We’ve got some big news this week! We’ve launched a podcast! Together with Eric Purves we’ll endeavour to put out a new podcast every two weeks. Give this one a listen as we look into some research that shows how client, community, and clinician can influence a persons pain. Subscribe on one of your favourite podcast platforms!
Client, Community, and Clinician – Jamie Johnston & Eric Purves
There’s lots of talk about education in this week’s articles. This one specifically shows us the importance of the conversations researchers or doctors have with patients when discussing nocebo effects.
We are all taught to not chase pain and to avoid making assumptions purely based on palpation and tenderness. However, we have some emerging evidence that physical tenderness might be a more valid predictor for making return-to-activity decisions that we once though, once we learn how to quantify it.
Have you ever recommended that clients cease running in order to conserve the cartilage in their knees? Or are you on the other side, suggesting that it’s beneficial? Research is still working on a definite answer, but hopefully the current evidence can help you with an informed decision.
Why Don’t Runners’ Knees Fail More Often? – Alex Hutchinson
We understand there can be psychosocial factors associated with pain, however we have to be careful how we discuss this with our patients. While the title of this post lends itself to the idea that a doctor told someone their pain is all in their head, there’s much more to the pain education that is necessary and what was given.
My Doctor Told Me My Pain Was All in My Head. It Ended Up Saving Me. – Isobel Whitcomb
Mike Reinold provides us a good review of the literature regarding compression therapy and its effects on acute soreness and recovery following exercise.
Compression Therapy for Recovery – Mike Reinold