Treating low back pain in sport—Dr Fiona Wilson. 15 pearls from vast rowing experience


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Assistant Professor Dr Fiona Wilson is a Chartered Physiotherapist in the discipline of Physiotherapy, Trinity College, Ireland. She has over 25 years of clinical experience in the UK, South Africa and Ireland. She has worked with elite and international athletes throughout her career and was Lead Physiotherapist for Rowing Ireland for 10 years. Her research has focused on sport and exercise medicine with a special focus on rowing and back pain and recently in rugby and concussion. She is editorial board member for BJSM and was awarded the prestigious Cochrane Fellowship in 2012. In this podcast Dr Wilson shares wisdom on topics such as: • Managing back pain in the mature rower • 3 common pitfalls / stroke issues to assess • How to assess the rowing athlete • How rowers monitor load / or not • How you can use technology and apps to monitor rowers • How to apply lessons from rowing to managing back pain in all sports and among the general public • Debate on stability and mobility – are planks associated with increased incidence of back pain? 3 previous BJSM podcasts on back pain in sport include the very popular: • Tiger Woods – soon after his 2014 spinal surgery, @PeteOSullivanPT (Prof Peter O’Sullivan) feared for the worst. Was surgery a good idea? Remember this conversation predated Tiger Woods’ plunging down the world ranking. • Tiger Woods – 2015 update. With @PeteOSullivanPT after a 2nd operation a year later. How helpful is the postoperative MRI scan?

• Dr Kieran O’Sullivan (no relation to Peter above) shares 7 habits of highly effective clinicians who manage back pain. It’s had 23K listens!

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