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NEWS FLASH! (Great) expectations of recovery from back pain are associated with recovery from back pain

September 4, 2019

Recent research confirms our previous intuitions, that expectations of recovery predict recovery from low back pain. See the full paper by Eklund et al here…

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Osteopathy and evidence-based practice- getting there, but challenges still ahead

September 4, 2019

Whilst NOT perfect (and continually under evolution and refinement- e.g. Greenhalgh et al 2014), evidence-based practice (EBP) is the OPTIMAL and ETHICAL approach to clinical…

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WE TALKED evidence, WE SHARED ideas and experiences, WE QUESTIONED practice knowledge, WE PRESSURE-TESTED our own beliefs, HECK we even ATE Mrs Crimble’s macaroons…

May 1, 2019

WE TALKED evidence, WE SHARED ideas and experiences, WE QUESTIONED practice knowledge, WE PRESSURE-TESTED our own beliefs, WE SCRUTINISED our back pain language and HECK…

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CPD Course on Effective language and communication when managing low back pain- how to help and not harm

April 24, 2019

CPD for musculoskeletal therapists Patients with back pain who consult a musculoskeletal healthcare professional expect and desire a diagnosis and information for their problem. However,…

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Your back IS strong…even if you (or someone else) doesn’t think that it is

January 4, 2019

When we’re experiencing back pain is easy to feel that our spines are fragile and vulnerable to damage. It can really feel like any ‘wrong’…

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Evidence-based practice in osteopathy- results from a UK national survey (and clearing things up!)

December 10, 2018

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is now considered to be the optimal (albeit imperfect- see here) approach to healthcare practice and decision-making- and all healthcare professionals from…

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Protect your sleep to protect your back

July 10, 2018

Backs LOVE sleep. Poor sleep (both quality and quantity) is highly predictive of developing and worsening low back pain (see here and here). Sleep patterns influence…

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Re-grounding biopsychosocial back pain research- Introducing Grounded Theory Method

June 26, 2018

Patients’ and practitioners’ values, preferences and experiences are very much part of modern iterations of evidence-based practice (EBP), and developing a research-based knowledge of these…

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“I should be glowing not aching!”- The facts about low back pain during pregnancy

March 28, 2018

I was recently invited to write a guest blog for social group Hampstead Mums, on the causes, risk factors and treatment options for pregnancy-related low…

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Low back pain: To scan, or not to scan? That is the question

February 25, 2018

  Many of my osteopathy patients with low back pain (LBP) often ask me whether or not a scan is required, but the decision to…

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