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NAF Physio Podcast

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Hosted by Adam Meakins (aka The Sports Physio), The Not Another F**king (NAF) Physio Podcast promises to be unlike any other! Talking about things that matter, but don't really matter. It will be amateurish, inconsistent, with poor sound quality and even poorer interviews… Be prepared for critical critique, dubious debate, quirky questions and lots of bad language!

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Hosted by Adam Meakins (aka The Sports Physio), The Not Another F**king (NAF) Physio Podcast promises to be unlike any other! Talking about things that matter, but don't really matter. It will be amateurish, inconsistent, with poor sound quality and even poorer interviews… Be prepared for critical critique, dubious debate, quirky questions and lots of bad language!

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Better than Game of Thrones

By archwaymonkey - Jul 22 2019
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Greg is such an incredible mind. You just need to listen a couple of minutes to realize this guy may be some sort prodigy. I would be happy to have half his memory, half his insight, half his clinical reasoning! Adams Meakins changed the direction of my career as a physical therapist. Adam is the modern Louis Gifford. Thank you for this PodCast!

Fun & informative

By Dad/husband - Sep 04 2017
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A nice critical podcast of all things physical/physio therapy. Knowledgeable, skeptical, and profane. If you like manual therapy, you'll find this podcast interesting.

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
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29
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1
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0

Better than Game of Thrones

By archwaymonkey - Jul 22 2019
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Greg is such an incredible mind. You just need to listen a couple of minutes to realize this guy may be some sort prodigy. I would be happy to have half his memory, half his insight, half his clinical reasoning! Adams Meakins changed the direction of my career as a physical therapist. Adam is the modern Louis Gifford. Thank you for this PodCast!

Fun & informative

By Dad/husband - Sep 04 2017
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A nice critical podcast of all things physical/physio therapy. Knowledgeable, skeptical, and profane. If you like manual therapy, you'll find this podcast interesting.
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NAF Physio Podcast

Latest release on Jan 14, 2020

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Rank #1: 020 Talking Tendons

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In this episode Erik and Adam discuss tendons and the issues they have. Is the continuum model any good? Is any tendinopathy model any good? Is loading the answer? How does loading work? What's the best type of loading? Finally Adam asks the most important question... do kangaroos get tendinopathy?

For more info on Adam and Erik's course in London: http://thesciencept.com/courses/shoulder-and-knee/london/

For Peter Malliaras' website: https://www.tendinopathyrehab.com/

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Feb 15 2018

43mins

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Rank #2: 010 Talking Posture, Pain, Stretching, and Mooses with Greg Lehman

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Happy New Year. We start 2016 on the NAF with a bang, talking with the well-known physio/chiro/researcher/sceptic Greg Lehman.

In this episode we finally find out which side of the physio/chiropractic fence Greg sits on, and who he thinks would win a fight between a physio and a chiro. We also find out that he can’t hold his beer and that he has some unusual bedroom companions… Canadians eh!!!

We do talk about some sensible stuff eventually such as the role of posture and pain, stretching effects on tendon and muscle tissue, and how education and biomechanics fit in with pain science. Enjoy!

Jan 10 2016

54mins

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Rank #3: 031 Talking About Neural Flossing, Gliding, and Sliding

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In this episode Adam and Greg discuss the commonly used neural dynamic tests and treatments. They discuss their plausibility and effectiveness. Do they do what they are said to do, and do they actually work? Watch out as some sacred cows maybe sacrificed here!

Links to some of the papers discussed in this episode can be found here:

Schimd et al (2017) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5324720/

Wainner et al (2003) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12544957

Nee et al (2012) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22402638

Coppieters & Butler (2008) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1356689X07000343

And the link to Adam and Erik’s Simple Solutions course in Nottingham on 22/23rd June can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/complex-understanding-for-simple-solutions-nottingham-tickets-53746919483

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Apr 21 2019

43mins

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Rank #4: 024 Talking Ankle Sprains and Hating Exercise

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After Erik stops talking about airline production lines we finally get to talking about some guidelines for ankle sprains just released in the BJSM this month which is fitting as Adam sprained his ankle just this week. After that Adam and Erik discuss their love hate relationship with exercise and the UK physios current ‘love activity, hate exercise?’ campaign.

For more info on Adam and Erik's course in Washington, DC: https://thesciencept.com/courses/shoulder-and-knee/washington-dc/

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Jul 24 2018

45mins

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Rank #5: 029 Talking About Avoid or Expose

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In this episode Greg and Adam discuss the issues around the when and why to push into pain or not. They also discuss the role of exercise to help with pain and is it any better than anything else or even placebo or shams? We also need you to help us with the next episode by sending us your suggestions of when you would ask someone with an Achilles tendinopathy to load it specifically or non-specifically. And finally Greg needs some suggestions for names for his new clinic.

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Feb 13 2019

43mins

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Rank #6: 015 Talking Manual Therapy and Internal Moments

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In this episode Adam and Erik discuss why some find it hard to separate their feelings and emotions from things such as manual therapy and exercise, and also about injury prevention programs and what role internal moments have.

Erik also tries his hardest to put Adam off by wearing some interesting swim wear!!!

