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Psoriasis and MSK Pain
Psoriasis as we know is a big risk for developing Psoriatic Arthritis. Clinically reasoning who we send to Rheumatology is a little bit of a challenge however. Do you refer a person with Psoriasis and tendon pain? Or do you need more of an inflammatory picture first?  We don't want to delay diagnosis but we also don't want to over investigate or over medicalise. I discussed one way in a blog about nails. In this video I discuss a paper that looks at Psoriasis, MSK Pain and Ultrasound. We take some useful ideas from it to help with clinical reasoning.  Unfortunately the paper is not open access but you can find it here.   Please consider heading to rheumatology.physio/shop to find more resources and supporting me to continue this hairbrained project!    As usual, feedback is greatly appreciated and for any further reading for me please send it my way!   PLEASE REMEMBER – THIS BLOG IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR CLINICAL REASONING, IF YOU ARE UNSURE GET ADVICE
11:19
July 14, 2022
Covid-19 and New Onset Rheumatic Symptoms
Full Paper open access here Please visit the website for more CPD
11:10
July 06, 2022
Experience and Advocacy In Axial Spondyloarthritis with Bethany Dawson and Dale Webb - AxSpA Series 4/5
The people who have conditions are the voices we need in healthcare to understand not only the effects of the disease but also the processes involved in navigating healthcare systems. Bethany Dawson has had Axial Spondyloarthritis for a number of years and has experienced the good and the bad of these systems. Dale Webb is the CEO of the National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society who work tirelessly to bridge the divide between patients and healthcare. The information and experience in this podcast are vital if we as MSK Therapists are to understand our place in this landscape. I learned so much from this conversation and you will too. Find NASS HERE Please provide feedback on this podcast HERE Thank you to Novartis for sponsoring this Series of 5 podcasts For more resources CLICK HERE
41:42
June 30, 2022
Xrays For Osteoarthritis
I didnt think saying "not everyone with joint pain needs an xray" was going to be my controversial opinion when I think Tea is the worst drink ever invented but here we are... The NICE guidance says "Our guideline on osteoarthritis recommends that adults aged 45 or over should be diagnosed with osteoarthritis clinically without investigations if they have activity-related joint pain and either no morning joint-related stiffness or morning stiffness that lasts no longer than 30 minutes"
08:21
May 27, 2022
Pregnancy Outcomes In Axial Spondyloarthritis with Dr Sinead Maguire - AxSpA Series 3/5
Axial Spondyloarthritis affects "people of childbearing age" which means we need to know the affect it has on pregnancy, birth and symptoms. Unfortunately until recently this information has been quite sparce. Enter Dr Sinead Maguire who is changing this in a hugely positive manner. In this podcast we cover a lot of ground, the what, why and how does AxSpA affect women during and after pregnancy. Then we go on to talk about effects on the baby as well. A must for anyone seeing women with AxSpA! Thank you to Novartis for sponsoring this Series of 5 podcasts For more resources CLICK HERE Please provide feedback on this podcast HERE Mentioned Systematic Review HERE Dr Maguire Recent Article HERE
31:55
May 12, 2022
What Is Hypermobility? With Mike Makher
Welcome back Rheumatology fans, I booked in another sneaky podcast record and its a really great look at Hypermobility with the awesome Mike Makher.  We discuss what hypermobility is, what physios can do and when we should refer out.  Don't forget to like and subscribe to the channel or head to my website Rheumatology.physio for podcast links, blogs and more Rheumatology info   Comment on your experiences or any topics you want me to cover
34:27
March 10, 2022
AxSpA Series 2/5 - Axial Spondyloarthritis In Primary Care
In this, the second of a series of five podcasts concentrating on Axial Spondyloarthritis for healthcare clinicians, Jack March - The Rheumatology Physio speaks to Dr. Louise Warburton a GP with Special Interest in Rheumatology all about AxSpA in Primary Care. They go into specific detail about the challenges of Primary Care, which investigations to order and what the results of these investigations mean and referral pathways. Vital information for anyone working in Primary Care and referring roles. Thank you to Novartis for sponsoring this series of podcasts. Please fill in this feedback survey regarding the podcast to help inform and improve the delivery of CPD materials. https://pcrmm.org.uk/  https://Spadetool.co.uk/
45:35
February 24, 2022
Osteoarthritis or Gout Flare? - Top Tips
Welcome back Rheumatology fans, trying something new this week as I created my first "Top Tips" video. This weeks video comes from a recent batch of courses I presented, the question was asked a couple of times. How do you differentiate a gout flare from an osteoarthritis flare? After all the symptom profiles and patient demographics are rather similar. The "Top Tips" series is born, you can watch the video below (10 mins) or I have popped the slides below as well which contain the information. Let me know what you think of this format please! The Rheum 101 hybrid event in Person and Virtual tickets are available and being snapped up FAST. Grab yours HERE if you want to hear from some amazing speakers all about Rheumatology (including Chris!). It will be unmissable!!
