Featured blog post Infographic - How to treat plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

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Infographic - How to treat plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

Infographic - How to treat plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

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Infographic - How to assess & diagnose plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

Infographic - How to assess & diagnose plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

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Running repairs online course - we need your help

We're VERY close to opening enrolment on our long-awaited Running Repairs online course with Tom Goom.

We have been working on this for almost a year, and we are finally going to wrap it up. We will be releasing it in late June 2017, but we NEED your help to make sure we have covered everything.

Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey....thanks!

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Free webinar - How to treat persistent pain and use the latest pain education strategies in your treatment with Mike Stewart

The challenge of helping people to make sense and overcome pain can be one of the most daunting experiences for both clinicians and patients. People in pain are often frustrated after failed short-term interventions. Patient education forms a significant component of modern day healthcare, yet most clinicians have a limited teaching toolkit. To help people make sense of pain, we must first develop our teaching skills.

CLICK HERE to enrol on this free webinar

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Infographic - Plantar fasciopathy imaging & education with Tom Goom

Infographic - Plantar fasciopathy imaging & education with Tom Goom

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Infographic - Plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

Infographic - Plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

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Infographic - Running injuries with Tom Goom, Greg Lehman & Dr Christian Barton

Infographic - Running injuries: What are the most important factors? With Tom Goom, Greg Lehman & Dr Christian Barton

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Infographic - Athlete monitoring with Tom Goom

Infographic - Athlete monitoring with Tom Goom

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Infographic - Optimising performance in injured athletes with Tom Goom

Infographic - Optimising performance in injured athletes with Tom Goom

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Infographic - Running capacity & performance with Tom Goom

Infographic - Running capacity & performance based on Physio Edge podcast 56 with Tom Goom

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New webinar - Acute low back pain - How to use your subjective assessment to improve your acute low back pain results

How can you improve your results with acute low back pain? What information do you NEED to get in your subjective that will help the clarity of your assessment, and help you get MUCH better results with acute low back pain.

We have just released a new webinar series to help you improve your results with acute low back pain. 

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Research review - How can you reliably diagnose Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome?

Research review - How can you reliably diagnose Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome? Find out in this week's Research Review with David Pope.

Winters, M., Bakker, E. W. P., Moen, M. H., Barten, C. C., Teeuwen, R., & Weir, A. (2017). Medial tibial stress syndrome can be diagnosed reliably using history and physical examination. Br J Sports Med, bjsports-2016.

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How can we help you in your clinical practice?

I'm in the middle of creating a lot of podcasts, videos, webinars and online courses. I want to help you with your assessment and treatment so you can get great results and help even more people.

I need your help...

I want YOU to tell me what content to create. I want you to tell me exactly what you're struggling with, so I can go to work and help!

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5 Minute Physio tip - Are Muscle Energy Techniques harmful?

Muscle energy techniques are commonly used in the treatment of low back and pelvis pain. Are they helpful, or do they create more issues than they solve? Find out in this weeks 5 minute Physio tip. 

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Research review - How can you diagnose gluteal tendinopathy?

Lateral hip pain - How can you diagnose gluteal tendinopathy? Find out the tests you need to use when diagnosing lateral hip pain, from the latest research in BJSM.

From Grimaldi, A., Mellor, R., Nicolson, P., Hodges, P., Bennell, K., & Vicenzino, B. (2016). Utility of clinical tests to diagnose MRI-confirmed gluteal tendinopathy in patients presenting with lateral hip pain. British Journal of Sports Medicine, bjsports-2016.

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5 minute Physio tip - What is the best way to treat tight muscles?

Patients often report a sensation of tightness and pain in muscles such as their upper trapezius. Should you reach straight for the massage cream or needles? Is there a better/longer term solution to help improve your patients "tight and sore" muscles?

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Infographic - Running retraining with Dr Rich Willy

Infographic - Running retraining with Dr Rich Willy

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5 minute Physio tip - How you can diagnose & treat lateral elbow pain

Lateral elbow pain, often called tennis elbow or lateral epicondylalgia (LE) is very common in athletes and office workers. What is the common presentation of LE? What are other diagnosis to keep in mind that will require different treatment?

