Effective communication involves validating

23-Jun-2019 03:59

In clinical practice physiotherapists must keep treatment "patient centered" and address the unique needs of each individual patient.Due to the often complex idiosyncratic nature of bio-psycho-social pain, physiotherapists often use metaphors to try and create an “unique” reconceptualisation of what is really going on with the patients body.If we examine metaphors separate from the healthcare environment we know that metaphors can facilitate new ways of visualising the world and how we act within it.

Contemporary literature is much more welcoming of metaphors, especially within pain management.Over the years the use of metaphors have been looked at by many different research papers and some that are continually being used in practice produce poor patient outcomes.