

  • RTP criteria

  • PLC

  • Details of PLC injuries

  • Mechanism

  • Structures normally injured

  • Symptoms

  • Testing for PLC injuries

  • Conservative vs surgical

  • Rehab guidelines

  • RTP timeframes

Links of Interest

Kurt Lisle

The Knee Joint Physiotherapy, Bokarina, QLD

Socceroos

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Tags: knee, knee injuries, socceroos, ACL, MCL, knee joint, posterolateral corner, PLC, surgery, rehabilitation, return to play, graft, tendon, conservative, football, soccer, physio edge, physiotherapist, physio, edge, clinical edge, podcast, online education

Direct download: PE_029_Acute_Knee_Injuries_with_Kurt_Lisle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm AEDT

PE028 Groin Screening, Injury and Rehabilitation with Dr Kristian Thorborg

David Pope and Dr Kristian Thorborg (Physiotherapist, PhD) discuss screening and rehabilitation of groin injuries. Find out in this podcast:

  • Which tests to use when screening for potential groin injuries
  • Prevention tactics
  • Acute groin injuries - initial management and exercise progressions
  • Rehabilitation of adductor related groin pain
  • Rehabilitation of hip flexor related groin pain
  • Rehabilitation of long standing groin pain
  • Conservative management of hip related groin pain and FAI
  • Pubic symphysis
  • Management of acute compared to long standing groin pain
  • Role of manual therapy in the treatment of groin pain
  • Stretching
  • Adductor tendinopathy
  • Load management for groin pain
  • and much more!

This episode follows on from Episode 25 of the Physio Edge podcast on Groin Assessment with Dr Kristian Thororg. I hope you enjoy Kristian sharing his experience, research and knowledge of the evidence with us on the treatment of groin pain.

Links of Interest

Case Study of Adductor tear rehabilitation

Dr Kristian Thorborg

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Studies that Dr Kristian Thorborg has completed or been involved in

PE #025 Groin Assessment with Dr Kristian Thorborg

PE #016 Preventing hamstring injuries with Dr Kristian Thorborg

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Direct download: PE_028_Groin_Injury_Rehabilitation_with_Dr_Kristian_Thorborg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm AEDT

PE#027 Managing Sports Injuries with Dr Nathan Gibbs

In one of the most controversial Physio Edge podcasts to date, Dr Nathan Gibbs and I discuss managing sports injuries in a team setting. Dr Nathan Gibbs has worked with many professional sports teams, including the Sydney Swans for 15 years, 10 years with South Sydney Rugby League Football club and is one of the owners of South Sydney Sports Medicine, and in episode 27 of the Physio Edge podcast, we discuss:

  • Ideal working relationships between Physiotherapists and Sports Physicians
  • The role of a Sports Physician
  • Hamstring injury - common factors involved, imaging and return to play
  • Injections - cortisone, PRP
  • Use of PRP in ligament injury, with chondroplasty and OA

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Direct download: PE_027_Sports_Injury_Management_with_Dr_Nathan_Gibbs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm AEDT

Gymnastics places some fairly unique demands on fairly young bodies. In episode 26 of the Physio Edge podcast, I discuss these demands with Kingsley Gibson, a Sports Titled Physiotherapist that has worked with Australian Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Shooting and Hockey teams at a number of Commonwealth and Olympic games, and works with elite gymnasts on a daily basis. For his services to gymnastics, in 2000 the Commonwealth awarded Kingsley with a Sports Services Medal. So Kingsley has a lot of experience to draw on, and we got into detail on a number of topics.

In this podcast we discuss:

* Common injury patterns in the various gymnastic disciplines

* Important factors to consider when returning gymnasts to training and competition

* Factors that can influence your gymnasts treatment outcome

* Communication with parents and coaches

* How to best implement load management strategies

* Various motor control patterns in gymnasts that contribute to injuries

* Screening gymnasts

* Designing specific upper limb rehab programs

* Lower limb and lumbar spine rehab programs

* Management of acute vs chronic injuries

* Stress reactions in the Lumbar spine

* Apophyseal injuries - hip flexors, hamstrings, calcaneus (Sever’s) and Osgood-Schlatter’s

* Management of apophyseal injuries compared to tendinopathy

* Motor control/“stability” patterns in gymnasts

* When to order imaging

* Growth plate injury management - particularly in the wrist

* The effect of other factors such as training surfaces and equipment on injury

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Direct download: PE026_Gymnastics_Injuries_with_Kingsley_Gibson.mp3
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PE #025 Groin Assessment with Dr Kristian Thorborg

PE025 Groin assessment with Dr Kristian Thorborg

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 of the groin.

