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Author: Adam Meakins

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Hosted by Adam Meakins (aka The Sports Physio), The Not Another F**king (NAF) Physio Podcast promises to be unlike any other! Talking about things that matter, but don't really matter. It will be amateurish, inconsistent, with poor sound quality and even poorer interviews… Be prepared for critical critique, dubious debate, quirky questions and lots of bad language!
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In this episode Adam gets stood up by Greg but manages to find a last-minute guest to fill his shoes. In this podcast Adam talks with Amy Eicher who has a long and horrendous story about pain that affected her for just over 20 years. In the podcast Amy talks about her experiences as a patient and what effect these had on her as a person. She now uses her experiences not only in her job as a physio assistant but also as a patient advocate and speaker to all healthcare professionals. You can find more about Amy and her story on Facebook at Restoring Venus here https://www.facebook.com/RestoringVenus/ Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com: Intro - Also sprach Zarathustra Close - Vivacity
036 Talking About Stretching

036 Talking About Stretching

2019-09-2300:44:301

In this episode Adam and Greg dive deep into a topic that is surrounded by many myths, misconceptions, and uncertainty; that is the world or stretching. What does it do? What doesn’t it do? Is it good, bad, or is it just a waste of time? Find out in the next 44 minutes. To read more on the papers and researchers Greg and Adam discuss follow these links here Blazevich https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30412028 Kubo https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30342379 Moltubakk https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29723911 Magnusson https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20075147 Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com: Intro - Also sprach Zarathustra Close - Vivacity
In this episode, Adam interrupts Greg’s holiday to talk about pain education after some recent research has shown it may not be as good at helping reduce pain intensity or disability as some claim or think. Greg and Adam also share some of their thoughts on how pain should and should not be explained. Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com: Intro - Also sprach Zarathustra Close - Vivacity
In this slightly delayed episode due to some unforeseen circumstances Adam and Greg discuss the concept of motor control exercises which are popular in low back pain management and rehab in the belief that they correct faulty issues with specific stabilising muscles. But do they? Do motor control exercises, control motor function, or are they just a giant over complicated waste of time and no better than general exercise? Come join us as we try to find out. For access to many of the papers referenced in this episode please go to Greg's Google drive file here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cx3hPbw8lvU-mCsAwHX-hqQCLCd7Cs6w Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com: Intro - Also sprach Zarathustra Close - Vivacity
***WARNING: Explicit content*** In this episode Adam and Greg talk about the Acute to Chronic Workload Ratio (ACWR) and its role on injury risk. Does it tell us anything we don’t already know and is it even accurate or reliable? Should you only increase your workload by 10% per week? Should you follow the 80/20 rule? Listen on to find out more…and how Greg almost offended all of Oklahoma. Link to Tim Gabbett’s ACWR paper here: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/bjsports/50/5/273.full.pdf And the link to Adam and Erik’s Simple Solutions course in Nottingham on 22/23rd June can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/complex-understanding-for-simple-solutions-nottingham-tickets-53746919483 Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com: Intro - Also sprach Zarathustra Close - Vivacity
***WARNING: Explicit content*** In this episode Greg and Adam discuss the Good Living with Arthritis Denmark commonly referred to as the GLAD program. They talk about the benefits but also the issues they see with the GLA:D program and why it may have some limitation in trying to achieve what it wants to achieve in the general population. Greg also discusses his own FREE version of GLAD which he calls OA Optimism but may be re-naming it to LSD soon. Listen on to find out why. More details on GLA:D can be found here https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12891-017-1439-y And the link to Adam and Erik’s Simple Solutions course in Nottingham on 22/23rd June can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/complex-understanding-for-simple-solutions-nottingham-tickets-53746919483 Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com: Intro - Also sprach Zarathustra Close - Vivacity
In this episode Adam and Greg discuss the commonly used neural dynamic tests and treatments. They discuss their plausibility and effectiveness. Do they do what they are said to do, and do they actually work? Watch out as some sacred cows maybe sacrificed here! Links to some of the papers discussed in this episode can be found here: Schimd et al (2017) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5324720/ Wainner et al (2003) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12544957 Nee et al (2012) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22402638 Coppieters & Butler (2008) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1356689X07000343 And the link to Adam and Erik’s Simple Solutions course in Nottingham on 22/23rd June can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/complex-understanding-for-simple-solutions-nottingham-tickets-53746919483 Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com: Intro - Also sprach Zarathustra Close - Vivacity
In this episode Adam and Greg discuss some of the issues and concerns they have in practicing ethically as evidence-based physios and earning an income. Adam also discusses the recent ‘outrage’ that occurred after his idea for a Wiki-Leaks database for those who use unethical practices. And then they get onto talking about a recent systematic review that finds resistance exercise has a LARGE effect on pain in older adults. You can find this free access paper here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6377696/pdf/hpp-9-1.pdf And Gregs piece that he mentions here: https://www.physiofirst.org.uk/in-touch/spring-2017-exercise.html
In this episode Greg and Adam discuss the issues around the when and why to push into pain or not. They also discuss the role of exercise to help with pain and is it any better than anything else or even placebo or shams? We also need you to help us with the next episode by sending us your suggestions of when you would ask someone with an Achilles tendinopathy to load it specifically or non-specifically. And finally Greg needs some suggestions for names for his new clinic. Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com: Intro - Also sprach Zarathustra Close - Vivacity
So Erik’s gone and left the NAF, and Adam has gone and found a new co-host! Find out who this is, and what they have to say about psoas release, pain avoiders, and endurance copers! Come join us for a new year and new sounding NAF Physio Podcast! Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com: Intro - Also sprach Zarathustra Close - Vivacity
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Matt M

Great stuff, looking forward to the rest 👍🏼

Oct 30th
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Savio Hilario

that's awesome!

Oct 25th
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