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Putting big mouths and big ideas behind microphones. The Physio Matters Podcast - Clinical Gold Delivered Direct. Episodes will feature expert, honest advice, delivered directly to listeners at no cost. Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine information for those working in physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, medicine and all divisions of the healthcare industry.
 
A light-hearted take on many topics loosely related to Powerlifting. We cover training advice, coaching, nutrition, injury management, performance enhancing drugs, psychology, general sport science as well as featuring some of the finest strength athletes in Ireland and the world.
 
Magical thinking and factually incorrect beliefs abound in many industries and Pilates is no exception. Most Pilates education is decades out of date at best, and at worst just plain pseudoscientific. Many of these false beliefs have become accepted wisdom in the Pilates industry but are massively at odds with accepted science and best practice in exercise, health and movement teaching. This inconvenient disconnect means there are lots of topics in Pilates that are Elephants in the Room - th ...
 
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Sometimes it can feel like outdated beliefs are rampant in the rehab world... Well, this episode is here to help change that. Adam Meakins is one of the most followed clinicians in the world on socials, and for good reason. He is open and informative, even sharing his own first-hand rehab experiences in full public gaze. His no nonsense, evidence-b…
 
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…
 
Pilates has been heavily influenced by dance in terms of aesthetics and industry practices. What does this mean for instructors and clients? Raph and Josselyn discuss how to instruct clients of diverse movement backgrounds while keeping your Pilates business thriving. Find resources and links to research for this episode here ----------------------…
 
In this episode, Dr Chris Bleakley discusses how he assesses and rehabilitates ankles following a sprain. He introduces the concept of ankle sprains never being simple, and gives some key tips to help clinicians not to miss the slow or complicated ankle sprain. He had some key insights about being more specific with our testing and how to know when…
 
How comfortable are you asking for help to support your mental health/wellbeing at work? And if you ask, is help forthcoming? If you are are manager, business owner or colleague being asked for help, what resources and systems are in place to provide that kind of support? In this episode I talk to Susie Martin about her own experiences of asking fo…
 
What do studio owners really want from new hires? And what are new instructors looking for from a studio? We pull back the curtain on both Pilates instructors and studio owners to help you find the perfect match, whether you’re looking for a new job or a new team member, listen in! Find research & resources mentioned in the episode here -----------…
 
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/ …
 
More jam packed than a jam packed sarnie - in this episode we combine two huge in-person events with live recordings and interviews from The Arnold Sports Festival 2021 as well as a preview of Therapy Expo 2021 with event director Shelley Williams and Liam Richardson. Liam and Shelley introduce us this this years Therapy Expo, telling us why it's "…
 
Is how I experience pain different than other people? The way people think, what they're told, and what they're exposed to, along with their biology, significantly impacts their pain. Listen in to forever change the way you see pain. Find resources and links to research for this episode here -------------------------------- How to Connect with Bren…
 
In this episode with Dr Jill Cook, we explore the tendon continuum model and the pathophysiology of tendons according to current research. We then delve deeper into what is clinically relevant and how we might prescribe rehabilitation for a real case. Jill challenges us on the notion of not just loading a tendon heavy and slow, and has practical ti…
 
This month Jack is joined by Jo Turner as co-host to speak to Karen Forshaw and Chrissie Mowbray about resilience for health care professionals, this is both well timed and brilliant. A real insight into a whole host of ways you can be more resilient in these challenging times. The topic goes so much further than this podcast, see below for details…
 
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…
 
Are small group classes really better than large group classes in Pilates? Are there injury risks with Pilates? And if so, how likely are they and what causes them? Class safety and mitigating risk are important for any instructor, so it’s important to make evidence-based decisions to facilitate an environment where your clients can flourish. Find …
 
In this episode with Julia we explore an evidence-based approach to diagnosing cervical radiculopathy through the findings of 2 papers which looked at the patient interview, clinical tests, and upper limb tension tests. Check out Julia’s reviews of these 2 papers here (or in the app if you're a subscriber): -Patient interview items and clinical tes…
 
Do you understand all the legal mumbo-jumbo surrounding your Pilates Studio? Probably not, but Cory Sterling makes that easy to solve. In today's episode, Cory explains the implications of staff working as employees versus contractors and whether teaching online is different from teaching in person from a legal perspective. We also get the low down…
 
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…
 
This is part two of our mini-series looking into the origins of common strength training, nutrition and/or general physical culture myths. In this episode, we discuss the history of safety concerns surrounding youth resistance/strength training as well as the origins of concerns around masculinisation effects caused by strength training among femal…
 
Dealing with a setback or negative self-talk? Let’s talk about how to overcome those self-imposed limits...Learning how to pick yourself up and dust yourself off after a setback is a critical skill to have and one that will serve you well in all aspects of your life. We share why it’s important to challenge negative self-talk, seek constructive fee…
 
In this episode Jarod covers the initial research that led to clinicians being more aware of the impact of our language and words on patient outcomes. He also goes deeper on practical strategies on how to get patient buy-in and nudge patient beliefs. Jarod Hall is a physio, clinic director, adjunct assistant faculty member, and regular lecturer on …
 
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…
 
Ian Darragh joins me to review a study by Hall et al. (2021) titled "Prediction of muscle fiber composition using multiple repetition testing"We discuss this paper to find out whether or not one can predict their muscle fiber composition using multiple repetition testing in the back squat. Alternatively you can watch this episode on Youtube - Link …
 
93! 93 months in a row and we are still here. This month's episode is an absolute belter, pure unmissable gold. Rhiannon Griffiths has been mega popular not once but twice at Therapy Live conferences and we could not ignore the requests to get her on the pod as well. Rhiannon and Jack dive deep into the Menopause and how it affects women including …
 
