Latest episode Physio Edge 065 Differential diagnosis of calf pain in runners with Tom Goom

Physio Edge 065 Differential diagnosis of calf pain in runners with Tom Goom

When your patients present with calf pain, do you have a clear understanding of the likely causes and potential differential diagnosis? Do they have any red flags that require urgent medical attention? What other issues besides a calf tear could be causing their calf pain?

It's time to brush off those diagnostic skills, to understand the types of calf pain you can treat, and which patients you need to refer on immediately.

In this podcast with Tom Goom and David Pope, we are going to break it down for you, so you are confident in assessing and diagnosing the different types of calf pain. You will understand:

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Physio Edge 064 What is causing calf pain in runners and how can you assess it with Tom Goom

One of the most popular blogposts of all time on Tom Goom's website running-physio.com is on how to manage calf tears in runners. Is this because it is a really common problem, or because Tom wrote such a great blogpost? It's a bit hard to tell, and most likely it's a bit of both, but it begs the question "Why is calf pain one of the issues so many runners face? "

In episode 64 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope and Tom Goom discuss the latest research around calf pain in runners and what is actually going on. We want to give you all the tools you need to assess runners that present with calf pain, so we have included this in the episode as well.

We also created a free handout with the info and assessment tests from this podcast, which you can download here.

If you would like to up your game on calf pain, here are some of the highlights from the podcast:

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Physio Edge 063 How to assess and treat posterior hip and gluteal pain with Benoy Mathew

Posterior hip pain can have a number of causes, with referral from the lumbar spine, SIJ and hip, along with local structures such as the hip joint, gluteals, glute tendons, proximal hamstring tendons. How can you identify the structures involved in your patient's posterior hip pain? What tests can you perform in your objective assessment to assist your treatment? What is the best way to treat the glutes if they are the involved in your patient's pain?

In episode 63 of the Physio Edge podcast, Benoy Mathew and David Pope explore how you can improve your diagnosis and results with posterior hip pain.

You will discover:

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Physio Edge 062 How to treat plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

How can you treat plantar fasciopathy? How can you return your plantar fasciopathy patients to activity and running? When can they run without aggravating their pain?

In episode 62 of the Physio Edge podcast, Tom Goom and David Pope help you discover exactly how you can get great treatment outcomes with plantar fasciopathy.

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Physio Edge 061 How to assess & diagnose plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

Assessment and diagnosis is vital in planning your plantar fasciopathy treatment program, and successfully returning your patients to activity and running. Structures in the vicinity of the plantar fascia insertion may contribute to plantar heel pain, but require a very different treatment approach. How can you identify other structures that are involved? What questions do you need to ask in the history? How can you perform an examination, and what tests should you perform on patients with plantar fasciopathy?

In episode 61 of the Physio Edge podcast, Tom Goom and David Pope help you discover exactly how you can assess and differentially diagnose plantar fasciopathy.

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Physio Edge 060 Plantar fasciopathy in runners with Tom Goom

Plantar fasciopathy is one of the most common causes of foot pain in runners and non-athletes alike. Our understanding of plantar fasciopathy (PF) pathology and treatment has progressed significantly over recent years. In episode 60 of the Physio Edge podcast, Tom Goom and David Pope explore PF, what we know about it, and how you can explain the condition, treatment and recovery process to your patients.

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Physio Edge 059 Running injuries - what are the most important factors? A group debate with Tom Goom, Greg Lehman & Dr Christian Barton

How can you identify the most important factors involved in your patients running injuries? During your rehabilitation of runners, which is most important to address - load, gait pattern, strength, foot strike, pelvic position, footwear, range of movement or other factors?

Find out in this episode of the Physio Edge podcast with Tom Goom, Greg Lehman and Dr Christian Barton.

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Physio Edge 058 How to monitor your athletes workload with Tom Goom

Your athletes workload consists of the amount of running, training and matches performed. Their current workload can be compared to previous workload to identify periods where they may be at risk of injury or setting back their rehabilitation (Gabbett 2016). Balancing your athletes workload during rehabilitation and afterwards is vital to allow recovery from injury, improved performance while avoiding further injury.

