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In this episode host Jimmy McKay talks with 2016 APTA Next Conference Keynote speaker, Nick Balenger live in Jimmy’s backyard in Arlington VA. Jimmy enjoys a Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale from the Sweetwater Brewing company out of Atlanta GA.
Nick is a college recent graduate from George Mason University, who suffered a spinal cord injury while playing in the surf in Hawaii. Nick went through several levels of the Physical Therapy system from acute to inpatient to outpatient to eventually working with a PT student.
Nick tells us how to be a good PT student and PT. He’s got an interesting take on how to look at spinal cord PT, “Fuck The Book”, and sums up the APTA’s current media strategy, #ChoosePT, in one sentence.