10:46
February 10, 2022
Imaging Psoriatic Arthritis BlogRead
Welcome back Rheumatology fans, we are all about imaging and Psoriatic Arthritis this week following a heads up from the wonderful Chris Martey on twitter about a paper tha discusses this in fantastic detail. I have pulled out what I believe to be the salient points for this blog. The Rheum 101 hybrid event in Person and Virtual tickets are available and being snapped up FAST. Grab yours HERE if you want to hear from some amazing speakers all about Rheumatology (including Chris!). It will be unmissable!! FULL PAPER (open access)
08:39
January 27, 2022
AxSpA Series 1/5 - Physiotherapy and Axial Spondylarthritis
In this, the first of a series of five podcasts concentrating on Axial Spondyloarthritis for healthcare clinicians, Jack March - The Rheumatology Physio speaks to 3 members of AStretch about Physiotherapy provision for AxSpA. They cover a broad range of topics from the benefits of in-person and virtual appointments, transferrable skills that MSK Therapists already have, and personalising treatments. Susi, Heather, and Hannah are hugely experienced clinicians working with people with AxSpA and the information they provide is top class and of immediate use in the clinical environment. Thank you to Novartis for sponsoring this series of podcasts. 
46:57
January 20, 2022
Australian nr-AxSpA Consensus Statement
Would you like these blogs directly to your email inbox? I now have a weekly newsletter! SUBSCRIBE HERE Happy New Year Rheumatology Fans, we are starting 2022 with a BANG as there is a great consensus document that has been published about none radiographic AxSpA. It only came to my attention in the last 24 hours so I havent had time to fully get to grips with it yet but a couple of things drew my attention which I wanted to get started with in this blog for you. In other news we have courses up both in-person and virtual, check them out HERE there are limited tickets so grab them before they disappear and you miss out. Also the updated, upgraded, and all-around better recorded course is live too so check that out for a ton of learning. Please consider heading to the shop to find more resources and supporting me to continue this hair-brained project! Or you can Buy A Coffee You can also listen to all of my blogs as podcasts subscribe to your preferred channel HERE You can also find my podcast on Apple & Spotify & Google As usual, feedback is greatly appreciated and for any further reading for me please send it my way! PLEASE REMEMBER – THIS BLOG IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR CLINICAL REASONING, IF YOU ARE UNSURE GET ADVICE
08:37
January 06, 2022
ASK ME ANYTHING LIVESTREAM 06.12.21
Welcome back and after a bit of a break I was back on Chewing It Over! I opened it up as an Ask Me Anything and a few questions came in for me to discuss. We first talked about assessing for Enthesitis, then moved on to psoriasis and nails before finishing up on Hypermobility. It was good fun and I will certainly look at running some more in the new year. If you have any questions for me then do get in touch, I always try to answer them or use them as a basis for a blog.
