Connection - The Missing Link
Connection - The Missing Link
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Physiotherapy occupies a very unique space in the continuum of healthcare. We are often afforded both the time and space to develop meaningful connections with the people to whom we offer care.
Evidence supports that the alliance that is formed between a patient and therapist can directly impact outcomes, hence PTs must be skilled in both instrumental and interpersonal skills.
The Physiotherapy essential competencies include both Communication and Collaboration as minimal skills, knowledge, and attitudes that all physiotherapists should be able to demonstrate.
Communication, the exchange and understanding of information, both verbal and non-verbal is a conduit by which we connect with each other, this then paves the way for potential Collaboration.
True Collaboration, working together towards a shared goal, is difficult when Connection has not occurred. The power of intimate contact combined with the power of authentic Connection is the essence of PT practice.
- Discuss evidence as it pertains to the therapeutic alliance and patient outcome
- Describe the CARE model as a clinical framework to scaffold interactions
- List strategies that can be used to enhance the forming of a connection
- Reflect on how these competencies can be applied in a clinical encounter and how the clinician’s own personal values, biases, experiences, and beliefs will shape those encounters
This course is brought to you by the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and presented by Dave Walton, Jasdeep Dhir, and Jim Millard.
Following a 10-year clinical career, Dave completed his PhD at Western University (London Ontario) in 2010 where he is now Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy and Director of the Pain and Quality of Life Integrative Research Lab, Honorary Associate Professor with the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, and Associate Editor of the scientific journal Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.
He is the Principal Investigator on a number of large-scale initiatives including the SYMBIOME acute trauma recovery cohort study and the Physio Moves Canada qualitative exploration of threats, opportunities, and innovations for physiotherapy practice in Canada. Having authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, he is recognized for expertise in measuring, predicting, and preventing chronic pain and the role of trauma and stress in the experiences of pain, mobility, and quality of life.
BSc (PT) TDPT MClSc (MT) FCAMPT
Clinical Specialist, Musculoskeletal
Director-Ontario Physiotherapy Association
Secretary-National Orthopaedic Division, Canadian Physio. Assoc.
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Toronto
Assistant Clinical Professor (part time)- McMaster University
Co-Founder/Facilitator - COMPASS Interactive Workshops
Jasdeep Dhir is the owner and director of an outpatient orthopaedic practice and has been treating patients for over 17 years. In that time she has completed her transitional Post Professional Doctorate in MSK Management from EIM and an MClSc (MT) from Western University. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. She has also earned the Clinical Specialist, Musculoskeletal designation from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She also instructs and mentors within the Orthopaedic Division education system. She is as Adjunct Lecturer in the MPT program at the University of Toronto and is an Assistant Clinical Professor (part time) and Sessional Instructor in the MPT program at McMaster University. She is an advocate for the profession as demonstrated by her numerous Committee involvements. She currently sits on the board of directors of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association and fills the role of Secretary of the National Orthopaedic Division. She has presented at symposia at both the provincial and national levels. She is also involved in providing and facilitating a variety of continuing education courses. She is the Co- Founder of COMPASS Interactive workshops, which provides continuing education in Interpersonal skills development. She has been recognized for contributions in teaching at the University of Toronto and awarded for excellence in mentorship by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
PT, B.Sc(PT), M.Cl.Sc(PT), DIP MT(CAN), FCAMPT
Jim is a physiotherapist at the Lifemark Byron Village Location in London Ontario. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). Jim is past vice chair of the Leadership Division of the CPA.
Jim has been assisting Jack Miller with the Mulligan Concept in Canada since 1997 and passed the teacher certification examination in Vancouver in 2007.
He is a lecturer at Western University in the MClSc PT program. Jim has presented at symposia both provincially and nationally on manual therapy and on therapeutic alliance/communication themes. Jim is a partner at Body Mechanics in London Ontario where he resides with his family.
The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association helps our members improve their skills and service delivery through education, resources and networking.
With a reputation built on excellent instructors and a rigorous examination process, the Division offers tailored online e-learning, webinars, workshops, courses and practice resources for members at a reasonable cost and time commitment. Members learn from other practicing physiotherapists and stay current with a regularly updated curriculum and program delivery based on providing quality and modern treatment.
Course Material included in this course
Connection: The Missing Link