How do you effectively treat patients in pain?
I always say that most people who go into healthcare as a career do so because they truly want to help people. They want to leave the world a better place through their work in helping others overcome illness, injury, or limitations. One group of people that drew my attention as a young clinician was that group of patients who experience persistent and long-term pain. In other words: patients with chronic pain. Maybe this stemmed from my early clinical work at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Or maybe, I just grew to value the relationships and impact that working with these types of patients provided. Either way, one thing is true: working with patients who experience chronic pain poses challenges for experienced and newly minted clinicians alike.
So, how do we effectively treat patients experiencing persistent and chronic pain? My guest this week, Dave Candy and I have a free flowing and unstructured conversation about our experiencing working with patients that have chronic pain. He’s been a licensed physical therapy since 2008 and has completed a 2.5 year fellowships in orthopedic and manual physical therapy. He and I connected a while back while discussing the importance of a biopsychosocial approach.
What we cover in this Episode:
- How context affects pain and experience in the clinic
- Applying the Biopsychosocial Model to chronic pain treatment
- Lead Generating & Marketing for private practice clinics
- The importance of trust & building relationships with patients experience chronic pain
- The role of experience & engagement when treating patients in pain
- Education & communication and it’s importance in developing trust
- How to achieve Better Outcomes for patients experiencing chronic pain
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