31:38
December 09, 2021
Psoriatic Arthropathy Blog Read
Welcome back to the blog! Psoriatic Arthritis (Big Sigh). This is not easy, today I had a paper brought to my attention by Martin Thomas on Twitter which is open access LINK and is an interesting read for certain. It speaks to a lot of the challenges we face when trying to pick out Psoriatic Arthritis conditions in the sea of MSK presentations. I have tried to create some learning pointers in this blog. Please consider heading to the shop to find more resources and supporting me to continue this hairbrained project! Or you can Buy A Coffee You can also listen to all of my blogs as podcasts subscribe to your preferred channel HERE You can also find my podcast on Apple & Spotify & Google As usual feedback is greatly appreciated and any further reading for me please send it my way!
08:50
December 02, 2021
Why All Clinicians Should Care About Rheumatology
Welcome back to the blog! Catchy title alert, clickbait? Maybe. This is a topic I have been wanting to talk about for a while and I have a really good little article in the blog to demonstrate why. I have put my thoughts in and I hope they get your brain ticking over. I have also put the audio on my podcast feed :)
07:25
November 25, 2021
RheumMates - Ankylosing Spondylitis and Pregnancy with Faye Stones
RheumMates is back and oh wow do we cover some ground in this podcast. Faye is a Physio and has Ankylosing Spondylitis. We cover topics like acceptance of the diagnosis, how her management has varied over time and what happened during her pregnancies. So much to learn in this podcast and I hope it is of use to therapists and women with Axial Spondylitis alike! Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review if you can and find loads more information on my website Like what you heard? Why not support the show by Buying A Coffee
46:23
November 18, 2021
Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Exercise Livestream with The Psoriasis Association
Thank you to Psoriasis Association for inviting me to speak alongside Karina Jackson to their members about exercise. It was very enjoyable with an excellent Q&A section. Dont forget to subscribe to the channel and if you fancy leaving a review that would be epic!
56:39
November 11, 2021
Osteoarthritis - Beyond Wear and Tear Blog Read
Welcome back to the blog! Osteoarthritis has been a bit of a passion project of mine over the last few months, learning and absorbing, finally attempting to disseminate what I believe to be the most up to date understandings around how the condition develops. I ran a webinar with BASRaT entitled "Osteoarthritis - Beyond Wear and Tear" and I have taken some of the questions from it and answered them. For an in-depth read about Osteoarthritis you can get my "Osteoarthritis - Clinician Edition" as an EBook or Printed Please consider heading to the shop to find more resources and supporting me to continue this hairbrained project! Or you can Buy A Coffee
05:44
July 22, 2021
Rheumatology Takeover Livestream - Rheumatology In Primary Care 29.06.21
Welcome back to the blog! It was livestream week this week and you can catch up here. This month I discussed Rheumatology in primary care, some of the challenges here and what we should do about it. If you are interested in the study that sparked the thoughts you can find it HERE Please consider heading to the shop to find more resources and supporting me to continue this hairbrained project! Or you can Buy A Coffee
25:22
July 01, 2021
Being Specific In Rheumatology
Welcome back, its been a while! Can we be specific in Rheumatology as MSK Therapists, how and when should we be? Don't forget to hit subscribe check out the website and find loads of links to my stuff here 
09:11
June 25, 2021
RheumMates - AxSpA, Osteopathy and Manual Therapies with Zoe Clark
Welcome back to the blog, RheumMates is back! This week I spoke to Zoe Clark an Osteopath and all around lovely person who specialises in AxSpA, works for NASS and has unique insight as you will hear during our chat. We try to challenge our biases regarding manual therapies, discuss approaches and roles of Physios and Osteopaths and generally just have a chat about Rheumatology.
23:41
May 06, 2021
Rheumatology Takeover Livestream - None MSK Manifestations 20/04/21
Today we’re Chewing Over None MSK manifestations of Rheumatology conditions and making sure these are appropriately in assessments with guest host Jack March.  Your lunchtime daily show 12:30-13:00 usually with Jack Chew chatting about whatever is topical but today’s show is the monthly takeover with Jack March from Rheumatology.Physio. Usually healthcare and education, occasionally current affairs, always honest.
