Episode 004 - Michael Rizk Brings You Into The 21st Century


In Episode 004, Steve is joined by Michael Rizk from iMove.

Michael discusses:

  • How you can build an awesome team and strategies to improve team culture, including how you can take your team overseas for a retreat
  • How to go from one clinic to three clinics in just three years
  • How to run three practices without reception staff

Michael is a proud owner of iMove Physio, practising from both iMove Rozelle and iMove Panania. He has worked in a mixture of private practice and sporting teams for the last five years.

He has been Principal Physiotherapist for NSW Super League Football team, Macarthur Rams and Head Physiotherapist for the Country Cricket NSW team. A keen cricketer himself Michael has played cricket at the 1st Grade Level for Georges River DCC. Michael has undergone 2 knee reconstructions and a plethora of injuries, which has helped him understand what it is like to be the patient.

Find out more about Mick and iMove at: 

Website: www.imovephysio.com.au  

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Episode 003 - The Ultimate Physio Brings You Into The 21st Century



In Episode 003, Steve is joined by the Ultimate.Physio, Nick Schuster.

Nick discusses:

  • Key business metrics that you can implement into your practice tomorrow
  • How to turn your team in the ultimate Physios
  • Great team bonding tips to build a successful team

Nick is a clinic owner just like you, and nearly suffered inevitable burnout some years back. On his busiest week he saw 134 patients himself! 

He now runs a practice where he sees patients for 15-20 hours per week, and spend the rest of his week working on the business and mentoring his awesome team. His clinic is busier and more profitable than ever before, and he loves the environment he has created and the full trust he has in my team. Coming to work every day is a pleasure for Nick.

Website: Ultimate.Physio
Facebook Clinic Owners: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ultimatephysioclinicowners/ 
Facebook Private Practice Physios: ...

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Episode 002 - Tim Rowland Brings You Into The 21st Century


In Episode 002, Steve is joined by Tim Rowland creator of the Physio Digest and Physio Network.

Tim discusses:

  • Return to play post ACL injury
  • How to use social media in your business to build your profile
  • Tim's top tips how you can become a 21st century physio

Find out more about Tim at:
Physio Network website - https://www.physio-network.com/ 
Physio Network facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/thephysionetwork/ 
Physio Digest facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/PhysioDigest1/ 
Tim Rowland athletic performance facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/otffitness/ 
Tim's LinkedIn page - https://au.linkedin.com/in/tim-rowland-106583ab 

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Episode 001 - Welcome to the 21st Century


Welcome the 21st Century Physio Podcast.

I’m your host Stephen King and I'm really passionate about the Physiotherapy and manual therapy industry and this podcast is a way of helping therapists all over the world improve the standard of care we provide. The aim of the podcast is to provide therapists with simple, easily implementable and actionable strategies to help improve and revitalise their own practices, careers and lives.

Tune in and listen to our bi-weekly sessions discussing the latest research and technology influencing your practice as a 21st century Physiotherapist. 

Join leading experts from around the world as they share their experiences, research and thoughts on the future of Physiotherapy in the 21st century and provide you with simple, actionable and easy to implement tips to help you help more patients in your practice.

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What Can We Learn From The Winter Olympics About Movement Assessment? - It's Not What You'd Expect

blog Feb 26, 2018

Well, it's been an amazing two weeks at the winter Olympics games in Pyeongchang, hasn't it?

Filled with amazing record-breaking feats, it's been must-watch viewing. If you're like us at MAT, you've been glued to screen to see how far the human body can be pushed. Often just a little too far as the injury list of hundreds of major injuries over the past two weeks proves.

This blog post isn't about how many injuries occurred though, or how they could have used the MAT to help identify those who may have been at a higher risk of injury during the games. They could have, but that's another post altogether. It's not even about the biomechanics of the sports and common risk factors that need to be assessed or improved.

We can learn a lot more about assessing our patients and athletes from the games by looking at how they determine the outcome.

So, what can we learn from?



Every profession uses objective data to help determine their...

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Agility T-test

assessment Feb 17, 2018

The agility T-Test is a test that is commonly used to assess an athletes/individuals to move forwards, backwards and side to side. It is performed on a safe and consistent surface to ensure that test-retest reliability is high. Besides testing an individual's ability to move in all directions as quickly as possible it also tests a “combination of leg speed, leg power, and agility for performance” (Pauole. K, Madole. K, Garhammer. J, Lacourse. M and Rozenek. R, 2000).

