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What if…

What if people in pain would not come to physiotherapists to be passively treated….that physiotherapists are not only looking for things that are wrong in the human body (“dysfunctions”) and are fearful of movement (don’t bend, because your disc will pop out) and think that the body is vulnerable and fragile.   What if we …

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The 5 “secrets” to get free scientific papers

The pressure to be an evidence based practitioner is increasing, and gaining more and more momentum globally, even though there are still some “dinosaurs”, as physiotherapist Adam Meakins has called them, that resist this change. “The dinosaurs I am referring to are the many iconic, influential and idolised clinicians and researchers who, despite a new …

Hypertrophy: should we use low loads or high loads?

Key learning points: Whether using low or high loads, the most important factor for maximizing hypertrophic responses is total volume and, probably, exertion. Low loads lead to hypertrophy due to metabolic stress as the main feature, so fatigue is a very important factor to consider. Picture made by Luis Mesquita. Other aspects: – Velocity and …

Is Quadriceps H-Reflex excitability a risk factor for Patellofemoral Pain?

The Brazilian Patellofemoral Pain Research Group, coordinated by Prof. Fábio Mícolis de Azevedo, has been investigating innovatively the neurophysiological pathways of patients with patellofemoral pain through H-reflex. The H-reflex is a valuable tool to assess the excitability of spinal cord pathways. Two recent papers were published by our group, the first one1 reported that patients …

Subacromial impingement

Impinging on the impingement theory

In the 1970s and 80s Neer coined the term “subacromial impingement syndrome” (SIS) where he claimed that irritation of the rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and/or subacromial bursa contributed to rotator cuff tears & shoulder pain. This theory has been widely accepted & taught in the education system1. However a series of research studies and reviews …

Webinar Pain Science and Pain Modulators by Lars Avemarie

Very interesting webinar by Lars Avemarie about Pain Science and Pain modulators! 🙂 Pain modulators: which factors influence pain?     0:00: Introduction 3:26: Chronic pain 9:05: Who is Lars Avemarie? 15:00: Pain Modulators 21:46: Nociceptors 25:05: Sleep deprivation 33:06: Vision and pain 36:38: Effect of colors on pain 38:40 Influence of small on pain …

Webinar by Jarod Hall: “Avoiding Nocebo”

Dispelling myths with Jarod Hall with his great webinar: “Avoiding Nocebo”. We should stop searching for things that are wrong with our patients and use different words. Jarod explains this very well and gives examples how to do this. Must see for all physiotherapists!