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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Ask Me Anything #6
In this 6th Ask Me Anything, Oliver responds to some of the questions sent in by listeners.
The Outsiders - Clinicians divorced from their profession with Eliud Sierra
On this episode, Oliver speaks with chiropractor Eliud Sierra about his outsider experience from the chiropractic profession.
Sociology for practice - the 'ology' you’ve been looking for with Dr Rebecca Olson
Dr Oliver Thomson speaks with sociologist Dr Rebecca Olson about sociology and its value for clinical practice.
Pretending to be true - getting to the heart of pseudoscience with Dr Carlo Martini
Dr Oliver Thomson talks with philosopher of science Dr Carlo Martini about the incentives, motivations and implications of pseudoscience and pseudoscientific claims.
Truth and plausibility - How should we engage with nonsensical claims made by colleagues? With Jack Chew and Prof. Dave Newell
Dr Oliver Thomson talks with physiotherapist Jack Chew and chiropractic researcher Prof. Dave Newell about the bizarre, implausible and nonsensical claims made by health professional colleagues.
The Clinical Reasoning Series - Reflections, considerations and implications with Matthew Low
Closing the clinical reasoning podcast series, Oliver speaks with consultant physiotherapist Matthew Low about their reflections and implications of the episodes.