What do you need to monitor, and how can you monitor workload in an easy and efficient manner? Find out in this episode of the Physio Edge podcast with Tom Goom and David Pope.

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Physio Edge 057 Advanced Running Tests & Optimising Performance with Tom Goom

Helping our running patients recover and return to running following injury is our primary rehab priority, however we may also have the opportunity to help improve their running performance. Runners are often motivated by improving their speed, performance and times, and incorporating these goals into their rehab can increase motivation and exercise compliance. How then can we help our patients to improve their performance when returning from an injury? Find out in this episode of the Physio Edge podcast with Tom Goom

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Physio Edge 056 How to assess your patient's running capacity and performance with Tom Goom

Identifying how much running each of your patients can perform (their load capacity) during their rehabilitation is a skill. This podcast will help you develop your load management skills, and know how much running your individual patients should perform at each stage of their rehabilitation.

In this podcast with Tom Goom, you will discover:

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Physio Edge 055 Patellofemoral pain in runners with Brad Neal

Runners regularly present for treatment of anterior knee pain. Accurate diagnosis is vital in guiding your treatment, and helping your patients return to painfree running.

In episode 53 of the Physio Edge podcast Brad Neal and David Pope discuss the different patient presentations with anterior knee pain, along with the subjective clues and objective tests that will help guide successful treatment.

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Physio Edge 054 Hip and groin part 2 - assessment and treatment with Benoy Mathew

In this second podcast on hip and groin pain with Physiotherapist and Extended Scope Practitioner Benoy Mathew, we explore:

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Physio Edge 053 Hip and groin pain part 1 - diagnosis, pathology and red flags with Benoy Mathew

Acute and chronic groin pain is common in sports, however diagnosis can be challenging. A thorough understanding of pathology around the hip and groin and when pathology relates to symptoms, knowledge of potential red flags, along with patterns and symptoms associated with each diagnosis is vital in guiding your treatment of hip and groin pain.

Benoy is also presenting a webinar with Clinical Edge. The webinar will discuss:
• Rehabilitation of adductor and iliopsoas related groin pain
•   Practical tips
•   Common presentations
•   Osteitis pubis, sports hernia, hip impingement
•  Rehabilitation from initial stages to plyometrics

CLICK HERE to enrol on the free webinar “Rehab of adductor and iliopsoas related groin pain” with Benoy Mathew

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Physio Edge 052 Conservative or surgical management for ACL injuries with Enda King

ACL injuries commonly occur during pivoting and change of direction sports. What is the best way to manage these injuries? Are your patients suitable for conservative managment or will they require surgery? 

In Physio Edge podcast 052, David Pope and Enda King discuss acute management of ACL injuries, and how you can help your patient decide whether to have conservative or surgical management.

You can download the free podcast handout that will take you through lateral knee and LCL injury assessment and rehabilitation by clicking here.

Get your free access to videos on sports injury assessment and treatment, including accelerated rehabilitation of LCL injuries with Matt Konopinski.

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Physio Edge 051 Lateral knee and LCL injuries with Matt Konopinski

Lateral knee injuries are common in football with landing from a jump or header, or during tackles when the tibia is forced into external rotation. This mechanism of injury often affects the Lateral/Fibular collateral ligament (LCL), however LCL injury is not always obvious from the patient’s history, and can be misdiagnosed.

In this podcast with Liverpool FC Physiotherapist Matt Konopinski, we discuss LCL and lateral knee injuries, and how you can identify and treat these. 

You can download the free podcast handout that will take you through lateral knee and LCL injury assessment and rehabilitation by clicking here.

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Physio Edge 050 Treating the TMJ and jaw pain with Dr Stephen Shaffer

Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction can significantly impact your patients life, limiting their ability to enjoy eating and talking. Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) has a lot of musculoskeletal contributors that physiotherapists are perfectly positioned to treat and help improve patient’s lives.

