I issued this clinical challenge recently on facebook: “With your next couple of patients, keep track of how many of your statements and requests to them are actually demands. They… Read more Clinical Challenge 1 →
This is a presentation that I gave on the Rethinking Physiotherapy facebook page in October 2017. It ended up being a pretty nice overview of edge work and my thoughts on context architecture. Also, there are a couple of courses coming up in March 2018 for anyone interested in the weekend workshop.
As I’ve mentioned before, I like to use stories that relate to people’s personal experiences to help them grasp some of the concepts of pain. The following is story… Read more Sensitization and Cold Weather Hands →
At this point, we have elicited a measurable prediction and ran behavioral experiments to refute it. The next step is to build confidence in the results. This step is both… Read more Build Confidence →
In my last post I submitted that the first step to simplifying the interaction was to elicit a specific prediction. The measurable prediction from that example ended up being: “If… Read more Set up an Experiment →
This is the first in a series of posts where I hope to lay out a few concepts to simplify and guide the therapeutic interaction. I’m going to start off… Read more Elicit a Prediction →
I’ve finally been lulled from my blogging hibernation! I first started sniffing the air when a discussion broke out between two of my favorite PT thinkers, Adam Meakins and Greg Lehman, regarding symptom modification. Adam wrote this post, to which Greg provided a rebuttal and Adam a response. Both Greg and Adam agree that symptom modification is not necessary for recovery, but may be sufficient to guide practice. Greg and Adam demonstrate what a fierce debate can accomplish when the parties involved don’t get their noses bent out of shape… Read more Symptom Modification: The Next Question →
In their paper An Evolutionary Stress-Response Hypothesis for Chronic Widespread Pain (Fibromyalgia Syndrome), Lyon, Cohen, and Quintner state that “all states of affairs salient to the organism are perceived in… Read more The "OK" Scale →