Entries by Ben Cormack

Pain education – What might make it MORE effective?

Pain education is a valuable tool for some, but certainly not all, patients. It can help to provide a narrative or explanation for problems that may remain unexplained by ‘traditional’ medicine or therapy. This paper HERE regarding chronic lower back pain explores what people are looking for from a visit to a therapist. “more than 90% […]

Webinar: Exercise & clinical reasoning

Here is another webinar! This time for the Pain Masterminds Network. The subject is 'Exercise and clinical reasoning - More than sets and reps' I am taking a look at moving beyond the tissue and capacity model of therapeutic exercise. Below is the PDF of the presentation! Pain Masterminds 1.compressed

Listening IS THERAPY!

Here is a fantastic guest blog from Luke R Davies on Listening as therapy, Louis Gifford's ABCDEFW framework & yellow and pink flags concept. Luke is really into movement, pain and most of all helping his patients recover with a fun and active approach to rehab and probably why we get on so well! Enjoy! Listening […]

Are the days of assessing movement OVER?

In all honesty in its current format the answer here has to be an unreserved YES, we should STOP assessing movement. This opinion is based on the two predominant concepts we appear to have currently when assessing movement. Firstly the concept that a deviation from a movement or muscle firing ‘ideal’ is the cause of […]