In episode 50 of the Physio Edge podcast, Dr Stephen Shaffer and David Pope discuss TMD, structures that can be affected, and how you can assess and get great results treating TMD patients.

Dr Stephen Shaffer is presenting a webinar on TMD, hosted by Clinical Edge, and you can enrol free on this webinar by CLICKING HERE

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Physio Edge 049 Running from injury 2 with Dr Rich Willy

In Running from injury part 2, Dr Rich Willy will help you assess and retrain running in your patients with achilles tendinopathy, patellofemoral joint pain, ITB Syndrome and stress fractures. We explore the latest evidence and how it will help you address pain and injuries related to running.

You can download the handout to go along with this podcast here

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Physio Edge 048 Running from injury part 1 with Rich Willy

Are you looking to improve your assessment & treatment of runners? Would you like to know exactly what to look for in a running assessment? What are the most important factors to treat when your running patients have achilles tendinopathy? How is that different when they have patellofemoral joint pain (PFJP)?

The research around running is evolving quickly, and in this podcast with Dr Rich Willy we explore the latest evidence and how it will help you address the most important factors with different musculoskeletal issues.

Download the podcast handout free that will take you through the 8 essential areas to analyse when performing a running assessment, communication tips, advice to give your running patients during their recovery and much more.

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Physio Edge 047 Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy With Dr Chris Littlewood

The rotator cuff and rotator cuff tendons are often involved in shoulder pain, and targeted with our treatment. Dr Chris Littlewood is a Physio and senior research fellow at the University of Sheffield, and spends a large portion of his time studying and treating shoulder pain, including rotator cuff tendinopathy. In this episode, Chris and I discuss how to identify rotator cuff tendinopathy and other types of shoulder pain, and how you can direct your treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy. 

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Physio Edge 046 Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy With Tom Goom

Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) occurs in athletes, runners, weightlifters, and other athletes, as well as more sedentary patients, causing pain at the hamstring origin and limiting your patients ability to sit, run and continue to be active.

Listen to this podcast with Tom Goom now to clearly identify PHT and differentiate it from lumbar spine referred pain, hip pain, sciatic nerve pain and other conditions.

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Physio Edge 045 Treatment of Lateral Elbow Pain Part 2 With Dr Leanne Bisset

How can you treat your patient’s lateral elbow pain (lateral epicondylalgia (LE)/tennis elbow)? How and when should you progress your patient’s exercise program? Is pain during their exercise program ok?

Listen or download the podcast here to find out. 

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Physio Edge 044 Lateral Elbow Pain Part 1 with Dr Leanne Bisset

Lateral elbow pain (lateral epicondylalgia/tennis elbow) affects , and can respond fantastically to Physiotherapy treatment, or in other patients with a similar presentation, not at all. 

This is a two part podcast, and in Part 1, episode 44 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope and Dr Leanne Bisset discuss the Assessment and Treatment of Tennis Elbow/Lateral Elbow pain.

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Download your free handout and Podcast Summary on Lateral Elbow Pain Part 1

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Physio Edge 043 Sporting Shoulder with Jo Gibson

Shoulder pain and injury in overhead athletes is very common and has a high recurrence rate. In this podcast with Jo Gibson we discuss sporting shoulder injuries and rehabilitation.

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Physio Edge 042 Treatment of Plantaris & Achilles Tendinopathy with Seth O’Neill

Seth O’Neill and I discuss how you can identify Plantaris involvement in your patients, and adjust and progress your conservative treatment of Achilles pain and tendinopathy with Plantaris involvement. 

Download your free handout on Treatment of Plantaris & Achilles Tendinopathy with Seth O'Neill

CLICK HERE for more information on the Lower Limb Tendinopathy Virtual Conference

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Physio Edge 041 Plantaris Involvement In Achilles Tendinopathy With Dr Christoph Spang

Physio Edge 041 The role of Plantaris in mid portion Achilles Tendinopathy with Dr Christoph Spang

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Physio Edge 040 Shoulder Simplified With Adam Meakins

How complex does your shoulder assessment need to be? How can you can simplify your shoulder assessment and treatment? Find out in episode 40 of the Physio Edge podcast with  Adam Meakins

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Physio Edge 039 Patellofemoral Pain in Adolescents with Dr Michael Rathleff

Patellofemoral joint pain (PFJP) is very common in adolescents, and in the Physio Edge podcast episode 39, I discuss the causes, assessment and treatment of PFJP with the author of numerous studies on PFJP in Adolescents, Dr Michael Rathleff.

