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SPA MSK SIG: Clinical reasoning in Physiotherapy part II

  • 7 Oct 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • online


Registration closes at 6pm on 6 Oct 2021!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the risks of pattern recognition and biases
  2. Outline the types of cognition in clinical practice
  3. Define a medical diagnosis vs a physiotherapy diagnosis incorporating the use of the biopsychosocial model.

This webinar initially focuses on the risks of using pattern recognition during clinical reasoning processes. We discuss how our own inherent biases can create errors in our clinical reasoning and refer to some clinical case examples.

We outline the various types of cognition used in clinical practice and why each of these thinking styles directly influences our clinical outcomes referring to case studies to illustrate these styles.  We define the differences between a medical diagnosis and a physiotherapy diagnosis. We also explain why classifying our patients’ presentations is important in the presence of mechanical pain.

Finally, we review the components of the biopsychosocial model and discuss how we can implement it more readily in our daily clinical practice, using a case study example to reinforce this concept.  


Mr. Michael Bushell,  APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Michael has 24 years of clinical experience having worked in Australia, the UK, Hong Kong and now Singapore. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of Western Australia and is an Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Has a Diploma in Sports Physical Therapy from the IOC and a level 1 Australian Strength and Conditioning coaches’ certificate. He has extensive experience in mentoring and supervising junior physiotherapists and lecturing for fitness professionals. He has worked in public and private settings along with physiotherapy duties for various professional sports teams and at the Sydney 2000 Olympic games.

Moderator:  Mr Alphonse Tranne 

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