At the Voice of the Patient, we are dedicated to enhancing our ability as health care providers to truly listen to others and to establish a therapeutic alliance. In some cases, we can benefit from listening to the experience and mindset of other providers, such as Dr. Mark Bishop, PT, PhD.
Dr. Bishop is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Bishop received his entry-level training in Australia and has extensive experience working as a physical therapist. His research interests are in the management of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly pain, by orthopedic physical therapy. He also researches nonspecific effects in physical therapy, including the role of the expectations of providers and patients in therapeutic outcomes.
We discuss many aspects of the therapeutic alliance, including therapist expectations, patient expectations, and placebo. We talk about research from Dr. Bishop and other scientists that have tested the role of expectancy in treatment, and Dr. Bishop shares advice for providers to maximize outcomes in an evidence-based manner.
Please note that nothing in this episode or any episode of the Voice of the Patient podcast should be considered medical advice.
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