Download your free handout on Patellofemoral Pain in Adolescents to go along with this podcast

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Physio Edge 038 Plantar fasciopathy loading programs with Michael Rathleff

Physio Edge 038 Plantar fasciopathy loading programs with Michael Rathleff


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Physio Edge 037 Pilates Beyond Low Back Pain With Lana Johnson

Physio Edge 037 Pilates Beyond Low Back Pain With Lana Johnson

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Physio Edge 036 How to help patients with persistent pain with Mike Stewart Part 02

Physio Edge 036 How to help patients with persistent pain with Mike Stewart Part 02


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Physio Edge 035 Know Pain With Mike Stewart Part 01

Physio Edge 035 Know Pain With Mike Stewart Part 01

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Physio Edge 034 Advanced ACL Rehab With Enda King

Physio Edge 034 Advanced ACL Rehab With Enda King


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Physio Edge 033 How to treat anterior knee pain with Kurt Lisle

Physio Edge 033 How to treat anterior knee pain with Kurt Lisle


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Physio Edge 032 How To Rehabilite ACL Injuries With Enda King

Physio Edge #032 How To Rehabilite ACL Injuries With Enda King

ACL injuries, and the most important factors in pre-operative management and post-operative exercise programming to get your patients back to sport with improved sporting performance.

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Physio Edge 031 Unruly Scapula Assessment and Retraining With Ann Cools

Shoulder pain patients often have poor scapula control. Is their shoulder pain caused by poor scapula control, or is their scapula dysfunction caused by shoulder pain?  

When your patients present with shoulder pain, should your focus be on scapula control, glenohumeral control, or treatment of the neck and thorax?

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Physio Edge 030 CrossFit Injuries With Antony Lo

Physio Edge 030 CrossFit Injuries With Antony Lo

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Physio Edge 029 Acute Knee Injuries With Kurt Lisle

Physio Edge 029 Acute Knee Injuries With Kurt Lisle



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Physio Edge 028 Groin Injury Screening and Rehabilitation With Dr Kristian Thorborg

Physio Edge 028 Groin Injury Screening and Rehabilitation With Dr Kristian Thorborg

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Physio Edge 027 Sports Injury Management With Dr Nathan Gibbs

Physio Edge 027 Sports Injury Management With Dr Nathan Gibbs

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Physio Edge 026 Gymnastics Injuries With Kingsley Gibson

Physio Edge 026 Gymnastics Injuries With Kingsley Gibson

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Physio Edge 025 Groin Assessment With Dr Kristian Thorborg

Physio Edge 025 Groin Assessment With Dr Kristian Thorborg

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Physio Edge 024 Thoracic Ring Approach With Dr Linda - Joy (LJ) Lee

Physio Edge 024 Thoracic Ring Approach With Dr Linda - Joy (LJ) Lee

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Physio Edge 023 Lower Limb Tendinopathies With Dr Peter Malliaras

Physio Edge 023 Lower Limb Tendinopathies With Dr Peter Malliaras

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Physio Edge 022 Chronic Low Back Pain With Dr Kieran O'Sullivan

Physio Edge 022 Chronic Low Back Pain With Dr Kieran O'Sullivan

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Physio Edge 021 Shoulder Pain With Dr Jeremy Lewis

Physio Edge 021 Shoulder Pain With Dr Jeremy Lewis

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Physio Edge 020 Womens Health With Lori Forner

Physio Edge 020 Womens Health With Lori Forner

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Physio Edge 019 Hamstring Strength, Flexibility And Injury Reduction

Physio Edge 019 Hamstring Strength, Flexibility And Injury Reduction

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Physio Edge 018 Exploring The Pelvis With Diane Lee

