a new APTA podcast, Kim Redlin, a third-year doctor of
physical therapy student at St Catherine University, shares how she has
incorporated motivational interviewing (MI) into her interactions with
patients. Specifically, Redlin describes how while working with a patient who
had knee replacement surgery she was able to obtain meaningful information
about the patient's efforts to quit smoking that "slowly opened the
door" for her to provide education about behavior change. Redlin also
discusses how MI "can be a real challenge for both students and
professionals." She asks, "[Y]ou want to make sure that all boxes get
checked – get informed consent, get a pain rating, get a range of motion
measurement, use an outcome measure, but how often is there a box to check for
addressing health behaviors and talking about change?"
podcast is the fourth in a series
on behavior change.
podcasts are prerecorded discussions and interviews, not live events. Members
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visiting www.apta.org/podcasts/, or subscribing to APTA podcasts on iTunes.