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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Peter O'Sullivan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Peter O'Sullivan, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Peter O'Sullivan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Peter O'Sullivan, often where they are interviewed.

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#11 - Low back pain fact 1: Scary but rarely dangerous with Professor Peter O'Sullivan

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Low back pain is the world's most disabling health condition and costs more than cancer and diabetes combined. A scientific journal article covering 10 facts about low back pain was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-101611). The origins and motivations for that paper, as well as patient stories, were covered in episodes 4 and 5 of the podcast. This episode covers in detail low back pain fact number 1: Persistent back pain can be scary, but it’s rarely dangerous with some of the authors: Professor Peter O’Sullivan and Kevin Wernli. Show notes: www.bodylogic.physio/podcast Our twitter: https://twitter.com/EBPPodcast https://twitter.com/PeteOSullivanPT https://twitter.com/JPCaneiro https://twitter.com/KWernliPhysio *Peter O’Sullivan and JP Caneiro were awarded specialisation by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005 and 2013 respectively. Theme music by Fervun and Cash. Produced by Kevin Wernli
Aug 07 2020 · 39mins
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Peter O'Sullivan joins Breakfast with Joel & Jimmy

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Recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan joins the brekky team to give an insight into the Warriors camp.
Jul 01 2020 · 15mins

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#1 - Talking Telehealth with Professor Peter O'Sullivan

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In this episode, Professor Peter O'Sullivan answers some common questions related to Telehealth. Like how physiotherapy helps without putting hands on people, the misconceptions of what physiotherapy entails, and the mechanisms behind how people improve. To view a list of the research articles and resources referenced in the episode, head to www.bodylogic.physio/podcast *Peter O’Sullivan and JP Caneiro were awarded specialision by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005 and 2013 respectively. Theme music by Fervun and Cash. Produced by Kevin Wernli
May 29 2020 · 24mins

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Peter O'Sullivan: Hopeful some new faces will arrive in matter of days, not weeks

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Martin Devlin chats to Warriors Recruitment Manager Peter O'Sullivan, ahead of the Warriors opening round of the revised NRL season against the Dragons this weekend.
May 25 2020 · 13mins
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040 - Professor Peter O'Sullivan - How Has Pain Management Evolved?

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In this interview, Marika and Antony talk to Professor Peter O'Sullivan.

Peter is a clinical researcher at Curtin University and specialist physiotherapist at Bodylogic Physiotherapy, Perth WA. With his team, he has published over 250 peer review articles on MSK pain and its management, His passion is empowering people disabled with pain to get back to living again.

In this interview, we discuss- how COVID-19 is resulting in more anxiety and how this is showing up in clinics- helping people in pain via Telehealth- Pete's journey as a physiotherapist and in particular his thoughts around pain and how they have evolved over the years. (He even goes back to his experiences as a child and how family shaped his responses to pain). He talks about how frustrated he was with the biomechanical model of pain in his early years and how his personality as a rule breaker probably helped him to think outside the box and develop new ideas (alongside his colleagues).- things that you can do in order to keep growing professionally and how to create positive clinical environments- the pros and cons of doing patient demonstrations in front of live audiences- the Biopsychosocial Model - how the "Bio" is really important and not to be ignored. We also discussed where manual therapy and touch can fit into it (and when it is maybe not appropriate!). - Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) - the model that Pete and others created and how it is not about "talking to people" and a lot is based on building relationships and trust, as well as performing behavioural experiments.- minimum requirements for physiotherapists in order to implement CFT - incl a discussion on how for some people learning CFT is relatively easy whereas for others it takes a long time or it's just not a good fit.- bottom line - patient-centred care is where we should start. All models will be criticised/critiqued and will evolve over time, but if we put the person in the middle of their journey (and put our egos aside), we'll be doing a decent job of it.

You can learn more about Pete athttps://bodylogic.physio/ posullivan@bodylogic.physio 

May 23 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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Peter O'Sullivan - High Value Care

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We hosted Peter O’Sullivan and discussed:

  • Peter’s journey and the importance of supportive colleagues with shared values.

  • What is high value care and what are the barriers to delivering it?

  • After a weekend course, what’s the next step towards clinical growth?

  • The principles of CFT and how it can translate to TeleHealth.

  • How we can nudge colleagues towards a BPS model of care.

Follow Pete at twitter.com/PeteOSullivanPT.

