I had a great conversation with a fellow skeptical Massage Therapist about a continuing education course they had taken and were debating taking “the next level”. This is an issue in our profession and I love how this post pokes a bit of fun at it but also teaches a valuable lesson.
The ABT Dilemma: Testing The Limits Of Evidence -Based Practice, Or Undermining It? – Tristen Attenborough
Any of you suffer from imposter syndrome the same way I do (honestly I hope you don’t). This is a great breakdown of how to overcome some self-doubt, but also a great rundown of how to look at information and gaining new knowledge.
The therapeutic relationship we have with our patients is a crucial part of any therapeutic intervention. But what happens if our empathy for people actually worked against us and how would we recognize that?
There are many, many things that can influence a person’s pain experience. One that is being brought to my attention with this article is the stigma of being a woman, and yes, some research is being done to show this.
The Stigma Of Being A Woman In Pain – Bronnie Lennox Thompson
With any hope we are helping the people who come to see us with establishing some achievable goals that will reduce disability and increase what they are able to do on a day-to-day basis. But something important to take into account is how we are communicating with our patients about this, so they are engaged in the importance and increasing their buy in.
Language Matters: Why No One Cares About Your Functional Goals – Heidi Jannenga