Some of the topics we discuss on this podcast include:

Types of groin injuries Identifying and diagnosing groin pain and injury Groin vs hip pain Tests you can perform to identify the irritated or painful structures The relevance of diagnostic imaging, and when to refer for this Hip and Groin Outcome Score (HAGOS) Using the HAGOS in your clinic Adductor related groin pain Hip flexor related groin pain Abdominal related groin pain The hip joint Pubic symphysis Sports Hernias Testing hip strength Assessment of function And much more!

I had Kristian on the Physio Edge podcast for episode 21 discussing hamstring injury prevention, and wanted to get him back to discuss his other area of special interest - the groin. I am sure you will get as much out of this episode with Kristian as I did, and you will be all over diagnosis of groin pain by the end of the episode. Enjoy!

Links of interest

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Direct download: PE_025_Groin_Assessment_with_Dr_Kristian_Thorborg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm AEDT

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?

and much more. Download this podcast free from iTunes, or listen on the link below

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Tags: Thorax, Thoracic ring, Thoracic Ring Approach, ribs, thoracic spine, Integrated Systems Model, stiffness, motor control, mobilisation, manipulation, driver, articular, joint, neuromuscular, stability, bones, joint, hip, vertebrae, LJ, Linda-Joy Lee, ISM, Integrated Systems Model, Physio Edge, podcast, physiotherapy, physiotherapist, clinical practice

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

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

Dr Kieran O’Sullivan is back on the Physio Edge podcast after talking 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 CLBP
  • Central vs peripheral contributions to CLBP
  • Sitting postures and behaviours, and the relationship of this to pain
  • Is there an ideal sitting posture, and does changing sitting behaviour change CLBP?
  • Manual therapy in CLBP
  • Lumbar kyhposis/lordosis
  • Physical and psychological interventions for CLBP
  • The effect of exercise on CLBP
  • Movement patterns and retraining in chronic pain states
  • The challenges of talking to patients about chronic pain states

 

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Tags: physiotherapy, low back pain, chronic, chronic low back pain, sitting, posture, movement, research, podcast, injuries, rehabilitation, physio edge, Kieran O’Sullivan, clinical edge

 
Direct download: PE_022_Chronic_Low_Back_Pain_with_Dr_Kieran_OSullivan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am AEDT

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.

Podcast links

Dr Jeremy Lewis

London Shoulder Clinic

Courses with Jeremy Lewis

Clinical Edge

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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 AEDT

Direct download: PE_020_Womens_Health_with_Lori_Forner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm AEDT

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

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”.

Links of Interest

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Kieran O’Sullivan

Pain Education website with Peter O’Sullivan, Kieran O’Sullivan, Wim Dankaerts, Kjartan Vibe Fersum

University of Limerick

The role of muscle strength in hamstring injury. Kieran O Sullivan and Cian McGinley. 2010. Nova Publications

Clinical Edge

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 AEDT

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 of Discover Physio and David Pope discuss the pelvis and SIJ in detail, including:

  • palpation around the pelvis
  • how can you palpate for unlocking of the SIJ
  • what role the pelvis has in low back pain
  • how the pelvis can be affected by other areas of the body
  • does the current research support unlocking of the pelvis
  • how can the thorax affect the pelvis
  • when should you perform deep abdominal or multifidus training

And then we dive into Paediatric musculoskeletal development, including

  • footwear for kids
  • sporting activities for kids
  • should kids sit in chairs or on the floor
  • is a simple ankle sprain all that simple
  • advice for parents
  • children’s furniture
  • and lots of other great info that will help you when treating or bringing up kids

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”.

Links of Interest

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Diane Lee

Diane Lee on Twitter

The Pelvic Girdle, 4th Edition by Diane Lee

Discover Physio

Linda-Joy Lee

Discover the Sports Pelvis with LJ Lee

Clinical Edge

Direct download: PE_018_Exploring_the_Pelvis_with_Diane_Lee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm AEDT

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 AEDT

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

Links of Interest

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Clinical Edge

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Kristian Thorborg’s editorial on BJSM

Kristian Thorborg’s PhD Thesis

Contact Kristian Thorborg

Carl Askling

H-test

Classification of hamstring injuries by Carl Askling on BJSM

Carl Askling on BJSM podcast

Acute Hamstring Injuries with Andrew Ryan, and Rehabilitation of Hamstring Injuries with Merryn Aldridge - Online education for Physiotherapists for Clinical Edge members

20% off your first months Clinical Edge membership with the code “physioedge”

Contact David

David on Twitter

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

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

Links of Interest

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Clinical Edge

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Ken Niere

Ken Niere at La Trobe University

The essential role of the thorax in whole body function and the “Thoracic ring approach” with LJ Lee - Online education for Physiotherapists for Clinical Edge members

20% off your first months Clinical Edge membership with the code “physioedge”

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

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….

