With the inability to run in-person physiotherapy courses in many countries during the pandemic, the importance of seeking out good quality continuing education online is even more important.
This month we will take a look at the following resources:
- A systematic review looking into the use of preseason range of motion (ROM) screening in overhead athletes and swimmers to predict injury risk
- A British Journal of Sports Medicine blog post exploring the challenges of safe and effective exercise prescription in the NBA
- Podcast – Empowered Beyond Pain episode 11
- Outside the Box: A great look into the difference between permanent and expiring skills
- Professional baseball pitchers were at higher risk of shoulder and elbow injuries when the external rotation range of motion of the throwing arm was not at least 5° greater than the non-throwing arm
– By Matthew Tuttle, Steve Short, and Paul Marshall – British Journal of Sports Medicine
This is a nice article exploring the topics of exercise micro-dosing and programs focused on high-risk areas as helpful components of injury rehabilitation and prevention for NBA athletes.
(Duration: 39 mins)
Kevin Wernli and Professor Peter O’Sullivan keep their awesome work rolling with this new episode of their Empowered Beyond Pain podcast.
This episode looks into the first low back pain fact published in a recent British Journal of Sports Medicine paper, looking into the common myths around low back pain, and corresponding facts to help address these misunderstandings.
Outside the Box:
Expiring vs. Permanent Skills4
by Morgan Housel
This is a fantastic article that takes a look at skills that are just as important now as they were many years ago, compared to skills that are more transient or changing.
This had me reflecting on how this could apply to our careers as physiotherapists.
There can be at times a big focus on the latest technique, method, or approach to managing musculoskeletal pain that is often one- dimensional.
Although it is important to be challenging ourselves to improve our clinical skills, the fundamentals of providing high-value care may be calling on us to remember timeless, humble skills of developing effective therapeutic relationships with patients in their recovery.
As always, it would be great if you could share around these open-access links to any physios that might find them helpful in their clinical practice!
1. Pozzi F, Plummer HA, Shanley E, et al Preseason shoulder range of motion screening and in-season risk of shoulder and elbow injuries in overhead athletes: systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2020;54:1019-1027. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) – [link]
2. How to fix the problems of exercise prescription in the NBA: challenges and tips to move forward. By Matthew Tuttle, Steve Short, and Paul Marshall – British Journal of Sports Medicine. [link]
3. Episode 11: Low back pain fact 1: Scary but rarely dangerous. Empowered Beyond Pain podcast. [link]
4. Expiring vs. Permanent Skills – Morgan Housel (12th August 2020). [link]