Apr 21 2020 ·
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Modern Pain Podcast Episode 11 - Peter O'Sullivan

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Listen as Mark and special guest interviewer, Joletta Belton, have an amazing discussion around person-centered care. Peter shares a ton of great clinical pearls and Joletta and Peter both discuss their interaction at the San Diego Pain Summit
Jun 05 2019 · 59mins
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Peter O'Sullivan: Cognitive Behavioral Lumbar Physical Therapy

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Interview recorded as part of the low back pain course on Physiopedia Plus.
Peter O’Sullivan is from physiotherapist originally from New Zealand. He completed later his post graduate manipulative training in Australia. He is a musculoskeletal professor at University of Curtin in Perth, Australia. He is well known internationally as a clinician, researcher and professor of musculoskeletal pain disorders.
During the most recent Physiopedia interview, Peter discusses the multidimensional components of pain. He discusses pain beliefs and behaviors and how it affects clinical practice and research. His research focuses on the cognitive functional approach in the lumbar spine largely due to the number of cases that present clinically. Peter discusses how movement related to pain is largely behavioral. Over protecting painful structures because of fear often times causes compensatory issues. Physiotherapists should consider address retraining movement into a means of moving without compensatory pain patterns. Ultimately retraining the concept that movement is safe is key.
There are three components of pain that should be addressed:
Cognitive behavioral beliefs-pain beliefs
Functional behavioral aspect-movement patterns
Lifestyle adaptations due to pain and avoidance of activities
Peter discusses how picking up a shoe demonstrates motor control patterns that may be pain related. He recommends using a questioning for helping patients to problem solve a more effective pattern of movement without driving compensatory pain such as tensing up when doing particular movements.
Peter additionally discusses the difficulty of imaging with MRI. People who pursue imaging typically will have some pathoanatomical finding. This can further complicate pain processing and behaviors within movement patterns. People tend to grasp onto imaging findings and act in a protective manner towards what they perceive to be a significant finding on imaging despite our beliefs that it may at times be incidental.
Peter discusses how when patients discuss the lack of benefits with therapy and how it is more helpful in the learning process. In these cases, stress may negatively impact pain and cause flares. Educating patients to focus on extra care towards their body in more stressful times is important. Focusing on good sleep patterns, eating a health diet, avoiding alcohol, maintaining an exercise program, utilizing relaxation techniques are strategies helpful in decreasing sensitivity within the body. It is important for us as physiotherapists to educate our patients on these principles.
May 04 2017 · 49mins
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262: Prof. Peter O'Sullivan: Reconceptualizing Pain

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LIVE from Combined Sections Meeting, this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast features Professor Peter O’Sullivan discussing elements of the biopsychosocial model for chronic pain management. Peter O’Sullivan is Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. In addition to his teaching and research at Curtin University, he works in clinical practice as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005) in Perth, Australia. He is recognized internationally as a leading clinician, researcher and educator in the management of complex musculoskeletal pain disorders.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why you should validate your patient’s pain experience, understand their beliefs and fears, and disconfirm them through behavioral learning

-The link between a practitioner’s language and self-efficacy

-The informal and non-threatening art of Peter’s initial examination

-Maintaining professional boundaries with chronic pain patients and avoiding burn out

-And so much more!

One of the strongest influences to better treatment outcomes for chronic pain patients is trust in the therapeutic alliance. “You’ve got to build a strong therapeutic relationship,” Peter suggests if you want to see patient’s engage in their program and take more control over their pain.

Treating chronic pain patients can be challenging. With the right evaluation framework and understanding of neuroscience, Peter believes you can make instant impact for the patient. Peter stresses, “The nervous system is so damn plastic. If you can get to the heart of what someone is thinking and feeling. Validate it and take them on a journey—it can break that schema up.”

Peter is critical of therapeutic techniques in physical therapy when in fact a majority of patients would benefit from relaxation strategies and progressive loading. He suggests, “I think we undermine how smart the body is…someone who gets in trouble is someone who is too hyper vigilant and probably obsessed with their technique.”

For more information on Peter:

Peter is the Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Curtin University, West Australia and is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005). His private clinic is Body Logic Physiotherapy in Perth www.bodylogicphysiotherapy.com.au. Peter has an international reputation for clinical research investigating the development, multi-dimensional assessment and targeted management of chronic spinal pain disorders. He has also developed a management approach for chronic low back pain – called ‘cognitive functional therapy’. He has published over 190 papers with his team in international peer review journals, has presented the findings of his research at more than 90 National and International conferences and has run clinical workshops in over 24 countries. Peter’s expertise is linking of clinical research to the clinical setting. (see www.pain-ed.com)

Resources discussed on this show:

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

NOI Group

Body in Mind


Adriaan Louw

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Mar 13 2017 · 1hr
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Episode 21 - Peter O'Sullivan and Bryan Fletcher

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This week we talk to recruitment officer Peter O'Sullivan about his thoughts on this season. We discuss where the club is at with regard to the salary cap as well as how we are looking for 2017.Plus former Rooster now TV star Bryan Fletcher joins us to talk State of Origin 3.
Jul 13 2016 · 32mins