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Things I Wish My Patients Knew - ADPT Physio

Things I Wish My Patients Knew - ADPT Physio

By Phil White

A podcast by Phil White from ADPT Physio based in North Sydney, Australia.

My goal as a physio is to provide the best value healthcare possible. Understandably, patients usually place high value on physiotherapists doing something to them in the form of hands on treatments.

Hands on treatments are useful. But, usually, what has the best long term results for injury rehab, prevention and performance is teaching patients how they can manage themselves and prepare their body for what they want to do.

This daily (weekdays) podcast is here to help my patients learn how to help themselves.

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Tendinopathy principles - Why you should stop calling it tendinitis - Episode 11
Tendinopathy principles - Why you should stop calling it tendinitis - Episode 11
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I want to make this as valuable to my listeners as possible, so please request any topics you would like to know about. The best place to do that is via the ADPT Physio Accountability Group.  To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup If you would like you watch on YouTube, subscribe to my channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1g9ycni4J7qiut0VblFdQ To book in for an in-person (North Sydney) or online appointment - https://adpt.physio/bookonline/ **Disclaimer - This is not medical advice. I have made this to help guide your own questions when working with a healthcare professional**
17:26
June 23, 2022
To push through pain or not to push through pain - Irritability - Episode 10
To push through pain or not to push through pain - Irritability - Episode 10
Irritability: 1. How intense is the pain? 2. How quickly does it come on? 3. How quickly does it resolve? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I want to make this as valuable to my listeners as possible, so please request any topics you would like to know about. The best place to do that is via the ADPT Physio Accountability Group.  To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup If you would like you watch on YouTube, subscribe to my channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1g9ycni4J7qiut0VblFdQ To book in for an in-person (North Sydney) or online appointment - https://adpt.physio/bookonline/ **Disclaimer - This is not medical advice. I have made this to help guide your own questions when working with a healthcare professional**
13:44
June 22, 2022
Pain science overview - Episode 9
Pain science overview - Episode 9
Pain is your brain's expression of perceived threat. Damage does not equal pain. Pain does not equal damage. Video mentioned in the episode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwd-wLdIHjs For a transcript of the episode, click here - https://adpt.physio/blog/pain-science-overview-episode-9/ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I want to make this as valuable to my listeners as possible, so please request any topics you would like to know about. The best place to do that is via the ADPT Physio Accountability Group.  To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup If you would like you watch on YouTube, subscribe to my channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1g9ycni4J7qiut0VblFdQ To book in for an in-person (North Sydney) or online appointment - https://adpt.physio/bookonline/ **Disclaimer - This is not medical advice. I have made this to help guide your own questions when working with a healthcare professional**
15:32
June 21, 2022
How to turn any exercise into a rehab exercise - Episode 8
How to turn any exercise into a rehab exercise - Episode 8
1. Intensity 2. Volume  3. Range of motion 4. Tempo  5. Complexity For a transcript, head to - https://adpt.physio/blog/how-to-turn-any-exercise-into-a-rehab-exercise-episode-8/ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I want to make this as valuable to my listeners as possible, so please request any topics you would like to know about. The best place to do that is via the ADPT Physio Accountability Group.  To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup If you would like you watch on YouTube, subscribe to my channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1g9ycni4J7qiut0VblFdQ To book in for an in-person (North Sydney) or online appointment - https://adpt.physio/bookonline/ **Disclaimer - This is not medical advice. I have made this to help guide your own questions when working with a healthcare professional**
17:07
June 17, 2022
Injuries are opportunities - Episode 7
Injuries are opportunities - Episode 7
Human brains love progression. When you get an injury it can make you feel like you are going backwards. Putting the breaks on the downward spiral is key for staying engaged in your rehab journey and developing new strengths. Embrace the beginner mindset and learn to love the quick wins that come with being a beginner in something. Injuries also highlight areas of your preparation and performance that may be lacking. Using that lesson as an opportunity to develop that weak point will make you stronger than ever before. For a transcript, head to - https://adpt.physio/blog/injuries-are-opportunities-episode-7/ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I want to make this as valuable to my listeners as possible, so please request any topics you would like to know about. The best place to do that is via the ADPT Physio Accountability Group.  To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup If you would like you watch on YouTube, subscribe to my channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1g9ycni4J7qiut0VblFdQ To book in for an in-person (North Sydney) or online appointment - https://adpt.physio/bookonline/ **Disclaimer - This is not medical advice. I have made this to help guide your own questions when working with a healthcare professional**
