• Stuff you should read 30/9/16

    By Clem | In Stuff you should read | on September 30, 2016

    Of this weeks stuff you should read, two of the three articles are more personal development than anything physiotherapy or gym meatheadedness related. Obviously, I was feeling quite zen-like this past week. We will start with the philosophy stuff; Powerful Advice From a Dying Man This is a exactly what it says on the tin. […]

  • The 10/10 effect

    By Clem | In Personal Training | on September 26, 2016

    Very quick blog post for you guys today and this one is more of a novel observation from a study on RPE I read recently. Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is widespread from professional sport to your commercial gym. It is used to gauge the intensity of a workout. It is a scale from 1 to 10 […]

  • Stuff you should read 20/09/16

    By Clem | In Stuff you should read | on September 20, 2016

    I read a sh1te tonne of material every week from blog posts to research articles to how the world is going to end if Donald J Trump gets his freakishly little hands on the US presidency. I’ve decided it might be best to use my blog to help others get in on all these knowledge […]

  • Physio Castration

    By Clem | In Physiotherapy | on September 12, 2016

    The readers, friends and family that know me know that I can be quite passionate and outspoken about the world of physiotherapy and health and fitness in general. This, I believe comes from joining the industry later on in life having had a career in corporate business prior. I like to try and understand as […]

  • Explain pain

    By Clem | In Physiotherapy | on August 24, 2016

    This is the best explanation of how we experience pain on the internet at present. Everyone should be aware of how we can experience an amplification of pain even in situations where there might not be a dangerous threat present.

  • A few years back as a personal trainer continuing along the road to discovery, I rocked up to the gym one early morning (6 god dam thirty…uugh) for a female client. This client was quite concerned about her weight, which equally was a concern for me as I thought she was bordering on being underweight. […]

  • Why Move?

    By Clem | In Personal Training | on May 18, 2016

    You would have been very lucky to live to see your 30’s in Palaeolithic times. Obviously this was down to a number of factors including advances in medicine, social status etc.  Back in the days of the origins of homo sapiens, our ancestors had to move in order to survive. Food was not plentiful and […]

  • Pain is an opinion

    By Clem | In Physiotherapy | on April 25, 2016

    Every Monday morning early before work, bright eyed and bushy tailed (usually more like blurry eyed and crooked frazzled tailed) I have a call with the guys at Health by Science to discuss and critique a journal article. A perfect way to get the brain clicking into gear for the week ahead. This morning’s article […]

  • Does it work?

    By Clem | In Physiotherapy | on April 7, 2016

    A few days ago many sceptics in the physiotherapy world rejoiced when the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released its latest treatment guidelines on lower back pain. For those unaware, NICE claims to be “an independent organisation, responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health”. […]

  • Last week I had the pleasure of returning to the university where my formal physiotherapy education started, Queen Margaret University. I had been invited to give a lecture to both the final year undergraduate and postgraduate programs on the lessons I have learned as a new graduate of physiotherapy. I like trying to get out […]

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