In this week's 5 minute Physio tip, I present a case study of lateral elbow pain, discuss common LE presentations, and diagnoses that require very different treatment.

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Free webinar - How to perform a running assessment

Would you like to improve your assessment and treatment of runners? How can you perform a thorough and accurate assessment of your runners biomechanics to identify the key components contributing to their injury?

In this webinar with Dr Rich Willy, Physical Therapist and one of the leaders in research on running biomechanics, you will discover exactly how to perform a running assessment in your clinic. Differing running mechanics are associated with different injuries, and following this webinar you will know which aspects of your patients gait to address depending on their movement patterns and injury.

Click here to enrol on this free webinar now.

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Infographic - Shoulder pain with Dr Jeremy Lewis

Infographic on Shoulder pain with Dr Jeremy Lewis

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Free webinar - Rehab of Adductor and Iliopsoas related groin pain with Benoy Mathew

Discover the keys to successful treatment of adductor and iliopsoas related groin pain in this free webinar with Benoy Mathew.

This webinar was conducted free on 29 November 2016 and is now available with a free trial membership by CLICKING HERE 

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5 minute Physio tip - How to get great results with Plantar Fasciopathy

Tips to help your treatment of plantar fasciopathy

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Infographic ACL injuries with Enda King

This infographic is based on Physio Edge podcast "Conservative or surgical management for ACL injuries with Enda King

Enda is also presenting at the upcoming Sports injuries virtual conference, taking you through the essential components you need to include when conservatively managing ACL injuries.

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Infographic Shoulder slings with Adam Meakins

Shoulder slings following dislocation infographic based on the free video on Shoulder dislocation management & shoulder slings with Adam Meakins available to you along with 4 other free sports injury assessment & treatment videos by CLICKING HERE

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Infographic AC joint pain and injury with Dr Rod Whiteley

AC joint pain & injury infographic based on the free video on AC joint pain & injury by Dr Rod Whiteley, available to you along with 4 other free sports injury assessment & treatment videos by CLICKING HERE

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Free sports injury assessment and treatment videos

For a short time we have free videos available to help you with your assessment and treatment of sports injuries.

Get your free access to sports injury videos on

CLICK HERE for your access while the videos are still available

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What do we NEED to include in the Sports Injuries virtual conference?

What are you two top questions about sports injuries that we absolutely NEED to answer in our virtual conference?

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Infographic Running assessment 2 with Dr Rich Willy

Infographic - Recommendations for Running Assessment 2, based on Physio Edge podcast 049 with Dr Rich Willy

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Webinar Temporomandibular dysfunction with Dr Stephen Shaffer

Would you like to improve your anatomy, understanding and assessment of the TMJ and temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD)?

Enrol on this free webinar now to improve your skills with TMD

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5 Minute Physio tip - Why your plantar fasciopathy patients won’t get better with stretches

Plantar fasciopathy (PF) is a common condition in runners and middle-aged females. Stretching of the feet, calves and plantar fascia is a common treatment for PF. Will stretching get your PF patients better? Find out in this 5 minute Physio tip

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Infographic Rotator cuff tendinopathy with Dr Chris Littlewood

Infographic - Recommendations for Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy is based on Physio Edge podcast 047 with Dr Chris Littlewood

Download the full podcast show notes and handout here

Listen to the podcast here

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Infographic Proximal hamstring tendinopathy with Tom Goom

Infographic on Recommendations for Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

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5 minute physio tip - Crushing the myths of ice application. Is ice useful for acute injuries and does it reduce swelling?

Cryotherapy is a fancy saying for the non-fancy practice of “putting ice on someone”. We often think about ice decreasing tissue damage, swelling and pain after injury, but does it actually achieve this? Is ice useful in acute injuries? If it is, how long should ice be applied? Should you really eat the frozen peas or chicken nuggets you used to ice your ankle? All these questions and more (or less) are answered here from the latest research on ice (see below for references).

