Podcasts, free lectures and interviews (with me as guest)

I have been a featured guest on multiple podcasts, recorded interviews, and Zoom talks in the last 4-5 years. I have also been a guest lecturer for Trust Me I’m a Physiotherapist, where I did two free online lectures that Trust Me ED now hosts. The list of podcasts and interviews is in chronological order, […]

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Is nociception necessary for pain?

There is an ongoing academic debate between researchers and clinicians about whether or not nociception is necessary for pain or if pain can exist without nociception. 

The problem is a lack of experimental research on the phenomenon, and some use this lack of evidence to argue that nociception is necessary for pain. However, positive and […]

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How to quickly assess if a CE-course is Up-To-Date

Sadly, more than half of Continuing Education (CE) in the Musculoskeletal field courses are not supported by research, and they often misrepresent the current state of evidence (Peterson et al.). 

Consequently, signing up for a new CE-course is a coin-flip; you may get what you pay for. However, you may also get served up a […]

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Pain Neuroscience Education is Dead – Long Live Pain Education!

A recent paper (1) critiques the use of Pain Neuroscience Education*. The article is now used to promote the notion that Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) has no clinical value. The paper noted, “People with persistent pain tend to express negative attitudes to PNE statements.” 

However, there are several problems and methodological flaws in the study. […]

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Neuroscientific Pain Mentorship Reconceptualised

The Pain Mentorship reconceptualized has been revamped and modified to self-directed and self-paced learning. The Mentorship program can be completed as a standalone, home-based learning program, thereby drastically increasing the possibility for health professionals to participate in the program. 

The Mentorship is a 25-week program representing an uncompromising and comprehensive inquiry into pain research, modulation, […]

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Neuroscientific painmodulation – Version 2.0!

During the last year, I have been working on updating, expanding, and modifying the Neuroscientific painmodulation course, with feedback from the numerous clinicians and therapists that have taken the course. One of the aims of the course has always been to help health professionals get a comprehensive perspective on pain and provide a thorough appraisal […]

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Open-source slide-deck for clinical teachers

Quality educational material takes time to create, and I have likely spent hundreds of hours developing and optimizing the presentation slides and slide decks that I use in my lectures and courses. However, instead of those slides lying dormant and unused, I thought other teachers within the musculoskeletal field could benefit from my work. The […]

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Podcasts, free lectures and interviews (with me as guest)

I have been a featured guest on multiple podcasts, recorded interviews, and Zoom talks in the last 4-5 years. I have also been a guest lecturer for Trust Me I’m a Physiotherapist, where I did two free online lectures that Trust Me ED now hosts. The list of podcasts and interviews is in chronological order, […]

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Pain felt in the body is not a “thing” in the body

Pain felt in the body is not a “thing” however, many therapeutic modalities have conceptualized pain as something in the body like a kidney or a patella. Pain is not a somatic entity. This erroneous belief leads the therapist to try and attack this “thing” called pain with “tools,” forgetting that it is an experience. […]

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Addendum: How to recognize a dinosaur therapist (or dinosaur guru)

This is an addendum to my article on Adam Meakins The Sports Physio’s blog. 
 Dinosaur physiotherapist is a term coined by Adam Meakins to describe the “iconic, influential and idolised clinicians and researchers who, despite a new era in understanding pain and growing evidence of the biopsychosocial model, still stubbornly refuse to change their methods or mind-set, […]

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