Sports Therapy Association Podcast
STA116: ’Have Your Say #2’ - September 2022 - Therapy Expo Special

STA116: ’Have Your Say #2’ - 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.


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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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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.


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

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!

Please Support Our Podcast!
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Questions? Email: matt@thesta.co.uk

STA109: ’The Evolving Foot’ with special guests James Earls and Lucy Wintle

STA109: ’The Evolving Foot’ with special guests James Earls and Lucy Wintle

July 24, 2022

In Part 3 of our monthly focus on 'The Foot & Ankle', we welcome special guests James Earls and Lucy Wintle in an episode entitled 'The Evolving Foot'.

James Earls is 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'.

Lucy Wintle, co-author of 'Understanding the Human Foot' is the founder & owner of Canterbury Pilates, with a particular interest in integrating fascial movement. Lucy is part of a team designing and delivering in depth movement and anatomy courses to already qualified teachers.

Topics in this episode include:

  • A look at the books by James Earls, including news of Amazon bundle offer for 'Understanding The Human Foot' and 'Born To Walk' (at time of writing). 
  • How an understanding of the foot has affected the teaching of Pilates.    
  • How Anatomy has traditionally been taught in the wrong direction.
  • Impact on how we act in clinic.    
  • The value of story telling & play in education.          
  • Letting go of the fear of tweaking our approach
  • Evidence of the human transition to bipedal gait.
  • A look at footwear - 'Crocs & Skechers'
  • Details of courses run by Lucy & James

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Our sincere thanks to James Earls & Lucy Wintle for giving up their time to be guests on the Sports Therapy Association Podcast.

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STA108: Focus on Foot Pt 2: ’Plantar Fasciitis… Or Is It?’ with guests Maddie Tate & Ian Griffiths

STA108: Focus on Foot Pt 2: ’Plantar Fasciitis… Or Is It?’ with guests Maddie Tate & Ian Griffiths

July 17, 2022

Our monthly focus on 'The Foot & Ankle' continues, and in this episode we turn our attention to the extremely common and yet notoriously tricky to treat condition known as 'Plantar Fasciitis', and how other conditions of the foot, ankle and indeed whole body need to also be considered when presented with common symptoms.

Joining us in this episode are Sports Podiatrists Maddie Tait of mtpodiatry.co.uk and Ian Griffiths of sportspodiatryinfo.co.uk. Maddie Tait and Ian Griffiths both have a huge amount of experience working with complex foot & ankle injuries. Maddie works closely with Foot and Ankle Consultants, Sports Medicine Doctors and Physiotherapists and has represented England in Hockey. Ian has spoken worldwide on the topics of lower limb biomechanics and foot orthoses, and is also a visiting lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, leading the biomechanics module on the MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • 'Plantar Fasciitis', 'Plantar Fasciopathy' or 'Persistent Heel Pain' - does the label we use matter? 
  • The importance of a thorough subjective assessment.    
  • Recognising red flags.     
  • Tests that could highlight when further investigation is needed.        
  • Calcaneal squeeze test for potential stress fracture.
  • Having the confidence to refer out.     
  • The relevance of lower back pain.  
  • Plantar fibromas.
  • Statins and heel pain.  
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and other systemic disease.
  • Fatty pad degeneration & gait adjustments 
  • Reminder of risk assessments for Covid-19 

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Our sincere thanks to Maddie Tate and Ian Griffiths for giving up their time to be guests on the Sports Therapy Association Podcast.

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STA107: Focus on Foot & Ankle’ Pt 1: ’Foot Anatomy’ with guests Dr Emma Cowley & Nick Knight

STA107: Focus on Foot & Ankle’ Pt 1: ’Foot Anatomy’ with guests Dr Emma Cowley & Nick Knight

July 10, 2022

This month on the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we start a new focus topic: 'The Foot & Ankle'. Three episodes, each one bringing you expert guests discussing and sharing their experience & knowledge regarding 'Foot & Ankle' injury management.

In this first episode, we look at the ANATOMY of the foot & ankle, with special guests Dr Emma Cowley, Director of 4D Podiatry & Senior Teaching Fellow at Southampton University, and Nick Knight, MSK/Sports Podiatrist & Owner of NK Sports Podiatry.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Why is the foot such an area of mystery? 
  • How the human foot differs from all other animals.    
  • Stiff big toes and the Windlass Mechanism   
  • How has our understanding of foot anatomy & function evolved?     
  • Podiatrists, Physios, Sports Therapists - there's good & bad in all professions.  
  • How do you tell patients that your approach to the foot & ankle has changed?    
  • Why do many educating bodies still turn out outdated information? 
  • Cadavers, Sweden and drilling pins into people.
  • The importance of the words we use with patients.  
  • Reliability of tests for foot & ankle
  • Overpronation - should we still use that word?
  • Understanding 'pain' with the foot & ankle.
  • CPD opportunity: Improving your assessment skills with Nick Knight (face-to-face in Romsey, UK)
  • Research opportunity: Dr Emma Cowley's work at Southampton University 

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Our sincere thanks to Dr Emma Cowley and Nick Knight for giving up their time to be guests on the Sports Therapy Association Podcast.

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