I know the science is tricky to understand but please listen to this interview.

Not only is it important for your brain and as a patient/consumer, but there is a critical suggestion in this podcast for you and what you need to ask your clinician.

BMJ talk medicine

Professor Lorimer Moseley (PT, PhD) is Chair of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia and a professor of Clinical Neurosciences. people.unisa.edu.au/lorimer.moseley

He combines Oxford rigour with a laconic and very popular Australian style of communication. In this podcast he addresses the questions:

  • What’s new in our understanding of the spinal cord?
  • What should we be telling patients?
  • Is the ‘hands on, hands off’ debate a useful one?
  • How do you feel the profession is performing right now?

On the subject of what should we be telling patients, he argues we should train them to ask clinicians 3 questions.

  1. How do I know my pain system is over-protective?
  2. What can I do to retrain my system to be less protective?
  3. Am I safe to move?

You can find his patient website ‘Tame the Beast’ here: www.tamethebeast.org/#home
You can find is academic/health professional website ‘Body in Mind’ here: www.bodyinmind.org/
And is previous BJSM podcast was on tendons. It has had >17K listens: ow.ly/5OGN30gkaD7.