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Vidcast Wednesday: How I Got Schooled on Patient Compliance

One of my favorite MDT Diplomats, Frank Ward is back in the clinic doing some 1:1 mentoring hours for manual therapy fellowship.

The best thing about having clinicians like Frank to mentor is that I can learn just as much from them as I hope they get from me. Here's a story on how I got schooled on patient compliance right in front of a new intern! I've been laughing about it ever since, and so has the student! It's a valuable lesson that I will not soon forget!

6 comments:

  1. If this is Jon with the clinic in the rural south, I know why you love it!

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  2. Your "never card" throwdown sounds pretty serious. Haha. Thanks for sharing another great post.
    Nice luxury to have that "good cop/bad cop" dynamic duo on the scene to communicate compliance.

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  3. Oh that's hilarious, good cop, bad cop! I always thought I was the good guy until Frank showed me up!

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  4. Great story Erson, It can be very hard to find that line between being a compassionate PT and still being stern enough to make sure they do what they need to get done. Sometimes clients just won't do what they are told. I had a new eval last week who out right told me she will NOT do exercises and has never complied with other PT and chiro exercises programs...sigh

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  5. Unless my family was starving, I'd probably politely tell her that was why she is not better, seeing more than one practitioner, and my approach will not work for her. Ugh.

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