Making Sense of Pain Management – Podiatry Legends Podcast

Making Sense of Pain Management – Podiatry Legends Podcast

I had the pleasure of joining Tyson on his podcast to talk about my favourite topic; Pain Management! It was a great discussion where we covered heaps of topics including:

– The paradigm shift and changing the ways we think about not only our failures but also our successes.
– Reductionism & Complexity
– Guided problem solving: why different problems can be managed successfully in many ways
– Having more treatment options make us better.
– Pain Management and managing athletes.
– Patient beliefs and previous experiences will determine their behaviours.
– The long-term benefits of understanding and listening to your patient’s goals and how to encourage them back into their activity

My big tip from the episode is:
Listen: You need to listen before you begin to educate your patient. If you listen, you’ll know everything that you need to address. You’ll know what the patient’s goal is, and you can take that information and apply it to them.

With listening, we’ll know what they’re looking for, expecting, and what makes them fearful. Only then can we can reassure our patients.

Reflective Listening: Reflect what they’re saying, so they can either correct us or agree with us. There needs to be a sense of collaboration.…/7306-094-alex-murray-making…

Alex Murray Podiatrist

Alex Murray is a Podiatrist working in private practice and the founder of website Making Sense in Podiatry. He's passionate about helping other clinicians make sense of evidence and clinical practice with a core philosophy of exploring the complexity of human beings, embracing the uncertainty of clinical practice, and avoiding overly reductionist thinking. In addition to his undergraduate degree from La Trobe, he also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Otago. He has experience with both national and international athletes and has recently transitioned to focusing primarily on helping the general population and local athletes manage their pain and achieve their goals.

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