Articles Of The Week September 2, 2018
This is a great start to our articles from Greg Lehman. The words and language we use with patients matters and some of the language has to stop! The article generated a lot of discussion on our facebook page, so hopefully, it will get more therapists thinking about their communication with patients.
“Watch Your Mouth, The Nonsense Is Breaking Many” – Greg Lehman
This is another article attempting to dispel some myths, however, its about strength and conditioning. Fortunately, some of the topics are still applicable in manual therapy as well.
“10 Strength And Conditioning Practices That Are Overhyped” – Carl Valle
This one is actually a podcast and its a quick listen, so worth your time listening. One of the points I loved, is how the term “pain science,” has taken on its own life when in reality it’s just science. What matters is understanding how to help people who are in pain.
“Massage Therapy Now” – Eric Purves
We all have to prepare for the unknown. Whether it’s an injury, retirement, or just simple issues that could come up with our practice, we need to be prepared. This article shares some ideas on how to prepare, but also some ideas for extra income, or career shifts.
“Who Knows What Is In Your Future” – Sinead Kelly-Barber
Massage is a valuable healthcare modality, but it for some reason when it comes to the financial cost of getting a massage, some companies are undercutting prices, and in turn the value of our profession. This article shares some ideas on how to give your patients an experience they will value enough for you to charge appropriately.
“The Value Of Massage” – Julie Onofrio
- Podcast Episode #29: Dealing With Burnout - April 11, 2023
- Podcast Episode #28 With Great Educational Power, Comes Great Educational Responsibility - November 8, 2022
- Podcast Episode #27 Myofascial Release And CLB, What Does The Evidence Say? - August 30, 2022
Dear Jamie Johnston,
Now, with your picture and with all your activities, I can see you more clearly. Pleased to meet you Jamie. I am definitively interested to join your club, to learn something else. I am eager to learn new things. However, what did you mean about watch your language? Do you say, that some therapist are inpolite to their clients or worse? I can’t believe it, or I just misunderstood. Let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.
No Marcela, not a matter of being impolite. Rather using outdated language like “your rib is out”, or “your glute isn’t firing”, which are not scientifically possible, but lead patients to thinking there is something wrong with them.