Physio Edge 018 Exploring The Pelvis With Diane Lee

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Physio Edge 017 Injury Reduction with Dr Peter Brukner

Physio Edge 017 Injury Reduction With Dr Peter Brukner

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Physio Edge 016 Preventing Hamstring Injuries With Dr Kristian Thorborg

Physio Edge 016 Preventing Hamstring Injuries With Dr Kristian Thorborg

Hamstrings are one of the most common acute muscular injuries in athletics and team sports. In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast I discuss recent research with promising results preventing hamstring injuries with Dr Kristian Thorborg, a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Physio Edge 015 Cervicogenic Headaches With Ken Niere

Physio Edge 015 Cervicogenic Headaches With Ken Niere

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Physio Edge 014 Chronic Low Back Pain With Peter O Sullivan

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Physio Edge 013 Cervical Spine Artery And VBI Testing With Roger Kerry

Physio Edge 013 Cervical Spine Artery And VBI Testing With Roger KerryCervical Arterial Dysfunction (CAD), and VBI

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Physio Edge 012 Plantar Fascia, Achilles Tendinopathy And Nerve Entrapments With Russell Wright

We cover:

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Physio Edge 011 Hamstring Tendinopathy With Dr Alison Grimaldi

Physio Edge 011 Hamstring Tendinopathy With Dr Alison Grimaldi (1)

Some of the aspects we explore in this podcast are:

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Physio Edge 010 Biomechanics Of Running With Blaise Dubois

Physio Edge 010 Biomechanics Of Running With Blaise Dubois

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Physio Edge 009 Lateral Hip Pain With Dr Alison Grimaldi

Physio Edge 009 Lateral Hip Pain With Dr Alison Grimaldi




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Physio Edge 008 Golf Injuries And Performance Improvement. An Interview With Matt Green

Physio Edge 008 Golf Injuries And Performance Improvement. An Interview With Matt Green

In episode 8 of the Physio Edge podcast, I chat with Matt Green of High Performance Golf about

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Physio Edge 007 Dry Needling With Andrew Hutton

Physio Edge 007 Dry Needling With Andrew Hutton

Some of the topics we cover include

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Physio Edge 006 TA, Core Stability , Drivers And Going Beyond The Pain Experience With LJ Lee

Physio Edge 006 TA, Core Stability , Drivers And Going Beyond The Pain Experience With LJ Lee

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Physio Edge 005 Tendons And Tendinopathy

Physio Edge 005 Tendons And Tendinopathy

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Physio Edge 004 Hip Injuries & Labral Tears

Physio Edge 004: Hip Injuries & Labral Tears with Nichole Hamilton

Acetabular Labral tears in the hip are commonly diagnosed and operated on. In this episode, I chat to Nichole Hamilton, a Physio with a lot of experience treating hips, designing post-op arthroscopic hip protocols and lecturing about the hip. Some nice insights into hip injuries and diagnosing and treating labral tears.

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Physio Edge 003 Rugby, Rehab And Return To Sport with the Australian Wallabies Physio

Physio Edge 003: Rugby, Rehab And Return To Sport with the Australian Wallabies Physio Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan is a Sports Physio with the Australian Qantas Wallabies, and in this weeks episode Andrew and I chat about acute injury management, player screening, on-season treatment, corks, adductors. Some great insights into elite sports management.

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Physio Edge 002 Analysing movement, clinical expertise and research

Physio Edge 002: Analysing movement, clinical expertise and research

Analyse movement using your manual skills and palpation, plus insights into what clinical expertise and “Evidence Based Practice” really means – an interview with Dr Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee.

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Physio Edge 001 Painful paradigms and sensitive systems

Physio Edge 001 Painful paradigms and sensitive system

Fascinating insights into pain, painful experiences, and neurodynamics from one of the world’s leading neuroscience and pain experts. Learn why we (and our patients) experience pain, the latest research in pain and pain management. Learn how to talk to your patients to reduce their pain experience, when pain is more from joints or the periphery, and how to use neural glides.

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