The Physio Matters Podcast

Putting big mouths and big ideas behind microphones.
The Physio Matters Podcast is a feature of Chews Health’s third core value ‘We Educate’.

Episodes will feature expert, honest advice, delivered directly to listeners at no cost.

The Physio Matters Podcast content hopes to be clinical gold delivered direct.
Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine information for those working in physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, medicine and all divisions of the healthcare industry

Session 10 – Exercise Promotion with Ann Gates and The MACP

Session 10 features an interview with clinical pharmacist and specialist exercise instructor Ann Gates and is the second of three commissioned podcasts by the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). The interview is centred around how physiotherapists can best promote exercise for their patients and utilise exercise as the fundamental medicine.

Podcast Timeline:

00:00 – 01:51 Podcast intro and activity to date

01:51 – 02:11 Introducing Ann Gates

02:11 – 07:50 From pharmacy to activity

  • A personal perspective of exercise as medicine
  • Unearthing a passion for exercise promotion

07:50 – 10:02 The physical inactivity crisis

  • A critical time for action
  • Making every contact count – signposting and supporting patients

10:02 – 11:40 Exercise promotion strategy

  • A historical missed opportunity
  • Turning the corner to a new era

11:40 – 13:34 Delivering effective brief interventions

  • ‘Teachable moments’ in physical activity
  • Providing exercise advice and prescription with confidence

13:34 – 15:50 Educating and empowering clinicians

  • Exercise as a part of every care pathway – prevention and management
  • Mobilising healthcare professionals to influence physical activity strategy

15:50 – 17:37 Inspiring lifestyle change, or nagging patients?

  • Providing evidence-based support and education
  • ‘Medicating’ patients safely and effectively with exercise

17:37 – 20:31 Motivating patients and instigating change

  • Knowing your patients and personalising exercise interventions
  • Developing the knowledge and skills to deliver world-class exercise advice

20:31 – 23:27 Exercise in musculoskeletal health

  • Critical medicine for sustained, lifelong health – adding life to those years and years to life
  • Challenging current disease concepts

23:27 – 25:42 Key concepts for exercise as medicine

  • Providing a balanced physical activity programme
  • Recognising exercise as a vital sign and its broader role in treatment

25:42 – 29:28 What’s best? Tailoring exercise interventions

  • Personalising exercise prescription and providing appropriate support
  • Exploiting opportunities to develop community exercise networks

29:28 – 31:54 Motivating and inspiring clinicians to branch out

  • Benefits and rewards
  • Changing the face of health promotion

31:54 – 36:19 Challenging patient groups

  • Addressing health inequalities – the ‘Tsunami’ of ill health
  • ‘From cradle to grave’ – lifelong activity for better health

36:18 – 45:48 Addressing barriers to exercise promotion and participation

  • No ‘exer-cuses’ – finding a ‘can do’ option
  • Driving access for all within our communities

45:48 – 51:03 Avoiding medicalization through exercise

  • The role of exercise pre-habilitation
  • Exercise to avoid aggressive interventions and reducing post-operative risk

51:03 – 55:52 The future of physical activity research

  • Getting the research right. Appropriate trials and using the knowledge to challenge ourselves
  • The importance of long-term follow-up, learning from what doesn’t work and translating research into best practice

55:52 – 57:27 Acknowledgements and resource signposting

57:27 – 1:00:39 Show notes information, future podcasts, a charitable request and Podcast outro

Twitter: @TPMPodcast @Chews_Health @exerciseworks @PhysioMACP

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