Fluid movement and circadian rhythms

These two chapters were written a long time ago but both are still pertinent and the therapist may find useful.

This chapter:

Gifford, L S 1995  Fluid movement may partially account for the behaviour of symptoms associated with nociception in disc injury and disease.  In: Shacklock, M O (ed) Moving in on Pain.  Butterworth-Heinemann, Australia

…was written up following the ‘Moving in on Pain’ conference on 18-21 April 1995.  The conference was billed as the ‘First multidisciplinary international gathering of scientists and clinicians on pain convened by the physiotherapy profession’.  Quite a landmark and a good long time ago now.  The little book of the conference that Michael Shacklock put together is testament to the start of an exceptional period in the history of physiotherapy and pain.

The second work…

Gifford, L S (1995). “The influence of circadian variation on spinal examination”, In: Boyling, J and Palastanga, N (eds) Grieve’sModern Manual Therapy, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh

… sits patiently waiting to be read in the middle of Grieve’s Modern Manual Therapy’ 2nd edition.  I still find it a pleasing reminder of my one attempt at descriptive research, something close to my heart.