27:42
April 29, 2021
Sjogrens Syndrome Blog Read
Welcome back to the blog! We are catching up with the Poll that ran a few weeks ago now and I am responding to the clamour of cheers for a blog on Sjogrens Syndrome. Here it is, I hope you find it useful!
06:53
April 22, 2021
Reactive Arthritis Blog Read
Welcome back to the blog! I decided to run a poll on what to publish this week and the results are in! Reactive Arthritis just edged out Sjogrens Syndrome so we will get to that next time. Reactive Arhtritis has gained a little bit of attention recently in Rheumatology circles although I suspect this has passed many of us by so I hope this blog provides some more detail. It is relatively rare, 30-40/10000 but i have seen it a few times in MSK clinics and Orthopaedics over the years. Read Here SHOP
08:38
April 08, 2021
Chewing Over Osteoarthritis and Changes in Understanding
Following on from my PhysioMatters podcast with Professor Tonia Vincent, I discussed the content with Jack Chew on livestream. So many unknowns and questions... I would love to hear feedback on this one!
34:15
March 25, 2021
Rheumatology TakeOver Livestream - Unanswered TherapyLive Qs - Chewing It Over - 12/03/21
Today we’re Chewing Over AxSpA in Women with guest host Jack March. I had to leave some questions unanswered at TherapyLive so I am going to go through some of them now! Your lunchtime daily show 12:30-13:00 usually with Jack Chew chatting about whatever is topical but today’s show is the monthly takeover with Rheumatology.Physio. Usually healthcare and education, occasionally current affairs, always honest.
29:10
March 18, 2021
Exercise Prescription for Rheumatoid Arthritis Blog Read
Welcome back to the blog! A change of pace from recognition this month as we look at actually treating/managing/rehabbing! Exercise is a vital component of Rheumatoid Arthritis management and unfortunately people with RA fear it and don't reach their targets for activity. The recurrent features are back with legend of the blog and music with Kasabian at the bottom of the page. Please consider heading to the shop to find more resources and supporting me to continue this hairbrained project! Or you can Buy A Coffee
07:10
March 11, 2021
RheumMates - Exercise and Inflammation with Dr Ai Lyn Tan
And we are back! RheumMates is fast becoming my passion project speaking to these amazingly cool clinicians in Rheumatology. This month I am joined by Mike Dare and we had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Dr Ai Lyn Tan. Dr Tan is a Consultant Rheumatologist, Associate Professor, researches arthritis, mris, muscles, ultrasounds and runs EVRY DAY. She is truly awesome. Make sure you follow her on Twitter for the latest and greatest research. We discuss a myriad of topics relating to Exercise and Inflammation, many of these questions come straight from my courses and clinicians are always keen to know the answers. Ai Lyn provides these in absolute bucket loads. To learn more about Rheumatology in MSK practice see my upcoming courses HERE Please consider heading to the shop to find more resources and supporting me to continue this hairbrained project! Or buy us a coffee 😁
36:29
February 25, 2021
Covid-19 a trigger for Rheum? - Jack March - Chewing It Over - 16/02/21
Today we’re Chewing Over Covid-19 and Rheumatology conditions with guest host Jack March. Why are we interested in Covid-19 and rheumatology? What direction is the literature moving in and how can we make sure we are assessing and referring appropriately? Your lunchtime daily show 12:30-13:00 usually with Jack Chew chatting about whatever is topical but today’s show is the monthly takeover with Jack March from Rheumatology.Physio. Usually healthcare and education, occasionally current affairs, always honest.
23:58
February 18, 2021
What is Rheumatology? Blog Read
We are back, another week, another blog. I have been thinking this week about Rheumatology and its place in the hearts and minds of MSK Therapists. While I was thinking about this I found the start of a blog I planned on writing about 2 years ago and it triggered me to write this. I am going for a shameless request this week to increase visibility. Why not suggest it to a colleague, tag them on social media or bring it up in a training session? Its much more fun when we learn together!
