Innovation in the Face of COVID-19 with David Putrino of Mt. Sinai Hospital NY

David Putrino shares insight of what the staff in the Mt. Sinai hospital system are seeing, learning and living with during COVID-19

David shares info about an amazing app he helped develop called Precision Recovery. You can find that information here: https://precisionrecovery.net/

As well as sharing what he has turned his laboratory space into to help front line hospital workers reduce stress and fatigue as they continue to work at near 100% effort.

COVID-19 ICU PT Update with Kyle Ridgeway

We talked with Kyle Ridgeway who’s a board certified clinical specialists in cardiovascular and pulmonary PT. Kyle practices in ICUs at University of Colorado Hospital where he assists with clinical and operational quality improvement including medical ICU PT and system wide activity and mobility promotion.

COVID-19 has the potential to strain hospitals, ICUs, and ventilator supply. Getting patients out of the hospital and away from healthcare are paramount. There is the potential for clinical and operation bottlenecks. How can PTs assist in a pandemic? For those with moderate and severe cases of COVID—19 the survivorship burden may be similarly devastating to other critical illness. These stressful times give us the opportunity to explore the role of the PT in pandemic and in the future. Where can we add value?

Link to Kyle’s open source google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16UrBoE0YLikWaXgdUpmO01oO2NTo5fr-_qkN3EyDvr0

Link to public folder with information: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12kNBFloEKd6p_D4qxuYomU6_hT7s95NO

Why Telehealth Matters with Sarah Gallagher

Sarah Gallagher implemented telehealth to allow patients who were too dizzy to commute, lived far away, couldn’t arrange rides or time off to come to PT.

Challenges have been convincing PTs that you can deliver the same standard of care, ensuring insurance reimbursement, and orienting patients to the process. Successes have been helping patients who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to receive expert care, ease for patients without compromising quality, and receiving equal reimbursement for services provided in the clinic.

  • Improving access to specialized PT
  • Same standards of care as in clinic PT
  • Competency and education about regulations are important

How the Physical Therapy Profession Can Help Our Communities During COVID-19

We talked to Duke faculty member Mike Landry about the APTA and CPA response to organize our professional response to COVID-19 in your communities.

Mike is a Canadian physical therapist and a professor at Duke University.  He has worked for over 20 years in global health in distant and emergency settings.  

We overview where we are now, the role of PT in an emergency situation like COVID-19 and the APTA/CPA response and a plea to sign up for the corps of volunteers

WEBSITE: http://ptcovid19.org/

USAF Fighter Pilot Physical Therapist Captain Michelle Jílek

Captain Michelle Jílek is active duty in USAF and partially embedded with fighter squadrons. She specializes in G induced  injuries in the spine.

I take care of fighter pilots who have spinal injuries from sustaining high Gs in aircraft. I am there for them before and after flights and help with preventative care. I have specially designed strengthening programs just for them that I have developed.

  • We talk:
  • Global air superiority
  • Spine Health
  • Embedded care in the military

Check out an article about Captain Jílek here: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2017872/fit-to-fight-one-fighter-wing-at-a-time/

Telehealth in rehab therapy during COVID-19 with Heidi Jannenga of WEB PT

Telehealth in rehab therapy: How it can be leveraged for patient care and why PT’s should use this opportunity to advocate for permanent telehealth coverage expansion. What PT’s need to know regarding billing etc. It’s all a moving target right now.

Business continuity: What PT’s need to know to keep their businesses running during times of uncertainty and hardship, including patient communications, employee support, company culture/morale and more.

Links from WEB PT:

https://www.webpt.com/resources/webinars/telehealth-and-continuity-strategies-for-pts-ots-and-slps-during-crisis/?utm_medium=web&utm_source=blog&utm_content=slider_ad_webinar_telehealth_and_continuity&utm_campaign=blog

Playing to DPT Students Strengths with Megan Moran

Megan Moran is a Physical Therapist and Assistant Professor at Marymount University.

