Dr Oliver Thomson talks with Professor David Nicholls about the foundations, formation and possible futures of physiotherapy and MSK professional practice.
- The role of qualitative research in helping to carve a new way of being as professionals and the revised values, identities and practices associated with this shift (including this paper by Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre on a 'post qualitative research' future).
- Building healthcare practice from the ground up with a new set of foundations and principles
- The tension which often finds its way into curricular when biomedical subjects sit alongside subjects social, psychological and humanistic topics.
- The person/body-as-machine and how this contrasts with a phenomenological view of the person of which he argues for.
- How critical theory has shaped much of his analysis and arguments of physiotherapy, such as the Impact of power on cultures, ideological-orientated enquiry (such as quantitative research), and the historical contexts within which actions takes place.
- The ‘physiotherapy paradox’
- The original questions asked by society and answered by physiotherapy and osteopathy, which catalysed the emergence and development of the respective professions.
- The social, political and economic structure which led to the development and subsequent maintenance of these professions.
- We then pose that if the original questions and needs of society have change then so should the shape, scope and purpose of professions.
- The post-professional era, which we may all be on the cusp of.
What is The Words Matter Podcast with Oliver Thomson?
The Words Matter Podcast brings you insights, reflections and conversations focused on the latest evidence, theory, philosophy and practice of communication-focused healthcare.
Find out about the more tacit, 'softer' and personal side of clinical practice such as the role of philosophy, beliefs, behaviours, developing therapeutic relationships or the purposeful use of language with people experiencing pain from expert academics, clinicians and researchers from across the world and spanning the musculoskeletal disciplines. This podcast will help you reflect on your own current practice and inform and stimulate you to consider new ways of approaching your practice and patients, to create a better clinical experience and outcomes in people with musculoskeletal pain.
Hosted by Dr Oliver Thomson PhD, an osteopath and Associate Professor who is passionate about researching and educating clinicians on a revised narrative, communication and biopsychosocial approach to musculoskeletal therapy. If you like the podcast, subscribe and check out the online learning and resources at www.wordsmatter-education.com.
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