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STA119: 'Understanding The Human Foot' with special guest James Earls

In Ep.119 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, our countdown to Therapy Expo 2022 November 23rd & 24th at the NEC Birmingham continues, bringing you speakers who will be presenting in the STA THEATRE across the two days.

In this episode, we are joined by James Earls, a hugely popular writer, lecturer and bodyworker specialising in Myofascial Release and Structural Integration. He is the author of internationally acclaimed books including 'Understanding the Human Foot', 'Born To Walk' and 'Fascial Release for Structural Balance'.

In this episode, James talks about how the information & education he provides, as well as his own practice, have evolved over the last ten years, and discusses his up & coming presentiion at Therapy Expo - 'Understanding the Human Foot ' - taking place 11.30am on Wednesday 23rd November in the STA Theatre.


Topics discussed include:

  • 5:16 A chat with James about his long, long, long, career.
  • 7:45 How conventions like Therapy Expo have now become more about education rather than just selling of products.
  • 13:40 A look at the Born To Move website and courses offered https://www.borntomove.com/
  • 16:50 Why James moved away from Anatomy Trains
  • 21:00 How the teaching of anatomy needs to change
  • 41:00 Assessing patients - limitations of ststic testing
  • 48:30 Understanding how the mody interacts through gait analysis
  • 52:50 James Earls: New book coming!
  • 56:40 James Earls at Therapy Expo this year, Wed 23rd Oct at 11.30am in the STA Theatre

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Our sincere thanks to James Earls for giving up his time to be a guest on the show! Remember, James will be presenting in the STA Theatre at Therapy Expo on Wednesday 23rd October at 11.30am!

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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. 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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STA118: 'Massage & Manual Therapy: A Modern View' with guests Anna Maria Mazzieri & Paul Coker

In Ep.118 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we continue our countdown to Therapy Expo 2022 November 23rd & 24th at the NEC Birmingham, bringing you speakers who will be presenting in the STA THEATRE across the two days.

In this episode, we are joined by two fantastic educators from our industry: Anna Maria Mazzieri - Director of The School & one third of the Massage Collective; and Paul Coker - Owner of Move Physiotherapy & former Medical Director for Rocktape UK.

Anna Maria and Paul talk about their up & coming presentation at Therapy Expo 'Massage & Manual Therapy: A Modern View', taking place at 9am on Thursday 24th November in the STA Theatre. With the huge amount of experience these two excellent practicioners have, this is definitely an episode to watch/listen to!

Topics discussed include:

  • Therapy Expo - the early days in Manchester 
  • This year's 'Hands on Hub' area at Therapy Expo
  • How times have changed - no longer being defined by your job title
  • An end to the 'hands on vs. hands off' debate 
  • Evidence Informed vs Evidence Based
  • What is Soft Tissue Therapy?
  • Physiotherapy: different career path to Sports Therapy  
  • 54:10 A look at the STA Theatre programme
  • Paul and Anna Maria's key messages for soft tissue therapists.  

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Our sincere thanks to Anna Maria Mazzieri & Paul Coker for giving up their time to be guests on the show! Remember, they will be presenting in the STA Theatre at Therapy Expo at 9.15am on Thursday 24th November!

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. 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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STA117: 'Understanding Your Client's Behaviour Change Journey' with special guest Dr Gary Mendoza

In Ep.117 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we start the countdown to Therapy Expo 2022 November 23rd & 24th at the NEC Birmingham, bringing you speakers who will be presenting in the STA THEATRE across the two days.

In this episode, we are joined by Dr Gary Mendoza, founder & director of ‘Stages of Change’, who will be presenting in the STA Theatre at 11.30am on Thursday 24th November: 'Understanding Your Client's Behaviour Change Journey.'

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.

Whether your client is rehabbing an injury or looking for performance gains, communication skills & an understanding of the foundational processes behind behavioural change play a vital role in helping them make the lifestyle changes they require.

Topics discussed include:

  • How the website stagesofchange.co.uk can offer soft tissue therapists
  • What is Motivational Interviewing (MI) and how can it help soft tissue therapists?
  • The Stages of Change Model, developed by Prochaska in the 1970’s.
  • The foundational processes behind Behavioural Change
  • Tips on how to improve communication within the subjective consultation
  • The foundational processes behind Behavioural Change

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Our sincere thanks to Dr Gary Mendoza for giving up his time to be a guest on the show! Remember, he will be presenting in the STA Theatre at Therapy Expo at 11.30am on Thursday 24th November!


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. 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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If you appreciate what we do, please take a couple of minutes to leave us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts. It really does make all the difference in helping us reach out to a larger audience. iPhone users you can do this from your phone, Android users you will need to do it from iTunes.

