Craig Payne

University lecturer, runner, researcher, skeptic, woo basher, clinician
    Natural Cures for Heel Spurs – the quack is strong in this one.

    The whole ‘natural cures’ industry is a scam. Just because something is natural does not make it better. Arsenic is natural. Ionizing radiation is natural. Neither of them are any good for you. Arguing that something is better because it is natural…

    The whole ‘natural cures’ industry is a scam. Just because something is natural does not make it better. Arsenic is natural. Ionizing radiation is natural. Neither of them are any good for you. Arguing that something is better because it is natural…

    The whole ‘natural cures’ industry is a scam. Just because something is natural does not make it better. Arsenic is natural. Ionizing radiation is natural. Neither of them are any good for you. Arguing that something is better because it is natural…

    Bunion corrector gullibility

    Some people must think some people are really stupid. I recently screen shot some pictures posted on a website that I stumbled across and has now been taken down. They must think that people really are that stupid. It was from a website promoting and…

    Some people must think some people are really stupid. I recently screen shot some pictures posted on a website that I stumbled across and has now been taken down. They must think that people really are that stupid. It was from a website promoting and…

    Some people must think some people are really stupid. I recently screen shot some pictures posted on a website that I stumbled across and has now been taken down. They must think that people really are that stupid. It was from a website promoting and…

    Natural History vs Clinical Evidence

    This is a topic that I have blogged about so many times, but it came up for me with a patient I looked at a few weeks ago. The previous posts included topics like: But…but…it worked for me!, Anecdotes are not evidence, and Why Ineffective Treatments…

    This is a topic that I have blogged about so many times, but it came up for me with a patient I looked at a few weeks ago. The previous posts included topics like: But…but…it worked for me!, Anecdotes are not evidence, and Why Ineffective Treatments…

    This is a topic that I have blogged about so many times, but it came up for me with a patient I looked at a few weeks ago. The previous posts included topics like: But…but…it worked for me!, Anecdotes are not evidence, and Why Ineffective Treatments…

    Natural History vs Clinical Evidence

    I never cease to be amazed just how many people are more trusting of anonymous anecdotes from fellow sufferers of conditions than they are of evidence-based health professionals. From time to time I hang out in social media groups of people who have…

    I never cease to be amazed just how many people are more trusting of anonymous anecdotes from fellow sufferers of conditions than they are of evidence-based health professionals. From time to time I hang out in social media groups of people who have…

    I never cease to be amazed just how many people are more trusting of anonymous anecdotes from fellow sufferers of conditions than they are of evidence-based health professionals. From time to time I hang out in social media groups of people who have…

    Professional Sports Team Embraces Pseudoscience

    Here in Australia most professional sports teams have in place a salary cap regulated by the sports governing body. This means that they can only spend a fixed amount on players. In other countries in other sports there is no such salary cap, so the…

    Here in Australia most professional sports teams have in place a salary cap regulated by the sports governing body. This means that they can only spend a fixed amount on players. In other countries in other sports there is no such salary cap, so the…

    Here in Australia most professional sports teams have in place a salary cap regulated by the sports governing body. This means that they can only spend a fixed amount on players. In other countries in other sports there is no such salary cap, so the…

    Cannabis Oil for Plantar Fasciitis

    There seems to be increasing advocacy for the use of cannabis oil (medical marijuana) for plantar fasciitis recently, mostly from what I can see, from those who sell it. If you hang out in some of the online communities for those with plantar…

    There seems to be increasing advocacy for the use of cannabis oil (medical marijuana) for plantar fasciitis recently, mostly from what I can see, from those who sell it. If you hang out in some of the online communities for those with plantar…

    There seems to be increasing advocacy for the use of cannabis oil (medical marijuana) for plantar fasciitis recently, mostly from what I can see, from those who sell it. If you hang out in some of the online communities for those with plantar…

    I don’t get this…

    …actually, I do get it; I was just being facetious. To explain: I obviously follow the research evidence and how that informs clinical practice and clinical decision making very carefully. If that research stacks up to scrutiny, then it has to inform…

    …actually, I do get it; I was just being facetious. To explain: I obviously follow the research evidence and how that informs clinical practice and clinical decision making very carefully. If that research stacks up to scrutiny, then it has to inform…

