The Shoulder Physio Podcast

The Shoulder Physio Podcast

Hosted by: Jared Powell

The Shoulder Physio Podcast is a podcast dedicated to exploring meaningful topics in musculoskeletal health care.

Episodes

#32 Exercise for Shoulder Pain is a No-Brainer, Right?

Season #1

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...
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#31: Uncertainty doesn't prevent action

Season #1

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...
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#30: Pilates for chronic low back pain, how does it work?

Season #1

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...
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#29 The Placebo Effect with Professor Steve Kamper

Season #1

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...
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#28 What is this thing called science? With Erik Meira

Season #1

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...
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#27 Exercise for Knee Osteoarthritis. A debate between Marius Henriksen and Christian Barton

Season #1

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...
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#26 A primer on tendon pain with Professor Neal Millar

Season #2

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...
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#25 What's the deal with strengthening for shoulder pain?

Season #2

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?...
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#24 Injury prevention (or is it reduction?) with Professor Franco Impellizzeri

Season #2

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...
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#23 Platelet rich plasma: Separating fact from fiction

Season #2

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?...
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#22 Thinking beyond sets and reps with John Kiely

Season #2

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...
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#21 Can the ACL heal? With Dr Stephanie Filbay

Season #2

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...
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