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Infographic Running from injuries podcast with Dr Rich Willy

Infographic on Recommendations for Assessing Runners is based on Physio Edge 048 podcast "Running from injury" with Dr Rich Willy. Listen to this podcast here

Download the full podcast show notes and handout here

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Free webinar - How to develop great patient communication skills

Communication may be the MOST IMPORTANT part of your entire patient treatment. Your communication skills make the difference between a patient connecting with you, understanding your explanation and performing their exercises, or unfulfilling patient interactions, low adherence to exercises and poor treatment outcomes. 

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What is your biggest physio challenge right now?

I would love it if you can please take just 3 minutes to tell me what the single biggest challenge you are struggling with right now. It will help me provide upcoming podcasts, webinars and blogposts towards topics you specifically want to know more about.

Thanks and have an awesome day.

David Pope

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New enhanced content for Clinical Edge members - Case studies & live Q&A

To inspire you and improve your clinical skills, we are adding a new education format for Clinical Edge members. We are trialling monthly Case studies with a live Q&A for the next three months, with a focus topic for the month.

Clinical Edge members can enrol on the next live webinar now by logging onto the website, and going to Online Courses/Case studies & Live Q&A

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5 minute Physio Tip - Myths of functional exercises and specificity

Are “functional” exercises important? Should we base our early stage rehabilitation on multijoint “functional” exercises, movements that replicate your patients sport or activity, or should these exercises be left to the later stages of rehabilitation?

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Free webinar - Rotator cuff assessment & treatment - an evidence based approach with Dr Chris Littlewood

Assessment & Management of the ‘Rotator Cuff’ – an evidence based approach

Shoulder pain is common in athletes and the general population, and in this free webinar presented by Dr Chris Littlewood and hosted by Clinical Edge, you will discover how to load and strengthen the rotator cuff to help patients recover from their shoulder pain.

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5 minute Physio tip - Do diagnostic tests provide useful information?

Diagnostic or "special" tests performed in our physical examination often do not identify or isolate pathology in the tissues that they were designed to test. Do they serve any purpose, and should we even be performing diagnostic tests?

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5 Minute Physio tip - How to connect with your patients in 10 seconds or less

The first ten seconds after you meet your patient can often mean the difference between inspiring confidence in your patients with great treatment outcomes, and leaving your patient unsure of your abilities and wishing they were somewhere (or being treated by someone) else.

In this weeks 5 minute physio tips you will learn 3 simple strategies you can use when you first meet your patients to connect with them, inspire confidence and get the best treatment outcomes possible. 

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5 minute Physio Tip - Discogenic wry neck diagnosis and treatment

What is discogenic wry neck, and why do you need to treat it differently to acute wry neck? Find out in the weeks 5 minute physio tip

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5 Minute Physio tip - Acute wry neck diagnosis & treatment

Acute wry neck diagnosis and treatment

How you can differentiate acute wry neck from discogenic wry neck, and why is it important to identify which type of wry neck your patient is presenting with? Find out in this week's 5 minute Physio tip

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Free webinar - Bone stress injuries in runners with Tom Goom

Bone stress injuries such as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints) are common in runners, basketball players and other athletes.

This webinar presented by Tom Goom, Physiotherapist and founder of Running Physio, will help you gain a lot of practical information on how you can help treat your patients with bone stress injuries.

CLICK HERE to get your free trial Clinical Edge membership and access the webinar now

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5 minute Physio tip - Contraindications and red flags to cervical spine manual therapy

What are the red flags and contraindications to cervical spine treatment? When should you avoid performing manual therapy on the cervical spine?

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5 Minute Physio tip - Manual therapy for the cervical spine - is it evidence based?

As evidence based practitioners, is manual therapy for the Cervical spine evidence based? Should we just be using exercise, or is manual therapy appropriate for the C/sp?

