Podcast

Ep68 'Therapists As Patients: What Can We Learn?' with special guest Dr Claire Minshull

In Ep.68 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we we welcome the return of Dr Claire Minshull, a hugely respected Rehabilitation specialist with over 20+ years experience working in sports medicine and health as a Senior Lecturer, Researcher, Consultant and Practitioner.


Back in July, Claire was knocked off her bike by a car, sustaining injury that included a dislocated sternoclavicular joint & concussion. Following surgery, we are pleased to say Claire is happily on the mend and in this episode will be sharing details of her personal rehabilitation, including what as therapists we can learn when the tables are turned and we become the patient.

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Ep67 'Sports Therapists: Stop Pretending To be Physios!' with special guest Dr David Rhodes

"I am bemused by the Sports Therapy profession... Where have the rehab specialists gone, the sports science knowledge, the S&C competency? Stop pretending to be physios."

In Ep.67 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we are honoured to be joined by Dr David Rhodes, Course Lead in DProf in Elite Performance at the University of Central Lancashire. 

Qualifying as a Sports Scientist in 2003 and a Sports Therapy MSc in 2008, Dr Rhodes completed his PhD in 2017 in the temporal pattern of recovery in eccentric hamstring strength and dynamic stability in footballers, and in 2021 secured a consultancy role at Motherwell Football Club as Head of Medicine and Performance.

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Ep66 'Understanding The Fear Avoidance Model' with special guest Jamie Johnston

Fear can help individuals in pain protect themselves from further harm as it prompts defensive behaviour. However, continued fear can lead to the avoidance of activities that people associate with their pain, often leading to distress, disability, absenteeism, and increased healthcare costs down the line. This is referred to as the Fear Avoidance Model.

In Ep.66 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we welcome back special guest Jamie Johnston, Registered Massage Therapist in Canada and creator of 'The Massage Therapist Development Centre' (www.themtdc.com).

Together with his partner in crime Eric Purves, Jamie is also the creator an host of podcast The Massage Therapist Development Initiative, a highly recommended source of free CPD with some awesome guests (especially the 'all things running' guy in Episode 6)!

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Ep65 'Vestibular Balance Training For Running Injury & Performance' with guest Paul Coker

Are you a soft tissue therapist who works with injured runners? How much do you focus on their balance? Does balance for you mean putting the runner on a wobble board or are you aware of the role of the Vestibular System and Inner Ear Controls for Balance?

In Ep.64 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we are delighted to welcome back as special guest Paul Coker, owner of MOVE Physiotherapy and former Medical Director of Rocktape UK.

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Ep64 'Motivational Interviewing for Client Communication' with special guest Dr Gary Mendoza

In Ep.64 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, our special guest is Dr Gary Mendoza, founder & director of ‘Stages of Change Ltd’.

With a PhD in Nutrition and particular interest in the psychology of change, Dr Mendoza trained under the founders of Motivational Interviewing (MI) Professors Stephen Rollnick & William Miller, and has since completed advanced MI training, introduction to counselling and a level 5 diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

In this episode, Dr Mendoza shares his expertise to show how and why Motivational Interviewing can play a vital part in improving client communication, and helping them make the lifestyle changes they need to achieve their health and fitness goals.

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Ep.63 'How Sleep Affects Sport & Fitness' with special guest Dr Amy M. Bender

As a soft tissue therapist, when a client comes to you because of pain or poor performance, how much emphasis do you place on their quantity & quality of sleep? How confident would you be in explaining the impact poor sleep can have on pain and performance?

In Ep.63 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we are honoured to be joined by Dr. Amy M. Bender, Director of Clinical Sleep Science at Cerebra, a digital health company in Canada focused on improving access to advanced digital sleep analysis and diagnostic sleep technology.

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