Males that achieve less than 9.5 seconds and Females that achieve less than 10.5 seconds are ranked as excellent showing that they can coordinate lower limb strength, power and speed whilst changing multiple directions.

Having the ability to produce a muscle contraction that is quick and powerful in a sporting situation and the stronger and more efficient this contraction is the lower the likelihood of injury (Hübscher M  , Zech A  , Pfeifer K , Hänsel F , Vogt L , Banzer W , 2010). The...

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Strength Testing with Hip Abduction Holds/Raises

assessment Feb 17, 2018

Hip abduction is a movement where our leg moves away from the midline of body or the opposing leg, this movement is produced by our Gluteal muscles (Maximus, Medius and Minimus).

This movement is extremely important in a sporting or dynamic context as knee adduction “associated with increased knee valgus angles during athletic movements” (Cronin. B, Johnson. S, Chang.E, Pollard. C and Norcross. M,  2016).

Decreased Hip Abduction strength or excessive hip adduction has been a cause of issue for people with patellofemoral pain (PFP). With research being perfromed by Ramskov. D et al (2015) they found that “eccentric hip abduction strength that is higher than normal may reduce the risk of PFP” (Ramskov. D, Barton.C, Neilsen. R and Rasmussen. S, 2015).

The single leg abduction exercise when used correctly in a clinical setting can decrease our risk of associated lower limb injuries to the hip, knee or ankle. By performing the activity in a controlled way we...

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Strength Testing with Hip Adduction Holds/Raises

assessment Feb 17, 2018

Hip Adduction is the movement of where we bring our leg closer to the midline of the body or closer to the other leg. It is largely performed by our adductor group (adductor magnus, longus and brevis). Hip adductor weakness has been related to pain in through the groin in sports that require repetitive change of direction (i.e.soccer) “Large eccentric hip adduction strength deficits were found in soccer players with adductor-related groin pain compared with asymptomatic soccer players” (Thorborg K, Branci S, Nielsen MP, Tang L, Nielsen MB and Hölmich P, 2014). Another article found that “decreased hip adduction strength is a risk factor for developing groin injuries” (Harøy.J, Thorborg. K, Serner. A, Bjørkheim. A,Rolstad.L, Hölmich.P, Bahr. R and Andersen.T, 2017).

The single leg adduction exercise when used correctly in a clinical setting can decrease our risk of associated groin injuries and performance detriments. The Copenhagen...

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Enhance Your Spinal Assessment With The MAT

assessment Feb 16, 2018

Our spine is made up of 3 sections (Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar vertebrae) with the sacrum and coccyx forming part of the tailbone. Each area is individualised in the way it moves, for example, the Lumbars prefer to flex and Extend, whereas the Thoracics prefer to rotate.

Each segment throughout all 3 areas rotates/flexes/extends and laterally flexes a few degrees, but as a total, there is a great deal of range of motion available through the spine. Along with these movements occurring at the spine, we also have rotational movements below and above the spine that directly affect the range of motion available, an example of this is the hips.

“Range-of-motion deficits in the lead hip rotation and lumbar spine extension correlated with a history of low back pain in golfers” (Vad. V,  Bhat. A,  Basrai. D, Gebeh. A, Aspergren. D and  Andrews. J,  2004). Along with golfers having lower back pain we also see athletes involved in throwing sports needing to...

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Strength Testing With Hip Extension Raises

assessment Feb 15, 2018

 The single leg hip extension (also commonly referred to as a hip thruster) exercise is performed with the foot placed on a bench/chair. The role of this exercise it to emphasis the use of our Gluteus Maximus “Gluteal muscle in the human body is one of the largest and strongest muscles” (Raj. S, 2016).

The gluteus Muscles are also apart of posterior chain (muscles that run along the back of our legs and back). “explosive hip extensor strength may be crucial in the primary prevention and rehabilitation of a variety of lower extremity injuries” (Cronin. B, Johnson. S and Chang.E, 2016).

The single leg hip extension is a very beneficial exercise to perform in a clinical setting because by having the leg at 90 degrees it shortens the hamstrings and places more emphasis on the contraction of the glutes (which is what we are aiming for). Along with that we also see that “hip thrust activates the gluteus maximus and biceps femoris to a greater degree than...

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