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STA205 'Will AI Ever Replace Human Health Practicioners?' with special guest Jo Turner


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In Ep.205 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we dive deep into the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. We are joined by special guest Jo Turner, founder of mehab.co.uk & host of the 'You Matter Podcast'.

Jo Turner wrote a piece in July's edition of MSKMag entitled 'ChatGPT - Can You Tell Me If You Want My Job?'. The piece was a response to a recent article in The Gurdian entitled 'First NHS Physiotherapy Clinic Run By AI to Start This Year', with the clinic providing 'same-day automated video appointments with a digital physiotherapist'.

 
Listen now as we explore the complexities of AI's role in healthcare. Is there a risk of AI replacing human health practitioners, or is it simply an adjunct to enhance modern therapy practices?


Chapter Markers: 

  • 00:00:00 - Welcome To The Sports Therapy Association Podcast
  • 00:03:47 - Welcome to special guest Jo Turner
  • 00:04:24 - Why Jo created Mehab.co.uk
  • 00:07:42 - Imposter Syndrome in Healthcare
  • 00:19:47 - Misconceptions about AI in Healthcare
  • 00:25:41 - Dissection of the Guardian article
  • 00:31:17 - The Importance of Human Interaction in Healthcare
  • 00:47:45 - The Future of AI and Human Collaboration
  • 00:57:00 - You Matter Podcast & Mehab Facebook Group
  • 00:58:00 - Jo Turner Coaching & Mentoring

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Episodes of the Sports Therapy Association podcast are recorded live every TUESDAY at 8pm on the Sports Therapy Association YOUTUBE CHANNEL and FACEBOOK page. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an STA member! If you cannot join us live, be sure to subscribe to the 'Sports Therapy Association Podcast' on all popular podcast apps to be notified when new episodes are available.

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STA204 'Therapy For Swimmers' with guests Carla Bickerstaffe and Jenny Lane


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In Ep.204, guests Carla Bickerstaffe and Jenny Lane delve into the common injuries faced by swimmers, such as shoulder and lower back issues, and how these can vary depending on the type of swimming. They discuss the differences between working with competitive and recreational swimmers, the importance of technique, and the unique considerations when working with para-swimmers.

Additionally, they offer valuable advice for therapists looking to start working with swimmers, emphasizing the importance of building relationships with local swimming clubs and coaches. Whether you're new to working with swimmers or looking to enhance your existing practice, this episode provides a wealth of insights and practical tips.

Chapter Markers: 

  • 00:00:00 - Welcome to the Sports Therapy Association podcast
  • 00:02:31 - Welcome Carla Bickerstaff and Jenny Lane
  • 00:14:38 - Advantages of Pool vs. Open Water Swimming
  • 00:21:31 - Variations in Swimming Techniques: Competitive vs. Recreational
  • 00:22:34 - Common Mistakes Leading to Shoulder Injuries in Swimmers
  • 00:24:14 - Challenges of Assessing Swimmers’ Techniques
  • 00:27:21 - Importance of Video Analysis in Swimming Evaluation
  • 00:27:36 - The Importance of Feedback
  • 00:30:25 - Unique Challenges of Working with Swimmers
  • 00:32:11 - Transferable Skills from Paralympic to Able-bodied Athletes
  • 00:38:51 - The Value of Asking Questions
  • 00:43:39 - Swimming for Shoulder Recovery: To Follow GP Advice or Not?
  • 00:45:45 - Tips for Therapists Interested in Working with Swimmers
  • 00:50:42 - Building Relationships with Coaches and Clubs

Useful Links

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Episodes of the Sports Therapy Association podcast are recorded live every TUESDAY at 8pm on the Sports Therapy Association YOUTUBE CHANNEL and FACEBOOK page. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an STA member! If you cannot join us live, be sure to subscribe to the 'Sports Therapy Association Podcast' on all popular podcast apps to be notified when new episodes are available.

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STA203: 'Lymphoedema Management for Manual Therapists' with special guest Jane Wigg


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Lymphoedema, the swelling of a part of the body due to a problem with the lymphatic system, is reported to affect about 6 people in 1000, depending on age. In this episode of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, special guest Jane Wigg, internationally acclaimed as being one of the leading lights in Lymphoedema treatment development, research and education, discusses the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system, and how you as a manual therapist can recognise and treat lymphoedema and chronic swelling.

