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  • Introduction from the Outback

    Greetings to all!

    My name is Ben, and I am a Physiotherapist from a rural area in Australia. I've been a bit of a lurker here for a while, enjoying the reading and debate, and figured I may as well put an introductory post forward, lest I spend all my time just passively absorbing information. Turns out it is quite daunting the first time.

    I found this site through some mentions on Adam Meakin's site, after I was perusing blogs in an attempt to find inspiration in a time of disillusionment for me. What I have found here at SomaSimple has been both disheartening at times when viewing physiotherapy and healthcare provision in general (which will start to happen when you question many things you have based your work on), but also (and I dare say more-so) enlightening in that it has opened my eyes to a much more considered approach to everything I do. It may be part of the reason I am even still practicing.

    Having worked both in Australia and the UK (in between healthy amounts of travel) over a short 6-7 years, my experience is rather diverse. I had always felt that I had suffered from not having much tutelage following receiving my qualifications, and while that is true, to a certain extent it has also allowed me to learn my own way and make up my own mind about many things.

    I continue to do so, and I find is it at times certainly at odds with a lot of how my past and present colleagues approach and treat their clients (and indeed how I have treated clients, which is certainly humbling). I like to think my study in the hometown of David Butler and Lorimer Moseley, and having Butler as an occasional lecturer in my undergraduate years was a good start, but even then it was only a small part of a larger whole

    I am hoping that with perseverance and continued absorbance of the information presented here I can not only improve my own work, but maybe positively influence my colleagues. One can only try.

    And who knows, maybe I’ll even find something worthwhile to contribute.

  • #2
    Welcome Ben.

    What a great introduction! I look forward to reading more of what you have to say.
    Jo Bowyer
    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi


    • #3
      Welcome to SomaSimple, Benno.
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      • #4
        Welcome Ben.
        Barrett L. Dorko