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Shoulder Rehab: Activity, Exercise or Training?

At the Queensland Physiotherapy Symposium  on Saturday May 15, I presented  a short talk on the difference between slow twitch muscle fibre rehab and fast twitch muscle fibre rehab in regards to the shoulder.   Sounds boring, but several people told me they really enjoyed it and learned a lot.  The core message was for us […]

Living Longer – I want it earlier!

A few years back, a couple of authors (Evans and Rosenberg) came up with the 10 biomarkers of ageing. These were 10 physiological characteristics which changed with the passing of the years.  Their list comprised muscle mass, strength, basal metabolic rate, body fat percentage, aerobic capacity, glucose tolerance, cholesterol/HDL ratio, blood pressure, bone density and temperature regulation. Two […]

The Pain, in the Main, is Completely in the Brain.

Benedict Spinoza, a centuries old philosopher, described pain as ‘a localised form of sorrow’, and in just a few words summed up the physical and emotional components of pain.  I heard Dr. Lorimer Moseley, esteemed pain researcher, speak at a conference some weeks ago and he made the point that all pain is perceived in […]

The Danger of Knowing

I wonder if we ever really know as much as we think we do.   A recent article in Spine (1)  looked at GPs with a self described special interest in musculoskeletal or occupational health medicine and their management of patients with low back pain.  The conclusion drawn by the Australian investigators was, ‘A special interest in […]

Want to stay healthy? Avoid Hospitals!

Apart from the obvious fact that hospitals represent the greatest concentration of unwell people and thus are a risk by association, there is another reason: things don’t always go to plan in a hospital. Sure, they don’t always go to plan any where, but in a hospital the consequences can be most unfortunate.  Is this […]

‘Which Pillow is Best?’

I must have been asked this question about a million times during my time as a clinical physio.  Plus another half million at various social events!  Perhaps I am exaggerating, but it sure is a common question from clients with neck pain; especially neck pain that interrupts sleep quality. In my attempts to find the […]

Work Life Balance…..

I love motorcycle touring.  Today I met up with a bunch of like-minded mates and we took off for 300km around the hinterland of South Eastern Queensland, Australia. Stopping for ‘smoko’ and lunch gives us a chance to tell a few lies and laugh at a few stories.  Later this month I am combining motorcycling […]