Director at The Lymphoedema Training Academy, Jane Wigg has presented at conferences, symposiums, and congresses in many countries across the globe and has written numerous research papers and articles. In this episode, Jane shares insights from her extensive experience and research, highlighting the importance of proper training and evidence-based practice.

Chapter Markers: 

  • 00:00:00 Welcome To Sports Therapy Association Podcast
  • 00:02:48 Jane Wigg, Director of the Lymphoedema Training Academy
  • 00:07:08 Understanding Lymphedema: Causes and Symptoms
  • 00:15:44 The Importance of Lymphatic System in Education
  • 00:18:56 Enhancing Manual Therapists’ Skills in Lymphedema Management
  • 00:24:51 Advanced Techniques in Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • 00:28:11 The Complexity of Lymphatic Circulation
  • 00:30:08 Challenging Traditional Therapies
  • 00:30:27 Evolving Practices in Lymphedema Treatment
  • 00:33:39 Importance of Comprehensive Care
  • 00:34:49 Lifestyle Recommendations for Lymphedema
  • 00:36:16 The Role of Compression in Treatment
  • 00:37:34 Gut Health and Lymphatic System
  • 00:42:09 Ensuring Effective Compression Therapy
  • 00:45:02 Intensive Treatment Protocols for Lymphedema
  • 00:47:05 Identifying and Treating Lymphedema Post-Injury
  • 00:52:21 Training Opportunities for Manual Therapists 

Useful Links
• Website: The Lymphoedema Training Academy
Lymphoedema Training Academy on Facebook
Lymphoedema Training Academy on Instagram

Want to be ON the STA Podcast?
Are you a STA member wo would like to be ON this podcast? It's a great way to share your knowledge and raise your profile amongst other therapists and clients!  On the first Tuesday of every month, we record an “ASK US ANYTHING” episode with a panel of STA MEMBERS. On Tuesday July 2nd 8pm, the topic will be THERAPY FOR SWIMMERS - If you’re an STA member who works with swimmers and would like to be on the STA Panel, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

STA202: 'Movement Assessment Technologies' with special guest Stephen King


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In Ep.202 of the Sports Therapy Association podcast, we take a look at the use of movement assessment technology in assessment & rehab, with special guest Stephen King, founder of the 'MAT Approach' at matassessment.com

Stephen shares his journey from being an osteopath and physiotherapist to developing innovative assessment tools that help therapists bridge the gap between traditional methods and functional movements. Learn how tools like the Movement Assessment Tool (MAT), Muscle Meter, MegaMat, and HopMat can provide meaningful data to enhance clinical reasoning and patient outcomes.

Chapter Markers: 

  • 00:00:00 Welcome To Sports Therapy Association Podcast
  • 00:06:46 - Stephen King: Past & Present
  • 00:08:50 - Introducing Movement Assessment Technologies
  • 00:17:31 - Importance of Data-Driven Approach
  • 00:20:00 - The Birth of the MAT
  • 00:24:18 - Benefits of Visual Data for Clients
  • 00:28:28 - Enhancing Communication Through Data
  • 00:29:41 - Bridging the Gap with Functional Movements
  • 00:31:11 - Quantifying Tasks and Assessments
  • 00:32:51 - Impactful Use of Assessment MAT
  • 00:44:27 - Utilizing the MegaMAT for Training
  • 00:49:46 - Introduction to the HopMAT Assessment
  • 00:50:05 - Assessing Limb Symmetry with HopMAT
  • 00:58:42 - Free MAT educational material & online courses 
  • 01:01:00 - Preview of next episode

Other episodes in this Movement series:
Ep.201 - 'Move Well: Physical Literacy' with special guest John Scriven 

Useful Links
MATassessment Website
MATassessment on Facebook
MATassessment on Instagram

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STA201 - 'Move Well: Physical Literacy' with special guest John Scriven


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Welcome to Episode 201 of the Sports Therapy Association podcast, the first part of a two episode special on Movement, we delve into the concept of Physical Literacy with John Scriven, founder of MoveWell and a specialist in natural movement and rehabilitation.

John shares his journey from a high-performance sports coach to a movement specialist, emphasizing the importance of a well-rounded movement base for athletes and everyday individuals alike. He discusses the limitations of traditional strength and conditioning (S&C) training and introduces the concept of physical literacy, which includes the cognitive, effective, and physical components of movement.

