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Welcome to the Back Pain Podcast with Rob and Dave! We are researching the facts about back pain and bringing them to you in easy to understand format. We are two Chiropractors who spend every day looking after people with back pain. It has become our mission to talk to the best in the business to get the facts that you need to hear. We interview everyone from surgeons, GPs, Physios, Chiropractors, consultants and more so that we can get you the answers to your questions, as well as actionab ...
 
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Rob Beaven goes solo this week and shares more great tips about changes you can make that will have a cumulative positive impact on your pain He discusses why building resilience and becoming more anti-fragile really can make the difference and how making changes to your sleep environment and recognising the role stress plays in your pain can chang…
 
Communication isn’t just words, it affects the way we think and feel and in this, not to be missed, episode Jarod Hall, physical therapist, and co-author of ‘Making Sense of Pain’ talks with Dave and Rob about the importance of communication and the way it impacts on us all differently according to our personal history, experiences and beliefs He s…
 
In this special New Year’s episode, Rob and Dave say a huge thank you and reflect on some of their favourite bits from the last 12 months discussing back pain with the world’s foremost experts. It’s been a successful year for the podcast because of the people who have reached out and asked the questions that have formed the basis for the episodes s…
 
Join Lianne and Ben as they discuss exercise and some of the mechanisms involved along with some other questions including:Is exercise more than just physical?Are treatment targets mainly physical?What should be measured in exercise research? Where to go next?Check out Lianne's paper here Exercise Interventions for Persistent Non-Specific Low Back …
 
Rob and Dave take a look at the question of the best sleep position to avoid back pain and explain what everyone can do to get the best quality of sleep Ultimately good quality sleep plays an important role in any recovery so this should be the focus, getting the sleep is always more important than how you sleep, listen in and hear more KEY TAKEAWA…
 
Rob and Dave continue their discussion around what they talk most about with patients on a daily basis. In this episode, they bust the myths and misconceptions about whether your back is fragile and weak and look at the narrative around ‘putting your back out’ They share great information and content in a way that is easy to understand and explain …
 
In this episode, we sat down with Professor Michael Rathleff to discuss his research related to Osgood-Schlatter disease. --- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31905093/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31095417/ --- More about Professor Michael Rathleff: ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael-Rathleff Twitter: https://twitter.com/…
 
Join your host Rob and Laura Rathbone, a pain specialist and clinician who in this episode talks about what it’s like to have chronic pain and how Acceptance and Commitment therapy can play an important role in being able to move forward. There isn’t universal biology for pain, it’s a nuanced experience created in the individual. Pain has psycholog…
 
Dave and Rob are joined again by specialist back pain physiotherapist, Adam Dobson and are discussing spinal stenosis They talk about what lumber spinal stenosis is and why for some it creates no problems and for others, it will mean treatment to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life Adam shares great information and advice on what to do i…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Danny Lum to discuss isometrics. Topics included: - Defining and discussing the different types of isometrics - Incorporating isometrics for testing purposes - How to implement isometrics into training - Unique benefits of isometrics - Common pitfalls in programming - And much more! --- More about Danny Lum: In…
 
Rob talks with Diarmuid Denneny a lead physiotherapist, Chair of the Physiotherapist Pain Association, and member of the guideline development committee for the NICE chronic pain guidelines in an episode that shares great informative content about the topic that is currently very high profile – the recommendations around prescribing opioids for bac…
 
This time out Steph Allen joins Ben to talk about her project ACL resolve and what she sees as important in ACL rehab The slogan for this episode was little ligament, big implications!Steph & Ben covered:The need for a 'coaching' approach in ACL rehab What can be missing in rehab for ACLsThe difference between psychological and physical readiness t…
 
Dr Mark Laslett is a specialist Musculoskeletal physiotherapist based in New Zealand with a particular interest in predicting the structure that is the source of pain. Adam Meakins is a physiotherapist and co-founder of the educational company ‘The Better Clinician Project’ In this much-anticipated discussion they talk at length about low back pain…
 
In this episode, we interview Dr. Jacob Harden, a chiropractor who shares his experience with sciatica for the past 6 months. --- More about Jacob Harden: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.jacob.harden/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjacobharden Website: https://orlandosportsrehab.com/telehealth --- More about us: Website: https://e3rehab.com…
 
Lots more questions from the community and more great answers in this episode from - ‘Everyone keeps telling me to move but it just causes me more pain?’ through to how to achieve more resilience and an explanation of the difference between chronic and acute pain This is a chance to hear the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions an…
 
