Episode 59 with Dave Cashley [Manual Therapy]

Episode 59 with Dave Cashley [Manual Therapy]

In this episode Dave gives his experience (both from his years of clinical practice and his research) on manual therapy; with particular comment on its use for intermetatarsal neuroma. He also voices his opinion on some of the criticisms of manual therapy – namely that the effects are short term, and that it can promote […]

Episode 58 on Motivational Interviewing

Episode 58 on Motivational Interviewing

In this episode we talked about “the language of behaviour change” and asked our guests why this is important for all Podiatrists. Why don’t some patients just do what we tell them (the so called ‘difficult patient’) and what approaches may be beneficial to take in such cases? Have a listen for a brief introduction […]

Episode 57 with Luke Kelly [Intrinsic Muscles]

Episode 57 with Luke Kelly [Intrinsic Muscles]

In this episode we welcomed Dr Luke Kelly who has published extensively in the field of plantar intrinsic foot muscle function. Listen to him talk about the spring-like function of the human foot, and why it is false to assume a flatter foot is a “weaker” foot. He also explains why he is personally NOT […]

Episode 56 with Tim Gabbett [Load Management]

Episode 56 with Tim Gabbett [Load Management]

In this episode we were delighted to welcome Dr Tim Gabbett who consults across numerous elite sporting domains worldwide and talk about load management. He talks about what load actually is, how people respond to it and how it can be progressed safely. A great analogy of ‘beer tolerance’ is discussed, along with what the […]

Episode 54 with Rod Whiteley [Research Methods]

Episode 54 with Rod Whiteley [Research Methods]

In this episode we talked about why it is important for ALL clinicians to read papers (and be confident doing so), and hopefully imparted some tips on how to read a paper along the way. We touched on p values (and why 0.05 is not the magic number), confidence intervals, reliability, number needed to treat […]

Episode 53 with Chris Napier [Running Shoes]

Episode 53 with Chris Napier [Running Shoes]

In this episode Dr Chris Napier, Physiotherapist and Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (and 2:33 marathoner) summarises his recent BJSM editorial on the logical fallacies in the running shoe debate, and we talk about how runners (both uninjured and injured) should choose shoes, what the evidence tells us (and doesn’t yet tell […]

Episode 52 with Helen Banwell [Paediatric Flatfoot]

Episode 52 with Helen Banwell [Paediatric Flatfoot]

In this, the final episode of 2018, we talked to researcher, lecturer and private practitioner Helen Banwell about the symptomtic Vs asymptomatic flatfoot in children (and discussed when to ‘treat’ Vs when not to), the possible importance of asking about family history, conservative Vs surgical management, dealing with worried and anxious parents and orthoses prescription […]

Episode 51 on Patellofemoral Pain

Episode 51 on Patellofemoral Pain

In this episode with chatted with the physiotherapists, Simon Lack and Brad Neal and the Podiatrist, Alice Corbett about patellofemoral pain, proximal and distal influences and how to choose an intervention. Audio Podcast: (download all episodes as podcasts here)