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WiSH Podcasts

In each episode we will be interviewing local and international guests on all things related to Exercise Medicine, Sport and Health.

 Introduction to WiSH

In this intro episode we briefly discuss Wits Sport and Health, as Prof Jon Patricios answers some questions pertaining to the centre. What is WiSH and why was it created? What are the goals, and how can clinicians get involved? 

Concussions with Prof Jon Patricios

In this episode we ask Prof Jon all about concussions. Including administration in sport and rule changes, assessing and managing concussions, current trends in the literature, and what we can expect from the Consensus Statement in Paris 2020.

Tendinopathies with Prof Jill Cook

In this episode we discuss tendon injuries. What is a tendinopathy? How should we be treating it? Does the Continuum Model of tendon pathology still include all we know about overuse injuries in tendons? and a lot more.

Hydrotherapy with Maria Gerondoudis

Maria tells us all about Hydrotherapy; when it is indicated and contraindicated, how hydrotherapy is different to regular rehabilitation and how to effectively use the properties of water in order to gain the best outcomes during treatment, and a lot more.

The foot and ankle with Dr Paulo Ferrao part 1 - a surgeon's perspective

In part one of this episode we chat to Dr Ferrao about the foot and ankle.  We ask about the theme of over-diagnosis and understanding the clinical context relating to the foot. We also get into more specific conditions like plantarfasciitis and the biomechanical considerations relating to it, as well as lateral ankle sprains and syndesmosis injuries. Be sure to look out for the follow up episode after this one as well.

The foot and ankle with Dr Paulo Ferrao part 2 - a surgeons perspective

In part, 2 of this episode, we continue talking to Dr Ferrao about the foot and ankle. We ask about tibialis posterior injuries, posterior ankle impingement syndrome, stress fractures, the importance of foot posture, and posterior heel pain.

The foot and ankle with Lindsay Harris part 1 - a Physio's perspective

We continue in our series on the foot and ankle by getting a Physiotherapist's perspective on management. In part one of this episode we discuss the anatomy and function of the arch,  management of plantarfasciitis, assessing and treating lateral ankle sprains, and stress fractures. 

The foot and ankle with Lindsay Harris part 2 - a Physio's perspective

In part two of this episode we continue to talk to Lindsay Harris who gives us a Physiotherapists perspective in assessment and rehab of the foot and ankle. We discuss injuries to the Syndesmosis,  Tibialis Posterior injuries, Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome and more. 

The foot and ankle with Lauren Brown - a Podiatrist's perspective

This is the final episode in the series on the foot and ankle. Have a listen to our discussion with Lauren about podiatry and podiatrists' role in management of sporting injuries, the importance of wearing the right shoes during exercise, advancing technology in running shoes and how that may affect the sport of running, the biomechanics of the Windlass mechanism, a podiatrist's management of plantarfasciitis, and a lot more. 

The knee with Dr Brad Gelbart - a Surgeon's perspective

In this episode we begin a short series on the knee. We chat with Dr Gelbart about the idea of over-treatment related to the ACL, and the meniscus. We also talk about patellofemoral pain syndrome, chondromalacia patella, patella tendinopathies as well as enthesopathies like Osgood Schlatter's syndrome and Sinding-Larsen Johansson syndrome.