07:00
February 11, 2021
Rheumatology TakeOver Livestream - 26/01/21
Jack March is here for what will be the first of the Rheumatology TakeOvers a regular segment commenting on Rheumatology topics as they relate to the MSK world. Today he discusses delay to diagnosis and asks, what will YOU do about it? Tune in on The PhysioMatters Facebook page on the last Tuesday of the month at 1230 for more livestreams. Please consider heading to the shop to find more resources and supporting me to continue this hairbrained project! You can also listen to all of my blogs as podcasts subscribe to your preferred channel HERE As usual feedback is greatly appreciated and any further reading for me please send it my way!
29:10
January 28, 2021
RheumMates - Polymyalgia Rheumatica with Professor Dasgupta
I can't tell you how excited I am about this podcast!  Professor Dasgupta is AMAZING, he has led the line on writing PMR guidelines, developing fast track clinics, teaching Rheumatology and just generally being an awesome guy. We delve deep into PMR from a primary care perspective, he gives excellent detail on recognition, management, investigation, differential diagnoisis, diagnostic uncertainty and wow, this might take a couple of listens! Find the Professor on twitter here he runs webinars that are invaluable and packed full of information, details are on his feed, I will see you at them! Please subscribe to the channel and if you are on iTunes, leave a review (5 stars ought to do it)! See you next time!
43:13
January 21, 2021
Rheumatology Reflections 2020 Blog Read
Read the blog in full here
08:53
January 14, 2021
OAvsRA... Blog Read
Read the blog here!
07:55
January 07, 2021
Rheumatology Bloods - Update!
Read The Blog Here
08:48
December 31, 2020
Giant Cell Arteritis Blog Read
Read the Blog here
08:10
December 17, 2020
Polymyalgia Rheumatica AND Physio Blog Read
Blog Read Full Post Here
07:13
December 10, 2020
Recognising Rheumatology Conditions Blog Read
Thank you to @TaiwanOzPhysio for bringing a paper to my attention which is used as the basis for this blog post (see reference at the end). Clearly recognising rheumatology conditions is of interest to me… This paper is interesting because it literally attempted to test this skill in Physiotherapists, we will talk a little bit about it in this post. Please do consider checking out my shop for further learning resources to help you with your clinical knowledge and help support me to continue providing blogs, videos and more! As usual feedback is greatly appreciated and any further reading for me please send it my way! Text Here
06:01
December 03, 2020
Polymyalgia Rheumatica Update! - Blog Read
Blog read all about Polymyalgia Rheumatica read the blog here or visit the shop here
07:54
November 26, 2020
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Blog Read
I have for a long time avoided this subject and I have decided to finally try and include this in my repertoire as the number of questions continues to increase. This is certainly an evolving area of knowledge for me and as a result this is not complete, nor do I expect it to be free from errors. Keep an eye out for further blogs and resources on the subject as I am able to learn more.
05:31
November 19, 2020
Spondyloarthritis Nomenclature Update Blog Read
Spondyloarthritis is an umbrella term covering a number of clinical diagnoses that can be broadly described as “enthesitic” in nature. This is an oversimplification but I find it helpful to understand where the site of inflammatory effect is and why certain extra articular features manifest.
06:42
November 13, 2020
AxSpA in Women Blog Read
Blog Read of Post https://rheumatology.physio/axspa-in-women-updates/
06:14
October 21, 2020
RheumMates - Session 4 - Feet with David Goyette
Jack and Mike spoke with David Goyette this week, a Podiatric Surgeon about feet. We cover absolutely tons of ground and its a clinical golden nugget a minute as we cover gout, SpA and RA issues of the foot! Please consider supporting the show by buying something from my shop - there are all sorts of CPD materials there.
43:46
October 15, 2020
Hypermobility, Instability Misconceptions
Blog read of of this post  
06:10
October 13, 2020
AxSpA in Women Knowns and Unknowns
Prep for an uncoming webinar I am attending on Axial Spondyloarthritis run by ARMA!