In this Q and A episode, Rob and Dave look at a question from their Facebook community about when you should return to work if you have back pain They have great information about graded exposure to practise movement and help the back to adapt before you return to the workplace and they also share great tips on how to balance and vary your movement…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Ben Cormack to discuss all things related to patient communication and education. --- More about Ben Cormack: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/corkinetic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CorKinetic Website: https://cor-kinetic.com/ --- More about us: Website: https://e3rehab.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.c…
 
Rob looks at disc bulges and explains why for some there is little or no pain whilst others experience pain that impacts every aspect of their daily lives. He discusses the key questions that can help in understanding an individual’s experience of pain and explains how slow and subtle changes to the body are perceived very differently from sudden c…
 
This is a patient story with a twist because the patient is practitioner Dr Jacob Harden, a chiropractor based in Florida He shares a unique insight into his journey living with and recovering from sciatica and discusses managing pain and the impact on his mental health. There are lots of great takeaways from this episode with great advice on how t…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Matt McInnes Watson to discuss plyometrics and athletic development. Topics included: - Defining and classifying plyometrics - Benefits of plyometrics - Progressing plyometrics - Common mistakes with implementation - And much more! --- More about Matt McInnes Watson: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plusplyos/ …
 
In this episode, Jared Powell host of ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ YouTube channel oversees a fascinating discussion with Greg Lehman and Andrew Lock who are debating lifting techniques and lower back pain Both hold strong opinions and share great insights into their personal position and why they hold the opinions they do in this insightful and ab…
 
Rob and Dave are joined by Dr Ollie Thomson and one of his patients, Paul, who shares his experience of complex back pain and his journey to recovery. Following back surgery, Paul experienced chronic pain resulting in him seeing a number of different practitioners in his quest to successfully recover but as he explains in this fascinating episode i…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Joanne Kemp to discuss Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome. Questions included: - How is FAIS defined? - Who gets FAIS? Why? - What should be emphasized during an evaluation? - What are the key components of rehabilitation? - When should imaging be considered? - When should surgery be considered? - What are r…
 
Rob and Dave are talking with Rebecca host of the ‘Better Doctor Project’ podcast about misinformation and how getting the right information can be life-changing They discuss some of the misinformation they encounter most frequently and how to move forward from it Pain equals damage and the human body being fragile are common misconceptions that ca…
 
Dave Skolnik, Doctor of Physical Therapy and co-host of ‘The Essential Strength’ podcast discusses if lifting could actually be good for our backs and how to build resilience As Dave says in reality “lifting is a non-optional part of the human experience so you might as well get good at it” and in this episode, he shares how you can use exercise to…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Adam Meakins to discuss his recent experience with low back pain and leg symptoms after a deadlifting session. If you'd like to watch the video recording, be sure to check out the YouTube link below! --- More about Adam Meakins: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdamMeakins Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adammeaki…
 
Dave and Rob answer questions from their communities and in this episode look at what it means when your practitioner says, ‘It’s all in your head’ and share great advice on how pain works and the individual response to it If you are concerned about your posture and think it’s contributing to your back pain will a posture correction device help? Da…
 
Join Peter & Ben as they discuss enactivism and its relation to MSK rehab. Enactivism has become a bit of a buzz word recently with the application of its concepts to pain. But how well is it really understood?Find out how Peter would explain enactivism to a drunk Ben at a party?Hear more about the origins of enactivism & the key conceptsHow does e…
 
This is the third instalment of the mini-series covering everything Rob and Dave think everyone should know about back pain and looks at what you should expect from a good consultation. Adam Dobson, specialist physiotherapist discusses the five things you should expect from any good consultation from being listened to through to a comprehensive rec…
 
In this episode, we sat down with the hip physio, Mehmet Gem, to discuss hip osteoarthritis and total hip replacements. Tips and topics included: - Tip #1: Don't rush off walking aids too early - Tip #2: Count your steps - Tip #3: If precautions are set, determine an end date - Tip #4: Focus on function and confidence before stretching - Tip #5: St…
 
Rob is joined by Jack March as they discuss Osteoporosis and its impact on back pain. https://rheumatology.physio/ THE BACK PAIN PODCAST PROVIDER MAP - FINDING SOMEONE TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR BACK PAIN https://thebackpainpodcast.com/index.php/members-map/ VALUABLE RESOURCES The Back Pain Podcast The Back Pain Podcast website The Back Pain Podcast rec…
 
