It's that time of year again and the PT Podcast Network crew are in the holiday spirit! The gang got together, as best they can scattered across the world, to share a little eggnog and make fun of each other. So pour yourself a drink, sit by the fire (or pool in the Southern Hemisphere), and enjoy a little holiday cheer.
In this episode Adam talks with Steve Tolan, Head of Practice of the UK professional body for physiotherapists the CSP. He asks Steve what the CSP does for its members, as well as discussing the issues physios are facing in the ever cash-strapped NHS. We also talk about the role of evidence based practice and the need for physios to demonstrate and prove their worth and value.
In this month’s episode Adam talks with shoulder specialist Anju Jaggi about shoulder instability, in particular the complex multi-directional non traumatic unstable shoulder.
Anju shares her years of clinical experience in how to assess and manage unstable shoulders with some invaluable tips and clinical gems.
We also talk about the role of the structure and other psychosocial factors in the unstable shoulder and finally discuss the exciting placebo trial currently underway looking at the role of stabilisation surgery in non-traumatic unstable shoulder.
Also keep listening right until the end of the podcast to find a little surprise offer you may be interested in...
After a month away Adam comes back with a bang! In this episode he talks with the well-known and respected Dr Mick Thacker about pain, the brain, and the person. Mick has recently been involved in some rather heated debates on these subjects and has been misinterpreted and misquoted in his discussions. In this episode Mick voices his concerns and warns us against becoming too brain bound when explaining and managing those in pain.
In this episode Adam also questions Mick about his thoughts and feelings on social media, peer review, and the thorny subject of the academic-clinical divide and the issues it creates.
In this episode Adam talks about pelvic health issues with Sandy Hilton and Sarah Haag, two specialists from Chicago, IL in the US of A. We discuss pelvic pain and incontinence, as well as discussing why there are no male pelvic health physios. Sarah and Sandy also discuss how to overcome the embarrassment of discussing personal and intimate things with patients, and Adam tries his hardest to offend everyone with coming up with as many different terms for male and female genitalia.
In this episode Adam talks to Peter Gettings (aka "The Librarian"), an MSK physio and sonographer, about ultrasound. Not the "Is it even plugged in, rub it on my skin, and make it feel better" type of ultrasound, rather the "Rub it on my skin and look inside me, and then make me feel better" type of ultrasound. They also talk about issues with peer review and access to research for some, and of course the dinosaurs get mentioned… again!
The Ultrasound Website mentioned is www.theultrasoundsite.co.uk.
In this episode Adam talks to Dr Neil Langridge, a consultant physiotherapist and ex vice chair of the MACP, about the role of special interest groups within physiotherapy as mentioned in his recent blog here: https://mattlowpt.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/what-does-the-future-hold-for-special-interest-groups/
They also discuss the role of manual therapy, its mechanisms, and effects. However, at the start of this episode Adam starts by responding to some recent accusations of being disrespectful for comments he made calling for the removal of some outdated yet influential figures from our profession. He goes on to challenge those who appeal to authority and attack differences of opinion en masse to stand up and be counted one to one. Watch out, this podcast gets a bit feisty.
In the second episode of The NAF Physio Podcast, Adam talks with Tom Goom aka The Running Physio about babies, blogs, twitter and superman, and of course about running, and runners injuries, from the common calf strain to anterior knee pain, we talk about the role of isolated and functional exercises for runners, as well as the controversial topic of running gait mechanics: Should we try to address them and how?
In this very first episode of The NAF Physio Podcast, Adam tries to pick up some tips and tricks from Jack Chew of The Physio Matters Podcast about what makes a good and bad podcast and discusses what a podcast should and should not be used for by therapists.