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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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biopsychosocial model, still stubbornly refuse to change their methods or mindset, and continue to promote and teach outdated methods of assessment and treatment” (1).
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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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A pandemic of dysrationalia

There is a pandemic of epic proportions in pain management and physiotherapy, which is a pandemic of dysrationalia. Professor Stanovich coined the term dysrationalia. Keith E. Stanovich is a professor of human development and applied psychology at the University of Toronto.

 The term “dysrationalia” is analogous to “dyslexia”, “meaning the inability to think and behave […]

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The negative effect of misplaced positivity

“Criticising ourselves is the mark of a positive, confident profession” Dr. David Nicholls, PhD So the idea that we should only be positive, and lift each other up, is often used to silence critique. Silencing critique, that is, casting light on a real problem, is a very negative thing. As health professionals, we should welcome […]

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