I posted something earlier this week about other practitioners questioning what you are doing in practice (specifically to movement). Naturally, this post was a good reminder that we don’t know what is going on in another person’s practice. More specifically we don’t know what’s going on with the person in front of that practitioner and why they’re recommending certain things to their patient. Contextual factors play a large role in what we do, even when it comes to recommending exercise.
What Is Wrong With 3 Sets Of 10 Reps – Marcus Blumensaat
We know how important communication is with our patients so it’s really interesting to see when new research learns new things about this in the brain. After years of research, neuroscientists have discovered a new pathway in the human brain that processes the sounds of language. While we will still need to work on our communication skills, it’s interesting to see how the brain processes this.
We quite often identify with the techniques we use as therapists. Quite often we hear therapists talking about what they are “doing to a patient”, where a therapist is an ‘operator’. However, this takes the person on your table out of the equation making them a passive recipient. Since we know there are more factors to a successful treatment than just a passive technique, we need to move past the ‘operator’ thinking.
Therapist As Operator Or Interactor? Moving Beyond The Technique – Diane Jacobs & Jason Silvernail
Ever use dad jokes as part of your communication with your patients? Turns out this might be a way to help build a better therapeutic alliance with your patients!
Shop Talk: Therapeutic Alliance – Sheila Schindler-Ivens
I was reading something the other day about how important it is to make tough decisions in life vs. easy decisions and their outcomes. For instance, when working on your business, the easy decision is to sleep in, the tough decision is to get up and get to work. While this post is talking about fitness, the point behind it still rings true; “Easy decisions, tough life. Tough decisions, easy life.”
The Paradox Of Tough Decisions – Eric Bach