10:10
October 08, 2020
Muscle Loss and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Blog read of post click here to read
06:19
October 01, 2020
RheumMates - Session 3 - Muscle loss in RA
Jack and Mike discuss research that measured muscle loss at different stages of RA disease process.   Paper: https://academic.oup.com/rheumatology/advance-article/doi/10.1093/rheumatology/keaa364/5903546
24:01
October 01, 2020
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet
Blog read of Post.   Link - https://rheumatology.physio/rheumatoid-arthritis-and-diet/ 
05:27
September 25, 2020
Rheumatology.Physio Blog Psoriatic Nails
Another Blog on Rheumatology.Physio this time all about nails and a specific issue seen in Psoriatic Arthritis called Onchyolysis. Recorded Live over social media. Find my blogs and other resources including the shop at Rheumatology.Physio
10:12
September 10, 2020
Rheumatology.Physio Blog Osteoporosis and Exercise
Want the Text Version
04:50
September 05, 2020
RheumMates Session 2 - BSR Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit
RheumMates where we discuss Rheumatology topics of interest to the MSK clinician.    In this session we discuss an audit that looked at what happened to Newly diagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis patients up to one year after diagnosis. Jack and Mike are reassured by outcomes, frustrated at the lack of similar clinics for AxSpA patients and hopeful for the future. Plus Jack starts a new feature that both he and Mike may regret quickly... Paper Link https://www.rheumatology.org.uk/Portals/0/Documents/Practice_Quality/Audit/NEIA/NEIA_Supplementary_Audit_Report_June_2020.pdf?ver=2020-06-10-114816-260 Follow Jack @physiojack and Mike @MRheumy on twitter, subscribe to the podcast and check out rheumatology.physio for further resources!
28:38
July 27, 2020
RheumMates - Session 1
RheumMates where we discuss Rheumatology topics of interest to the MSK clinician.  In this session we discuss a paper with a surprising (to Jack and Mike anyway) conclusion. We were surprised to read that if someone doesnt respond well to NSAIDs and doesnt have protracted early morning spinal stiffness then you can pretty much rule out Spondyloarthritis.  We are not certain thats the case so we had a chat about it!  Paper Link HERE Follow Jack @physiojack and Mike @MRheumy on twitter, subscribe to the podcast and check out rheumatology.physio for further resources!
30:46
July 07, 2020
The RheumRoom: Student / New Grads - Session 1
The first Student and New Grad RheumRoom!   An overview of Rheumatology and guidance for recognising these tricky conditions!
45:17
July 07, 2020
The RheumRoom: Session 3
Answering Your Questions about all things Rheumatology   This week I answer:  Rheumatology and Tendons!  - Differential Diagnosis of a rheumatology issue  - Treating a rheumatology related tendon problem  - Role of diagnostic ultrasound  - which tendons are most likely affected?   Please feel free to comment questions below for me to answer next week on the RheumRoom. Don't forget to subscribe to the channel and tell your friends! 
31:40
July 07, 2020
The RheumRoom: Session 2
Answering Your Questions about all things Rheumatology   This week I answer:  Rheumatoid Arthritis Questions  - Joint Protection?  - Do RA Joints respond to specific interventions?  - Is physio or medications the mainstay of treatment  - Dietary intake   - is it safe to exercise with flared joints?   Please feel free to comment questions below for me to answer next week on the RheumRoom. Don't forget to subscribe to the channel and tell your friends! 
31:02
July 07, 2020
The RheumRoom: Session 1
Answering Your Questions about all things Rheumatology   This week I answer:   - How do you explain OA to patients?  - Where does OA end and RA begin?  - What questions do you ask to help plan interventions for OA?  - Are blood tests in primary care necessary before referring to Rheumatology?  - Does bone protection thresholds lower in cases of RA/AxSpA   Please feel free to comment questions below for me to answer next week on the RheumRoom. Don't forget to subscribe to the channel and tell your friends!
31:09
July 07, 2020
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July 05, 2020