Entries by Ben Cormack

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 […]

What makes a GREAT rehab program?

We could definitely have a good, and potentially lively, discussion over what makes a great rehab program and with no gold standard here, we will have to settle for some well reasoned opinion. This being my blog………here is mine! Exercise & movement are not golden bullets to a successful recovery, far from it, but they […]

Goal setting – If you’re not assessing your guessing!

So this is the first blog on my updated site! I think the white background is much easier on the eyes! With so much discussion and published research about making rehab more individual, patient centred, relevant and meaningful and this helping to improve the therapeutic relationships and outcome, I thought I would focus on one […]

Do we really know how exercise works for pain?

A question I often ponder is - "Do we really know the mechanisms behind how exercise might help with pain?" And the honest answer is I don't think we really do! There is a whole bunch of stuff to consider and pontificate over but actual definitive answers appear to be scarce. We have tons of […]