May 2017 bestPT: How do you introduce new concepts to existing patients?
How do you introduce new concepts to existing patients?
Have you ever returned from a seminar itching to use all kinds of novel assessments and treatments on your existing caseload? Should you apply these concepts to the care your provide your current patients?
It depends. Some patients may be excited for your latest and greatest, others may lose confidence if your new explanations and education are too different from what was already working.
With some patients, you can tell them about the new treatment you’re planning to learn prior to attending a seminar and they’ll be excited to have it applied.
Perception can often dictate the reality. The excitement associated with a new technique may result in your patient experiencing a placebo effect, but be careful they may experience the negative nocebo effect instead.
To hear Dr. E discuss this in greater detail:
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Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in April
We’ve continued to add new members to our community this April. Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.
11 New members joined bestPT in April 2017.
Let’s welcome the bestPT newest members!