Reading research can be a daunting task, especially when it doesn’t really make sense to us how to read it. Here is a free course with small videos you can check out to up your research game!
Understanding Research Evidence – National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
There is strong evidence that a therapist’s beliefs get passed on to patients and they adapt to a therapist’s beliefs. So, when we have a more biomechanical belief or explanation for our patients, this can lead to more disability for them. Here’s a great article with some advice on how not to do that.
Chronic Pain: It’s More Than Mechanical – Laura Baehr
“Based on high-quality research, nonoperative management of ACL injuries is a really viable option for some ACL injured patients.” However, there are factors to take into account and this article does a great job of showing where this would be applicable, and where not.
Can All ACL’s be Managed Non-Operatively? – Mick Hughes
I love adapting movements for patients. This shows us some great ways we can adapt the ‘bridge’ exercise and simple progressions to suit your patient’s goals.
Quite often people come in for treatment because they want ‘injury prevention’. However, many times part of injury prevention could be because they’re scared of certain movements. So why not take an approach around building ‘wellness’? Here are some steps to do that.
Injury Prevention Through the Lens of Building Wellness – Richmond Stace