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Should We Scan Painful Hips?

What's the use of scanning or x-raying a painful hip or knee for that matter? If you're a clinician or healthcare professional reading this, you will know that there is limited correlation between the 'abnormalities' we see on a scan and symptoms or pain that are...

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What is Pain? Can we influence it?

Pain, it's a complex thing.  It's definately not pleasant if you're experiencing it and, as a practitioner / therapist it's a difficult cycle to break. Pain influences behaviour, which influences activity, which influences muscle conditioning .... which ultimately...

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What IS muscle power?

I had a really interesting discussion over Twitter the other night with some esteemed physios S&C coaches and exercise physiologists about muscle power. It all started off by @tomgoom posting a question; he asked people what their top academic paper on developing...

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Is a gym a place for rehab?

How to solve the problem of the epidemic of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries? We need to think creatively! A New Model For Rehabilitation: Use Gyms for Rehab I've been banging on about this idea for at least 4 years now. Not just using the large spaces and equipment...

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Rehabbing the hip muscles for knee pain..?

Knee Pain... it' a right pain in the ... well, KNEE! What can we do about it? There are many causes of knee pain, but as I've said several times before, one of the most common is anterior knee pain, also called patellofemoral pain. Patellofemoral Pain Patellofemoral...

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