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STA193 'Concussion: Causes, Risks & Treatment' with special guest Nicola Hunt


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In episode 193 of the Sports Therapy Association podcast, special guest Nicola Hunt, director at PhysioCare Rehab, unravels misconceptions around concussions and imparts key information about their causes, dangers, and treatment. This crucial talk clarifies general myths about concussions to drive the right understanding and management for this common yet critical issue.

We delve into how concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries, occur and understand why the loss of consciousness is not a prerequisite for concussions. The episode also explores concussions as functional brain injuries and stresses the importance of accurate identification and proper management of concussions in sports and beyond.

Get insights into the physiological changes that take place in the brain after a concussion, the brain's energy depletion, and recovery timeframes. We also highlight the 'red flags' that signify immediate medical attention, and the gender differences in concussion susceptibility. The episode furthermore provides practical advice for sports therapists and athletes, and emphasizes the need for close post-concussion monitoring.

The conversation extends to the impact and identification of concussions in grassroots sports settings, the physical changes post-concussion, and the importance of concussion-screening tools. We further explore the importance of a thorough medical assessment, the potential for delayed symptoms, and necessary protective measures against concussions.

This intriguing episode sheds light on the underestimated world of concussions in sports, revealing the physical, psychological and long-term effects faced by athletes. We share engrossing real-life concussion experiences, explore the role of breathwork in post-concussion symptom management, and guide you to Nicola's online & face-to-face courses to deepen your understanding of concussions.

Our sincere thanks to Nicola Hunt for giving up her time to be a guest on the show!


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STA192 'Ask Us Anything: Therapy For Runners' with the STA Panel


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On the first Tuesday of every month, we bring you our 'Ask Us Anything' series, in which Matt Phillips (creator of runchatlive.com) is joined by the a group of Sports Therapy Association members to answer YOUR questions (emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

In this episode 'Ask Us Anything: 'Therapy for Runners', we delve into the interplay between sports therapy and running, with the expert panel of STA members, who are also runners, offering unique insights into this niche field. The panel features Shane Robinson, Hannah Tabram, Penny Demos, Chris Kitson, and Sarah Clatworthy.

The discussion reveals the significance of being a runner in effectively treating running-related injuries and emphasizes the importance of understanding the running community's language and nuances. We also address the challenges therapists encounter when advising patients to reduce their running time due to injuries.

We unmask the unique nature of running as a self-inflicted, non-contact sport with high bodily loading. Experiencing running-related injuries first-hand enhances a therapist's empathy and improves treatment outcome. The episode also provides tips on attracting runners to your clinic and underlines that running speed or proficiency doesn't determine therapeutic effectiveness.

We further delve into special running scenarios, including trail running and Canicross. Learn about the specific challenges, prevalent injuries, effective training strategies, recovery techniques, and specialist gear for these forms of running. From first-time runners to trailblazing experts, this episode provides a comprehensive guide to the thrilling and demanding terrain of trail running and Canicross.

Get an inside look into Canicross, where runners and dogs team up to conquer trails. Explore the dynamic equipment setup that propels runners forward and the diverse challenges it brings. Learn valuable Canicross training tips, the crucial role of warming up, and the psychological transition required for this fast-paced sport.

This episode is a goldmine of shared experiences, expert advice, enlightening observations, and practical takeaways for therapists and runners alike. Listen in for unique insights on understanding runners, overcoming fear of movement, and the importance of a runner's lifestyle outside training. Tune in to episode 192, where every step takes you further into the exciting world of running and sports therapy.

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STA190 'Transforming Your Healthcare Business Model' with special guest Frank Benedetto


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Welcome to the 190th episode of the Sports Therapy Association podcast: 'Transforming Your Healthcare Business Model' with special guest Frank Benedetto of The Honey Badger Project.

Frank Benedetto holds degrees in psychology and physical therapy, and is on a mission to transform the healthcare sector by integrating creative psychology and advanced technology. The Honey Badger Project is a principle-based learning curriculum applicable to clinicians across specializations. It exists to help you, the clinician, adopt a goal-oriented, client-focused methodology, guiding you as to how it can lead to a successful career in health service.

Frank highlights the importance of therapists stepping outside their comfort zones, emphasizing their value beyond practical skills, utilizing technology, and extending their influence in addressing patient's overall health concerns. From weight management, poor dieting, excessive screen time to constant sitting, therapists can contribute significantly more to their patients' wellbeing.

This episode provides vital information for transforming from a traditional therapy practice to a highly successful digital model. Offering services asynchronously via digital platforms, Frank explains how to foster relationships with your clients beyond the treatment room, guiding and monitoring them on multiple health habits to facilitate holistic wellness.

With a special focus on technology's role in fostering health habits and re-imagining therapeutic practices, this episode offers insights on how you the therapist can secure your practice using technology for service fulfillment. Frank helps demystify the common fear of technology, encouraging adoption and experimentation with existing tools and apps to maintain pace in our rapidly advancing world.

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Our sincere thanks to Frank Benedetto of The Honey Badger Project for giving up his time to be a guest on the show!

