Dr Oliver Thomson speaks with physiotherapist and researcher Dr Kieran O'Sullivan on the barriers and facilitators to the progression of biopsychosocial MSK practice
In this episode I’m delighted to speak with Physiotherapist Dr Kieran O’Sullivan.
- The progression of the BPS model and the barriers and facilitators influencing this progression.
- His experience of working within the different cultural and social contexts at Aspetar, Qatar.
- The systemic, organisational and structural factors related to clinicians practice behaviour and the challenges of implementing a BPS framework.
- The 'swinging pendulum' argument of the the BPS model in MSK practice.
- How we might inadvertently trivialise, invalidate or stigmatise patients experiencing MSK pain.
- His ideas around approaching MSK colleagues who hold misconceptions, unhelpful beliefs or adopt outdated treatment models.
- A communication strategy which has been affiliated with him - the 'Kieran O’Sullivan talk back Technique'
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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