Learn about the clinical link between gut health and musculoskeletal conditions here

The gut microbiome is a crucial concept for healthcare clinicians but it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are two new learning opportunities from expert Christopher Martey to help you to understand the gut microbiome and how it affects the health of your patients.

Understanding the link between gut health and musculoskeletal conditions is vital for clinicians to grasp.  Emerging research suggests that the gut microbiome can significantly impact systemic inflammation, immune function, and overall health, which in turn can influence musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation outcomes. The term gut microbiome has gained popularity in recent clinical practice and research.  But what does it actually mean, and how does it affect the health of your patients?

The human microbiome consists of the entire community of microorganisms (known as the microbiota) that reside on and inside the body. The largest concentration of these microorganisms is found in the gut, referred to as the “gut microbiome”. The human gut microbiome and its role in health and disease has been the subject of extensive research, looking at the relationships between human metabolism, nutrition, physiology and immune function.

Did you know that the gut-brain axis suggests that the gut microbiota influences the central nervous system, which can affect pain perception and mood, both of which are important considerations in musculoskeletal conditions? This suggests that evaluating and addressing gut health may be an important aspect of treating musculoskeletal conditions. Researchers and clinicians are increasingly acknowledging the connection between gut health and musculoskeletal health. This exciting and rapidly evolving area of research has effects on rehabilitation practice and can be used as a tool to improve patient outcomes.

If you are interested in understanding more, we have TWO opportunities for you to do so.

1. Free webinar recording on Plus

We are offering FREE access to the recent 60-minute webinar An Overview of Rheumatology and the Gut Microbiome for Rehabilitation Professionals. In this hugely popular Plus webinar, expert on the topic Christopher Martey discusses the gut microbiome’s theory and its impact on health and disease.


  • Existing Plus Full, Pro and Trial members can access the full webinar recording right away.
  • Non-members – please register for a (free) Plus trial membership to learn. Trial memberships are free forever – we don’t take any payment details, we just need your email address so we can send you login details.

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The webinar recording will remain free to access up until Christopher’s next upcoming webinar on 17 July (read more below), so don’t delay in getting started.

2. Live webinar and Q&A with Christopher Martey

The second webinar in the series is happening NEXT WEEK! On 17 July 2024 at 5 pm UK time  you can join Christopher Martey as he sheds light on the wide array of conditions categorised as “metabolic syndrome.” He will explore evidence-based links between these conditions and musculoskeletal issues like “frozen shoulder” or adhesive capsulitis, as well as rheumatoid diseases such as gout.

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This upcoming webinar aims to expand our understanding of how a patient’s gut health can impact their condition, recovery, and the effectiveness of clinical treatments. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your clinical practice with cutting-edge insights into the gut-microbiome connection. Mark your calendars and join us on Physiopedia Plus for an enlightening session that bridges gut health and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

  • Existing Plus Full and Pro members can join the webinar for free but you will need to register to save your space
  • Non-members and Plus Trial members will need to subscribe to join this webinar. Memberships are available from £25 per month, and include access to all other courses and resources on Plus too


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So what are you waiting for? Learn for free today to get started, and get yourself registered for the webinar next week. This is your chance to ask questions and grow as a clinician, and we can’t wait to learn with you!

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