Erica and Susan

How To Find The Driver Through Patient-Centered Listening

Jan 25, 2024 | Assessment | 0 comments

Discover the art of being an active listener who can pick up clues in your patient’s narrative to help you find their driver quicker. This will save you lots of time in your movement assessment. Listen in as Erica discusses how to reframe your patient’s story to help you maximize your time with them in the clinic. She discusses clues in their “subjective” that can aid you in prioritizing regions of the body to assess in your movement analysis. This is done with 3 case studies from her practice where she discusses each patient’s story (injury and movement history) and what clues she honed in on to effectively make a clinical hypothesis about their driver(s).

A glance at this episode:

  • [4:13] Analyzing movement and injury history and why a timeline matters
  • [9:44] The importance of the narrative in assessing a patient’s movement patterns. How to ask the right questions. 
  • [15:17] Why the first injury sets them up and why their movement history keeps them there
  • [20:20] Case study-tennis player who was unable to do a push up. 
  • [23:43] Case study-neural tension restricting UE closed chain activities. 
  • [27:09] Case study- runner with pelvic girdle pain whose driver was her foot

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