Danielle Stoller is a neurologic physical therapist who helps stroke and brain injury survivors improve their lives through a holistic rehab approach. Marabeth Quin uses the experience and insights from her daughter’s stroke recovery to improve the therapist’s understanding of the mental and emotional aspects of the recovery process. Together they co-founded Expanded Practice

Expanded Practice teaches physical, occupational, and speech therapists to start utilizing the power of positive mindsets and expectations in the recovery process so they can connect with the patients on a more significant level and help them reach greater recovery potential. Expanded Practice is passionate about improving the rehab experience for patients and therapists so both thrive and achieve the highest possible outcome. 

The two big ways therapists can impact patients is through clinical skills and our human presence and connection. 

Download the checklist of 8 Simple Ways to Start Thriving in Your Practice today by heading to Expanded Practice.

Episode Takeaways

  • Two ways to be impactful toward your patients
  • The science behind how we are all connected and affect each other
  • Strategies therapists can use to help become a powerful healing presence to patients
  • Why impacting your patients through presence and connections combats burnout 

Three Questions 

  • What resources are available for someone to learn more about today’s topic? 
  • How Healing Works by Wayne Jonas 
  • Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown
  • Shannon Harvey, a journalist specializing in evidence-based mind-body medicine 
  • Who is someone the audience should follow? 
  • Kate Braestrup TED Talk – The Good News About Giving Bad News
  • Why should someone care more about this topic? 
  • The way you feel when you treat others determines the decisions you make
  • Your presence, your impact is happening whether or not you are conscious of it

Parting Shot

“Your clinical skill is important, but you have more to offer your patient than simply your clinical and technical skills. You are one energy system meeting another energy system.” – Danielle Stoller

“You’re powerful providing. You know how powerful you are.” – Marabeth Quin 

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