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Is a Business Plan Enough?

Submitted by Craig Allingham on Tue, 28/07/2015 - 16:20

Business plans are important tools for any owner, and in my role as a QIP practice surveyor I have seen many such plans - some brilliant and some in need of work. Not a lot of work, as most are pretty close to the mark and just need firmer time frames and outcome measures. But none of them was a strategic document.

Martians are Coming to Brisbane

Submitted by Craig Allingham on Mon, 13/07/2015 - 15:24

Our first landing in Sydney (March 2015) was a great success, and we are now coming to Brisbane on Nov. 8. This one day event will give you the confidence to integrate men's health into your physio practice including RTUS, communication strategies, exercise and manual therapy for pelvic conditions, prostate surgery rehab and more. To register or read more, click here

The Martians Have Landed!

Submitted by Craig Allingham on Mon, 23/03/2015 - 22:11

The first Mastering the Martians workshop on Men's Health Physiotherapy was a great success yesterday. Almost 50 physios from across Australia and NZ attended to hear four leading exponents bring their individual expertise and experience in sessions covering communication skills, the use of real time ultrasound in assessment and training of the mail pelvic floor, exercise rehab following cancer treatment and the management of erectile dysfunction following prostate surgery.  Future events are planned.

Interruption to Normal Services

Submitted by Craig Allingham on Mon, 23/02/2015 - 08:40

Unfortunately one of our teaching team, Mary O'Dwyer, has had a nasty accident and sustained 15 fractures all above the waist with some associated lung damage and severe pain. She will recover but it will take time. Mary regrets having to postpone or cancel some of her women's health courses including the European leg in May. Attempts to reschedule will begin as her recovery progresses.

Strategic Learning - Do You Have a PD Plan?

Submitted by Craig Allingham on Thu, 23/10/2014 - 13:37

I recall in my early days of practicing, I pretty much did every PD course available. Which was not difficult and probably only took three or four weekends per year. My how times have changed, you could fill every weekend now if you set your mind to it.

We are spoiled for choice with a huge range of professional development opportunities advertised every month. So how do we select what is most appropriate for each of us?

What Do Clients Value?

Submitted by Craig Allingham on Wed, 14/05/2014 - 13:41

One of the best feelings in our work is when a new patient answers the question, 'Why have you come to see me?' with 'Because I was told you are the best'. This has two great benefits, firstly my ego gets a stroke (although my wife may suggest this is neither a benefit nor necessary), secondly it indicates the patient is more likely do well with my treatment because they already expect to do well.

Scapula Dyskinesia - but what is normal?

Submitted by Craig Allingham on Wed, 23/04/2014 - 20:57

We know that therapeutic exercise decreases shoulder symptoms and improves function without necessarily altering scapula mechanics. A fact acknowledged at the Scapula Summit in Kentucky in 2009 and observed in many of my clients who become symptom free (shoulder pain and dysfunction) but continue to display poor quality scapular movement and/or control.