31 Days Project: Forrest Gump, Physiology and Philosophy of Running


I'm a bit of a runner, always have been. Nothing overly competitive but participated because of the health benefits. So, whilst exercise has physiological effects on the body there is also another side to running that interests me, the philosophy. More specifcally the sense of freedom, the adventure and the opportunity to reflect and consolidate my [...]

Chronic Low Back Pain: Can we be specific?


Persistent pain is certainly a complex beast and if we are to discuss particular body regions, low back pain would have to be the kraken* of all musculoskeletal disorders. In 2018 it was still the number one cause of disability globally and has dominated the number one spot spanning nearly 3 decades (James et al., [...]

Casey’s Story: A Guest Blog


I've decided to share a story about someone that had a wonderful outcome from engaging in a pain program. The story takes you on a rollercoaster ride of physical and emotional experiences.  I agreed to share it because the story identifies areas in our current practice that have created misconceptions about pain and what to do [...]

When is CRPS, CRPS?


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a tricky condition. It’s a challenging pain condition for clinicians and can be a crippling pain condition for people living with it. The condition presents as a diverse set of signs and symptoms including inflammatory, sensory/motor, autonomic abnormalities and pain. Most commonly, CRPS tends to present following an injury directly [...]

31 Days Project: Connectivity


I'm always on the hunt for new information on why physiotherapists should broaden their perspectives through 1)  how we connect with people and 2) in what ways we connect with them. Connectivity is an emerging concept in physiotherapy. Several papers have been published discussing and arguing the broader view of the connections people make between ‘one’s [...]