Session 19 – Managing Runners with Matt Phillips and Tom Goom

Jul 05, 2015
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Session 19 – Managing Runners with Matt Phillips and Tom Goom

Session 19 features an interview with Matt Phillips, a strength and conditioning coach/sports therapist and Tom Goom AKA ‘The Running Physio’, a Specialist Sports and running Physiotherapist. Jack grills the boys on all things running for over an hour yet there is minimal talk of specific injuries and pathologies!

Load management and the important foundations of prevention, assessment and treatment are discussed at length, with some golden guidance to follow for managing runners in clinic.

Matt and Tom share their takes on the evidence and how it has influenced their practice and outcomes over the years. Sign up for the show notes newsletter for the texts discussed in the interview at the bottom of the podcast page of the Chews Health website!

Twitter: @TPMPodcast @Chews_Health @Sportinjurymatt @tomgoom

Podcast Timeline:
0:00-7:35 Intro
Welcome Matt Phillips and Tom Goom

7:35-13:15 Matt and Tom’s similar approaches to treating runners
– common sense
– Evidence guided

13:15-15:10 “Runners are Runners”
– Psychosocial running

15:10-20:50 Why can’t we duck the quackery in running
– Running magazines

20:50-23:40 Runners crave education
– Time for strength and conditioning?

23:40-28:25 Assessment questions
– Training load
– Language of patient

28:25-32:00 Objective Assessments
– Treadmills
– Strength Testing

32:00-37:15 In depth treadmill assessments
– Don’t just look at feet
– Any prior conscious running changes?
– Cues

37:15-43:00 Because it hurts or why it hurts?
– no one size fits all

43:00-45:30 Length of Assessments

45:30-51:00 Importance of load management
– Therapists or Run Coaches?
– Loading habits vs. load capacity

51:00-58:30 Is cross discipline training helpful for runners?
– Barriers to Strength and Condition
– Heavy loads

58:30-1:02:50 General training or specific biomechanics?
– disappointingly we all agree

1:02:50-1:06:00 Avoid making runners feel fragile
– Greg Lehmann radio bombs

1:06:00-1:10:00 Is it all about change?

1:10:00-1:11:20 Plugs

1:11:20-1:12:40 Outro
Return of the cheese

Previous episodes:

Session 1 – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome with Dr Lee Herrington – Part 1

Session 2 – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome with Dr Lee Herrington – Part 2

Session 3 – The Rugby Shoulder with Dr Ian Horsley

Session 4 – Know Pain: Metaphoric Expression with Mike Stewart – Part 1

Session 5 – Know Pain: Metaphoric Expression with Mike Stewart – Part 2

Session 6 – Achilles Tendons with Seth O’Neill

Session 7 – Critical Thinking, Twitter & Manual Therapy Myths with Adam Meakins

Session 8 – Haemodynamics with Alan Taylor

Session 9 – Psychological Interventions in Physiotherapy with Dr Richard Bennett

Session 10 – Exercise Promotion with Ann Gates

Session 11 – Treating Tendons with Seth O’Neill

Session 12 – The big Kinesiology Tape Debate – ‘To KT, or not to KT’ with Paul Coker and Paul Westwood

Session 13 – A Year in Podcasts with The Physio Matters Podcast Team

Session 14 – The Unstable Concept of Core Stability with Ben Smith

Session 15 – Does Work Matter with Heather Watson

Session 16 – Biomechanics and Pain: The Ongoing Dilemma with Greg Lehman

Session 17 – Building & maintaining an award winning MSK service with Paula Deacon

Session 18 – The myth of ‘over-pronation’ with Ian Griffiths