Hi, I am in the midst of my jouney to subsiding my TMS. I am currently finishing reading the Great Pain Deception and it has brought massive amounts of clarity regarding TMS and the work that I need to do. I have a bachelors degree in sport science. And for many years have considered pursuing a masters in Physiotherapy/ physical therapy. Now, however, with my new found knowledge, I am questioning how easy it is for physiotherapists around the world to mislead patients. They are misleading them either due to not knowing about psychosomatic pain, or knowing about it and not disclosing the knowledge to "chronic pain patients" because repeat customers are their bread and butter. So I have a moral dilema in this regard. Next, lets say a patient comes with back pain or shoulder pain. The physiotherapist does not have time to ask the patient about their history and anxiety. Most physio clinics are fully booked and have no time for extra chitchat its like a conveyor. So how is the physiotherapist supposed to establish whether the pain is actually structural in nature or psychosomatic without having time to run "psychotherapy" shall we say. Not to mention that it is not their scope of practice. The pain could indeed be structural from lifting awkwardly or overworking of shoulder. Or it could be TMS. In onder to make a more accurate diagnosis a lot of questions need to be asked and there is simply not enough time for that. So of course physiotherapists treat all pain as if it were structural and the psychosomatic group only experience a short placebo treatment. It occured to me that when a patient comes repeatedly due to not improving I could just recommend the Great Pain Deception book and Dr. Sarno's books. But even then my boss might find out and get mad that I am driving away patients. So as you guys can see I am caught in a conflict of interest. Yes there are many patients with structural pain that I can help, which is why I want to enter the profession, and yes one of my purposes in life is to spread the knowledge on TMS and refer the books when neccessary but I feel due to the fast paced nature of the job I simply won't have the time to ask the neccesary questions to determine if the pain could be psychosomatic. And lets say a patient comes with back pain or shoulder pain that is TMS and I treat it with electrotherapy like most physios would, I have now ingrained in the patient that they have structural pain and I have now made their fate worse for many years to come, since the "physio" treated them with a modality and not psychotherapy. I have thought about just referring the books to most patients but then many would just stop coming and the clinic will lose business. So I am torn on whether or not to pursue this profession. I am also considering being an xray technologist instead which is not a bad alternative, just no patient interaction. Just robotic work. I am also considering personal training which can be very rewarding and I can educate clients on TMS, the problem, sourced from my trainer friends, is most clients are lazy and hardly see any results so its frustrating. And there is also career in psychotherapy, but I find it emotionally draining because again most clients are not willing to put in the work at home and many do not see results. Sorry for the long rant, just had to share that with you guys because my friends can't exactly relate to this. Thank you for listening and any advice would be appreciated.