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This physiotherapist’s approach to treating Persistent Pain

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Published on: October 30, 2020

Audience: Patients and other health care providers

Purpose: To explain my treatment approach to Persistent Pain Problems.

Overview of the Treatment Program:

  1. Pain Physiology Education
  2. Movement (Graded exercise/activity exposure)
  3. Manual Therapy (more…)

Fascial NeuroBiology: An explanation for possible manual therapy treatment effects

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Published on: October 28, 2020

Below is a guest post from Chris Beardsley in response to a recent post of mine that questioned the possibility of any manual intervention (this includes foam rolling) influencing the physical properties of fascia.  It is also questioned how relevant is to pain and dysfunction.

Research Review: An analysis of Robert Scheip’s paper on Fascial Plasticity

By: Chris Beardsley

more from Chris at his website: http://www.strengthandconditioningresearch.com/ (more…)

Fascia Science: Stretching the power of manual therapy.

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Published on: October 26, 2020
Its not just fascia that is everywhere

Purpose:  Fascia is everywhere, provides a fantastic structural support for the body and has the ability to transmit force from force generating muscles.  But we as therapists tend to get ahead of ourselves and make statements about treatments and the body’s function that I am not sure make sense and haven’t made sense for the past decade that I’ve questioned it.

The fascial treatment fallacy. (more…)

Basic Runner’s Strength Training: Program One

Audience: Runner’s looking to start a simple resistance exercise program who still want most of their time spent running


You can justify strength training for runners via performance enhancement and injury prevention.  Surprisingly, the evidence for performance enhancement is much stronger than injury prevention.


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