In this episode we talk with Dr. Bronnie Lennox Thompson, an incredible practitioner and researcher in the psychosocial aspects of persistent pain. We discuss her work in pain management, and how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be incorporated into your interactions with clients to help them reframe how they feel about their pain. -----…
 
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…
 
Biomechanics and sports injury expert Dr. Judd Kalkhoven joins me to discuss a number of topics relating to sports injury. Originally from South Africa, Judd currently works as a lecturer in Biomechanics at the University of Technology in Sydney. In this episode we discuss; what exactly is an injury? What is training load and what relevance does it…
 
In this episode we talk with Nick Hannah, a genuinely innovative physiotherapist in London, Ontario, Canada. We discuss why communication is the next frontier in physical rehabilitation and how it can be utilised in a Pilates class for clients with persisting pain. ------------------ How to Connect with Nick Hannah: Find Hannah Moves online Find Ni…
 
In every episode we ask our guests, “what does preventive medicine mean to you” and get a variety of answers. In fact, we recently had a post on Instagram that included all of the answers in one graphic. Beyond that question, we don’t explore the question further and get straight into the topic at hand. In this episode, Ragav goes in depth into the…
 
In this episode Jared shares with us how the evidence and narrative around shoulder pain has shifted in the last 5-10 years. We unpack the term ‘subacromial impingement’ and explore if that is still a relevant diagnosis according to current research. He also shares with us how his subjective and objective assessments have changed for clients with s…
 
In this inbetween-isode Raph answers your questions about the Diploma of Clinical Pilates. Who it's for What you learn - like holy cow you'll learn a SHIT TON (that's a metric shit ton) about the body, and pain science, and how to learn effectively, and pathology, and biomechanics. How it works Webinar registration Register here for the Diploma inf…
 
Adam Meakins joins me to discuss the complexities of low back pain, bullshit in physiotherapy, physiotherapists spreading kinesiophobia and more.Follow Adam on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/adammeakins/?hl=enAdam's website - https://l.instagram.com/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fthesports.physio%2F&e=ATN1c0r8DVvLMz2Xu0a8iD01Hkw_TWl_6-CucjeTZT2o6QYJ8wAxEQ2…
 
Does Pilates really give you long, lean muscles? The answer might surprise you. Listen to find out. Find links to resources and research for this episode here Ways to engage with us for FREE Join our free weekly Q&A Get our free ebook on Posture Myths in Pilates Connect on Instagram Breathe Education, Raphael Bender, Cloe Bunter and Facebook Breath…
 
When it comes to sports science and musculoskeletal care, there are not many people with as much experience as Adam Meakins. Inspired by his curiosity and passion, Adam has continued gaining experience throughout his entire career first as a trainer before becoming a physiotherapist practicing in the UK. Since then, he has become a world-wide autho…
 
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…
 
This is the first in a series of episodes where I and Dr. Conor Heffernan explore the origins of some long standing strength training myths. In this episode, we discuss the origins of some common myths around squatting being harmful to the knee joint and the phenomenon of "muscle boundness".Links to sources mentionedKarl Klein - https://journals.lw…
 
In today's episode, we talk to Pilates Superstar, Movement Educator and Health Coach Jenna Zaffino. We cover Jenna's Pilates education and friendship with Master Teacher Ron Fletcher and why the guru model of learning Pilates is no longer serving our community. Jenna shares her perspective on finding your voice as an instructor, transitioning to on…
 
Hormones are some of the most confusing aspects of human physiology. Due to their complexity a lot of psuedoscience and misinformation surrounds them giving rise to pervasive false ideas about what hormones are and what they do. Well, luckily medicine has an entire field dedicated to hormones in endocrinology! However, Dr. Karl Nadolsky is not only…
 
In this episode Adam defines robustness, resilience and reliance and their relevance to both you and your patients within the clinic. He also discusses practical strategies for managing all 3 of these issues within your Physiotherapy consultations with specifics on rebooking with your patients and those difficult conversations regarding pain scienc…
 
Tyler Williams has a PhD in Human Performance from the University of Alabama and currently works as an assistant professor at the University of Samford. His professional interests include monitoring resistance training performance and programming strategies for enhancing muscular fitness. In this episode, we discuss his PhD research looking into th…
 
Learn why despite all the noise around the topic in the Pilates realm, you don’t have to worry about pelvic instability for yourself, and you don’t need to worry about it for your clients — including your prenatal clients. Encouraging cultural change in the fitness community is a passion of ours, and on the podcast this week, we’re spreading the tr…
 
There’s no guest this episode. Just gratitude! We’re turned 1 year old on August 1st, 2021 and could not be more thankful for your support in this endeavor. In this episode, Ragav talks about the podcast from its beginnings until now, significant events and milestones along the way, and it’s future path. Ragav also talks about some of the behind th…
 
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…
 
Episode Introduction Dr. Eubanks’ thoughts and statements on this episode do not reflect those of his employer, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab. They are solely his opinions. Dr. Eubanks is the first medical resident we have had on the show and for good reason. He has a tremendous amount of expe…
 
One of the most popular topic requests from listeners to TPMP is the impact of Obesity in MSK. Jack and Jennifer cover an incredible amount of ground on the subject leaving virtually no stone unturned. Obesity is on the increase and as MSK Therapists we must know much more about it and its effects. This is a must listen podcast. Follow Jennifer on …
 
How To Run A Successful Pilates Studio And Make Money In today's episode of Pilates Elephants, we talk to Laura Saggers, owner of Rise Pilates, about her journey through learning how owning a Pilates studio can be done successfully. She shares her experience of pivoting when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, how she adapted her studio to run online classe…
 
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