Welcome to another episode of The Words Matter Podcast.
On this episode I speak with Dr Peter Stilwell. Peter holds a Kinesiology degree from the University of Calgary, Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and graduate degrees (MSc and PhD) from Dalhousie University.
He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at McGill University and his research interests include pain, suffering, and patient-clinician communication.
Many of you will be familiar with Peter’s excellent paper with Katherine Hartman on moving beyond the BPS model toward a 5-E enactivist approach to understanding and managing MSK pain.
In problematising the BPS model in the way that it did, the paper really caused me to reflect on how I viewed and implemented the spirit of BPS into my work. I know that the paper was a similar stimulus for many other of my colleagues and clinicians across the MSK professions.
So in this episode we:
Whilst it was my intention to drill down into his paper and enactivist model, time got the better of us- and I’ll be sure to invite Peter on for a follow up episode.
As ever with these podcasts, I enjoyed every minute of talking with Peter. His expression “I just wants to do it all” exemplifies his passion, determination and productivity in furthering person-centred MSK practice.
His excitement and hunger is both palpable and infectious and have no doubt he will further build on his already significant contribution to knowledge in this area.
I bring you Dr Peter Stilwell.
Find Peter on Twitter @Peter_Stilwell
And more about his work here
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