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5 minute Physio tip - Cervicogenic headaches - how you can identify and differentiate these

How can you identify if your patient has a cervicogenic headache (CGH) that may respond to your treatment of the C/Sp, or a Migraine or Tension-type headache (TTH) that is unlikely to respond to your treatment?

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5 Minute Physio Tip - Acute Low Back Pain - Are Flexion, Piriformis & Glute Stretches helpful?

Patients often present with acute and subacute low back pain (LBP), and pain into flexion activities eg sitting and bending.

If the patient is painful into flexion, should we provide flexion based stretches and exercises eg knees to chest, piriformis, glute or hamstring stretches? When does it make sense to provide these exercises, and when should they be avoided in the early treatment stages?

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5 minute Physio tip - How to make your Manual Therapy effective

When should you perform manual therapy with your patient, and when should you perform other treatments? How can you clinically reason through your assessment and treatment to identify whether your manual therapy is effective or not? 

In this 5 minute Physio tips video, I discuss clinical reasoning around manual therapy to help you get the most out of your manual therapy.

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5 minute Physio tip - Manual therapy - Fantastic or a complete waste of time?

Is manual therapy a useful treatment option, or a complete waste of time? When is it completely useless and when does it add value to your treatment? Find out in this 5 minute Physio tips

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Lower Limb Tendinopathy free videos available now for a limited time

Get better results with your lower limb tendinopathy patients. Improve your assessment, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment with this free video series.

Get your free access here 

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Free webinar - the latest evidence on ITB Syndrome

Free webinar on ITB pain. Find out the latest evidence on distal ITB assessment and treatment

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Lower Limb Tendinopathy - what do you want to know?

What do you want to know about Lower Limb Tendinopathy? Let us know here

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Shoulder Pain: Hidden causes and 6 top tips for assessment and treatment

BJSM published a blogpost I wrote on "Shoulder Pain: Hidden causes and 6 top tips for assessment and treatment"

CLICK HERE to read the post on hidden causes of shoulder pain

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16 reasons you need to attend the Shoulder Pain Virtual Conference 

Are you wondering if the Shoulder Pain Virtual Conference is right for you?

Here are a few reasons why you will love the Shoulder Pain Virtual Conference.

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Shoulder assessment and treatment videos

Free access for a limited time, to videos on:

– The Art & Science of Shoulder Diagnosis- Clinical decision making and likelihood ratios
– Clinical examination of the patient with shoulder instability
– When is a GIRD (Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit) not a GIRD?
– Scapular assessment and it’s place in clinical reasoning in patients with shoulder pain
– Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: The dilemma of diagnosis, and Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure (SSMP)
– Special considerations for the throwing athlete’s shoulder
– Enhanced Rehabilitation following Shoulder Stabilisation surgery

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BJSM Platinum member access

BJSM Access for Platinum members

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Tip of the week - Repeated Extensions

Tip of the week - Repeated Extensions


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Plantar Fasciopathy Anatomy and Identification video

Plantar Fasciopathy Anatomy and Identification video

Plantar fasciopathy is one of the most common foot conditions, and Rob Standen, a Physiotherapist who worked with the Penrith Panthers for more than 17 years, works at Penrith Physiotherapy and Sports Centre, and has a special interest in the foot and ankle, has seen his fair share of them.

In this entertaining and informative video, Rob takes us through the anatomy and identification of plantar fasciopathy.

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Positive programming

Positive programming

Positive programming in our explanations to patients can help to dethreaten and reduce their pain. How can you use positive programming with your patients?

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Phenomenal work as a Physiotherapist

The best job in the world

Do you love being a Physio? What makes you get out of bed for work in the morning? Are you going to work because you want to pay the rent and save for a new surfboard or holiday?Quite possibly. But there has to be more, doesn’t there?

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Filemaker Pro 12 for the clinic - successes and failures

Filemaker Pro for clinical software review

Physio clinic software, particularly for the iPad and the Mac is not exactly what I would call great at the moment, and I started this trial of Filemaker Pro with high expectations. So far, this trial has been a mixed bag of success and a fair dose of limitations.

