Hello all. First of all I want to say thank you for all your support over 2017 and 2018. It's been an amazing and fun ride & you have no idea how grateful I am for everything.
Secondly - I know I've been MIA lately as I've recently switched jobs and moved to a new city. Needless to say it's been an exciting fall. In addition to the delays involved with starting a new job and moving ... I have also been working on a revamp to the style and content of my site.
Content focus –
As I have switched jobs from Impact Physiotherapy and Performance to UHN Altum Health Cambridge my clinical focus has changed. I deal more with complex injuries to the shoulder, lower extremity, and entire spinal column as well as with concussions.
Sports-related therapy is a very small focus of what I do now so it will get a smaller emphasis on the website. My “rehab to performance” based material will still be more prevalent on Mash Elite Performance.
Concussion therapy is very difficult to describe via a 500-1000 word article and is probably best left to the experts who teach concussion therapy courses such as the Shift, R2P and my old physio school instructor Shannon McGuire.
Now you may be wondering “what does that leave for my site.” Well my content will focus on
- Persistent Pain: exercise strategies and general concepts around persistent pain
- Communication based themes such as explaining various concepts (i.e. pain science education, exercise coaching) and subjective interviewing
- Tips for schooling and early practice (now that I’m through that phase of my career)
- Specifics (i.e. risk factors, special tests) on specific conditions such as
o Shoulders: rotator cuff strains & tendinopathies, shoulder dislocations
o Knees: ACL/MCL tears, patellar dislocations, meniscus tears, OA
o Spinal: WAD, Osteoporosis, I’ve already got a series on low back pain
- As well as some exercise tips & tricks that I use. I’m hoping to get more tech savvy and put more video content out.
As I posted on FB recently a goal of mine is to cut-back a bit on writing, curriculum work, and even lifting time to give me more time for both my patients and myself. As such I am not holding myself to a set frequency of articles. You may see one every few months or a few in a month depending on my creative juices and what comes through.
If you have any comments, suggestions or anything you'd like covered send me a DM or message me via my email firstname.lastname@example.org. As always - thanks for reading.
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