Taming the Advice Monster: A New Approach to Physiotherapy for Chronic Conditions

Michael Bungay Stanier, a renowned coach and author, emphasises the importance of taming one’s ‘advice monster,’ particularly in fields like healthcare where clear communication and client engagement are vital.  The ‘advice monster’ is the tendency to jump in with...

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Mastering the Art of Concise Inquiry in Clinical Practice

In the world of healthcare, particularly in physiotherapy, the initial consultation plays a pivotal role in understanding a patient’s condition. However, this process often subjects patients to a barrage of questions, leading to what is known as ‘question fatigue’. ...

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The Importance of Tone in Patient Communication/ A Guide for Clinicians

Communication in healthcare goes beyond just the words we speak. As healthcare professionals, your tone of voice plays a pivotal role in how your message is received by patients. The right tone can make a patient feel safe and...

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Unlocking Empathy: A Guide to Emotional Intelligence for Physiotherapists

As healthcare professionals, particularly physiotherapists, your role in client care extends beyond physical treatment. Building strong and lasting relationships with clients is essential, especially when dealing with long-term management and care. To excel in this aspect of your practice,...

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Navigating Healthcare Communication: The Impact of Expectations and Responsibility

Introduction In the dynamic world of healthcare, you can be a great clinician but if you can’t communicate effectively you will never get great client outcomes. Read on to learn the art of skilful clinical communication! Great communication skills...

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Lost in Translation: The Pitfalls of Miscommunication in Healthcare

In the realm of healthcare, particularly in the dynamic and often complex relationship between clients and healthcare clinicians, effective communication is the linchpin of successful outcomes.  Michael Bungay Stanier’s insightful quote, “The illusion that both parties to the conversation...

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Simple Linguistic Tools for Physiotherapists

The Power of Language in Physiotherapy: Enhancing Treatment Engagement with Simple Linguistic Tools

Introduction As physiotherapists, our ability to effectively communicate with our clients can make all the difference in ensuring successful treatment outcomes. Last week, I had the opportunity to conduct a communication skills workshop for undergraduates in South Australia, where...

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Bridging the Gap: Treatment Plan Engagement vs. Treatment Plan Execution in Healthcare Management

Introduction The field of physiotherapy plays a vital role in improving the quality of life for individuals living with chronic conditions. These conditions often require long-term management and care, making the collaboration between physiotherapists and patients crucial. In the...

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