IDR January 2012 - Editorial
Human Behaviour and How it Affects Practice
As clinicians we have experienced how our own behaviour, as well as that of our clients, influences our practice and clinical outcomes. This edition of the Interdivisional Review includes articles from a number of Divisions of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association on the topic of human behaviour and how it affects practice.
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Placebo Effects during Acupuncture Treatment and Physiotherapy Interaction
Pain is the most common symptom known to respond to placebo. A predominantly negative view of placebo and placebo effects continues to prevail in the evidence-based practices of...
Perceptions of Animal Physiotherapy Amongst Irish Veterinary Surgeons
The aim of this study was to investigate veterinary surgeons' perceptions, knowledge and use of animal physiotherapy in the Republic of Ireland.
Building Patient Self-efficacy to Effect Health Behavior Change in Physical Therapy Practice
Compelling epidemiological evidence supports the need for physical therapists to promote health and address unhealthy lifestyle behaviors in daily practice... 4. INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
Cultural Competence: An Essential Component of Practice in Canada and Abroad
As global borders become increasingly permeable, health care providers are caring for a growing number of people from cultures other than their own. 5. LEADERSHIP
Leadership Development through Fire
A leader's sole purpose is to influence human behaviour in a particular direction. Thus, leadership and human behaviour are intimately related.
Self-Management and Physiotherapy: Promoting and Enabling Health through Behaviour Change
Chronic conditions present major challenges to both the individual and society. To the individual, the challenges include symptom management...
Exercise Adherence in Adolescents Diagnosed with Cancer
There are approximately 130 new diagnoses of cancer annually in youth under the age of 15 in British Columbia.

Our theme, “Human Behaviour and How it Affects Practice,” asks a complex question with a simple answer: completely. The humanity of care is arguably as important as the science. As Hippocrates urged nearly 2,500 years ago, health professionals must know the person and understand their emotional state before optimal treatment is possible.
Behave Yourself! Understanding and Unlocking the Therapeutic Potential of Behaviour in Clinical Interactions
What makes a physical therapy encounter effective? Clinical encounters are typically composed of two key elements: the specific intervention and the context.
Impact of Anticipated Bereavement on Parental Decision Making in Family-Centered Care
Life-threatening injuries and health conditions in children bring with them an inevitable distortion of the family. 10. PAIN SCIENCE
Facilitating Behaviour Change in Physiotherapy Practice: The Role of Motivational Interviewing
As a profession that is based on promoting independence in health, physiotherapy practice has relied on engaging patients to change their health-related behaviours. 11. PRIVATE PRACTICE
Dissecting the Therapeutic Alliance – How We Influence Patient Outcomes
Why is it that the strongest clinicians don’t always get the strongest results? It is a source of frustration that many of our competitors in the health care marketplace rely on gadgets, gimmicks and clinical techniques with minimal research and questionable results. 12. SENIOR'S HEALTH
Mobility: Tough Conversations – A Guide for Health Care Providers
As much as adults approaching older age do not like to think about it, aging requires everyone to make changes.
The Human Connection Dimension
Much has been said about not objectifying our clients and treating them as whole people. We all know, however, that in the busy moments of the medical and allied health professions...