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Physio Edge podcast

A Science, Medicine and Sports podcast featuring David Popet
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Inspiring interviews with leading Physiotherapists, discussing real life assessment and treatment, clinical issues and ways to give you an edge in your Physiotherapy clinical practice. Pushing the boundaries of Physiotherapy to not only treat pain, but improve their own clinical performance.


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Physio Edge 093 Manual therapy - evidence effects and expectations with Prof Chad Cook
Manual therapy (MT) comes in all shapes and sizes - mobilisation, manipulation, mobilisation with movement, soft tissue massage, instrument assisted massage, muscle energy techniques, pointy elbows pressed into flesh and more. Patients (often) love it, and it's a popular treatment modality with therapists. Debate rages, and myths and misconceptions surround MT. Could the time we spend performing MT be better spent elsewhere? How does MT work? Is it worth using if treatment effects are short lived? Is it just used as revenue raising by therapists, while creating reliance on passive therapies? Is MT evidence-based? Is it worth including in our treatment? Which patients may benefit from MT, and which patients you should steer away from MT? In this podcast, clinical researcher, physical therapist and Professor at Duke University, Dr Chad Cook, we discuss the evidence around MT, myths and misconceptions, how MT works, and using your clinical reasoning to decide when and how to utilise MT. You'll discover: What are the arguments against manual therapy? Do the arguments against MT have merit? Does MT break up scar tissue or adhesions, correct alignment of joints, or put them back into place? Do we have evidence that MT creates reliance on passive therapies? Evidence for and against MT How to use clinical reasoning with MT How MT works - potential mechanisms What MT is NOT doing How to explain MT to your patients Clinical reasoning Identifying pain adaptive and non pain adaptive patients How MT can help identify patients with a better or worse prognosis How many sessions of MT should patients receive? How to select MT techniques Does MT cause harm and patient reliance? How to identify patient treatment expectations How to help change patient expectations Links associated with this episode: Download and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes Listen to the podcast on Spotify Improve your confidence and plantar fasciopathy results with a free trial Clinical Edge membership, and get access to the 3 part webinar series on PHP with Henrik Riel Let David know what you liked about this podcast on Twitter Review the podcast on iTunes Like the podcast on Facebook Infographics by Clinical Edge Dr Chad Cook at Duke University Twitter - @ChadCookPT Book - Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Articles associated with this episode: Bialosky et al. 2009. The Mechanisms of Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain: A Comprehensive Model. Bialosky JE, Bishop MD, Penza CW. Placebo mechanisms of manual therapy: a sheep in wolf's clothing?. journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy. 2017 May;47(5):301-4. Cook et al. 2014. Is there preliminary value to a within- and/or between-session change for determining short-term outcomes of manual therapy on mechanical neck pain? Cook et al. 2013. Early use of thrust manipulation versus non-thrust manipulation: a randomized clinical trial. Cook et al. 2012. Can a within/between-session change in pain during reassessment predict outcome using a manual therapy intervention in patients with mechanical low back pain? Cook. 2011. Immediate effects from manual therapy: much ado about nothing? Deyle et al. 2005. Physical therapy treatment effectiveness for osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized comparison of supervised clinical exercise and manual therapy procedures versus a home exercise program. Goss et al. 2004. A Cochrane review of manipulation and mobilization for mechanical neck disorders. Learmann et al. 2014. No Differences in Outcomes in People with Low Back Pain Who Met the Clinical Prediction Rule for Lumbar Spine Manipulation When a Pragmatic Non-thrust Manipulation Was Used as the Comparator. Rubinstein et al. 2011. Spinal manipulation therapy for chronic low back pain. Schneider et al. 2014. Derivation of a clinical decision guide in the diagnosis of cervical facet joint pain. Traeger et al. 2018. Effect of Intensive Patient Education vs Placebo Patient Education on Outcomes in Patients With Acute Low Back Pain.
