The Masterclasses have been of immense value for my clinical reasoning. They have challenged me to think more deeply about different topics along with practical applications which have improved my patient outcomes.
With an increasing evidence base and shift towards a biopsychosocial and patient-centred care approach, Physiotherapy’s existing clinical reasoning models may not lead to optimal outcomes for the patient.
This Masterclass takes you through current models of reasoning within Physiotherapy, explores their efficacy and provides alternative models that are more adequately suited to working with people living with persistent pain.
The search for Truth
This lecture will briefly explore the philosophical underpinnings of medical empiricism, consider the limitations from an ontological and epistemological perspective and investigate the evidence base to set the scene towards a shift in reasoning.
Thinking, reasoning, formulating
This lecture will explore common reasoning approaches drawn from medical empiricism exploring their strengths and weaknesses in chronic pain management and look further afield to formulation as a method to consider the wider functional contextual implications.
Engaging in Dialogue
This lecture will explore the literature around communication and its effect on reasoning. The lecture will consider a variety of methods including language, clinician/client behaviour and other contextual factors. Finally, it will look to consider the implications on therapeutic relationship and self-determination.
What members are saying
Great Masterclass! Look forward to applying this with my athletes tomorrow. The videos of the exercises were really helpful to accompany the lectures.