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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Conversations That Heal: Leveraging Self-Motivation in Physiotherapy

Though William Miller is a psychologist, his work with Stephen Rollnick on Motivational Interviewing (MI) has extended far beyond the confines of my original field.  I’d like to share some insights from his book “Motivational Interviewing” that I believe...

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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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Understanding the Emotional Stages of Change in Healthcare: Insights from ‘The 12 Week Year’ by Brian Moran

Change is a fundamental aspect of human life, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the realm of healthcare. Patients who are managing recovery from injury or illness often embark on a journey of transformation that involves various...

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Unlocking Patient Engagement: The Power of Instant Influence for Physiotherapists

Introduction: In the dynamic landscape of healthcare, effective patient engagement lies at the heart of successful outcomes. As health providers, your role extends beyond physical rehabilitation. You are not only healthcare practitioners but also communication specialists, poised to empower...

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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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Unlocking the Heart Sink Puzzle: Navigating the Complex Relationship Between Physiotherapists and Challenging Patients

Introduction: The concept of a ‘heart sink’ patient and a ‘heart sink’ physiotherapist, as described in Alastair Santhouse’s book “Head First,” sheds light on the challenging dynamics that can occur between healthcare providers and patients. This term captures the...

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