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Friday funnies


Have you had a hard week? Is Saturday taking too long to arrive? Read on and be prepared!

Posts & tweets I liked this week:

Health & disability – sociological musing by lilwatchergirl via Healinglesstravelled

Arabic proverb: “He who doesn’t know how to dance says the ground is uneven.” via @shiradotnet on Twitter

Growth needs sadness – a post on making meaning from loss and growing in a positive way from these experiences

The ever-learning Diane Jacobs on Twitter @dfjpt Sharon Begley on neural correlates of culture on fMRI. (Maybe we could see the brain as being like a tree, a living… http://bit.ly/919wpY

My friend @AuntieStress on Twitter ‘Difficult people in your life? Remember, you can only manage you. (Ongoing project!)’

…and what I saw on Sunday last week & sometimes how I feel at work (with less sunshine!)

Have a good one – and if you do try this, have Emergency Department on speed-dial on your phone OK?

Friday Funnies – and some great links


Oh no, the Friday Funnies, full of cringe-making ‘funnies’.  Try to enjoy them – they’re there to help you prepare for your weekend (you know you’ll need a drink after looking at them!)

I recently posted a list of ‘doctor’ or health care rules courtesy of Dr Rob of Musings of a Distractible Mindthis is a link to the accompanying patient rules, I thought they might be useful.

For a tasty snack, probably designed to make sure you remain healthy of spirit and soul while less so of artery and heart…take a look at this recipe for shortbread from Borealnz’s blog

The brilliant Ben Goldacre never ceases to amaze me with his wry comments on both his Twitter feed and his Bad Science blog. He’s never shy of taking on the misinformed or the shonky – and his sense of humour is great.  This is a good example. Voices of the Ancients, debunking mystic nonsense published in British newspapers.

Last but not least.  Let it never be said that I shied away from promoting the hardy souls who toil in the world’s largest island (or is that the smallest continent).

First up is NOI Group, or Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, with the colourful David Butler who sports more pairs of groovy glasses than anyone I’ve ever seen.  This is the site for mirrorbox, laterality and Explain Pain.

And next is the loquacious Lorimer Moseley who, along with a few others, blogs on Body in Mind.  His blog features not only some of his most up-to-date research carried out on pain, but also promotes new PhD’s by publishing a brief summary of their research too.  You can follow them on Twitter as well (and I believe there is a Facebook page or group to join also).

The last, but not an Australian, is the wonderful Diane Jacobs, who is a most prolific reader and linker on Twitter under the name @dfjpt, and also on Facebook with the group ‘Neuroscience and Pain Science for Manual Physical Therapists’

Well, that should leave you with a few thoughts links for the weekend – enjoy!

Friday Funnies Return!


And you thought I’d abandoned y’all… Never fear, I can’t miss my weekend preparation, so here we go again!

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I’m no fan of ergonomics for ‘preventing pain’, despite my couple of postgraduate papers in it! So when I found these couple of cartoons, I’m sorry I couldn’t stop myself…
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I’ve been needling acupuncturists for a while now – perhaps after this I should stop?
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OK, OK, I’m retreating NOW!
Have a great weekend!