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A fortnightly podcast brought to you by Body Logic Physiotherapy and co-hosted by Professor Peter O'Sullivan, Dr JP Caneiro and Kevin Wernli. As both clinical researchers and physiotherapists, they aim to empower you to better health, and empower clinicians to provide the best care for people in pain. They speak to leading researchers and clinicians, and hear from patients who have escaped the pain merry-go-round. Each episode is full of practical tips and insights to help you get back to living! Visit www.bodylogic.physio for more. Produced by Kevin Wernli

Empowered Beyond Pain Kevin Wernli, Professor Peter O'Sullivan, Dr JP Caneiro

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A fortnightly podcast brought to you by Body Logic Physiotherapy and co-hosted by Professor Peter O'Sullivan, Dr JP Caneiro and Kevin Wernli. As both clinical researchers and physiotherapists, they aim to empower you to better health, and empower clinicians to provide the best care for people in pain. They speak to leading researchers and clinicians, and hear from patients who have escaped the pain merry-go-round. Each episode is full of practical tips and insights to help you get back to living! Visit www.bodylogic.physio for more. Produced by Kevin Wernli

    Surgery, the Ultimate Placebo, with surgeon Prof. Ian Harris for back pain fact 10

    Surgery, the Ultimate Placebo, with surgeon Prof. Ian Harris for back pain fact 10

    Surgery is often a consideration for many people with back pain, it's the top of the medical triangle, and many believe it will fix them. But Orthopaedic Surgeon, Scientist and Author, Professor Ian Harris, see's it differently. In this episode, he talks to Prof. Peter O'Sullivan, Dr JP Caneiro and Kevin Wernli about all things surgery, placebo, research and pain. We also hear the story of Steve, a 26year old who had disabling back pain for 6 years, was on strong opioids, had multiple surgeries including a spinal fusion, but was still battling. Fortunately, he found his way onto a study researching back pain that Kevin Wernli completed as part of his PhD.

    Key things discussed:
    - The effectiveness (or not) of spinal surgery.
    - Why there are such differences in outcomes in workers compensation patients.
    - Is pain all in your head?
    - Alarming rates of increasing surgery rates in the private sector vs public sector, and why that might be.
    - A call for better evidence (and who should fund it!).
    - The key question patients NEED to ask their healthcare professionals.

    Show notes available at https://www.bodylogic.physio/podcast

    A huge thanks to ABC and ABC 730 for granting us permission to use their content for educational purposes.

    Twitter handles @EBPPodcast @PeteOSullivanPT @JPCaneiro @KWernliPhysio
    *Peter O’Sullivan and JP Caneiro were awarded specialisation by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005 and 2013 respectively. Theme music by Fervun and Cash. For educational purposes only. Produced by Kevin Wernli

    • 1 hr 2 min
    19. Pain flares don't mean you're damaging yourself, with patient voice Jamie. Low back fact 9

    19. Pain flares don't mean you're damaging yourself, with patient voice Jamie. Low back fact 9

    Pain flare ups are unfortunately common, and they can be really distressing, especially if your feeling like you've been making good progress. But there are some misconceptions which can keep you in a loop. Professor Peter O'Sullivan and Dr JP Caneiro discuss patient voice Jamie's journey through the ups and downs of flare ups.

    My take homes:
    - Flare ups, while not pleasant, are unfortunately common and a pretty normal part of recovery.
    - While they can be terrifying in the moment, the don’t last forever, and can be an incredible learning opportunity.
    - They are usually more related to things that sensitise our system, like poor sleep, stressful times, being more sedentary, working longer hours, not having time to recover or doing too much too soon, and infrequently relate to creating further damage - even though it may be really painful.
    - Although it can feel like a big step back and that you’ve un-done all your progress, this is rarely the case, you may find it helpful to think of it as a temporary ‘pause’ on your progress, not a restart.

    Show notes available at https://www.bodylogic.physio/podcast Twitter handles @EBPPodcast @PeteOSullivanPT @JPCaneiro @KWernliPhysio *Peter O’Sullivan and JP Caneiro were awarded specialisation by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005 and 2013 respectively. Theme music by Fervun and Cash. For educational purposes only. Produced by Kevin Wernli

    • 58 min
    Backs don't wear out with everyday loading. Fact 8 with Dr JP Caneiro, PhD.

    Backs don't wear out with everyday loading. Fact 8 with Dr JP Caneiro, PhD.

    It's common to believe that movement, loading and bending causes 'wear & tear' of the spine - especially if it's painful. But that belief hugely undermines our body's capacity to adapt. Learn more about fact 8 from the 10 facts every person should know about low back pain scientific paper with co-author's Dr JP Caneiro and Kevin Wernli.

    *Apologies for the scratchy audio, we'll aim to rectify it in future recordings*

    Show notes available at https://www.bodylogic.physio/podcast Twitter handles @EBPPodcast @PeteOSullivanPT @JPCaneiro @KWernliPhysio *Peter O’Sullivan and JP Caneiro were awarded specialisation by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005 and 2013 respectively. Theme music by Fervun and Cash. For educational purposes only. Produced by Kevin Wernli

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Myth of Core Stability - Peter O'Sullivan's personal story for back fact 7

    The Myth of Core Stability - Peter O'Sullivan's personal story for back fact 7

    We used to think core stability was important for low back pain, but modern research questions this common belief. Professor Peter O'Sullivan is in many ways the perfect guest for this podcast. He's had a lived experience of trying to fix his debilitating low back pain through core exercises, he researched core stability as an early career researcher and has almost come full circle as a distinguished Professor of Musculoskeletal pain and Specialist clinician.

    Show notes available at https://www.bodylogic.physio/podcast Twitter handles @EBPPodcast @PeteOSullivanPT @JPCaneiro @KWernliPhysio *Peter O’Sullivan and JP Caneiro were awarded specialisation by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005 and 2013 respectively. Theme music by Fervun and Cash. For educational purposes only. Produced by Kevin Wernli

    • 43 min
    16b - Posture & Pain. Back pain fact 6 with patient voice Joe, and Nic Saraceni

    16b - Posture & Pain. Back pain fact 6 with patient voice Joe, and Nic Saraceni

    Learn the truth about posture and low back pain. Sleeping posture, sitting posture, lifting posture, it's all covered in this episode with patient voice Joe, researcher and physiotherapist Nic Saraceni, and co-hosts Professor Peter O'Sullivan and Kevin Wernli.

    Show notes available at https://www.bodylogic.physio/podcast Twitter handles @EBPPodcast @PeteOSullivanPT @JPCaneiro @KWernliPhysio *Peter O’Sullivan and JP Caneiro were awarded specialisation by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005 and 2013 respectively. Theme music by Fervun and Cash. For educational purposes only. Produced by Kevin Wernli

    • 53 min
    16a - Posture & Pain. Back pain fact 6 with Diane Slater and Kieran O'Sullivan, PhD.

    16a - Posture & Pain. Back pain fact 6 with Diane Slater and Kieran O'Sullivan, PhD.

    What's the best posture? Are posture correctors good/bad/safe? There are many outdated beliefs still commonplace among society, so what does the evidence say? In today's episode, we talk to Diane Slater and Dr Kieran O'Sullivan all about posture, and how reading and conducting research into posture made us all move on from those old beliefs.

    Show notes available at https://www.bodylogic.physio/podcast
    Twitter handles @EBPPodcast @PeteOSullivanPT @JPCaneiro @KWernliPhysio *Peter O’Sullivan and JP Caneiro were awarded specialisation by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005 and 2013 respectively. Theme music by Fervun and Cash. For educational purposes only. Produced by Kevin Wernli

    • 49 min

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