This month’s resources include a recent update from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) on load management planning for athletes, a Physio Explained podcast with Tom Jesson chatting about radicular pain, and lastly another ‘Outside the Box’ article looking into keystone habits.
This is an update from the original 2015 article by clinicians at the AIS that outlines how team members can best collaborate in guiding an athlete safely back to play through careful load management planning.
(Duration: ~19 minutes)
This is a great chat with Tom Jesson and Michael Rizk on clarifying the clinical definitions of various terms such as radicular pain, neuropathic pain and referred pain.
This podcast simplifies these terms and helps put into context the relevant clinical features of each term, which can help guide us in our clinical decision making.
Outside the Box
– By James Clear
This is another great article by James Clear that looks at the positive influence keystone habits can have on other aspects of our lives.
I’ve always been big on physiotherapists taking good care of themselves so that they can best help patients throughout their career in clinical practice.
Our work as physios can be helped by applying principles of load management in our own work lives.
Every physio will have their own way of managing their energy and preparing for the week ahead.
Building these habits can go a long way in helping us enjoy a longer, more rewarding career.
Thanks for checking out this month’s resources!
1. Training load in relation to loading and unloading phases of training. Position statement by the Australia Institute of Sport – [link]
2. Podcast: #15 – Defining and diagnosing radicular pain with Tom Jesson. Physio Explained by Physio Network – 21st April 2021 – [link]
3. Blog post: Keystone Habits: The Simple Way to Improve All Aspects of Your Life. By James Clear [link]