Thanks to Professor Lorimer Moseley for his 4th BJSM podcast over the last 4 years. Here he chats with final year medical student Daniel Friedman who is at the coalface (@DDFriedman). How are the terms pain, nociception and central sensitisation used? Are they taught accurately or poorly? All of us can learn from Lorimer as he clarifies these concepts.

Professor Lorimer Moseley (PT, PhD) is Chair of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia and a professor of Clinical Neurosciences.
He combines Oxford rigour with a laconic and very popular Australian style of communication.

You can find his patient-focused website ‘Tame the Beast’ here:
You can find his academic/health professional website ‘Body in Mind’ here:
Lorimer’s 2014 BJSM podcast was on tendons. Still worth listening to. It has had 20K listens:
The 2017 podcast on pain was on pain (some overlap):
His 2018 update, focusing particularly on knowledge translation – helping the community become aware of, and benefit from contemporary pain science, is here:

ACL injuries are some of the most common and debilitating injuries in athletes. In this podcast, Tim Hewett and Kate Webster talk about the biomechanical risk factors for ACL injury, the role and potential of screening, and the use of ACL prevention programmes. Tim Hewett is an expert in biomedical engineering work at the Mayo Clinic and Kate Webster is an associate professor at La Trobe University. They are both speaking at the upcoming Sports Medicine Australia Conference-more details can be found here- Timeline: 0.40 - What is the biggest risk factor for ACL injury? 2.10 - How are ACL injuries preventable? 4.10 - Can we screen for injury risk? 6.00 - Key criteria for RTS. 9:40 - The high risk of re-injury following ACL damage. 13.00 - Are we returning athletes too soon post injury?


Peter O’Sullivan has two recent BJSM podcasts (see below). In this podcast he shares his thoughts on the recent media attention around Tiger Woods' obvious back pain while playing in the US PGA. He discusses what the pathology might be, why the media suggested that Mr Woods’ ‘sacrum went out’. He contends that ‘core strengthening’ may not be the panacea. The lessons apply to the management of low back pain, and other pain, in a myriad of settings. See also Read Professor O'Sullivan's blog on Tiger Wood's back pain: Listen to his podcast on lower back pain:


With over twenty years' experience, accreditation in Sports Physiotherapy, and a recent PhD in the topic of lateral hip pain, Alison Grimaldi (@AlisonGrimaldi) was invited to this podcast by BJSM’s Twitter community. She is a popular conference speaker internationally. Here she walks you through each step of the assessment and treatment of an older patient with right hip pain. She then shares how to assess and treat a younger sportsperson. In both cases, Dr Grimaldi emphasizes that compression is bad for tendons that run over bony prominences (trochanter in this case) and indicates how this can be addressed. Enjoy one of our most practical podcasts. Recorded at the Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference, Auckland (September 2014) with thanks to the NZ Sports Physiotherapy Interest Group (@SportsPhysioNZ). Links: 1) JL Cook, C Purdam Is compressive load a factor in the development of tendinopathy? Br J Sports Med 46(3):163-8. 2012

2) Fearon A, Stephens S, Cook J, et al. The relationship of femoral neck shaft angle and adiposity to greater trochanteric pain syndrome in women. A case control morphology and anthropometric study. Br J Sports Med. 2012