#32 Exercise for Shoulder Pain is a No-Brainer, Right?
We're constantly told, even lectured, about the importance of exercise for most non-traumatic musculoskeletal pain presentations, shoulder pain included. We assume it works for all people across time and space, but is...View Episode
#31: Uncertainty doesn't prevent action
Every iconic scientist has a quote emphasising the importance of uncertainty and doubt that underpins the scientific attitude. This holds true as much for fundamental physics and biological science as it does for...View Episode
#30: Pilates for chronic low back pain, how does it work?
Pilates exercise seems to help people with chronic low back pain...but how? What are the causal mechanisms underpinning the apparent effectiveness of Pilates? Does it activate the multifidus and transeversus abdominis...View Episode
#29 The Placebo Effect with Professor Steve Kamper
What exactly is a placebo effect? When you try and pin it down, it's confusing. Technically, it's something inert that produces an effect...how can there be an effect without a mechanism? Prof. Steve Kamper is here to...View Episode
#28 What is this thing called science? With Erik Meira
Science is ubiquitous. But what is it? Everyone talks about science and the significance of being scientific but nailing down just what this means for clinical practice in physical therapy is somewhat elusive. To...View Episode
#27 Exercise for Knee Osteoarthritis. A debate between Marius Henriksen and Christian Barton
Exercise for knee osteoarthritis is a non-negotiable and effective intervention, right? Well, maybe it’s not so clear. Evidence seems to be dropping every month challenging the privileged position that exercise...View Episode
#26 A primer on tendon pain with Professor Neal Millar
Tendinopathy: Is it a simple case of tendon overload that can be fixed with eccentric exercise or friction massage? What's the deal with inflammation? Is there a role for adjunct therapies such as biologics and...View Episode
#25 What's the deal with strengthening for shoulder pain?
Strengthening exercise is a popular and effective treatment for shoulder pain. But...is the benefit of strengthening exercise derived from getting stronger or are there other causal mechanisms underpinning the effect?...View Episode
#24 Injury prevention (or is it reduction?) with Professor Franco Impellizzeri
Can we prevent injuries from happening? All of them? If we can't prevent ALL injuries should we move away from using the term prevention? Or is all this boring and irrelevant linguistic games that don't move the...View Episode
#23 Platelet rich plasma: Separating fact from fiction
In this solo episode I discuss the evidence underpinning the use of platelet rich plasma injections for shoulder pain. Platelet rich plasma makes total sense on the surface, but do empirical findings support this?...View Episode
#22 Thinking beyond sets and reps with John Kiely
In this episode I speak with eminent sport scientist and coach, John Kiely. John is infamous for challenging dogmatic training principles in sport science, chiefly periodisation theory. Our conversation starts with...View Episode
#21 Can the ACL heal? With Dr Stephanie Filbay
An entrenched assumption in sport and exercise medicine/physiotherapy, going back decades, has been that ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries DO NOT heal. Not ever. However, like many dogmatic beliefs in the...View Episode