Voices

Recently published voices posts:

Core for Runners...the Right Way! Core for Runners…the Right Way!...

I don’t think there is a runner that I have met in the past 3 years who has not at least heard of “core strength”, which speaks to its importance. Everyone reading this likely incorporates some type of core strengthening into a variety of [Read More...]

Contribute to Physiospot's Voices Column Contribute to Physiospot’s Voices Column...

We want physiotherapists and physical therapists to share their unique opinions on issues that are shaping the global physiotherapy community. By offering their perspective on the latest developments in clinical practice, Contributors [Read More...]

Welcome Moti to the Team Welcome Moti to the Team...

Please welcome Moti Wilson to our new voices contributor. Moti is a Physiotherapist from Kenya who is passionate about education, the importance of evidence based practice and patient centered care. Expect to see plenty of his writing [Read More...]

Why is Patient Experience Standing Still? Why is Patient Experience Standing Still?...

As services and clinical thinking evolve, why is it that the patient journey has stood still? Surely it is just as important a part of the whole patient experience? As thoughts are dragged, by politicians and the media, towards [Read More...]

Meet Andrew, Executive Chair of Connect Health Meet Andrew, Executive Chair of Connect Health...

We are delighted to introduce Andrew Walton, Executive Chair of Connect Health, as our new voices contributor. Born and raised in Newcastle, Andrew qualified as a physiotherapist from Northumbria University in 1985 and worked at [Read More...]

A Case for Gait Analysis A Case for Gait Analysis...

I hope you are all having a great start to the new year! One of my favorite parts about this year is how excited people get about working out, particularly for running. Many resolution setters will be lacing up their shoes and heading out [Read More...]

Working with Children with Disabilities in an Under-Resourced Region. Working with Children with Disabilities in an Under-Resourced...

 Akbar Kare is a therapy centre offering free services to children with developmental disabilities in Pakistan. Yvonne Frizzell is a Physiotherapist who has kindly written about her experience working in Pakistan. She was a facilitator [Read More...]

Wow what a year 2016 was!! Wow what a year 2016 was!!...

Happy New Year to you all!!  Before I say anything else I would like to thank everyone who contributed to Physiopedia in 2016. Our team has grown with many of our volunteers taking on specific roles, you people are awesome. Everyone [Read More...]

Athletic Hip Pain – Finding the Source Part 2...

In Part 1 of Athletic Hip Pain I discussed how I found a niche for treating athletes with hip pain after understanding Cibulka’s1 literature of manipulating the SI Joint/Lumbar spine.  In part 2, I want to expand on this and discuss 2 [Read More...]

Bots and what they could mean for physiotherapy Bots and what they could mean for physiotherapy...

Bots will offer physiotherapy / physical therapy an innovative new way to reach clients and improve outcomes Just over a year ago during her presentation at CPA congress Rachael described the concept of a Physiobot, imagined as an [Read More...]

Athletic Hip Pain – Finding the Source:  Part 1 Athletic Hip Pain – Finding the Source: Part 1...

Athletic hip patients are one of my favorite populations to treat.  It wasn’t always that way though.  For years, I struggled with this population, being unsure what to do with them.  Even when I improved, I admittedly was a one trick [Read More...]

Treating Athletes with Low Back Pain:  The Solution Treating Athletes with Low Back Pain: The Solution...

For years, I struggled with treating athletes with back pain.  Coming out of PT school, I followed much of Greg Hick’s work in which he used a stabilization Clinical Prediction Rule.1  Many of my athletes improved, but I felt like I was [Read More...]

Looking back on the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Looking back on the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games...

Tarina Van Der Stockt is a Physiopedia volunteer, this is her reflection on her time at the Rio Paralympic games. Many thanks to Tarina for sharing her experiences with us! It’s been a month since the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 [Read More...]

Injury Free Running: Gravity or Biomechanics? Injury Free Running: Gravity or Biomechanics?...

I love research that has a large clinical impact! This month in JOSPT there was an interesting article looking at Lower Body Positive Pressure (LBPP) treadmills. One of the factors that the researchers examined was the affect of running [Read More...]

Challenges within the UK Healthcare System Challenges within the UK Healthcare System...

Whether it’s talking to colleagues within our organisation, commissioners, GPs, system leaders or even just consuming the mainstream media, it is clear that the UK’s health and social care systems are interlinked and challenged to a degree [Read More...]

Meet Doug, he's our running man! Meet Doug, he’s our running man!...

We are delighted to introduce you to our newest Voices contributor.  Doug Adams PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS is a Physical Therapist in Delaware, USA. He practices in an out-patient sports and orthopaedic practice and his passions in the [Read More...]

Running… More Than Meets The Eye! Running… More Than Meets The Eye!...

Most healthcare professionals know that runners are historically poor self-assessors of their running form.  Bade et al suggests that Cross Country and Recreational runners correctly self-identified their foot strike pattern 56.5% and [Read More...]

Can We Trust What Our Wearable Tech Tells Us? Can We Trust What Our Wearable Tech Tells Us?...

Sometime last year I was doing a running gait analysis on a patient, like I have done many times in the past. Their feet struck loudly on the treadmill and I was seeing them for anterior knee pain, so I decided to do some gait re-training. [Read More...]

What’s it like to be a physiotherapist for an elite sports team? What’s it like to be a physiotherapist for an elite sports team?...

With rugby 7s making its debut in the Rio 2016 Olympics and the Hong Kong Rugby 7s team currently in Monaco fighting for a ticket to Rio, I had the great opportunity to interview Mr Justin Faulkner, owner of PhysioCentral and the current [Read More...]

On return from the Physiotherapy Congress in Canada On return from the Physiotherapy Congress in Canada...

It's always fun to be at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) conference and this year in Victoria was no different.  Amongst the whales and orcas that cruised the seas not too far from our hotel, the seaplanes that constantly [Read More...]