Courses and lectures for 2023

This is my speaking engagements, online lectures, and courses for the year. Prices may vary between courses dependent on the location, country, venue, and the included “extras” of the specific venue, like meals and coffee, etc. The course is on both days from 09.00 to 17.30, if not another time is specified. The course schedule […]

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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 my presentation slides and slide decks. However, instead of those slides lying dormant and unused, I thought other teachers within the musculoskeletal field could benefit from my work. The goal is to better the future clinicians in […]

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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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How to recognize a dinosaur therapist (or dinosaur guru)

Dinosaur therapist is a term coined by Adam 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 mindset, and continue to promote and teach outdated methods of assessment and treatment” (1).
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The 10 key traits of a highly skilled therapist

I asked on social media for what my colleagues and peers deemed traits of a highly skilled therapist. 

Thanks a lot to all my peers and colleagues who participated. Below is an amended list of suggestions: A highly skilled therapist bases their clinical reasoning upon the current scientific knowledge of pain and adheres to a comprehensive […]

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Accepting anecdotes is not good thinking

“The three most dangerous words in medicine are “In my experience.” Dr. Mark Crislip, MD Personal anecdotes and testimonials are one of the most common validations we encounter, particularly when somebody wants to provide proof that something “works”. This is often the case for painful conditions, rehabilitation, training, weight loss, and diet. We have to […]

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Fundamental prerequisites for modern high-quality care

There are two prerequisites that clinicians and therapists need to accept, embrace and implement in clinical practice, and they are like two sides of the same coin.

 Now, there are multiple fundamental problems in the musculoskeletal field. However, the problems presented below are two of the most substantial barriers to the progress and development of […]

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How to dismiss research – In one easy step!

That is research that does not support your preconceived beliefs or your clinical modality-focused identity. The false publication date argument seems to be the preferred tactic! By many physiotherapists and chiropractors! This is an easy way to quickly defend against an attack on your precious preconceived beliefs or clinical identity without any effort! Find the […]

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