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WiSH Podcasts

WiSH stands for Wits Sport and Health. In each episode Grant Bush and Sean Kaplan will be interviewing local and international guests on all things related to Exercise Medicine, Sport and Health.

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WiSH stands for Wits Sport and Health. In each episode Grant Bush and Sean Kaplan will be interviewing local and international guests on all things related to Exercise Medicine, Sport and Health.

Pain in sport with Marnin Romm

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In this episode Marnin answers all our questions about pain. Some of those questions include the relationship between pain and tissue damage, the difference between pain and nociception, why it's important for clinicians to understand the science of pain, and what the new term 'nociplastic pain' means. Also Marnin tells us what we can expect from his papers that will be published soon. 

Feb 17 2021

38mins

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Pain in sport with Professor Romy Parker - part 2

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In this episode we chat all about pain with Romy. Conversation topics include what pain is, up-to-date terminology of pain (nociplastic vs chronic), the placebo effect/meaning response and the ethics of using it therapeutically, clinical communication, and who is at risk for developing chronic pain, and a lot more!

Feb 02 2021

32mins

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Pain in sport with Professor Romy Parker - part 1

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In this episode we chat all about pain with Romy. Conversation topics include what pain is, up-to-date terminology of pain (nociplastic vs chronic), the placebo effect/meaning response and the ethics of using it therapeutically, clinical communication, and who is at risk for developing chronic pain, and a lot more!

Feb 02 2021

35mins

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The knee with David Leicher - a Physio's perspective

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In this episode we chat with Sports Physio David Leicher about rehabilitation of the knee. Question topics include the ACL, patellofemoral pain syndrome, patella dislocations, and a lot more.

Jan 18 2021

36mins

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The knee with Dr Brad Gelbart - a Surgeon's perspective

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In this episode we begin a short series on the knee. We chat with Dr Gelbart about the idea of over-treatment related to the ACL, and the meniscus. We also talk about patellofemoral pain syndrome, chondromalacia patella, patella tendinopathies as well as enthesopathies like Osgood Schlatter's syndrome and Sinding-Larsen Johansson syndrome. 

Nov 09 2020

27mins

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The foot and ankle with Lauren Brown - a Podiatrist's perspective

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This is the final episode in the series on the foot and ankle. Have a listen to our discussion with Lauren about podiatry and podiatrists' role in management of sporting injuries, the importance of wearing the right shoes during exercise, advancing technology in running shoes and how that may affect the sport of running, the biomechanics of the Windlass mechanism, a podiatrist's management of plantarfasciitis, and a lot more. 

Oct 14 2020

36mins

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The foot and ankle with Lindsay Harris part 2 - a Physio's perspective

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In part two of this episode we continue to talk to Lindsay Harris who gives us a Physiotherapists perspective in assessment and rehab of the foot and ankle. We discuss injuries to the Syndesmosis,  Tibialis Posterior injuries, Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome and more. 

Sep 06 2020

23mins

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The foot and ankle with Lindsay Harris part 1 - a Physio's perspective

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We continue in our series on the foot and ankle by getting a Physiotherapist's perspective on management. In part one of this episode we discuss the anatomy and function of the arch,  management of plantarfasciitis, assessing and treating lateral ankle sprains, and stress fractures. 

Aug 30 2020

25mins

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The foot and ankle with Dr Paulo Ferrao part 2 - a surgeons perspective

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In part 2 of this episode we continue talking to Dr Ferrao about the foot and ankle. We ask about tibialis posterior injuries, posterior ankle impingement syndrome, stress fractures, the importance of foot posture, and posterior heel pain. 

Aug 05 2020

24mins

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The foot and ankle with Dr Paulo Ferrao part 1 - a surgeons perspective

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In part one of this episode we chat to Dr Ferrao about the foot and ankle.  We ask about the theme of over-diagnosis and understanding the clinical context relating to the foot. We also get into more specific conditions like plantarfasciitis and the biomechanical considerations relating to it, as well as lateral ankle sprains and syndesmosis injuries. Be sure to look out for the follow up episode  after this one as well.

Jul 29 2020

26mins

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Tendinopathies with Prof Jill Cook

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In this episode Jill Cook talks to us about tendinopathies. What is a tendinopathy? What updates have been made to the continuum model? Do lower limb tendinopathies have the same psycho-social impact as upper limb tendinopathies? 

Jun 07 2020

30mins

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Hydrotherapy with Maria Gerondoudis

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Maria tells us all about Hydrotherapy; when it's indicated and contraindicated, how hydrotherapy is different to regular rehabilitation, and how to effectively use the properties of water in order to gain the best outcomes during treatment, and a lot more 

Jun 04 2020

25mins

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Concussions with Prof Jon Patricios

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In this episode we ask Jon all about concussions. Including administration in sport and rule changes, assessing and managing concussions, current trends in the literature, and what we can expect from the Consensus Statement in Paris 2020.

Apr 29 2020

30mins

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Introduction to WISH

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In this intro episode we briefly discuss the Wits Institute for Sport and Health, as Prof Jon Patricios answers some questions pertaining to the Institute. What is WISH and why was it created? What are the Institutions goals, and how can clinicians get involved? 

Apr 29 2020

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