Blog 2018-02-07T15:09:50+00:00


Comment and opinion from our authors and team.

2707, 2018

What would your colleagues say is your strongest skill in conducting a clinical interview? A Psychologist’s guide to high impact questions

By | July 27th, 2018|0 Comments

If the heading of the article slowed you down a little and made you think about what the question is really asking, that’s exactly what I hoped. If you haven’t answered it yet, reflect on it now – what would your colleagues think? In answering this question, even to [...]

1307, 2018

Client-Centred Practice and Health Efficacy

By | July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Being client-centred means the health practitioner views the client as a whole person who has beliefs, values, relationships and priorities. Clients are more than a list of ailments. Supporting the client to be effective in managing his/her own care should be the priority of all health professionals. Approximately 70% [...]

507, 2018

Interoception: at the gateway of Mind-Body Medicine – a descriptive review

By | July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Mind-Body Medicine (MBM) refers to therapies that recognise and positively influence the effects of thought, feeling state, and belief on health, and reciprocally moderate how stress and illness impact on physical and psychological experience1. MBM incorporates traditional holistic restorative and contemplative practices including mindfulness and mantra meditation, Yoga, Pranayama (voluntary control of [...]

1806, 2018

ASLM weighs in on media surrounding ‘The Magic Pill’ documentary

By | June 18th, 2018|0 Comments

A new documentary featuring celebrity chef Pete Evans and the ketogenic diet for chronic diseases has recently been slammed by Dr Tony Bartone, President of the Australian Medical Association. You can read an article on this here. ASLM President, Dr Sam Manger, shares a few words in response to [...]

1506, 2018

Occupational Therapy and Lifestyle Medicine – a match made in heaven

By | June 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Does anyone really know what an OT does? It’s always the same response when you say to someone that you are an Occupational Therapist. That kind of vague confusion of what on earth is that! Unfortunately, it is an extremely undersold and undervalued profession that has taken a seat [...]

2505, 2018

Creating a lifestyle intervention for your community

By | May 25th, 2018|0 Comments

About 4 years ago, a colleague of mine and I embarked upon an ambitious project. We created a novel community-based lifestyle intervention for a group of 33 people in Gisborne, New Zealand (population: 36,600) with either a BMI of 25 or higher with type 2 diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, [...]