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 (NNT) and the minimal clinically important difference (MCID). And if there was one key takeaway for everyone: learn about effect sizes.

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About Rod Whiteley:
Dr Rod Whiteley PhD is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, who was awarded a fellowship in the first cohort in Australia. He subsequently spent time on the College of Sports Physiotherapy’s Board as Chief Examiner and has worked with a number of professional and international teams and individuals in Rugby League, Rugby Union, Baseball, Football, Squash, and Athletics.

Episode 21: Adam Meakins [Manual Therapy]

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.

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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.

Follow Adam on Twitter and read his blog.