We start our podcast series off with a cracker as Luke and Brendan sit down with Adam Meakins for a beer to discus low value health interventions, manual therapy, client expectations and creating societal healthcare change. LANGUAGE WARNING! Enjoy!
Raphael Bender (Breathe Education) & Brendan Mouatt (The Biomechanics Education) discuss whether we should provide clients with the treatment they expect, and how to navigate professional relationships with people who are not up to date with current best practice.
Reductionism - simplifying a complex concept to its more straightforward, fundamental components - is an attractive way of thinking, particularly when it comes to our health. As clinicians (health care practitioners, whatever), reductionism often helps us to get our head around complex paradigms or processes and has been an important part of the scientific method. The appeal of ‘reductionist’ thinking has a long history in health care, however, could this simplistic view of human health be limiting our approach to face-to-face healthcare
Brendan discusses challenging your own beliefs and avoiding confirmation bias to depict a more accurate view of the world. This may be one of the largest enemies of the Allied Health professions.
When is it that we need a MRI or scan of our lower back? It is often referred for far more often then it should be and can often lead to less effective outcomes. Join us as we explore the world of scans and what we get so wrong, so often.