Physio+10 focuses on the journeys of trailblazing Physiotherapists and today's conversation is with Mr Mark Jones. Mark's strong interest is in the field of critical thinking and clinical reasoning and how this is applied in Physiotherapy.
In this conversation with Mark we learn;
* What brought Mark to Australia
* About his professional involvement in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy
* The importance of clinical reasoning and how this meshes with into critical thinking
and for fun, the possible descriptor source of inspiration for a Grade 1 mobilisation.
Mark Jones is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia with 35 years of experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy. Mark graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Psychology and then completed his Physical Therapy studies at the University of Iowa. Having developed an interest in manual therapy Mark traveled to Australia to study Manipulative Physiotherapy and after completing his Graduate Diploma in 1985 under Geoff Maitland he completed his Master's degree by Research in 1989. The title of his thesis was “Facilitating Students’ Clinical Reasoning in Physiotherapy Education”.
Mark has a special interest in biopsychosocial health care and the teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning in physiotherapy. He has conducted and supervised research in the areas of clinical reasoning and musculoskeletal physiotherapy with over 90 publications including three editions of the text “Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions” and the text “Clinical Reasoning for Manual Therapists”. His latest text “Clinical Reasoning in Musculoskeletal Practice” was published in 2019. Mark has presented 30 Keynote Conference presentations and has taught professional development courses in clinical reasoning and musculoskeletal physiotherapy across 26 countries.
Very Special Bonus Video
Mark kindly shares with us a rare video of a conversation that he recorded with Geoff Maitland in 1989, in which Geoff explains and demonstrates what we have come to term the Maitland Concept. You can view this video here.
You can watch this conversation with Mark here.