In this episode Andrew & Maxi continue chatting with physiotherapists Janet Holly and Alex Chisholm.

In this second episode we cover:

  • The importance of the therapeutic alliance when treating patients with persistent pain

  • The key shifts that therapists need to make in treating patients with pain

  • How therapists need to relook at goal setting with patients

  • How to treat patients who are looking for passive treatment

  • A useful analogy to use with patients who are accustomed to tissue based treatments

  • Why emotional pain is something therapists will confront when exploring goal setting

  • How to get patients to move past their diagnosis

  • Why joy is an important emotion to foster in the patient relationship

  • Why listening is treatment

  • Why it’s important to screen for depression in patients and what to do for patients with suicidal thoughts

  • Why it’s important to have a plan in place for patients with mental health challenges

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