Complete Sports Care Q&A – Dr Mark Merolli

Dave spoke with Dr Mark Merolli in April 2021 – He is a Physio and an expert in research in digital health. They discuss Telehealth and technology in physio and healthcare. Mark covers: What is Telehealth? Is it here to stay? Is it effective? How does a physio assess and treat via Telehealth? Other evolving […]

Complete Sports Care Q& A – Ellie Pashley

Dave spoke with Ellie Pashley in Dec 2020 – An elite distance runner. They discuss her training schedule, the nuts and bolts of building a running plan and the importance of strength training. Click on the image below to see and hear the discussion.        

Knee arthroscopy: the downsides

The message is slowly filtering through the medical community and the general population that knee arthroscopy is no better than exercise for osteoarthritis (OA).  More and more in my clinical practice I am coming across patients who are not surprised when I bring this up in our clinical sessions.  Despite this, there are still tens […]

Osteoarthritis – The Inflammatory (but only a little) Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common lifestyle disease in people over the age of 65.  More common than high blood pressure and diabetes.  For this reason, researchers have been working tirelessly to better understand OA.  And some recent discoveries have turned some commonly held beliefs about OA on their head and have big implications for […]

High Value Treatment for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Key Points: Evidence supports exercise, education and weight loss as first line treatments for OA Manual therapy and acupuncture are adjuncts and should not be used in isolation to treat OA Knee arthroscopy is no better than placebo, and should be avoided Any considerations of joint replacement should be discussed with your health care tea […]

Clinical Pilates – moving beyond “core stability” for low back pain

For many years, Clinical Pilates has been the popular vessel of Physiotherapists to prescribe “core stability” programs for people with low back pain.  Historically, these core stability programs have encouraged clients to engage core muscles and maintain this contraction while they perform a series of movements. Recently, there is a growing mass of research showing […]