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Ep65 'Vestibular Balance Training For Running Injury & Performance' with guest Paul Coker

Are you a soft tissue therapist who works with injured runners? How much do you focus on their balance? Does balance for you mean putting the runner on a wobble board or are you aware of the role of the Vestibular System and Inner Ear Controls for Balance?

In Ep.64 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we are delighted to welcome back as special guest Paul Coker, owner of MOVE Physiotherapy and former Medical Director of Rocktape UK.

Paul was a hugely popular guest in Ep.9 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, entitled 'Adjuncts: Do We Need Them' so were very excited to have him back to share his considerable experience, and this hour is absolutely crammed with a fantastic look at the role of the Vestibular System in balance, symptoms of issues in runners, tests and solutions.

 

To see the slides that Paul describes in the episode and the vestibular tests he demonstrates, see the YouTube recording here.        
 

Topics discussed include:

  • What is balance?
  • Signs that a runner may have a balance issue:
    - history of ankle sprains
    - non radiating unilateral back pain
    - the sensation that one side of the body is weaker than the other when running
    - terrain choice and avoidance of running downhill due to history of falls
    - preference of treadmills over outdoor running
    - unilateral tightness in upper neck
    - experienced runners who run very slowly
    - history of issues with the inner ear (migraines, ear infections, etc.)     
  • The link between strength training & balance
  • The limitations of stability cushions and wobble boards 
  • Structure of the Vestibular System
  • Simple ways to test balance by challenging the vestibular system
  • Vestibulo-Occular Reflex Cancellation (VORc)
  • Angular Vestibulo-Occular Reflex (aVOR) 

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Ep64 'Motivational Interviewing for Client Communication' with special guest Dr Gary Mendoza

In Ep.64 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, our special guest is Dr Gary Mendoza, founder & director of ‘Stages of Change Ltd’.

With a PhD in Nutrition and particular interest in the psychology of change, Dr Mendoza trained under the founders of Motivational Interviewing (MI) Professors Stephen Rollnick & William Miller, and has since completed advanced MI training, introduction to counselling and a level 5 diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

In this episode, Dr Mendoza shares his expertise to show how and why Motivational Interviewing can play a vital part in improving client communication, and helping them make the lifestyle changes they need to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Topics discussed include:

  • The origins of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • How the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing can be applied to all aspects of health care provision
  • Elements of the Stages of Change Model, as developed by Prochaska in the 1970’s: Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance
  • The importance & value of of promoting client autonomy
  • The foundational processes behind Behavioural Change
  • Factors that can affect a Client’s Behaviour: The Com-B Model
  • Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation: Self Determination Theory
  • Courses with Dr Gary Mendoza: content & value to soft tissue therapists

Websites/Social Media:

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All episodes are streamed live to our YouTube channel and remember all soft tissue therapists (non members included) are welcome to join us for the LIVE recording on Tuesdays at 8pm (UK time) on the Sports Therapy Association Facebook Page

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Ep.63 'How Sleep Affects Sport & Fitness' with special guest Dr Amy M. Bender

As a soft tissue therapist, when a client comes to you because of pain or poor performance, how much emphasis do you place on their quantity & quality of sleep? How confident would you be in explaining the impact poor sleep can have on pain and performance?

In Ep.63 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, we are honoured to be joined by Dr. Amy M. Bender, Director of Clinical Sleep Science at Cerebra, a digital health company in Canada focused on improving access to advanced digital sleep analysis and diagnostic sleep technology.

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Ep.62 'Integration of Sports Therapists into Physio Roles' with guests Jemma Oliver & Andy Hosgood

Many Sports Therapists miss out on employment opportunities because adverts specifically request Physiotherapists.

Is it time clinics started to be more open about filling roles from different disciplines and thinking about a skill set rather than a role?

In Ep.62 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, special guests Jemma Oliver (creator of 'The Physio & Therapist Support Group on Facebook') and Andy Hosgood (founder of 'Elevate Your Clinic') discuss how the skillset of many Sports Therapists means they could fill roles traditionally reserved for Physiotherapists. When it comes to health care provision, professional titles are becoming blurred in the realisation that the qualities of the individual health practitioner may play a more important part than just the certificate on the wall.

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Ep.61 'SMT & ST Industry Q and A' with guest host Mike Grice

In Ep.61 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, Mike Grice (Director of Movement Therapy Education) steps on as guest host whilst regular host Matt Phillips (Runchatlive) is camping in torrential rains. Together with the help of STA founder Gary Benson, Mike brings you an Industry Q&A session for Sports Massage Therapists and Sports Therapists, answering questions put to them by listeners who joined the episode live.

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Ep.60 'Working with West End Pro Dancers' with special guest Liz Bayley

In Ep.60 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast, due to popular demand we welcome back Physiotherapist & former pro dancer Liz Bailey. Liz was our special guest back in January in Ep.33, talking about 'Virtual Consultation for Dancers' when we were all knee deep in lockdown. With lockdown now hopefully a thing in the past, Liz is currently resident physiotherapist on The Lion King with West End Osteopathy.

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