09:32
June 16, 2022
How to manage load so that you avoid injury - Sink + tap analogy - Episode 6
How to manage load so that you avoid injury - Sink + tap analogy - Episode 6
It's not high load that hurts you, it's how you get there. Sink - Capacity Hole - Recovery Tap - Load For a transcript, head to - https://adpt.physio/blog/how-to-manage-load-so-that-you-avoid-injury-sink-and-tap-analogy-episode-6/ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I want to make this as valuable to my listeners as possible, so please request any topics you would like to know about. The best place to do that is via the ADPT Physio Accountability Group.  To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup If you would like you watch on YouTube, subscribe to my channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1g9ycni4J7qiut0VblFdQ To book in for an in-person (North Sydney) or online appointment - https://adpt.physio/bookonline/ **Disclaimer - This is not medical advice. I have made this to help guide your own questions when working with a healthcare professional**
16:50
June 14, 2022
The ADPT Physio Accountability Group - What is it? - Episode 5
The ADPT Physio Accountability Group - What is it? - Episode 5
If you are anything like me, you have the motivation to train hard but never get around to doing the not-so-exciting rehab and prehab exercises you know you should do. The aim of this group is to hold you accountable and help you build a sustainable habit of doing what you need to do to function at your best, pain and injury free. This group is my solution to help you reach your goals and to give you plenty of guidance and support without making you re-book every time you have a question. There will be feedback on each post in the group to not only help you with your knowledge and technique but also to share rehab principles that will help everyone in the group. By being a part of this group, you have the chance to win 60 minutes of a service ADPT Physio offers EVERY week. That includes: Physio Consult Remedial Massage Strength Technique Optimisation Session Running Assessment Session Physio Supervised Personal Train Exercise Programming Session Online Physio Consult The winner will be drawn via a virtual raffle every Friday at 5pm. How to get raffle tickets: 1 ticket: Liking a group member’s post. 2 tickets: Encouraging comment on a group members post. 10 tickets: Sharing a post of what you did that day*. 20 tickets: Intention post* at the beginning of the week to say what you plan to work on. 20 tickets (once off): Introduction to the group post explaining what your goals are. 30 tickets: For every friend, colleague, teammate or family member you refer (see the footer of emails for a referral link or send a link to the group). 50 tickets (once off): For leaving an honest review on the ADPT Physio Google and Facebook pages – https://adpt.physio/review/ If you keep a daily post streak going for 4 weeks in a row, you get a 10% voucher for any service. Tickets reset at the beginning of each week. To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup For a transcript, head to - https://adpt.physio/blog/the-adpt-physio-accountability-group-what-is-it-episode-5/ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I want to make this as valuable to my listeners as possible, so please request any topics you would like to know about. The best place to do that is via the ADPT Physio Accountability Group.  To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup If you would like you watch on YouTube, subscribe to my channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1g9ycni4J7qiut0VblFdQ To book in for an in-person (North Sydney) or online appointment - https://adpt.physio/bookonline/ **Disclaimer - This is not medical advice. I have made this to help guide your own questions when working with a healthcare professional**
08:07
June 10, 2022
Choose your own adventure physio! Goal setting and the SAID principle - Episode 4
Choose your own adventure physio! Goal setting and the SAID principle - Episode 4
I believe that every initial consultation needs to start with your goals. Knowing what you want to get out of the session and what activities you'd like to get back to will guide us in the right direction from the start. Some people will want the kitchen sink thrown at their injury, with no stone left unturned to get back to the sport or activity they love. Others may want to just know that they won't make their knee injury worse by taking their dog for a walk every morning. Both of these scenarios are appropriate for a physio to manage. Unfortunately, so often, people who train and compete hard are under serviced because the physio has limited experience working with athletes. While the dog walker will be over serviced due to not having had a conversation about goals (or so the physio can meet KPIs). Now don't get me wrong - If the dog walker would like the kitchen sink thrown at their knee  or the athlete just wants to know their injury won't cause issues in the future - this is also completely appropriate, just so long as it is a informed choice made with the patient. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I want to make this as valuable to my listeners as possible so please request any topics you would like to know about. The best place to do that is via the ADPT Physio Accountability Group.  To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup If you would like you watch on YouTube, subscribe to my channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1g9ycni4J7qiut0VblFdQ Too book in for an in-person (North Sydney) or online appointment - https://adpt.physio/bookonline/ **Disclaimer - This is not medical advice. I have made this to help guide your own questions when working with a healthcare professional**
