Questions from Erik Meira:
Are you defined by your occupation? What about the specifics of your practice? Do you define yourself as a “manual therapist”, a “movement specialist” or something else? How much time have you devoted to be those things? Is it who you are?
What if that thing that you deeply define yourself as is shown unequivocally to not work? How quick will you be to abandon it? What if it is the only thing you know?
Would you quit and become something else, or struggle to defend what you do, nit-picking the evidence against and speaking about anecdotal evidence and “works for the patient in front of me”? The tribalism of an ‘us vs them’ mentality also feeds that narrative.
Confronting. Threatening. Opportunity.