The ignitephysio podcast mission is simple: to inspire you to continue learning and growing in your clinical practice. Hosted by physiotherapists Andrew Koppejan & Maxi Miciak, the podcast brings fresh perspectives and conversations to help you challenge your own perspectives. Plus, you’ll come away with new concepts & strategies to help you further foster a psychologically informed practice. Wherever you find yourself in your career, you’ll walk away re-energized in your journey as a health professional.
Ep. 55-Diving Deeper into Therapeutic Relationships within Telehealth Care
Hosts Andrew and Maxi continue the discussion about the challenges and unexpected benefits of working with patients in a telehealth environment. Following up to Episode 54 - https://ignitephysio.ca/podcasts/episode-54-therapeutic-relationships-and-tele-rehab/ (Developing Therapeutic Relationships within the Telehealth Context), they dive into more detail around the specifics and practicalities of creating patient safety while conducting virtual sessions.
Maxi breaks down the definitions of Implicit Safety and Explicit Safety, and how activating the sympathetic nervous system impacts the patient's engagement and physiology. Together they discuss the role of receptivity, the difference of listening to understand rather than listening to offer a solution, and how deepening the therapeutic relationship will develop naturally when you are open and curious, rather than expect a strict formula or linear process.
“Listening to a story isn’t about providing a solution. It’s about getting to know that person holistically.” – MaxiThey reflect on the added importance of paying more attention to our non-verbal behaviour with body positioning and gestures, to convey safe communication and build the level of engagement.
Some of the key topics discussed include:
How moving from a 3-D to a 2-D environment impacts a patient’s sense of safety.
Negotiating a collaborative space of working together online, and the challenge of managing the distractions of their home environment, requiring the need to adapt and re-establish focus, engagement and patient safety.
Suspending our desire for the outcome that we want, and being open and curious to listening to the patient’s story and having an open attitude.
The need for creativity and improvisation.
“I think the idea of experimentation is so powerful because that implies a collaboration. It’s an open way that holds the outcome more loosely and keeps us from judging, because we’re saying ‘let’s try this together’, and 'we don’t know if it’s going to work.’” – Andrew
Developing Therapeutic Relationships within the Telehealth Context
This episode of the ignitephysio podcast with hosts Andrew and Maxi shares the recording of their Virtual Coffee Webinar for the College of Physical Therapists of BC.
The topic of the Webinar was the role of therapeutic relationships within the context of telehealth/telerehab, with a great conversation that covered a lot of ground, and their answers to poll questions from attendees that discusses where clinicians are at with telerehab.
Their conversation explored beliefs and perspectives on achieving positive clinical interactions with telehealth, examining what causes transformation for the patient, and the opportunities for the clinician and patient within this new clinical environment.
Our perceptions don’t necessarily equal the patient’s perceptions. Let’s hold our perceptions and beliefs about telehealth with more of an open hand. – AndrewSome of the key topics discussed in the Webinar include:
How the pandemic is forcing rehab professionals to consider how to be of service in a different way, and the need for being nimble.
Why telerehab provides opportunity for interacting with the patients differently, with more communication and active listening, collaboration, and feedback.
The opportunity for clinicians to fine-tune new skills besides hands-on treatment.
The benefits for the patient of being in their home environment during sessions.
The challenges of treatment adaptation.
Communicating the value of virtual sessions, prepping the patient and setting up the environment, and being creative with trying new things.
This could be the opportunity even more so, to get on the same page as our patients. It is offering us a space to expand how we can give service. - Maxi
053-Compassion and Self-Regulation in Clinical Practice
Join hosts Andrew and Maxi on this episode of the ignitephysio podcast, as they unpack the topic of compassion, along with the importance of mindfulness and self-regulation in clinical practice.
Understanding the Cause of Burnout
Andrew and Maxi welcome guest Glenda Lane to the ignitephysio podcast. As a fellow physiotherapist in Edmonton, Glenda shares her journey of recovering from burnout. Their discussion shines a different light on the topic of burnout and offers a shift of perspective and tools for managing self-care in the helping profession.
Unpacking the Process of Achieving a Goal
Andrew and Maxi kick off 2020 with a discussion about goal-setting, and the process behind achieving the desired outcome.
With the New Year and decade offering the inspiration to set goals, many of us visualize the end result without enough consideration of the daily practice of small steps of working toward it.
The Power of Beliefs and Reframing for Patient Recovery
In this 50th, and final episode of 2019, hosts Andrew and Maxi discuss how physiotherapists can provide a deeper transformation for patients by using reframing and healing words.
Thanks for putting this together for a wide variety of topics! We are lucky to have this in Alberta.
Reflective & reflexive!
I’m a new massage therapist in BC, and really enjoy the reflexive topics and overview of PT practice in Canada. Keep up the great work!
As a Physiotherapy Student, I absolutely love this podcast! I do lots of commuting to school or practicum during the week and out to the country on weekends. This podcast allows me to learn and explore so many aspects of Physiotherapy that I would struggle to find time to read up on. Thank-you, Keep up the good work!