People are now thinking about holidays and you might be worried that your back is going to slow you down before you even get there so Dave shares great tips and advice for those with back pain who are travelling If you plan ahead and use Dave’s super simple tips for pain-free travel you can reach your destination in better shape and with less pain …
 
In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Jay Hertel to discuss a 2019 paper that he co-authored titled: An Updated Model of Chronic Ankle Instability. - How is CAI defined? - What are the pathomechanical, sensory-perceptual, and motor-behavioral impairments associated with CAI? - How do personal and environmental factors play a role? - What assessment…
 
Rob goes solo in this episode and is talking about fear avoidance behaviour – when you avoid certain movements due to pain and how it can be overcome. He discusses how it’s possible for fear-avoidance behaviours over an extended period of time can ultimately lead to increased sensitivity and pain and how to break the cycle Fear-avoidance behaviours…
 
Rob and Dave talk about all things MRIs in this episode and share great information on the role and importance of MRIs as part of the medical diagnostic toolkit for back pain They also discuss why it’s the reporting and lack of presentation that can be the problem and how this information must be used in correlation with other symptoms for a workin…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Dustin Grooms to discuss how the brain changes after an ACL injury and what can be done clinically to address these adaptations. - What are the neurophysiologic adaptations that occur after primary ACL rupture, reconstruction, and during rehabilitation? - What motor learning strategies should clinicians be usin…
 
In the first episode of this mini-series, Rob and Dave begin the discussion about what everyone should know about back pain by looking at pain. Pain is real for anyone who is suffering with it but Dave and Rob explain why it doesn’t always mean damage and how the brain can both up-regulate and down-regulate the experience of pain. Listen in and lea…
 
Any treatment plan needs to be one that works and in this episode, Dave and Rob share a great overview of what to look for to get the best therapist for you as an individual. Because we are all completely unique and individual every good therapist will create a personalised treatment plan, designed to achieve the goals and outcomes you have discuss…
 
In this episode, Sam and Marc sat down to discuss the proposed benefits of foam rolling, the mechanistic rationale, and dive into the research. We recorded this episode using a different format so let us know what you think! More about us: Website: https://e3rehab.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/e3rehab/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c…
 
Anti-fragility is the next level in resilience and creating robustness, it’s about not only bouncing back but bouncing back better and stronger. Rob and Dave explain the concept of anti-fragility and why it can make the difference for back pain with graded exposure to stressors helping you to develop better adaptation to the unknown stressors we al…
 
Physiotherapist Adam Meakins gets into the detail about what good exercise is and how the right exercise can help individuals to build strength In today’s society, humans move less but it’s really important to move more - that’s what humans are designed to do and Adam explains how exercise exposes you to effort, challenge and difficulty and means y…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Nicole Surdyka to discuss ACL injuries & rehab in professional women’s sports. Topics included: - Gendered environmental approach to ACL injury risk - Positively changing the landscape for these athletes and advice for coaches/clinicians - Viewing rehab after an ACL injury as an opportunity for introduction/exp…
 
Zoe Clark, osteopath and educator with a special interest in Axial SpA talks about the condition and how although it affects around 1 in 200 people in the UK currently the average time frame from getting symptoms to diagnosis is eight and half years. As a professional treating patients Zoe is also someone with Axial SpA and in this episode offers g…
 
Rob is a guest on the ‘Sports Therapy Association podcast’ and discusses the five most common misconceptions connected with lower back pain. Rob discusses posture, manual therapy, MRI’s and whether pain always equals damage along with the language used in the consulting room and the importance of building the right narrative. He also shares great c…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Tom Jesson to discuss sciatica. Topics included: - What do patients mean when they say sciatica? - What do clinicians mean when they say sciatica? - How do we navigate that difference in understanding? - What should we focus on during the subjective history? - What should an objective exam entail? - What is known a…
 
If you have been told you have failed physiotherapy what does it mean and what can you do about it? Dave and Rob share great content about the many different tools that help with recovery and why everyone needs an individualised approach to support effective recovery. It can take repetition, trial and error to find the right combination and your th…
 
Clare joins Rob and Dave and discusses her own journey of treatment and learning around sciatica She explains how trial and error is a vital part of recovery and why mindset and belief play an important role in getting well. This is a journey that many will resonant with and Clare shares some key points that altered her thinking, impacted positivel…
 
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