Listen to it now, and subscribe free to the podcast in iTunes

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Clinical Edge

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Peter O’Sullivan

Peter O’Sullivan at Curtin University

The essential role of the thorax in whole body function and the “Thoracic ring approach” with LJ Lee - Online education for Physiotherapists for Clinical Edge members

20% off your first months Clinical Edge membership with the code “physioedge”

Contact David

David on Twitter

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 AEDT

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

Listen to it now, and subscribe to the podcast in iTunes

Links of interest

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Clinical Edge

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Roger Kerry on Twitter @rogerkerry1

Roger Kerry’s profile at Nottingham University - Physiotherapy

Roger Kerry’s profile at Nottingham University - Philosophy

Courses with Roger Kerry

IFOMPT Conference 2012

Hamstring Rehab for Elite Sprinters - Online education for Physiotherapists for Clinical Edge members

20% off your first months Clinical Edge membership with the code “physioedge”

Contact David

David on Twitter

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 AEDT

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

Listen to it now, and subscribe to the podcast in iTunes

(Warning: this podcast has occasional explicit language)

Links of interest

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Clinical Edge

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Russell Wright

Ocean View Physio

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Acute Hamstring Tears - Online education for Physiotherapists for Clinical Edge members

20% off your first months Clinical Edge membership with the code “physioedge”

Contact David

David on Twitter

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!

Links of interest

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Clinical Edge

Dr Alison Grimaldi

Dr Alison Grimaldi’s Publications

PhysioTec

University of Queensland

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Acute Hamstring Tears - Online education for Physiotherapists for Clinical Edge members

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Contact David

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 AEDT

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 -

Download the PDF handout

Links of interest

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Blaise Dubois

PDF Handout to go with the podcast

The Running Clinic

Blaise Footwear Reviews

Big bulky shoes to avoid

Blaise’ course - New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries - Newcastle, March 2012

Blaise’ course - New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries - Melbourne, March 2012

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Online education for Physiotherapists for Clinical Edge members

MBT Footwear

Vibram 5 Fingers

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Next time on the Physio Edge Podcast: The Thorax and Biomechanics of the Thoracic Rings with LJ Lee

Contact David

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 AEDT

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.

Links of interest

Become incredibly sexy by subscribing to the podcast in iTunes

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Clinical Edge

Dr Alison Grimaldi

Dr Alison Grimaldi’s Publications

PhysioTec

University of Queensland

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Online education for Physiotherapists for Clinical Edge members

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Next time on the Physio Edge Podcast: The Biomechanics of Running

Contact David

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 AEDT

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. In episode 8 of the Physio Edge podcast, I chat with Matt Green of High Performance Golf about

  • Common golf injuries
  • How to assess and treat golfers
  • Technique errors that contribute to injury
  • Tendinopathy around the elbow
  • Assessing the golf swing
  • Strengthening and motor control
  • Advice to give your golfers and
  • plenty more.

If you treat golfers, or would like to treat more golfers, get stuck into this episode free on iTunes, and brought to you by the podcast sponsor Clinical Edge.

Links of interest

Become incredibly sexy by subscribing to the podcast in iTunes

Give the Physio Edge podcast a review in iTunes

Clinical Edge

High Performance Golf

Ramsay McMaster

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Next time on the Physio Edge Podcast: Glute Med Tendinopathy

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Tags: physiotherapist, Clinical Edge, physio edge, physio edge podcast, courses, physio courses, golf, golf injuries, golf performance, high performance golf, matt green, ramsay mcmaster,

Direct download: PE008_Golf_Injuries_and_Performance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am AEDT

PE007 Dry Needling with Andrew Hutton

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 topics we cover include

  • What are the different styles of dry needling?
  • How can dry needling be used in sporting populations?
  • How to know immediately if your needling has been effective
  • What is the evidence for dry needling
  • Studies show decreased ROM with needling, is it possible to improve ROM with dry needling
  • How does changing ROM actually relate to a patient’s pain?
  • Some clinical scenarios where dry needling could be incorporated

Links of interest

Become better looking by subscribing to the podcast in iTunes

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Dry Needling Plus"

Dry Needling Plus courses with Clinical Edge

Clinical Edge

IMS

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“Treatment of Acute Lateral Ankle Sprains” with Russell Wright for Clinical Edge members

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Next time on the Physio Edge Podcast: Golf Injuries and Performance

Contact David

Direct download: PE_007_-_Dry_Needling_with_Andrew_Hutton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am AEDT

Podcast 6 - LJ Lee - TA, “Core Stability”, Drivers and going beyond the pain experience

When should Transversus (TA) be included in your patient rehab? When is TA retraining a waste of time? 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 improve their performance.

