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 7 – Critical Thinking, Twitter & Manual Therapy Myths with Adam Meakins
Session 7 features an interview with Adam Meakins, often controversial, Adam is an increasingly eminent name in the field of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Adam is a big advocate of critical thinking and has developed a twitter following on which he debates a variety of relevant topics. Jack gives him a grilling on a few of his recent lectures and tweets.
- Podcast intro.
- 2:10 – 4:15
- Adam Meakins intro.
- 4:15 – 5:30
- A journey on twitter for ‘The Sports Physio’.
- 5:30 – 7:15
- Why Twitter?
- 7:15 – 8:45
- Physiotherapy’s Lady Gaga?
- Motives and reasons for controversy.
- 8:45 – 11:30
- Pros and Cons of Twitter for CPD use.
- Accessing the experts and varied opinions.
- Brevity and conflict.
- 11:30 – 15:30
- Dramatic twitter case studies.
- “is ‘e bothered?”
- Any regrets?
- 15:30 – 16:45
- Tips for those yet to embrace twitter for CPD.
- Don’t shy away from opinions.
- Be respectful and learn to debate.
- 16:45 – 19:25
- Critical thinking. Is it lacking in our industry?
- When was a desire to question born?
- 19:25 – 23:10
- Critical analysis of evidence and research.
- Untrustworthy abstracts and papers.
- As important as red flag screening?
- 23:10 – 24:30
- What makes a constructive critic?
- Is Adam one?
- Conciseness, conviction and open-mindedness.
- 24:30 – 27:25
- Is Adam Meakins Pro-Physio?
- Defensiveness of the industry.
- Dishonesty in the industry?
- 27:25 – 31:00
- Is being ill informed good enough these days?
- Is the Undergraduate education system letting us down?
- A change in UG teaching? Specialised courses?
- 31:00 – 32:30
- Myths and misconceptions of passive and over treatment.
- Profiteering in therapy.
- A problem with how treatment is ‘sold’?
- 32:30 – 34:30
- Can we passively, mechanically influence tissue?
- Viscoelastic properties of tissue.
- Brief mechanical effects, some lasting neuro-physiological effects.
- Excuse changing?
- 34:30 – 37:10
- Research golden oldies in mechanical diagnosis and treatment.
- Inter-tester variables in manual Ax and Rx.
- Anatomical variability of patients and dubious relevance.
- 37:10 – 39:30
- Soft tissue techniques and trigger point myths.
- ‘I have never felt a trigger point’ Adam Meakins
- Unreliability of trigger point assessment. Wolf et al.
- 39:30 – 41:30
- What are we feeling then?
- Why are paradigms difficult to move away from?
- Confirmation bias.
- 41:30 – 46:20
- Palpation paredolia.
- Surely we can trust our hands at times?
- Obvious and blatant over particular and subtle.
- 46:20 – 49:45
- Has the pendulum swung too far towards biomech frameworks?
- The variables of testing and the variables of ‘normal’.
- But we have to start somewhere!
- Get comfortable feeling uncomfortable.
- 49:45 – 52:00
- Consider pain and antalgic movement at all times.
- Interaction over intervention.
- Experience vrs literature.
- The push towards communication as core Ax and Rx variable.
- 52:00 – 54:45
- Why a resistance to change?
- Comfort zones and modern channels of learning.
- Evolution and battling technology aversion.
- 54:45 – 55:40
- Adam’s plugs and recommendations.
- Embracing interactions on twitter @AdamMeakins
- Adam’s shoulder courses at OMT Training.
- 55:40 – 56:10
- Shownotes Newsletter.
- Review on iTunes!
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