Socrates – part 2: Searching for the essence

Welcome back awesome nerds. This is the second part of my study of Socrates, where I’ll mainly focus on his philosophical ideas. If you want to know more about Socrates’ history and how much of a Chad he was, please go read the first part. Without further delay, let’s explore the philosophical ideas of thisContinue reading “Socrates – part 2: Searching for the essence”

Socrates – part 1: He who knows nothing

Welcome back to our shared journey through philosophy over the years. This time we will be witnessing history! I am happy to point out that we have concluded our journey through the Pre-Socratic philosophers, and we have reached the man, the myth, the legend himself: Socrates. If my introduction wasn’t enough to highlight his important,Continue reading “Socrates – part 1: He who knows nothing”

Bias in Research: Not all studies are created equal

Hello again. In the last post, I explored some of the more common biases that affect our perception of what we experience in our daily clinical practice, and how these limit the conclusions and generalisations we can make from our clinical experience. If you haven’t already, I recommend reading it here before starting this one.Continue reading “Bias in Research: Not all studies are created equal”

Bias in Clinical Experience: Good intentions pave the road to mistakes

Hello again. In this post I intend to continue my exploration of why we need to understand the scientific method, why we need to inform our practice in research papers and how we can balance this with our personal/clinical experience in daily practice in a way that is beneficial to our patients. If you haven’tContinue reading “Bias in Clinical Experience: Good intentions pave the road to mistakes”

Dealing with Humans, Dealing with Complexity

The assumption that training principles applied to pain and associated disability is yet another sign of our deep craving for defined, guiding reasoning structures – from A we progress to B, from D we regress to C etc… It reflects our inner aversion to complexity, to subjectivity. But in reality, we are all these complexContinue reading “Dealing with Humans, Dealing with Complexity”

The Pre-Socratics part 6 – Caring about Health

Welcome to another text where we continue our journey through the philosophers who developed the ideas that inspired most of our own at present. Today we are going to explore a name that may not be as obscure as the ones before: Hippocrates. Giving some justification to my personal interest in philosophy, in ancient Greece,Continue reading “The Pre-Socratics part 6 – Caring about Health”

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice part 2: Framework for Understanding

This text is the second part of my attempt at introducing you to evidence-based practice and making this process generally better understood by everyone. If you haven’t already, check part 1 before reading this one to understand why we can’t just rely on our own thought processes to gather knowledge about the world and makeContinue reading “Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice part 2: Framework for Understanding”

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice part 1: Flawed Opinions

Hi everyone. This text opens up a new realm of topics compared to what I’ve written about so far. It is still very relevant to and needed in physiotherapy, and I also can’t fully separate these topics from philosophy. I will be attempting to explain what is evidence-based practice, why it is needed in healthcare,Continue reading “Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice part 1: Flawed Opinions”