In Episode 6 of the Physio Edge podcast, I chat again with LJ Lee, this time covering TA, “Core Stability”, and more including:

  • Retraining TA in your treatment
  • Planks
  • Running like a block of wood with legs
  • McGill’s Big 3 exercises
  • Body “flow” and agility Vs stiffness and rigidity
  • Specificity of exercise
  • How can the Cervical Spine affect knee pain in a squat?
  • The Discover Physio Series
  • “Salsa in your ribcage” and breathing
  • The impact of intra-thoracic pressure on the pelvic floor

Links of interest

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes

Give the Physio Edge podcast a review in iTunes

Linda-Joy Lee

Clinical Edge

Discover the Sports Thorax

Discover the Sports Pelvis

Discover Physio Series

Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy

Diane Lee

Discover Physio

University of Queensland

Prof Paul Hodges

Sackett

Stuart McGill

“See What I’m Saying” by Rosenblum

“Mindsight” by Dan Siegel

Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes

“Assessment of the Pelvis” online education for Clinical Edge members

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Contact David

Direct download: PE_006_-_Core_stability_TA_and_Drivers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm AEDT

PE #005: Tendons and tendinopathy with Jill Cook

What causes tendon breakdown? What are the stages of tendinopathy, and how do they effect your treatment? Is it just about eccentric training for tendinopathy? 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 that contribute to tendinopathy beyond biomechanics
  • Eccentrics - what is the future of training to rebuild tendons
  • Return to sport or running after tendinopathy
  • Avoiding tendinopathy
  • Treatment at each stage of tendinopathy
  • Rehabing achilles tendinopathy
  • Rehab for hamstring tendinopathy

plus we related all of these to clinical scenarios. Enjoy!

Links of interest

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes

Give the Physio Edge podcast a review in iTunes

Jill Cook

Craig Purdam

Monash University

“Achilles Tendinosis in Runners” online education for Clinical Edge members

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BJSM Podcast

Contact David

Direct download: PE_005_-_Tendons_and_Tendinopathy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm AEDT

PE004 Hip Injuries and Labral tears. An interview with Nichole Hamilton

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 week we talk about all sorts of issues around the hip, including:

Diagnosing labral tears Labral tear symptoms What causes a labral tear? Activities that contribute to labral tears When is surgery required for labral tears When is conservative treatment a good option Kicking sports - what muscle control is required What is the role of psoas Dancers - what activities and positions load the labrum How can maximum hip range of movement be attained safely Posterior pelvic tilt or tuck - how does this relate to the hip Progressing exercises to incorporate functional positions

Links of interest

Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes

Nichole Hamilton

Synergy Physio

Clinical Edge

Free videos with Nichole Hamilton

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome video for Clinical Edge members

Standing Posture Assessment video for Clinical Edge members

The Irritable Hip course with Nichole Hamilton

Shirley Sahrmann

APA Dance Course


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, and adductors. Some great insights into elite sports management.

Links of interest

Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes

Andrew Ryan

Clinical Edge

Australian Qantas Wallabies

Adductors (I would provide a link, but if you don’t know what these are you should probably be reading a textbook about now)

Impact Injuries to the Shoulder video for Clinical Edge members

Discover Physio Series with LJ Lee

Linda-Joy Lee

James Sutherland

James Sutherland’s interview on The Sports Physiotherapist podcast


PE 002: LJ Lee - “Analysing movement, and clinical expertise research”

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.

Links of Interest

Linda-Joy Lee

Clinical Edge

Discover the Sports Thorax

Discover the Sports Pelvis

Discover Physio Series

Florence Kendall

IFOMPT

Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy

Diane Lee

Discover Physio

University of Queensland

Prof Paul Hodges

Physio First

Sackett

David Sackett on YouTube

“See What I’m Saying” by Rosenblum

“Mindsight” by Dan Siegel

Direct download: Physio_Edge_Podcast_2_LJ_Lee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm AEDT

PE#1 - An interview with David Butler. Fascinating insights into pain, painful experiences, and neurodynamics from one of the world's leading neuroscience and pain experts. Learn why we (and out patients) experience pain, the latest research in pain and pain management. Learn how to talk to your patients to reduce their pain experience, when pain is more from joints or the periphery, and how to use neural glides.

Brought to you by Physio Edge - www.physioedge.com.au and your host, David Pope

Direct download: Physio_Edge_Podcast_001.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm AEDT