Entries by Ben Cormack

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 […]


Please click on the large image of all the cards below to download the FREE pain flash cards. You will be redirected to a drop box link containing all 6. This is a resource aimed at anyone who has an interest in pain and some of the science (what we have looked at so far!) […]

Help….why do I still hurt?

Why do I still hurt? Why is it not going away this time? Why am I so sensitive? Why does it keep happening? People want answers   These are all questions that people regularly ask regarding their pain and injuries and they want to know a reason why. The bottom line is people want answers […]

Are you in LOVE with a 'magic muscle'?

There are a few muscles in the body that are often thought of as ‘magic’. These ‘magic muscles’ seem to act differently from the other muscles in the body and we need to get them working at all cost by prodding and poking or performing bizarre exercises to ‘fire’ them up so that we can […]