Asking why - finding meaning behind our questions.

Asking why isn't always easy. When you put the onus back on the patient to try get them to problem solve their own issue it has the potential of coming across as not knowing the answer. That's not true and when I ask why, I am literally just curious to find out more information and dig a little deeper. This is a different post for me, a little less evidence-based and fact-filled and a little more reflective on lessons from the past and reinforces the importance of a thorough subjective examination

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Lateral epicondylalgia - treatment considerations

Welcome back to part two of the lateral epicondylalgia series. In this section we are going to focus on treatment considerations and commonly used manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription. This is the first blog that focusses on using Mulligan mobilisation with movement techniques (MWMs) for the treatment of pain. 

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Lateral epicondylalgia - pathophysiology & clinical assessment

This is a two-part series looking at the pathophysiology, clinical assessment and treatment of a common elbow pain condition, lateral epicondylalgia. In this blog we discuss new research that explains the complexities of this condition, why tennis elbow and epicondylitis are terms no longer used and how our assessment should be structured. 

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Graded Motor Imagery

Graded motor imagery is a key treatment approach for patient with chronic pain conditions. It is a biopsychosocial approach that address all aspects of how a person lives with their pain. GMI uses motor imagery to retrain movement neurotags without activating pain neurotags and follows a suggest graded pathway from left/right discrimination through to mirror therapy. 

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Visual perception & the brain

In January I enrolled for another awesome online course through Coursera on Visual perception and the Brain. I would have never anticipated to learn so much about the extent to which visual illusions exist in our everyday sight, and how many discrepancies exist between what we see and the physical reality of what we are looking at. The aim of this blog is to share this information about the visual brain and related it back to a pain treatment known as graded motor imagery. 

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