April 17, 2023

Thinking Like an Expert

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In this conversation, Mark and Matt Low discussed the limitations of our knowledge from university and the pursuit of expertise in practice.  

What are the potential challenges of community building and avoiding confirmation bias?  

How does one diversify one's learning community and be open to different perspectives?   

Why is AAOMPT's opposition to moving to a more broad definition of MSK care and expertise potentially problematic? 

Mark and Matt suggest that physical therapy needs to let go of some traditional practices to evolve and better serve patients.

Nicola Petty  paper - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1746068915000024
Matt on Twitter - https://twitter.com/mattlowpt
Matt's blog - https://mattlowpt.wordpress.com/

00:00 - Start
01:55 - Matt's introduction
05:47 - Current work and the pursuit of expertise
14:02 - The pursuit of clinical knowledge
12:53 - Owning our own bias
23:59 - Diversifying your learning community
31:06 - Defining expertise under a manual therapy flag
33:20 - Why define ourselves narrowly
36:22 - Limits of categorical thinking and knowledge silos
46:23 - Recommended resources
49:16 - Where to find Matt online

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Matthew Low


Matthew Low is a Consultant physiotherapist in the NHS and is a visiting fellow at the Orthopaedic Research Institute at Bournemouth University. He has interests in compassionate person-centred care, the theory of causation within
the healthcare setting, philosophy, clinical reasoning, reflective practice, and critical thinking skills.