Exercise programs are so essential for our wellbeing and to help in the rehabilitation from injuries and accidents. Programs need to be individualised to each person, depending on their aims and goals and also their ability to perform exercises and adapt to the. Getting this wrong can lead to an outcome that is less than desirable. Getting the right advice at the right time during a rehabilitation program is important, especially from those who are qualified to give it. It was so important that an episode of PodChatLive for podiatrists was devoted to the topic. PodChatLive is a livestream that goes out on Facebook and YouTube and as an audio podcast. The two hosts of the show interview and chat with a different guest each week.
In this episode of PodChatLive they talked with the sports therapist, Ben Cormack from the United Kingdom. They talked about what he believes are the key components to a successful rehab programme and the reasons why they may fail. There was some practical advice on with how we can promote self-efficacy and how to empower and motivate our patients to get better outcomes. Most importantly they discussed the evidence base behind strength work and the differences between strength and load tolerance. Ben Cormack has a passion for getting people moving and using and understanding movement as an important tool to help others. He originally came from a fitness background and then went on to study Sports therapy and gained wide experience in the fields of rehabilitation, pain science and movement over the last 20 years. He owns and runs the Cor-Kinetic business which is an educational company who use modern research into pain, movement and neuro sciences to provide a reasoning process and rehab skills. Cor-kinetic provides educational services for the National Health Service, sports clubs and universities as well as individual health professionals.