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APA endorses "supportive" football boots to "prevent Sever's"

APA endorses "supportive" football boots to "prevent Sever's"

What is an endorsement for football boots? Does it mean it actually does what the manufacturer says it does, or that the company has paid money for an endorsement?

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Case study - Pelvic driven knee pain in a netballer

Case study - Pelvic driven knee pain in a netballer

An approach to treating patello-femoral joint pain in a netballer

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Five dry needling tips

Five dry needling tips

Dry needling is becoming a very popular adjunct to Physiotherapy practice, and something I use in my clinical practice every day to speed up my patients’ treatment results. Here are 5 tips for using dry needling in your practice

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ACL Rehabilitation videos with Enda King

ACL Rehabilitation videos with Enda King

Short video highlights from my Physio Edge podcast with Enda King on ACL Rehabilitation.

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Achilles Tendinopathy initial management

Achilles Tendinopathy initial management

How can you start rehabilitation of your patients Achilles tendinopathy? Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common musculoskeletal issues your running patients will present with, and a structured loading program alongside improving biomechanics are the cornerstones of a successful rehabilitation program. How can you start your patients loading program, and settle your patients achilles pain immediately? How should you vary the program if your patient has an insertional tendinopathy instead of a mid-portion tendinopathy?

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Forefoot pain: Acute Metatarsalgia causes and treatment

Forefoot pain: Acute Metatarsalgia causes and treatment

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Forefoot pain - how to fit metatarsal domes part 1

Forefoot pain - how to fit metatarsal domes part 1

Metatarsal domes can be an important part of reducing your patient's metatarsal pain. Acutely you will often achieve maximal pain reduction with softer metatarsal domes, and the key to the whole process is correct placement of your "Met domes".In this short video, Nick Torrance takes your through the process of using and fitting metatarsal domes for your patients with acute metatarsalgia

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Forefoot pain - how to fit metatarsal domes to inner soles part 2

Forefoot pain - how to fit metatarsal domes to inner soles part 2

Soft metatarsal domes can be used to settle down your patient's acute forefoot pain, (covered in “How to fit metatarsal domes for foot pain”). The next phase is to fit these to the inner soles of your patients shoes.

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Shoulder tests for long head of biceps tendon and SLAP lesions

Shoulder tests for long head of biceps tendon and SLAP lesions

Yergason's test has been proposed to test for Type II SLAP lesions, long head biceps tendinopathy and subluxing/dislocating of the long head of biceps tendinopathy. How does it test these structures?

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Virtual conferences - the future of Physiotherapy education

Virtual conferences - the future of Physiotherapy education

Physio Edge and Clinical Edge would like to make great education even more accessible for you, by creating for you online virtual conferences with world class presenters. Help shape the topics and content to create the conference you want to attend.

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10 patient communication tips. Make communication your strongest link

10 patient communication tips. Make communication your strongest link

Communication is the key to improvements in your patient's pain and movement - great manual therapy or exercise skills will only get very average results without good communication.  I wanted to share 10 tips to help improve your patient communication, interaction and results:

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5 keys to a great subjective assessment

5 keys to a great subjective assessment

A good subjective examination at your patient's initial examination will guide your physical assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan and ultimately the results you achieve with your patient.

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Free webinar - Hip impingement and labral tears with Nichole Hamilton (run on 6 July 2014)

Free webinar - Hip impingement and labral tears with Nichole Hamilton

Hip impingement and labral tears are one of the major causes of hip and groin pain in athletes and the general population.

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Lateral knee pain

Lateral knee pain

What tests can you perform to identify if the distal ITB is the source of your patient’s lateral knee pain? What other tests do you need to perform to exclude other differential diagnoses?


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Functional hip assessment

Functional hip assessment video

Lateral knee pain when running or walking may have contributing hip strength or control issues, and identifying this can help focus your treatment time and patients efforts where it is needed. How can you assess the hip in standing and functional activities?

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Why firemen get sore feet...

Why firemen get sore feet...

Is supportive footwear helping or hindering your patients progress?

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