In this episode we welcomed Physical Therapist Jarod Hall on to talk us through what his history taking looks like, the language he uses (and tried to avoid), how he asks about the complex topic of pain and the importance he places on educating those sitting across from him in his clinic office.
About Jarod Hall:
Jarod went to and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and Theories of Motor Control. After Graduating from Texas A&M Jarod moved to Fort Worth to attend the UNT Health Science Center’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He completed his doctorate in May of 2014 after being named the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.
In this episode, we talk about the complexity of pain with physiotherapist and pain educator, Mike Stewart. It is crucial for us to understand pain better than we have historically (and be able to effectively communicate this to our patients). We conclude that pain is a personal experience; an output of the brain in response to real or perceived danger with the goal of protecting us and getting us to modify our behaviour. It is contextual and influenced by numerous factors. Clearly, this has implications for our history taking, the language we use (or don’t use) and ultimately our management of MSK pathology.
About Mike Stewart:
Mike is a physiotherapist who works as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. He is a full-time clinician with over fifteen years of experience managing complex, persistent pain conditions. In addition, he is a dedicated practice-based educator committed to providing evidence-based education to a wide variety of health professionals. Mike is currently undertaking an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton. Mike runs the Know Pain courses around the world. Both Craig and Ian have attended this course.
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