Physio Edge podcast

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

Links of Interest

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

Dr Kieran O’Sullivan is back on the Physio Edge podcast after talking previously about hamstring injuries, this time discussing his other big area of interest and expertise – chronic low back pain (CLBP).

In this episode, Kieran and David Pope discuss

  • Recent research on chronic low back pain
  • Central vs peripheral contributions to CLBP
  • Sitting 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

Links of Interest

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

Shoulder pain – what are the causes, and how can you treat it?

Are your special tests around the shoulder really isolating and identifying pathology?

How can the rotator cuff still function with small and large tears?

In Episode 21 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

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