The Shoulder Guy Gives “OutBack” A Crack?

My wife and I had thought about it before but never really had the chance to make it happen. The timing and opportunity just never seemed to fit quite right. So we waited… And then we plain forgot about it and moved on with our lives. But it just so happens another opportunity presented itself again at the end of last year (2022). A chance at something Big, New and Different. So we gave it a crack… well at least my wife did. Nervous, yet quietly confident, my wife sat an interview for an Executive Director role. And sometimes when … Continue reading

Is Shoulder Physio Delivered Via Telehealth Just As Good As Face to Face?

Australian shoulder physiotherapist, Luke Van Every aka The Shoulder Guy is one of the first to embrace online shoulder physio via telehealth

Patient Outcomes Are Just As Good… There is a growing body of research evidence suggesting online physiotherapy produces patient outcomes that are just as good as face-to-face physiotherapy consultations. Are you kidding me? No, not at all… As a patient, you want results, right? Does it really matter how that gets delivered? A comprehensive video consultation is just as effective as face to face when targeted to delivering what you need and want. For example, you may need reassurance, education, the right advice and exercises to perform following your shoulder surgery? It’s not all about hands-on, you know? In fact, … Continue reading

Are You Looking At Significantly Improving Your Shoulder Pain, Strength & Mobility?

Okay, it’s probably a stupid question… But of course you are or you would not be here in the first place looking for answers to your single most important shoulder question. I’d love to know what that is… I’s also like to know, what happened today in particular that made you sit down and start searching? How hard has it been to find an easy answer? The right solution, tailor made just for you… I’d hazard a guess, you might be more confused then ever. I’m sure you’ve plenty of questions left unanswered… Why does my shoulder hurt? Is this … Continue reading

8 Killer Questions To Ask Your Shoulder Surgeon

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In just 2 minutes you’ll discover the “8 Killer Questions You Must Ask Your Shoulder Surgeon BEFORE You Go Under The Knife”. The first thing you need to decide, is whether you actually do need surgery… Because research suggests that physiotherapy is just as effective. At a fraction of the cost… With less risk… In about the same time. Shoulder research also suggests that “surgically observed cuff integrity was not strongly correlated with the shoulder’s comfort or function”. While surgeons seek to improve the integrity of the rotator cuff through repair… “factors other than cuff integrity” seem to influence the … Continue reading

The Little Known Benefits Of Incidental Exercise

How much physical activity are you doing each week? As a nation we are not doing so well… In fact, most of us do not come anywhere near the expected activity levels for health… highlighted in this 2016 epidemiological study of the total physical activity and strength exercise behaviour of 9345 Australians. The study concluded that… “The large majority of Australian adults do not meet the full physical activity guidelines and/or reported excessive sedentary behaviours.” Only 18.6% met the strength training guidelines… This begs the question…“are we becoming less active and chronically underloaded as a nation?” What should you do … Continue reading