Sarah Schmidt is a physical therapist honored to spend the last 3 years of her career as an embedded tactical physical therapist for military special warfare. She is passionate about preventative care and challenging her PT skills with integrated resiliency work. Starting the episode, Srah emphasizes why a multidisciplinary team is essential to increasing your knowledge base and improving patient outcomes. Resilience is taken to a new level when working in a team setting both physically and mentally. Sarah became certified in battlefield acupuncture and noticed a strong cross-over between the physical and mental benefits to create resilience for the tactical athlete. Episode Takeaways
  • Learn about battlefield acupuncture, why to incorporate this technique, how to use it, and the positive mental outcomes
  • Resiliency training makes for a better warfighter
  • Multi-disciplinary resiliency and the importance of team integration with a high-level tactical population
  • Who is part of the special warfare team
  • The day to day life of a special warfare PT
Three Questions Parting Shot “No matter what team you’re on, I would look at any type of integrated approach and try to learn from those around you even if it seems they might not have much to offer, you’ll be surprised.” – Sarah Schmidt Connect with Sarah on Instagram Thank you to our sponsors! Practice Freedom U – For PT Owners who want to Treat Less, Earn More, and create the business you’ve always dreamed of. Take the Practice Quiz now to see where you stack up The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy – Take a peek at their Current Concepts of Orthopaedic PT Jackson Therapy Partners  Providing awesome adventures in patient care for physical therapists who care about where they’re going! FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers were created by PTs, especially for PTs in private practice. On average, a private practice that joins the FYZICAL network grows more than 40%. So, if you’re ready to discover how the largest network of PT private practice owners is growing and adapting to industry changes, visit – YOUR CBD Store. Get the ABCs of CBD at Those One-size-fits-all EMRs suck and waste your time. It’s time for something better. It’s time for something customizable. Enter MWTherapy, and take a demo now at where switching your EMR is easy! Owens Recovery Science – A single course for clinicians who want certification in Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation and the equipment YOU Need to apply it properly In your clinical practice. Find out where you can get certified next at