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Aug 27 2017

42mins

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Rank #7: 012 Talking Scapulae with Dr Chris Littlewood and Dr Filip Struyf

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In this our first anniversary episode of the NAF we talk with Chris and Filip around the notorious, infamous and debatable subject of Scapula Dyskinesia. Is it cause or effect, is it defense or defect, do we need to consider it or disregard it?

We get to hear Chris and Filip's thoughts about if we can and should assess scapulae for dyskinesia and if specific or general shoulder exercises matter. We also learn that Filip is a master with metaphors.

Mar 13 2016

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Rank #8: 034 Talking About Motor Control and Motor Accidents

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In this slightly delayed episode due to some unforeseen circumstances Adam and Greg discuss the concept of motor control exercises which are popular in low back pain management and rehab in the belief that they correct faulty issues with specific stabilising muscles.

But do they? Do motor control exercises, control motor function, or are they just a giant over complicated waste of time and no better than general exercise? Come join us as we try to find out.

For access to many of the papers referenced in this episode please go to Greg's Google drive file here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cx3hPbw8lvU-mCsAwHX-hqQCLCd7Cs6w

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Jul 20 2019

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Rank #9: 011 Talking Injury Prevention with Dr Tim Gabbett

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In this month's podcast Adam talks with Dr Tim Gabbett about injury prevention in sports. He discusses Dr Gabbett’s recent paper in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on the Acute to Chronic ratio for load as a guide to reduce the risk of preventable injury.

Adam and Tim discuss the role and importance of monitoring load and how best this can be achieved in both professional, amateur, and individual sports.

Dr Gabbett’s recent paper can be found as free access here:The training—injury prevention paradox: should athletes be training smarter and harder?Gabbett TJ.Br J Sports Med. 2016 Jan 12. pii: bjsports-2015-095788. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095788. [Epub ahead of print]

Feb 14 2016

59mins

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Rank #10: 033 Talking About Workload Ratios and Injury Risk

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WARNING: Explicit content

In this episode Adam and Greg talk about the Acute to Chronic Workload Ratio (ACWR) and its role on injury risk. Does it tell us anything we don’t already know and is it even accurate or reliable? Should you only increase your workload by 10% per week? Should you follow the 80/20 rule? Listen on to find out more…and how Greg almost offended all of Oklahoma.

Link to Tim Gabbett’s ACWR paper here: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/bjsports/50/5/273.full.pdf

And the link to Adam and Erik’s Simple Solutions course in Nottingham on 22/23rd June can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/complex-understanding-for-simple-solutions-nottingham-tickets-53746919483

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Jun 17 2019

42mins

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Rank #11: 013 Talking Passive Treatments and Adjuncts with Jack and Rob

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In this episode Adam talks with the hosts of the Physio Natters podcast Jack March and Rob Tyre about their recent podcast on adjuncts in physiotherapy.

Adam gets on his high horse and holds Jack and Rob to account for some of their thoughts and opinions on adjuncts and has a good old rant about them. Watch out for some strong opinions, accents and of course language.

Also if you are emotionally or financially attached to your acupuncture needles, coloured tape, massage cream or quartz crystals you may wish to move along quietly; you will find only anger here.

Apr 17 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: 006 Talking Pain and the Brain with Mick Thacker

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After a month away Adam comes back with a bang! In this episode he talks with the well-known and respected Dr Mick Thacker about pain, the brain, and the person. Mick has recently been involved in some rather heated debates on these subjects and has been misinterpreted and misquoted in his discussions. In this episode Mick voices his concerns and warns us against becoming too brain bound when explaining and managing those in pain.

In this episode Adam also questions Mick about his thoughts and feelings on social media, peer review, and the thorny subject of the academic-clinical divide and the issues it creates.

Sep 27 2015

1hr 14mins

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Rank #13: 022 Talking Orthopaedic Relations and Communications

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In this episode Adam and Erik discuss some issues that can often occur between orthopaedic surgeons and physios due to lack of communication, trust, or common sense! And who is to blame when a patient suffers post operative complications, is it the surgeon, the physio, or the patient?! Also find out at the end what ‘interesting’ facts Adam has found out this month!

For more info on Adam and Erik's course in London: http://thesciencept.com/courses/shoulder-and-knee/london/

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May 03 2018

41mins

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Rank #14: 021 Talking Jet Lag and Symptom Modification

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In this episode Adam is trying his hardest to stay awake after some serious jet lag from his trip down under, but eventually he gets around to talking about his own research due out very soon, and Erik gets to talking about the role and the importance or not of reducing pain in our patients within session, and of course he has to bring it back to dynamometry.

For more info on Adam and Erik's course in London: http://thesciencept.com/courses/shoulder-and-knee/london/

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Apr 02 2018

37mins

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Rank #15: 007 Talking Wobbly Shoulders with Anju Jaggi

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In this month’s episode Adam talks with shoulder specialist Anju Jaggi about shoulder instability, in particular the complex multi-directional non traumatic unstable shoulder.

Anju shares her years of clinical experience in how to assess and manage unstable shoulders with some invaluable tips and clinical gems.

We also talk about the role of the structure and other psychosocial factors in the unstable shoulder and finally discuss the exciting placebo trial currently underway looking at the role of stabilisation surgery in non-traumatic unstable shoulder.

Also keep listening right until the end of the podcast to find a little surprise offer you may be interested in...

Oct 25 2015

1hr 19mins

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