IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A BAD EXERCISE?
January 24, 2017 by Ben Cormack
Regular readers of mine will know I’m a big fan of Ben Cormack of Cor-Kinetic.com. In this blog, Ben reacts to the many articles out there on Social Media with titles like ‘The 5 Worst Exercises EVER’. In his classically analytical style, Ben peels back the layers of such statements to ask important fundamental questions like is there even such a thing as ‘BAD exercise’ or ‘BAD movement’?
Read Ben’s full article HERE…
ON ‘BREATHING DYSFUNCTION’
January 16, 2016 by Rich Severin
Rich Severin is an ABPTS certified cardiovascular and pulmonary specialist. He’s currently working on a PhD in Rehab Science at UIC with a focus in cardiovascular and respiratory physiology. He also has a magnificent beard. In this piece, Rich does a fine job of challenging some of the ‘nonsense’ that is being spouted out recently regarding ‘breathing dysfunction’. Though studies do show that ‘deep slow breathing ‘(DSB) and mindfulness can improve symptoms of pain, the current trend of wrapping up these observations within a pseudo suit of highly inaccurate and unsubstantiated mechanisms needs calling out and stopping, for the sake of patients and young therapists looking to advance their skills.
Read Rich’s full article HERE …
FEELING BETTER AFTER A THERAPY IS NO PROOF THAT IT WORKS
January 2017 by Edzard Ernst
Edzard Ernst is the professor who had a ‘falling out’ with Prince Charles as a result of his outspoken views on non-evidence based alternative therapies, in particular homeopathy (of which Prince Charles is a big fan). It ended up with Ernst losing his department at the University of Exeter in 2011, which he created in 1993 as the UK’s first chair in complementary medicine. As one of Britain’s most controversial scientists and critics of alternative medicine, Ernst is definitely worth following as he will present you with arguments against a lot of what you take for granted. You may not agree with it much of it, but it will very much encourage you to open the doors to some critical thinking and self analysis, which as a therapist is often a good thing.
Read Ernst’s full article HERE …
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