Technical

Articles of a more technical nature for manual therapists

Test Accuracy 101

Test Accuracy 101

Do you find it difficult to understand and recall all the terminology regarding test accuracy? You know, the stuff you vaguely remember covering in a Research Methods class at undergraduate level?

Trendelenburg test – spinal uses?

Trendelenburg test – spinal uses?

I use the standing one-legged balance test a lot, finding it helps a great deal in the interpretation and prediction of lumbar spine dysfunction. This short article gives a summary of the issues.

What’s My Problem?

What’s My Problem?

Here’s a short article which tries to integrate or balance how patient’s see things with how we see things, all in the context of developing a structured thought process.

Complex Or Complicated?

Complex Or Complicated?

For years I’ve been fascinated by the difference between things that are complicated and things that are complex, and how that relates to spinal functioning.

Cause And Effect

Cause And Effect

Some thoughts on the tricky idea of cause and effect along with how we can interpret reactions to treatment.

Placebo Quirks

Placebo Quirks

Oddly, some of the additional benefit a drug has relative to a placebo might be a quirk of the side-effects of the drug.