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STA189 ‘MoveMojo: Fitness for Individuals With Disabilities' with guest Robert Francis


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In Ep.189 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, special guest Robert Francis discusses the intricacies of fitness for individuals with disabilities. Centered on Robert's recently launched project, Move Mojo, the episode brings to light the importance of making fitness accessible for all, overcoming traditional limitations and prejudices.

Shedding light on the lack of regular fitness programs for individuals with special educational needs and disabilities, the conversation takes a deep dive into the challenges and rewards of creating inclusive physical activity programs. Robert shares his insights on adapting exercise prescriptions, emphasizing the importance of communication, coaching experience, and adaptability in the diverse world of sports therapy.

The episode spotlights the significance of soft skills and holistic approaches in this sector, underscoring the power of open-ended communication and empathetic listening. The transformative impact of inclusive physical activity programs is evident, demonstrating the potential for fostering empowerment, physical and mental well-being in individuals with disabilities.

As the discussion unfolds, it provides practical advice, strategies, and perspectives for therapists striving for inclusivity in their practice, raising awareness about diagnostic overshadowing and the importance of seeing their clients as individuals beyond their diagnosis. The conversation also branches into the impactful potential of gamifying exercises and therapy sessions, providing fun, engaging, and developmentally beneficial activities.

Finally, offering insights into disability insurances and challenges in therapeutic work, the episode concludes with an inspiring call to action for improving health and fitness provisions in the field of therapy, spotlighting Robert's work with Move Mojo as a blueprint for inclusive physical activity programs.

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Our sincere thanks to Robert Francis of MoveMojo for giving up his time to be a guest on the show!

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STA188 'How To Set Up A Sports Massage Therapy Business - Part 3: Mobile and Event Work'


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'How To Set Up A Sports Massage Therapy Business - Part 3: Mobile and Event Work'
In the final part of our three episode series ‘'How To Set Up A Massage Therapy Business’, our panel of experienced Sports Massage Therapists & Sports Therapists share advice on setting up a mobile therapy business, and also getting involved in event work.   

Other Episodes In This Series
• Part 1 (Ep.186) 'At Your Home' - recorded Tues Feb 20th
• Part 2 (Ep.187) 'Renting A Room' - recorded Tues Feb 27th 

About This Episode
This episode explores the many facets of mobile work, from its lower start-up costs, direct link between clients and costs, to catering to a wide variety of clients. 

The STA Panel provide practical insights and valuable tips for those interested in mobile therapy, with discussions around procedures for client safety, maintaining clear communications and tailoring treatments to suit unique client needs. 

Valuable tips are shared for mobile and event massage therapy, including establishing boundaries, clear communication, insider shortcuts, and the benefits of belonging to a professional association.

The episode closes with discussions around the value of sports events for local businesses, with our panelists narrating their first-hand experiences in organizing and participating in these events.

Rooted in the real-world experiences of our STA panelists, this episode is once again a must-listen for everyone either planning to venture or already active in the mobile and event massage therapy field.

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Our sincere thanks to Carla, Hannah, Katie and Chloe for giving up their time to be guests on the show!

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STA187 'How To Set Up A Sports Massage Therapy Business - Part 2: Renting A Room'


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‘How To Set Up A Massage Therapy Business: Part 2 - Renting A Room’.
This episode is Part 2 of a three part series in which our panel of experienced Sports Massage Therapists & Sports Therapists share tips on how to set up a sports massage clinic. Part 2, as the title suggests, is all about renting a room, and the many ways in which that can be done.

Other Episodes In This Series
• Part 1 (Ep.186) 'At Your Home' - recorded live 8pm Tuesday February 20th
• Part 3 (Ep.188) 'Mobile & Event Work' - to be recorded live 8pm Tuesday March 5th 

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About This Episode
In Part 2, the STA Panel share valuable advice on the ins and outs of setting up and running a sports massage therapy business within someone else's building or business. We explore aspects ranging from room rentals and varying work environments like gyms and beauty salons, to the careful navigation of associate contracts.

This episode sheds light on the pros and cons of different settings and the hurdles one might face in establishing a start-up. The STA Panel discuss the importance and potential benefits of having a well-curated business website, and explore the dynamics of being self-employed in a therapy profession, especially when juggling multiple roles.

Throughout the discussion, we consider the key choices and responsibilities involved in massage therapy entrepreneurship and draw upon personal experiences to discuss potential risks and benefits. Armed with these insights, this episode will help aspiring therapists make an informed decision about stepping into these roles.

Aside from the practical aspects of setting up a venture, the episode also dives into the critical topic of burnout. By introducing a hybrid model of care and highlighting other burnout prevention strategies, this conversation serves as a vital resource for those in, or considering, therapeutic practice.

With a special focus on understanding agreements, expenses, and time management, the episode concludes with a note on the importance of balance in professional life. Listen now to step closer towards the fulfilling career path of a successful sports massage therapy entrepreneur.

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Our sincere thanks to Chloe Reynolds, Sarah Jones, Imi Testa and Anna Maria Mazzieri for giving up their time to be guests on the show!


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