Abstract:

The goal when practicing is to make each of our treatment plans patient-centred and individualised. While we all have incredible knowledge and skills, university has left us poorly prepared to use these skills to create a personalised treatment plan for patients. The result is that many of us now oscillate between spending a lot of time trying to research and plan for each patient and alternatively modifying standardised treatment plans. But this doesn’t have to be the case.

In this talk Alex goes through a framework on how we can easily personalise our treatment plans and make them patient-centred. Based on complex systems theory, Alex will explain how this framework can be used in clinical practice, how we can use it to integrate biopsychosocial factors into care (no ‘forgetting the bio’ or ‘only treating the tissues’) and how complex systems theory is already being applied in injury prevention and pain research.