Physio Edge 092 Plantar heel pain - The latest research how to apply it with Henrik Riel
When your patient has heel pain with their first few steps in the morning, after sitting for a while or at the start of a run, a diagnosis of plantar heel pain (PHP) or plantar fasciopathy might jump straight to the top of your list. How will you treat your patients with PHP? How long will it take? How can you explain PHP, the rehab and recovery to your patients? In this podcast with Henrik Riel (Physiotherapist, researcher and PhD candidate at Aalborg University) we take a deep dive into PHP, and how you can treat it, including: How to describe plantar heel pain to your patients How to explain to your patient why they developed PHP, recovery timeframes and rehab Plantar fasciitis, plantar fasciopathy, plantar heel pain? What's the most appropriate terminology? Differential diagnosis for PHP including Neuropathic pain Fat pad irritation, contusion or atrophy Calcaneal stress fracture Other diagnoses How to systematically perform an objective assessment and diagnose PHP Assessment tests to identify factors contributing to your patients pain Whether your patients require imaging How long PHP takes to recover What factors affect your patients prognosis and recovery times How to differentiate your treatment for active or sedentary patients Whether your patients can continue to run with PHP Factors that may hinder the recovery of your sedentary patients, and how to address these Whether your patients should include stretching in their rehab Types of strengthening to include in your rehab - isometric, isotonic or otherwise How many sets and reps should your patients perform of their strengthening exercises Whether orthotics are useful Corticosteroid injections - do they help or increase the risk of plantar fascia rupture? Links associated with this episode: Download and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes Download the podcast now using my favourite podcast app - Overcast Improve your confidence and plantar fasciopathy results with a free trial Clinical Edge membership, and get access to the 3 part webinar series on PHP with Henrik Riel Let David know what you liked about this podcast on Twitter Review the podcast on iTunes Like the podcast on Facebook Infographics by Clinical Edge Twitter - @Henrik_Riel Research Gate - Henrik Riel Articles associated with this episode: Alshami et al. 2008. A review of plantar heel pain of neural origin: differential diagnosis and management. Chimutengwende-Gordon et al. 2010. Magnetic resonance imaging in plantar heel pain. Dakin et al. 2018. Chronic inflammation is a feature of Achilles tendinopathy and rupture. David et al. 2017. Injected corticosteroids for treating plantar heel pain in adults. Digiovanni et al. 2006. Plantar fascia-specific stretching exercise improves outcomes in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. A prospective clinical trial with two-year follow-up. Hansen et al. 2018. Long-Term Prognosis of Plantar Fasciitis: A 5- to 15-Year Follow-up Study of 174 Patients With Ultrasound Examination. Lemont et al. 2003. Plantar fasciitis: a degenerative process (fasciosis) without inflammation. Rathleff et al. 2015. High-load strength training improves outcome in patients with plantar fasciitis: A randomized controlled trial with 12-month follow-up. Riel et al. 2017. Is ‘plantar heel pain’ a more appropriate term than ‘plantar fasciitis’? Time to move on. Riel et al. 2018. The effect of isometric exercise on pain in individuals with plantar fasciopathy: A randomized crossover trial. Riel et al. 2019. Self-dosed and pre-determined progressive heavy-slow resistance training have similar effects in people with plantar fasciopathy: a randomised trial. Other Episodes of Interest: PE 062 - How to treat plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom PE 061 - How to assess and diagnose plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom PE 060 - Plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom PE 038 - Plantar fasciopathy loading programs with Michael Rathleff PE 012 - Plantar Fascia, Achilles Tendinopathy And Nerve Entrapments With Russell Wright
Physio Edge 091 Return to running - a guide for therapists with Tom Goom
When you love running or any other sport or activity, having to take time off with an injury is really frustrating. Your patients with an injury limiting their running will feel frustrated and be keen to keep running or get back to running as quickly as possible. We can make a huge difference in helping them return to running, but how do we do it? It would be pretty simple if we could hand all of our running injury patients a standard return to running table with a list of set running distances, and send them on their way to just follow the program. The trouble is, it doesn’t work that way in real life. Each of your patients will have different goals, and respond differently to rehab and increases in running, depending on their injury, irritability of their symptoms, their load tolerance, and a lot of factors. Since recipe-based approaches won’t work for a lot of patients, how can you tailor your rehab and guide your running injury patients through their return to running? In this podcast with Tom Goom, we’re going to help you return your patients to running as quickly as possible, know which factors you need to address in your rehab, and how to tailor your rehab to each of your patients. You will explore how to: Test whether your patient is ready to run Find your patients ‘run tolerance’ Incorporate your athlete’s goals into their rehab Use their pathology to guide return to running eg stress fractures or plantar fasciopathy Use irritability to guide your load progression Vary your treatment depending on the stage of their competitive season Address strength, range of movement, control, muscle mass, power and plyometric impairments in their rehab program Choose the number of exercises you use Balance risk and reward to meet patients goals Four key steps to return your patient to running Use impact tests when assessing whether your patient is ready to run Plan training structure and progression Monitor return to running Identify acceptable pain levels while increasing running We will take you through four real patient case study examples so you can apply the podcast in your clinical practice, including: Achilles tendon pain Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)/Shin splints Calf pain High risk tibial stress fracture CLICK HERE to download your podcast handout   Links associated with this episode: Free lateral hip pain video series with Tom Goom Download and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes Twitter - @tomgoom Let David Pope know what you liked about this podcast on Twitter Review the podcast on iTunes Like the podcast on Facebook Infographics by Clinical Edge Other episodes of interest: Physio Edge 084 Running injury treatment - tendinopathy, MTSS, total hip replacement & high BMI patients. Q&A with Tom Goom Physio Edge 083 Running gait retraining, strengthening, glutes & ITB syndrome. Q&A with Tom Goom Physio Edge 082 Achilles tendinopathy treatment - the latest research with Dr Seth O'Neill Physio Edge 076 Footwear advice for running injuries with Tom Goom Physio Edge 075 Tendinopathy, imaging and diagnosis with Dr Sean Docking Physio Edge 068 Lower limb tendinopathy loading, running and rehab with Dr Peter Malliaras Physio Edge 042 Treatment of Plantaris & Achilles Tendinopathy with Dr Seth O'Neill Physio Edge 041 Plantaris Involvement In Achilles Tendinopathy With Dr Christoph Spang
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