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STA116: 'Have Your Say' - September 2022 - Therapy Expo Special

On the first tuesday of every month on the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we invite YOU to join us live on YouTube to 'HAVE YOUR SAY!'

Host Matt Phillips, creator of runchatlive.com, is joined by Gary Benson, Founder of The Sports Therapy Association (STA), Dr Fiona Higgs, host of the Women in Sports Therapy Podcast (WIST),  and Liam Richardson (Content Manager for Therapy Expo). In this episode, as always recorded LIVE on YouTube then uploaded as a podcast, topics include:

  • This year's Therapy Expo on November 23rd & 24th at the Birmingham NEC (with guest Liam Richardson - Content Manager for Therapy Expo), including details of all speakers in the STA Theatre.
  • Acupuncture & Dry Needling: Risk vs Reward (discussing the recent Ellen White announcement)
  • Other STA news & events of interest to Sports Therapists & Sports Massage Therapists.

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Our sincere thanks to Liam Richardson of Therapy Expo for giving up his time to be a guest on the show. STA members - be sure to use the STA discount when purchasing Therapy Expo tickets. If you are unsure of what the code is, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 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!
If you appreciate what we do, please take a couple of minutes to leave us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts. It really does make all the difference in helping us reach out to a larger audience. iPhone users you can do this from your phone, Android users you will need to do it from iTunes.

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STA115: Focus on The Knee Pt3: ’Do I Need Knee Surgery?’ with special guest Jonathan Bell

Part 3 of our 'Focus On The Knee' on the Sports Therapy Association Videocast & Podcast: 'Do I Need Knee Surgery?' with special guest Jonathan Bell, Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon.

Jonathan Bell is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at Wimbledon Clinics. His areas of expertise include treating sports injuries, ligament reconstruction, tendinopathy and degenerative conditions. With his research dedicated to minimally invasive techniques, he is also vastly experienced with arthroscopic surgery and reconstruction of ligament injuries.

In this episode, Jonathan Bell discusses arthroscopy, i.e. key hole surgery to remove debris, smooth ragged edges, and cut away cartilage that is impairing knee function.

Topics discussed include:

  • The importance of a multidisciplinary approach for patient care
  • Tips for Sports Therapists & Sports Massage Therapists who work alone
  • The history of arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy for osteoarthritis
  • Arthoscropy for torn meniscus
  • Meniscal tears as a signpost for osteoarthritis
  • The relevance of age

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Our sincere thanks to Jonathan Bell for giving up his time to be a guest on the show.

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. 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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If you appreciate what we do, please take a couple of minutes to leave us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts. It really does make all the difference in helping us reach out to a larger audience. iPhone users you can do this from your phone, Android users you will need to do it from iTunes.

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STA114: Focus on The Knee Pt2: ’Patellofemoral Pain and Fat Pad Syndrome’ with guest Claire Robertson

Part 2 of our 'Focus On The Knee' on the Sports Therapy Association Videocast & Podcast: 'Patellofemoral Pain & Fat Pad Syndrome' with special guest Claire Robertson.

Claire Robertson has helped thousands of professionals around the world to assess & treat patellofemoral pain and fat pad irritation by providing on-site courses. She has lectured internationally and has many research papers and editorials published in internationally peer-reviewed journals.

As a consultant physiotherapist & knee specialist, Claire has worked in the NHS, academia and private practice, and currently runs a specialist patellofemoral clinic at Wimbledon Clinics. Claire is also the physiotherapist for the Warren Smith Ski Academy.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • How Claire Robertson got into Knee Research
  • Linking research with what actually happens in clinic
  • People's beliefs about the meaning of crepitus in patellofemoral pain
  • Why do some traditional approaches for treating patellofemoral pain not work?
  • The problem of giving out too many exercises
  • The importance of good history taking 
  • Identifying the needs of the individual
  • Taping & Bracing for patellofemoral pain
  • Differentiating Fat Pad Syndrome from Patellofemoral Pain 
  • Treating Fat Pad Syndrome 
  • Instability of the Patella
  • Appropriate modification of exercise
  • Vastus Medialis Oblique (VMO) Research
  • Online Courses with Claire Robertson
  • Face-to-Face courses with Claire Robertson

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Our sincere thanks to Claire Robertson for giving up her time to be a guest on the show.

NEXT EPISODE...
Aug 30th - ‘Do I need Knee Surgery’ with Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon Jonathan Bell

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Episodes are recorded live every TUESDAY at 8pm on the Sports Therapy Association YOUTUBE CHANNEL. 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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