11:21
June 09, 2022
What does a physio do? My treatment hierarchy of needs - Episode 3
What does a physio do? My treatment hierarchy of needs - Episode 3
The treatment hierarchy of needs is the framework I developed to help guide me and my patients through the decision of how many sessions they choose to book and what we do in those sessions. I imagine it will be an evolving framework but this is where it currently stands. I would love to hear your feedback on the treatment hierarchy and if there is anything you would add or subtract. For a blog entry on this topic - https://adpt.physio/blog/treatment-hierarchy-of-needs/ For a transcript, head to - https://adpt.physio/blog/what-does-a-physio-do-my-treatment-hierarchy-of-needs-episode-3/ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I want to make this as valuable to my listeners as possible, so please request any topics you would like to know about.  The best place to do that is via the ADPT Physio Accountability Group.  To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup   If you would like you watch on YouTube, subscribe to my channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1g9ycni4J7qiut0VblFdQ To book in for an in-person (North Sydney) or online appointment - https://adpt.physio/bookonline/ **Disclaimer - This is not medical advice. I have made this to help guide your own questions when working with a healthcare professional**
29:32
June 08, 2022
Should I see a doctor of physio first? Screening for Red Flags - Episode 2
Should I see a doctor of physio first? Screening for Red Flags - Episode 2
Red flag screening questions In today's episode, I talk about the signs and symptoms that physios will ask to help guide our diagnosis and decide whether you should be seeing a doctor instead/additionally. An affirmative answer to these "red flag" questions does not necessarily mean you have a medical condition but it raises the index of suspicion that the symptoms may not be musculoskeletal in nature. So please, do not panic if one or some of these symptoms apply to you but it may be worth seeing your GP ort to go to the emergency department if the certain symptoms are present. For the blog post with a list of symptoms, click here - https://adpt.physio/blog/should-i-see-a-doctor-or-physio-first/ For a transcript, head to - https://adpt.physio/blog/should-i-see-a-doctor-of-physio-first-screening-for-red-flags-episode-2/ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I want to make this as valuable to my listeners as possible so please request any topics you would like to know about. The best place to do that is via the ADPT Physio Accountability Group.  To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup If you would like you watch on YouTube, subscribe to my channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1g9ycni4J7qiut0VblFdQ To book in for an in-person (North Sydney) or online appointment - https://adpt.physio/bookonline/ **Disclaimer - This is not medical advice. I have made this to help guide your own questions when working with a healthcare professional**
15:54
June 07, 2022
I want to make my physio appointments valuable for you - Episode 1
I want to make my physio appointments valuable for you - Episode 1
Physiotherapy isn't a treatment, it's a profession. Each physio, despite having the same qualification, will have different experiences and influences that will guide how a course of treatment will go. We are evidence based practitioners, but, there is so much variability between people and their circumstances that there is rarely, if ever, a perfect study that says exactly what is the best course of action for an individual.  It is something I have found challenging since changing from being a massage therapist, where my treatment choice was clear, to qualifying as a physiotherapist. The north star of my business decisions is about making my sessions as valuable to my patients as possible. Figuring out how to do that has been challenging (and I haven't always got it right) but I am always trying. I would love to hear what you find most valuable when seeing a physio. For a transcript, head to - hhttps://adpt.physio/blog/i-want-to-make-my-physio-appointments-valuable-for-you-episode-1/ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I want to make this as valuable to my listeners as possible, so please request any topics you would like to know about. The best place to do that is via the ADPT Physio Accountability Group.  To join the ADPT Physio Accountability Group, head to - https://www.facebook.com/groups/adptphysioaccountabilitygroup If you would like you watch on YouTube, subscribe to my channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1g9ycni4J7qiut0VblFdQ To book in for an in-person (North Sydney) or online appointment - https://adpt.physio/bookonline/ **Disclaimer - This is not medical advice. I have made this to help guide your own questions when working with a healthcare professional**
10:56
May 31, 2022