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Archive for July 2013

News: Complimentary Rehab exercise program

Ask about our complimentary rehabilitation exercise program for new patients, available next month at original movement nottingham.  All you have to do is either sign up to a social media site and call us on either 01158084620 or 07778726092 to book a session.

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Is it time to adapt the biomechanical model of rehabilitation

Emerging evidence suggests that variation is inherent within a functional movement such that no movement is never performed the in the same way twice.  That ‘normal’ movement patterns may not exist and that to attempts to ‘retrain ideal movement’ for purposes of musculoskeletal rehabilitation may be erroneous.  This has led to criticism of biomechanical approaches to movement rehabilitation.  Is it time to re-evaluate the standard biomechanical model?     
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Practitioner communication

Pain is a highly complex, integrated psychosocial phenomena that can change even when we talk about it or observe it. Emerging research in neuroscience suggests that cognition plays a large part in the pain experience.  In a bio-psycho-social model of pain management, pain is thought of as a manifestation of the brains perceived levels of situational threat.  Therapists should appreciate that the way we communicate can alter these perceptions and radically alter a patient’s pain experience. So how do improve our ability to influence and change pain perception?
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Movement Variation: Part 1

Conventional thought suggests that for most distinct movement patterns (e.g. squat, lift, sit, push, pull, step, lunge, bend, twist etc.) there is an ideal form or technique.  In contrary to this emerging research suggests that variation in movement is actually quite ‘normal’, such that no movement is ever repeated in the same way twice (1).  In this article we discuss how loss of movement variation is associated with increased incidence of injury and reduced performance.  We go on to recommend that traditional training and rehabilitation may be extended to include strategies to increase movement variation.
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Does evidence based medicine currently have the answers to chronic pain?

70% of health problems presenting to clinicians involve chronic, complex medical conditions such as chronic low back pain (CLBP) (1).  The prevailing philosophy in western conventional medicine is an evidence-based biomedical model, also referred to as allopathic or orthodox medicine.  There is a suggestion that this model is insufficient to deal with chronic, complex conditions.  In this article we comment on the advantages and potential flaws of a biomedical model and implications in rehabilitative therapy.
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Bio-psycho-social models of pain: Is pain all in my mind?

Developments within neuroscience have led to a greater appreciation of the importance of psychosocial factors and the impact of human cognition and behavior on pain perception. Pain has a useful physiological purpose; it serves as a protective mechanism helping us avoid behaviours that may cause injury and harm, enhancing our chances of survival.  But is pain only in the  mind?
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The rise and fall of the structural model: Is posture important?

The idea that structural abnormality (e.g. disc protrusion*, leg length discrepancy) and postural deviation (e.g. pelvic or spinal alignment) can cause musculoskeletal pain is a framework commonly used to explain models of treatment to patients in physical therapy.  But how important are these individual differences in our bodies to our chances of getting into pain or experiencing injury? 
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