Getting Thoracic Spine Motion




Getting thoracic spine motion is something that I’m guessing we all struggle with from time to time? It’s one of the most stubborn parts of the body to get going. When it’s working for you it’s a really powerful friend, when it’s working against you it’s the most stubborn bully! I think one of the reasons […]

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Post Op Ankle




One part of physio I really enjoy in post op treatment and rehab, particularly the post op ankle. Obviously, there are different protocols depending on the exact nature of the injury and surgery. The most recent case I’ve seen is that of a surgically repaired syndesmosis sprain. To read more on these see: Ankle Syndesmosis Injury […]

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The Forefoot Equinus




As I am currently on holiday and spending some much needed family time, I decided for this week I would post one of my favourite ever posts on the forefoot equinus foot deformity…Enjoy 🙂 Well, my obsession with the foot continues!!  Today we will look at the forefoot equinus.  I see a fair few of […]

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Position Versus Motion




This is one of those things that is relatively simple, but is something that can trip you up and certainly I have ended up in arguments where it turns out we are talking about the same thing, but there is a mis-understanding about position versus motion.  Particularly when you are writing (!?) it’s easy to […]

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How is Neutral Spine Still a Thing!!!




It’s hard to think back to when I was first learning about the body and how it moved. I was certainly taken in for a while about the whole neutral spine thing, it did sort of make sense. However, I thought everyone had long since moved on from there? However, I was reading a cycling […]

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Driving Motion through the Lumbar Spine




When someone is recovering from a bad back there are a few vague phases that hopefully we as therapists can guide people through to full recovery. I think a lot of emphasis is put on the hands on/initial phase of the recovery, but what I’ve found less about is the final phase of getting motion […]

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