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Thinking Physio

I provide simple psychological strategies for you to use to help improve patient relationships and accelerate their recovery from Injury.

As practising consultants, we all have good days and bad days. There are times when we get an immense feeling of satisfaction when our clients/patients recover completely and are able to live fulfilling healthy lives. Other times, we have those despondent days when we feel let down because, despite our best efforts, our client did not return for further treatment. They keep rescheduling appointments or cancelling. We have tried everything we can and yet nothing seems to motivate them.

So what do you do?

You can’t just file them in your ‘lost to follow-up’ folder and hope that they will miraculously recover on their own. Nor can you just forget about them and move on.

Well, there is a pathway that will help you keep your clients motivated and I am here to help you show how you can interact positively with your challenging patients by approaching the problem from a different angle.

As a practising physiotherapist for over 30 years, I have gone through my fair share of patients. Many I treated successfully but some left half way. I didn’t know why and this bothered me immensely because as a clinician I felt responsible for their well being.

So, I started delving into neuroscience, NLP, behavioural therapies, neuro-plasticity and a host of other communication strategies to help my patients.

During my time as a clinician, I came to the realisation that, as physiotherapists, we are really well trained in how the body responds to injury and disease and how the brain controls the body; but we are not well trained in how the mind influences the brain.

I believe that it is the mind/brain connection that often determines why two people with essentially the same injury can have vastly different outcomes.

Thinking Physio is here to help you on your journey to managing patients with low or no motivation, engaging them and encouraging them to seek continuing care.

That is why I am here to help you and your practice, not only to better manage your patients but also thereby to increase the bottom line for your business.

Let me show you how I can help.

Annette Tonkin
Results Coaching Cert

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A healing and nurturing relationship with the patient is the most important aspect of a consultant’s work. I provide simple psychological strategies for you to use to help improve patient relationships and accelerate their recovery from injury.


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