    …actually, I do get it; I was just being facetious. To explain: I obviously follow the research evidence and how that informs clinical practice and clinical decision making very carefully. If that research stacks up to scrutiny, then it has to inform…

    Google Scholar Ranking of Podiatry Journals

    Today, Google scholar came out with their 2018 update to their ranking metrics. No point in me re-litigating what Google says about them, so read Google info. The rankings are not without some controversy and there are competing ranking metrics of…

    Today, Google scholar came out with their 2018 update to their ranking metrics. No point in me re-litigating what Google says about them, so read Google info. The rankings are not without some controversy and there are competing ranking metrics of…

    Today, Google scholar came out with their 2018 update to their ranking metrics. No point in me re-litigating what Google says about them, so read Google info. The rankings are not without some controversy and there are competing ranking metrics of…

    The week that was…

    Been a busy week. As part of my Online Boot Camp course’s, I do a weekly update of the week that was. Thought I would share the one I did this morning with everyone. You get free access to a weekly update like this one every week if you are enrolled…

    Been a busy week. As part of my Online Boot Camp course’s, I do a weekly update of the week that was. Thought I would share the one I did this morning with everyone. You get free access to a weekly update like this one every week if you are enrolled…

    Been a busy week. As part of my Online Boot Camp course’s, I do a weekly update of the week that was. Thought I would share the one I did this morning with everyone. You get free access to a weekly update like this one every week if you are enrolled…

    Foot Orthotic Dosing

    The concept of foot orthotic dosing is something that has been bubbling away under the surface for a long time now, but for some reason, not a lot of noise gets made about it, or when noise is made about it, tends to get dismissed by those who want…

    The concept of foot orthotic dosing is something that has been bubbling away under the surface for a long time now, but for some reason, not a lot of noise gets made about it, or when noise is made about it, tends to get dismissed by those who want…

    The concept of foot orthotic dosing is something that has been bubbling away under the surface for a long time now, but for some reason, not a lot of noise gets made about it, or when noise is made about it, tends to get dismissed by those who want…

    But…but…it worked for me!

    What does apple cider debunking, overpronation and cigarette smoking, Oscon supplements for Severs disease and vaccines causing autism have to do with each other? ^^^ that is the final slide in a video from my Critical Thinking Boot Camp. Anyone who…

    What does apple cider debunking, overpronation and cigarette smoking, Oscon supplements for Severs disease and vaccines causing autism have to do with each other? ^^^ that is the final slide in a video from my Critical Thinking Boot Camp. Anyone who…

    What does apple cider debunking, overpronation and cigarette smoking, Oscon supplements for Severs disease and vaccines causing autism have to do with each other? ^^^ that is the final slide in a video from my Critical Thinking Boot Camp. Anyone who…

    Throwback Thursday: Reappraisal of Ryan et al (2010)

    Yes, I know it’s not Thursday, but in my defence, I have been meaning to get to finish writing this for a while and did start writing it on a Thursday. What I want to do is go back and take another look at this study by Ryan et al, published in 2010.…

    Yes, I know it’s not Thursday, but in my defence, I have been meaning to get to finish writing this for a while and did start writing it on a Thursday. What I want to do is go back and take another look at this study by Ryan et al, published in 2010.…

    Yes, I know it’s not Thursday, but in my defence, I have been meaning to get to finish writing this for a while and did start writing it on a Thursday. What I want to do is go back and take another look at this study by Ryan et al, published in 2010.…

    The Ethics of Doing a Gait Analysis

    I often enjoy playing the provocateur and can frequently make statements to have that effect. They are not done to be mischevious but are typically done to encourage critical self-reflection, mostly in the context questioning one’s own clinical…

    I often enjoy playing the provocateur and can frequently make statements to have that effect. They are not done to be mischevious but are typically done to encourage critical self-reflection, mostly in the context questioning one’s own clinical…

    I often enjoy playing the provocateur and can frequently make statements to have that effect. They are not done to be mischevious but are typically done to encourage critical self-reflection, mostly in the context questioning one’s own clinical…

    How does stuff like this make it into professional journals?

