Sports Therapy Association Podcast
STA119: ’Understanding The Human Foot’ with special guest James Earls

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

October 1, 2022

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 static 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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Questions? Email: matt@thesta.co.uk

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

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

September 24, 2022

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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Questions? Email: matt@thesta.co.uk

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

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

September 15, 2022

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.

Questions? Email: matt@thesta.co.uk

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

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

September 8, 2022

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 admin@thesta.co.uk

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.

Questions? Email: matt@thesta.co.uk

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

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

September 3, 2022

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.

Questions? Email: matt@thesta.co.uk

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

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

August 27, 2022

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

Want to join the Live Recording?
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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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.

Questions? Email: matt@thesta.co.uk

STA113 Focus on The Knee Pt1 : ’The Adolescent Knee’ with guest Angela Jackson

STA113 Focus on The Knee Pt1 : ’The Adolescent Knee’ with guest Angela Jackson

August 19, 2022

Regular host Matt Phillips returns from sunny Cyprus to bring us THREE episodes of the Sports Therapy Association podcast focusing on the KNEE. In this episode 'The Adolescent Knee', Matt's special guest is Angela Jackson, a physiotherapist on a mission to provide fellow health care professionals with tools to reduce the amount of injury we see in youth sport - injury that all too often with the right education could have been avoided.

Angela's website angelajacksonphysio.com includes a fantastic series of courses for health care professionals including “Assessment, Diagnosis and Return to Play of the Adolescent Knee” and “Injury to Return to Play - Adolescent Knee and Low Back Pain”.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • The ethos behind 'Active Kids are not Mini Adults'
  • Just because you have the skills to work with an adult knee does not mean you have the knowledge to work with a child's knee.
  • Details of the ‘Assessment, Diagnosis and Return to Play of the Adolescent Knee’ on Angela's website.
  • Using a Paediatric Pathology Quiz (X-ray photos) on the course to help set a baseline of knowledge.
  • Question: Is there a gender disparity between knee conditions in young athletes? • Hypermobility and Valgus Angle
  • How to engage younger athletes so they comply with recommended exercises
  • Question: How common and successful is surgical intervention? • How accurate are screening protocols, e.g. measuring Q-Angle?
  • Question: Fractured femur, lateral displacement, ACL ruptury in 20 year old athlete
  • Rehabilitation & realistic expectation
  • Choosing CPD that will help the individual therapist • Patellofemoral Pain - differences in anatomy between adults and younger athletes
  • Osgood Schlatter’s Disease - potential misdiagnosis
  • Patella Alta - asymptomatic vs symptomatic

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

NEXT EPISODES...
Aug 23rd - 'Patellofemoral Pain' with specialist Claire Robertson
Aug 30th - ‘Do I need Knee Surgery’ with Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon Jonathan Bell

Want to join the Live Recording?
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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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.

Questions? Email: matt@thesta.co.uk

STA112: ’The Critical Differences Between Strength & Power’ with special guest Dr Claire Minshull

STA112: ’The Critical Differences Between Strength & Power’ with special guest Dr Claire Minshull

August 9, 2022

In Ep.112 of The Sports Therapy Association Podcast, guest host Mike Grice of Movement Therapy Education (once again standing in whilst regular host Matt Phillips of Runcatlive is on holiday) is joined by special guests Dr Claire Minshull of Get Back To Sport, talking about the critical differences between Strength & Power.

Dr Claire Minshull is one of the most renowned educators, rehab practitioners and researchers in our field. She has been a frequent guest on the Sports Therapy Asociation podcast, sharing her deep knowledge and passion for rehabilitation from injury and sharing evidence-based practices with health & fitness professionals from around the world.

As well as Direcor of the hugely popular Strength & Conditioning for Therapists education provider 'Get Back To Sport', Claire is also co-founder of the recently launched website jointapproach.co.uk, a multidisciplinary online solution working alongside the NHS to treat osteoarthritis related pain.

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Our sincere thanks to Dr Claire Minshull for giving up her time to be a guest on the show!

Want to join the Live Recording?

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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Questions? Email: matt@thesta.co.uk

 

STA111: ’Working At The Commonwealth Games’ with special guests Tim Allardyce & Nichola Smith

STA111: ’Working At The Commonwealth Games’ with special guests Tim Allardyce & Nichola Smith

August 2, 2022

Want to know what it's like working as a therapist with elite athletes at the Commonwealth Games? In Ep.111 of The Sports Therapy Association Podcast, guest host Mike Grice of Movement Therapy Education (standing in whilst regular host Matt Phillips of Runcatlive is on holiday!) is joined by special guests Tim Allardyce of Rehab My Patient and STA member Nichola Smith of chamomilehealthholistic.uk.

Together, the three provide a fascinating insight into what it's like working with elite athletes, based largely on their recent experience working at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Topics discussed include:

  • Tim Allardyce - range of roles at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Nichola Smith - working in clinic in Athlete Recovery Area
  • Tim Allardyce - supporting Team Tonga
  • Nichola Smith - finding the opportunity via the STA Facebook Page
  • Aurora Paris - Sports Therapist working with Team Tonga Rugby 7s
  • Typical daily treatments, amount of athletes seen
  • Atmosphere at the Opening Ceremony at The Alexander Stadium
  • Richard Weightman: Manager of Tonga 7s
  • Nichola Smith - working within the multidisciplinary team
  • Tim Allardyce - first aid & draining cauliflower ears
  • Nichola Smith - role of Sports Psychology
  • Tim Allardyce - looking after Swimmers
  • Tim Allardyce - importance of hands on therapy
  • How to get therapy experience at major athletic events 

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Our sincere thanks to everyone who joined us for the episode!

Want to join the Live Recording?
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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Questions? Email: matt@thesta.co.uk

STA110: ’Have Your Say #1’ with Matt Phillips, Gary Benson, Dr Fiona Higgs & Scott Loynes

STA110: ’Have Your Say #1’ with Matt Phillips, Gary Benson, Dr Fiona Higgs & Scott Loynes

July 30, 2022

In STA Ep110, we start a new series of monthly 'Have Your Say' episodes which will provide YOU the chance to to comment freely on this month's podcast episodes, and also any topics connected to the Sports Therapy & Sports Massage Therapy.

Joining host Matt Phillips of runchatlive is Gary Benson Founder of the STA, Dr Fiona Higgs of the Women In Sports Therapy Podcast and Scott Loynes Regional Rep Co-ordinator STA North East and Yorkshire

Topics discussed include:

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Our sincere thanks to everyone who joins us for the live recordings, and to everyone who downoads the podcast!

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