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AxSpA in Women – Updates

AxSpA in Women – Updates

On Friday 09/10/2020 I am attended a webinar by ARMA all about AxSpA in Women and how it differs to the condition in Men. This blog will attempt at summarising the differences and clinical...

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Hypermobility, Instability Misconceptions

Hypermobility, Instability Misconceptions

I have seen an increase recently in some misconceptions around hypermobile joints across Twitter and Instagram, I want to address this for the benefit of professionals and patients who may come...

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AxSpA in Women – Knowns and Unknowns

AxSpA in Women – Knowns and Unknowns

Something different this week, I am going to admit what I don’t know! Yes, yes I don’t know much about much but I am going to be specific. On Friday 09/10/2020 I am attending a webinar by ARMA all...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Muscle Loss

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Muscle Loss

Its not that often that a paper comes along that changes my practice but this particular one will. I have known for a number of years that Rheumatoid Arthritis patients are at risk of muscle loss...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a complex disease, diet is a complex phenomenon. Their interaction is inevitably also complex. Over the years I have heard as many types of dietary advice for RA as I have...

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Recognising Rheumatoid Arthritis Guide

Recognising Rheumatoid Arthritis Guide

I lost the old page that had the Recognisning Rheumatoid Arthritis Document on it. Here is a replacement. This document helps you with recognition and guides you on what to do next, this has proven...

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Psoriatic Nails

Its an interesting concept really in Musculoskeletal Practice, assessing multiple systems. We do this in many conditions e.g. thyroid, hormonal changes, diabetes… Rheumatology is no different but...

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Osteoporosis and Exercise

I usually stick to recognition and referral when it comes to my CPD topics / blogs / ramblings but I think it’s a good thing in this case for me to branch out and discuss some specifics of exercise...

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Red Flags and Rheum ONLINE COURSE!

Popping in an update post here which I don't normally do. There is a few bits of news coming though which I think many of you will be interested in! Andrew Cuff and I are delivering our Red Flags...

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Free Rheum Events!

Hi all Here are some details of free Rheum CPD events where you can learn loads from the best! The SpA academy is a brilliant learning opportunity so sign up! Although they were originally intended...

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Therapy Live!

I am recovering from #TherapyLive so this is brief! I am leaving the site wide discount up on my shop until tonight, so you have time to grab a bargain 10% off my new Online Course and 20% off if...

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Osteoporosis Audiobook Video

Osteoporosis Audiobook Video

A video of me recording one of the audiobook sections in the Recognising Rheumatology Audiobook which is coming soon to my shop! In this video I discuss Osteoporosis    

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AxSpA – an overview document

AxSpA – an overview document

Intro I have been struggling with blogs recently as my time has been stretched all over the place so by way of apology below you can download a document which contains the information I wrote as...

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Imaging in Rheumatology – MRI for AxSpA

Imaging in Rheumatology – MRI for AxSpA

Intro Imaging in Rheumatology is a vital modality in assisting with the diagnosis and ongoing monitoring of the conditions. This blog begins another series of blogs which will aim to unpack imaging...

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Imaging in Rheumatology for Physios

Imaging in Rheumatology for Physios

Intro Imaging in Rheumatology is a vital modality in assisting with the diagnosis and ongoing monitoring of the conditions. This blog begins another series of blogs which will aim to unpack imaging...

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MINI BLOG – Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

MINI BLOG – Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

I was comissioned recently to run a CPD session on Fibromyalgia. Part of it involved discussing how Fibromyalgia is diagnosed and I have decided to share the slides from that component of the talk....

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The Stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Intro This is the second blog of my Rheumatoid Arthritis series that looks to expand upon the article for PhysioFirst which you can read in full here. It has topped 9000 downloads at the time of...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Tendons

Rheumatoid Arthritis Tendons

Intro This blog comes following a request from @ChrisSwinburne on Twitter which is a. awesome and b. terrifying as I don’t know a ton and information on this subject seems sparse. I have done my...

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Pregnancy and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pregnancy and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Intro Pregnancy is branching away from my usual topics of blogs and reading but here is something else I get asked about with reasonable regularity. Remember that the inflammatory arthropathies...

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Mini Blog – SCREEND’EM

Mini Blog – SCREEND’EM

Ok so this one is a bit of a cheat. If you dont follow Paul Kirwan on twitter then head over there now and do that. Paul came up with the following memory aid to help remember the extra-articular...

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Hypermobility Part 3 (The Syndromes)

Hypermobility Part 3 (The Syndromes)

Intro Hypermobility is common in Physio clinics the world over, over a series of blogs I hope to convey my current understanding of the factors at play with regards to diagnosis and management of...

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Hypermobility Part 2 (syndrome?)

Hypermobility Part 2 (syndrome?)

Intro Hypermobility is common in Physio clinics the world over, over a series of blogs I hope to convey my current understanding of the factors at play with regards to diagnosis and management of...

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Hypermobility Part 1

Hypermobility Part 1

Intro Hypermobility is common in Physio clinics the world over, over a series of blogs I hope to convey my current understanding of the factors at play with regards to diagnosis and management of...

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Intro I have had a bit a glut of requests about Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) recently so this blog aims to give an overview of the condition and non-pharmacological management for Physios. PLEASE...

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Inflammatory Arthropathy Bloods

Inflammatory Arthropathy Bloods

Blood tests are a vital component when it comes to clinical reasoning in Rheumatology. Not everyone has the authorisation to order bloods for their patients but a working knowledge remains important...

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24 Hours Inflammatory Pattern

24 Hours Inflammatory Pattern

Intro Day to day in our MSK clinics we discuss the daily pattern of symptoms with pretty much everyone that attends. The obvious reason being that it can tell you an absolute ton about the nature of...

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