For those of you not familiar with ‘The Physio Matters Podcast’, it has in a short time become the number one free resource for not only physiotherapists but all therapists who work with people in pain. Since it’s launch in December 2013, the suave Mancunian tones of clinical specialist MSK Physio and podcast presenter Jack Chew have brought us some superb guest speakers including Mike Stewart, Seth O’Neill, Adam Meakins, Alan taylor, Greg Lehman… to name just a few.
It was with great delight when Jack asked myself and fellow running injury specialist Tom Goom to join him for a session on all things running, focusing particularly on modern trends in injury assessment, load management, gait analysis and what turned out to be a lot more. It was a particular honor for me as I was the first ‘Sports Therapist’ to appear as a guest speaker on ‘The Physio Matters Podcast’, and indeed one of the things Jack, Tom and myself talk about is the danger of health care professionals missing out on the many benefits of interprofessional communication because of ‘rivalry’ or ‘distrust’ of disciplines different to our own. Tom and I both agree that it is a combination of keeping up to date with modern research and talking with fellow HCP’s from different backgrounds that has meant we have arrived on very much the same page with regards to how we help both runners and non-runners, with journeys that have led both of us to question & challenge much of what we originally learnt in our respective studies, so that today we appreciate the importance and relevance of treating the person in front of us and not just the injury.
So, for those of you who haven’t already, I recommend you subscribe to ‘The Physio Matters Podcast’ on iTunes (for those of you with Android phones I recommend the app Pocket Casts), download Session 19 and let me know if you enjoy it! Episodes are also uploaded to YouTube. Prepare yourself for some ‘Clinical gold delivered direct’.
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