Paul Ingraham is a Vancouver science journalist and creator of PainScience.com, a website about the science of pain, injury, treatment, and rehab with about a million monthly readers. In this episode he discussed the reasons people ritualistically stretch (beliefs about flexibility, injury reduction, improving performance etc) and the whether the scientific literature backs them up. He also made reference to certain structures which are biomechanically awkward/impossible to stretch, some of the sensory adaptations/neurology that may be involved, and whether stretching is indeed as beneficial as it society believes it to be.
In this episode Dave Cashley 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 fragility, dependance and a reduction in self efficacy.
About David Cashley: David Cashley is podiatrist and an international speaker and educator. David is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and has published a number of papers on podiatric manual therapy in the literature. In his over 22 years’ experience, David has crafted an innovative approach to resolving foot pain that’s has shown to be clinically useful and effective. During his career, David Cashley has worked with professional sportsmen, elite athletes, world champions, international dance troupes and the British military. David came from Scotland’s Dundee, where he maintains a successful private practice along with a family restaurant.
In this episode, we chatted with a great panel of physiotherapists in Hamish Vickerman, Tom Goom, Neil Meigh and Kevin Nordanger to talk about how Podiatry and Physiotherapy can/should work together, the overlap between professions, the preconceived notions we have about each other’s professions and more..
In this episode, we chatted with Adam Meakins and talked about what manual therapy is, what effects it has (and doesn’t have), and why he thinks it sucks. We also touch on subluxed cuboids, pelvic equilibrium, trigger points and palpation pareidolia.
About Adam Meakins:
Adam Meakins is a physiotherapist in the UK. He runs the Sports Physio website and social media profiles are hosted by Adam Meakins a Specialist Physiotherapist, Strength & Conditioning Coach, and Extended Scope Practitioner in both the NHS and the private sector located in and around Hertfordshire, England.
In this episode, we talk about the difference between mobilisations and manipulations, the possible mechanisms of effect of joint manipulations (bone/joint repositioning Vs neurophysiological response), the importance of the language used in front of our patients in the context of mobilisations and a bit more.
About Ted Jedynak:
Ted Jedynak has specialised exclusively in Manual Therapies for the lower limb since 1996. Ted and his wife created 3 Manual Therapies (MT) specialist clinics (2002 – 2012). Ted retired from clinical practice in 2012. He has been a mentor and trainer of health practitioners globally in Manual Therapies since 1996, and due to high demand, is now focusing on delivering online training via www.footmobilisation.com. Ted was a visiting Fellow and Clinical Consultant at Queensland University of Technology MSK Clinic (2012-13) plus Developer and Facilitator of the Manual Therapies Special Interest Group (Aust. Podiatry Association SA 2014-15).
About Ian Linane:
Ian Linane is a private practice podiatrist of over 20 years experience working in both his own and in multidisciplinary clinics. He is also the founder of Infigo Healthcare Education that runs a number of manual therapy courses. One of Ian’s goals with Infigo has been the provision of high quality, varied, hands-on rehabilitation training opportunities for podiatrists. To enable this Ian wrote three core manuals in manual therapy for podiatrists, gaining his professional body’s approval for them to be granted extended scope practice courses.
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