    Any publication with the title of A Novel Treatment Approach to Over-Pronation Dysfunction is going to get my attention, mostly because of the nonsensical understanding of “overpronation”. I was not disappointed and it was as bad as I expected. Even…

    Any publication with the title of A Novel Treatment Approach to Over-Pronation Dysfunction is going to get my attention, mostly because of the nonsensical understanding of “overpronation”. I was not disappointed and it was as bad as I expected. Even…

    Any publication with the title of A Novel Treatment Approach to Over-Pronation Dysfunction is going to get my attention, mostly because of the nonsensical understanding of “overpronation”. I was not disappointed and it was as bad as I expected. Even…

    Should you trust running shoe research done or funded by Nike?

    Of course, you should! So many people have whined for years that the running shoe brands do not do research to back up the claims that they make for their shoes, yet when they do do it they whine that they don’t trust the research as it was done or…

    Of course, you should! So many people have whined for years that the running shoe brands do not do research to back up the claims that they make for their shoes, yet when they do do it they whine that they don’t trust the research as it was done or…

    Of course, you should! So many people have whined for years that the running shoe brands do not do research to back up the claims that they make for their shoes, yet when they do do it they whine that they don’t trust the research as it was done or…

    Children growing up barefoot more likely to be heel strikers when running

    Just had one of those … shake my head… roll the eyes … moments, when this turned up in my alerts. We all been subjected to the propaganda and rhetoric on this. We already know from the actual evidence that 25% of barefoot runners heel strike (when…

    Just had one of those … shake my head… roll the eyes … moments, when this turned up in my alerts. We all been subjected to the propaganda and rhetoric on this. We already know from the actual evidence that 25% of barefoot runners heel strike (when…

    Just had one of those … shake my head… roll the eyes … moments, when this turned up in my alerts. We all been subjected to the propaganda and rhetoric on this. We already know from the actual evidence that 25% of barefoot runners heel strike (when…

    Foot Structure and Injury Differences Between Habitually Barefoot and Shod

    I was doing a live Facebook thing with Ian Griffiths last week answering questions. One of those questions was about what happened to this blog as I had not posted anything since September. It simply boils down to time. I have what I think are some…

    I was doing a live Facebook thing with Ian Griffiths last week answering questions. One of those questions was about what happened to this blog as I had not posted anything since September. It simply boils down to time. I have what I think are some…

    I was doing a live Facebook thing with Ian Griffiths last week answering questions. One of those questions was about what happened to this blog as I had not posted anything since September. It simply boils down to time. I have what I think are some…

    No, No …. and … ummm, NO!

    Only a short post today as my head hurts from the facepalm. I have a lot of stuff that turns up in my daily alerts. Some of it good, some of it bad and some of it really hurts my head: Distribution of plantar pressure during jogging barefoot or in…

    Only a short post today as my head hurts from the facepalm. I have a lot of stuff that turns up in my daily alerts. Some of it good, some of it bad and some of it really hurts my head: Distribution of plantar pressure during jogging barefoot or in…

    Only a short post today as my head hurts from the facepalm. I have a lot of stuff that turns up in my daily alerts. Some of it good, some of it bad and some of it really hurts my head: Distribution of plantar pressure during jogging barefoot or in…

    ‘More junk getting through to the keeper*’

    The whole idea of the peer review process prior to publication is to weed out the junk, so it does not get published. One thing that the alternative therapies have in common is that their journals let a lot of junk science through. Too many studies…

    The whole idea of the peer review process prior to publication is to weed out the junk, so it does not get published. One thing that the alternative therapies have in common is that their journals let a lot of junk science through. Too many studies…

    The whole idea of the peer review process prior to publication is to weed out the junk, so it does not get published. One thing that the alternative therapies have in common is that their journals let a lot of junk science through. Too many studies…

    Barefoot running vs Minimalist running shoes vs Hoka One One

    Periodically when I get bored and need a break from what I am doing I often do one of several things. I could go over to amazon.com and read the 1-star reviews on books (it can be quite funny, especially if the book has it fan boys and seeing them…

    Periodically when I get bored and need a break from what I am doing I often do one of several things. I could go over to amazon.com and read the 1-star reviews on books (it can be quite funny, especially if the book has it fan boys and seeing them…

    Periodically when I get bored and need a break from what I am doing I often do one of several things. I could go over to amazon.com and read the 1-star reviews on books (it can be quite funny, especially if the book has it fan boys and seeing them…