John offers practical insights into making movement training more comprehensive and engaging, ensuring it is not just about strength but also about enhancing overall physical literacy. He also mentions his upcoming comprehensive movement therapy course, which promises to blend theoretical and practical elements for practitioners.

Don't miss this insightful episode that challenges conventional training methods and advocates for a more holistic approach to movement and rehabilitation.

Chapter Markers: 

  • 00:00:00 - Welcome to The Sports Therapy Association Podcast
  • 00:00:54 - Guest Introduction: John Striven, MoveWell Founder
  • 00:02:58 - John’s Background and Journey into Movement Therapy
  • 00:14:41 - The Importance of Physical Literacy and Movement Skills
  • 00:15:23 - Enhancing Movement Capacity and Resilience
  • 00:21:48 - Exploring the Intersection of Physical Literacy and Therapy
  • 00:26:21 - Balancing Specialized Training with General Movement Skills
  • 00:31:47 - Practical Applications of Physical Literacy in Rehabilitation
  • 00:33:30 - Individualized Tendinopathy Approach
  • 00:36:45 - Sprint Program Effectiveness
  • 00:38:59 - Biodynamic Similarity in Rehab
  • 00:44:37 - Importance of Physical Literacy
  • 00:47:08 - Movement Skill Development
  • 00:54:36 - Evolutionary Mismatch Consequences
  • 00:59:09 - Comprehensive Movement Therapy Course
  • 01:05:26 - Next Episode Preview

Other episodes in this Movement series:
Ep.202 - "STA202: 'Movement Assessment Technologies' with special guest Stephen King
Join us for the LIVE recording at 9pm (UK) on Tuesday June 18th

Useful Links
Move Well Website
Move Well on Facebook
Move Well on Instagram: @movewelljersey

Want to be ON the STA Podcast?
Are you a STA member wo would like to be ON this podcast? It's a great way to share your knowledge and raise your profile amongst other therapists and clients!  On the first Tuesday of every month, we record an “ASK US ANYTHING” episode with a panel of STA MEMBERS. On Tuesday July 2nd 8pm, the topic will be THERAPY FOR SWIMMERS - If you’re an STA member who works with swimmers and would like to be on the STA Panel, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


 

 

Ep200: 'Managing Tendon Pain' with special guest Dr Ebonie Rio


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Welcome to the 200th episode of the Sports Therapy Association podcast! In this milestone episode, host Matt Phillips of runchatlive.com is joined by renowned tendon researcher & educator Dr. Ebony Rio, Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Australian Ballet La Trobe University and Sports & Exercise Physio at the Victorian Institute of Sport.

Dr. Rio delves into the complexities of managing tendon pain, discussing the different types of tendon load, the relevance of compressive loading, and how to recognise tendinopathies. She also shares invaluable advice on the role of isometric and isotonic exercises and offers practical tips for clinicians to implement in their practice.

Chapter Markers: 

  • 00:00:00 - Welcome to The Sports Therapy Association Podcast
  • 00:04:23 - Managing Tendon Pain
  • 00:13:01 - Understanding Tendon Loading
  • 00:21:05 - Exercise Comparison: Isometric vs. Isotonic Contractions
  • 00:30:02 - Recognising Tendinopathy
  • 00:33:39 - Online Courses and Education
  • 00:35:57 - Being Evidence Informed
  • 00:43:23 - Understanding Neuroplasticity
  • 00:49:45 - Massage Therapist Role in Tendinopathy
  • 00:54:27 - Practical Tips for Tendinopathy Pain Management

Other episodes in this Tendon series:
Ep.198 - "Tendon Treatment: What The Research Says” with special guest Professor Peter Malliaras
Ep.199 - 'Understanding Tendinopathies Of The Hip & Pelvis' with special guest Dr Alison Grimaldi

Links
Dr Ebonie Rio Tendon Courses on Physio-pedia
Dr Ebonie Rio on Researchgate


Want to join the live recordings?
Episodes of the Sports Therapy Association podcast are recorded live every TUESDAY at 8pm on the Sports Therapy Association YOUTUBE CHANNEL and FACEBOOK page. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an STA member! If you cannot join us live, be sure to subscribe to the 'Sports Therapy Association Podcast' on all popular podcast apps to be notified when new episodes are available.

Please Support Our Podcast!
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