The way a patient responds to treatment is probably 50%, or maybe even more than 50%, directly related to our personal interactions
Physiotherapist, Jasdeep Dhir [BSc(PT), TDPT, MClSc(MT), FCAMPT], speaks with us about therapeutic alliance, including the importance of interpersonal skills to improve treatment outcomes. Jasdeep also discusses strategies for making a good first impression, improving patient interactions, and evaluating your interpersonal skills.
To connect with Jasdeep Dhir, visit her LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasdeep-dhir-0a2b5021/) or follow her on Twitter @JasDhirPT
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- Fuentes et al. Enhanced therapeutic alliance modulates pain intensity and muscle pain sensitivity in patients with chronic low back pain: an experimental controlled study. 2014. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24309616)