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Therapist Burnout & The Need for Self-Regulation
Episode 4629th April 2019 • Clinical Flow with Physiotherapist Andrew Koppejan • Andrew Koppejan, PT
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Outcome Measures 2.0: I'm building a web-based tool (called Clinio360) that will help physical therapists get below the surface of what makes their patients tick, click here to Join the Journey!

In this episode, hosts Andrew and Maxi discuss the reality of burnout, and the challenge of staying energized, satisfied and motivated with daily clinic work.

Following Andrew’s feedback from a nation-wide survey of PT’s, he reflects on the conversations with new grads about their struggles with managing the complexities of treatments, while also managing expectations from multiple stakeholders.

Some of the key topics discussed include:

  • The common challenge of providing good-quality care while managing so many expectations.
  • The impact of incongruency of what we’re feeling internally and what we present to the patient.
  • Recognizing emotional exhaustion as the early warning sign of burnout, and patterns of behaviour in response.
  • Maintaining the therapeutic relationship while also self-regulating our own energy and presence, to work in an authentic way.
  • Being overly attached to the outcome of a patient’s progress, and not taking things personally when the patient doesn’t improve.
  • The feeling of professional loneliness, and the importance of social connection.

 

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Outcome Measures 2.0

I'm building a web-based tool (called Clinio360) that will help physical therapists get below the surface of what makes their patients tick, click the link to join the journey - https://pages.360clinician.com