The Words Matter Podcast brings you insights, reflections and conversations focused on the latest evidence, theory and practice of communication-focused and biopsychosocially-orientated musculoskeletal care.
Find out about the more tacit, 'softer' and personal side of clinical practice such as the role of 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.
Ask Me Anything #2
Dr Oliver Thomson responds and answers questions on pain education, online MSK healthcare, the role of history and tradition in clinical practice.
Causation in complexity - Philosophy for practice with Dr Rani Lill Anjum
Episode 16 of The Words Matter Podcast, Dr Oliver Thomson talks with philosopher Dr Rani Lill Anjum about the philosophical bias, causation and complexity.
Conspiracy and dogma - A different kind of virus with Prof. Dave Newell
Prof. Dave Newell and Dr Oliver Thomson discuss traditional dogma in relation to chiropractic and osteopathy, the role of science and evidence in countering conspiracy theory thinking in relation to clinical practice, COVID and vaccination.
Avoiding nocebo and boosting placebo - contextual factors with Dr Giacomo Rossettini
Dr Oliver Thomson talks with MSK physiotherapist and researcher Dr Giacomo Rossettini about how our clinical interaction can create a therapeutic context.
The lifting won’t harm you, but the beliefs might - with David Nolan
The Words Matter Podcast with David Nolan and Dr Oliver Thomson on lifting beliefs, behaviours and back pain.
Shaky foundations? Moving beyond the biopsychosocial model with Dr Peter Stilwell
Dr Peter Stilwell and Dr Oliver Thomson discuss the limitations of BPS model and how enactivism might offer stronger theoretical foundations to conceptualise and manage musculoskeletal pain.
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Just what MSK needed
Excellent content, very useful for clinical practice.