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Quick Links!

Today's Quick Links come from Body in Mind, Allan Besselink, and Where's the Beach.

Another thought provoking post over at Body in Mind, this time on the role of expectations and pain. Do you make the most of expectations, placebo, and interaction in your interactions with your patients?

Allan Besselink recently wrote a great post in the Impact of Self Image on Clinical Reasoning. Some of it is MDT concept, as problem solver vs fixer. As a DipMDT, he most likely views himself as a problem solver, whereas I see myself as both. Patients also have different needs, some will look to you for a fix, others only for a push so they can help themselves. With both images interacting, it is important to take a step back and examine this process and how it may affect your outcomes.

Got this link from Kinetacore via facebook. Once of their patients blogged about what it was like to have a dry needling treatment and how it helped her running. Ever wonder what it felt like? This gives a pretty good description! Check out the fitness/health blog Where's the Beach!


  1. Knows that this particular runner is in stage 1-2 of the running injury grading system that I use and should most likely not be running (http://chrisjohnsonpt.com/when-can-i-start-running-again-key-considerations-before-returning-to-running-after-injury/). Im reminded on a daily basis that the medical community continues to be in the dark about how to manage injured runners. Hence PRPs, Kinesio Tape, Orthotics, minimalist shoes, vibrams, etc (all of which fail to address whats driving the problem. Couple this with the fact that the coaches will not share their secrets either. The end effect is that the patient suffers and in most cases rarely gets out of the medical system. Sorry to rant but the current standard of care for managing injured runners is poor at best. Keep up the great work otherwise Erson. I have been using the EDGE tool and like it. Gotta run...literally!

  2. Thanks Chris! I'd love an EDGE review if you'd be willing to give one. I'll check out your link soon. She wasn't my patient! You know how runners are as well, sometimes I get tears when I tell marathoners they should not be running.

  3. critterchristopherJuly 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Will get a review to you after my wedding (8/4) and Ironman Race (8/12). Its a great tool! Keep up the great work!!!

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