Breathing pattern disorders - do they matter?

I've been studying a well-regarded textbook; Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders. It is incredibly well written and packed with information from multiple clinical domains and approaches. The goal for these next few blogs is to summarise the key learnings from the book and highlight areas of focus for 2018 to improve how I assess and treat breathing disorders in patients presenting to physical therapy in a private practice setting. 

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Rayner & Smale Launch Pad

As 2017 draws to a close and we begin to reflect on what this year has meant for our blog, it is valuable to understand our audience. Rayner & Smale is written for physiotherapists and clinicians from all paths and levels of experience. We definitely receive more feedback from newly graduated therapists who are trying to navigate their way through private practice, musculoskeletal or orthopedic physiotherapy and settle into their new careers. To be part of that learning experience and clinical journey is such a pleasure. This blog is a starting point to unravel some of our most-read, and most-applicable content from the past 4 years. We believe it forms a foundation for learning about physiotherapy before narrowing into the finer detail of specific body regions or conditions. 

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APA 2017 Momentum Conference Lumbopelvic Summary

Three weeks ago, I attended the Australia Physiotherapy Association Momentum 2017 conference in Sydney. It was my first time attending a conference, and it was amazing! I expected to feel brain-dead and be sick of research and statistics by the end of the conference. Instead, I learnt something from every presentation, caught up with a lot of colleagues and friends, and challenged my current understanding of physiotherapy.So I thought I would give a summary of my conference, the interesting tid-bits I learnt, or journal articles which piqued my interest...

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You move the way you train

Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD. is a world renowned physical therapist and house hold name in connection with movement system impairment syndromes (MSI). Shirley has been shaping the education system in the States for many decades and continues to be active as a clinician and teacher at Washington University. Recently, I attended her lower quadrant course on MSI of the lumbar spine and the influences of and relationship to the hip. This blog is an overview of the key messages I took away from the course.

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