20 May 2018

Solving Chronic Pain

The Afferent Input Masterclass Chronic pain affects between one-third and one-half of the population of the UK, corresponding to just under 28 million adults. The causes are multifactorial and are therefore largely overlooked in favour of pain management. We advertised locally for 7 chronic pain patients and had 30 applicants. We chose 7 because they were...
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15 Feb 2018

The Wizard of Oz

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Professor Lorimer Mosely has my greatest respect and admiration for the work he has done and his search for the understanding of pain, but I worry about how his work is interpreted. He uses visual and proprioceptive illusions to demonstrate that the senses can be fooled. Experiments like the rubber hand experiment prove that we...
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25 Jan 2018

Case Study: Weak Toes

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In a recent blog I covered the testing of the feet and ankles. Today we are going to cover the case of Jeremy Reilly, a personal trainer and golf pro. Jeremy published a video which showed his lack of ankle dorsiflexion. Jeremy’s approach, like 99% of therapists and trainers was to try to regain mobility...
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14 Jan 2018

The 5 most Useful Ankle Tests

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Here are the 5 most useful Ankle Tests. Why give patients orthotics when all they really need is better muscle tone?   Live Seminars   Online Seminars  
12 Jan 2018

When Your Treatment Needs to Work

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When your patients don’t get better in spite of everything you’ve been taught, do you blame the patient or realise that your own education is lacking? This chiropractor needed help to recover normal function but nothing in his training prepared him for the answer to his problem. Find out exactly how he got better in...
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3 Dec 2017

Muscle Weakness and the link with Mortality

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60 Studies These studies firmly establish the link between muscle weakness and early death. Some measure handgrip strength, others use the large axial and limb muscles but all reach basically the same conclusion. The stronger you are, the longer you live and the less disability you suffer. This effect is independent of age, fitness, exercise...
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8 Feb 2017

Are We Treating Patients Like Dice?

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Statistics tell us the probability of throwing a 2 with a regular die, is one in 6 – something we can easily verify by throwing the die repeatedly to see whether our prediction matched reality. We can also predict that rolling one die ten times would give us the same result, on average, as rolling 10 dice just once.  Again, we...
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7 Feb 2017

Calcium as an essential nutrient

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In the January Webinar We covered Calcium and it’s role as an essential macro-nutrient. It turns out Calcium is such a big topic, it’s really hard to do it justice in an hour, but some of the topics we covered included: Calcium in and its role in the actin-myosin cross-bridges that leads to muscle contraction. We...
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30 Jan 2017

Involuntary Neck Movements caused by Apicectomy

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An interesting case showcasing afferent input. A young man with a diagnosis of torticollis (which was really involuntary movement) and winging of the scapulae. I diagnosed the cause of his nerve interference on his first visit and here you can see the 4 week and 6 month follow-up. If you look carefully you will see this...
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