Megan shares how she used Clifton StrengthsFinders in DPT education to test if grouping students by various strengths could make them more productive in school, at work, or in their personal lives.

CliftonStrengths is an assessment tool used across different industries to inform individuals of their personal strengths or talents.  Individuals are encouraged to leverage their strengths to make them more productive at work or in their personal lives.  At MU, we are introducing this to students as they enter the program with hopes they will continue to use their talents throughout their graduate education and as they enter the profession.

The assessment is easily available online, for a minimal fee.  Individuals can gain insight as to why they gravitate to certain tasks at work, or why they work well with others.  Knowing one’s strength can help an individual choose roles where they will thrive.

  • Know your strengths and how others might view the strengths
  • Don’t spend most of your time focusing on your weaknesses
  • Learn the strengths of those you work with and discuss how your team can best achieve goals

The One Thing You Must Focus on for Success in Your Physical Therapy Practice with Jerry Durham

Jerry Durham is a Physical therapist who learned that PATIENT SUCCESS comes from studying successful businesses and implementing what they have done in a “CUSTOMER FIRST” Culture!!

He has a company called The Client Experience Experience Company that works with multi site practices and practice managers.

He’s a Physical Therapist of 25 years who has grown tired of my profession and healthcare NOT truly focusing on our clients, customers and patients!!  Im not afraid to share whats best and not afraid to speak my mind and call out the profession for its many times backwards approach.

 learned from my stack of books, my Business mentors, Entrepreneur Organization AND then doing, doing.

BUSINESS SUCCESS COMES FROM ONE PLACE ONLY….. client and patient success

Your client is on a journey and the better YOU understand that in your business, the MORE successful your clients will be and ultimately the MORE successful YOUR business will be!!

Your Front Desk being the hidden gem in a practice…. the most undervalued, misunderstood and poorly leveraged part of your biz!!

here is an ULTIMATE biz and patient metric that ALL should measure… knowing this 1 metric will tell you more about the HEALTH of your business than any other metric  (completed plans of care)

Your biz culture is defined by your clients journey in your business

THE FUTURE IS NOW……. people are paying more today for our services, people are expecting physio and healthcare to deliver an experience similar to other industries

People are growing tired of ALL the friction points that healthcare and physio put up AND they are willing to pay for LESS friction!!

  • PEOPLE PAYING MORE…. (regardless of in or out of network)
  • People are willing to pay for an experience that has less friction
  • People ARE expecting better experiences from physio and healthcare

Level Up Your Career with Zach Gabor of the Level Up Initiative

Zach Gabor runs The Level up Initiative an online educational company focusing on freemium mentorship focusing on critical thinking and communication skills.

Zak Gabor is a practicing PT for Boston PT and Wellness, and is also the founder of The Level Up Initiative, an online educational platform that focuses on improving student and new graduates critical thinking and communication skills. Their premier product is a “Freemium” mentorship that runs twice a year, and has around 400 enrollees per cohort! Visit thelevelupinitiative.com for more details.

  • – Using a free mentorship platform as a trojan horse for academic reform
  • – The importance of critical thinking and intellectual humility as core values of the healthcare industry
  • – How strong critical thinking and communication skills translate into truly effective clinical practice

1. The elephant in the room – academic reform. We all know the boards are teaching to outdated concepts, we all know we need to do better. But it is not so simple to restructure deeply rooted academic tradition. How can we move the needle forward in a collaborative, constructive, and meaningful way? We have some ideas…

2. Critical thinking and intellectual humility as a key core value for the healthcare industry. Unfortunately, our own cognitive inflexibility has in part contributed to the current healthcare mess we are in. We hold ideas and even if those ideas are challenged with robust evidence, we have been un able to let go of deeply rooted dogmas despite the evidence it can have a negative impact on healthcare delivery. How do we truly practice intellectual humility?

3. How does critical thinking and communication translate into clinical excellence? Well I will put it simply. A truly effective clinician should be able to truly listen, connect, and synthesize information to create an informed plan of care. If you are up to date with your clinical understandings and frameworks, and pair that with a strong ability to influence and inspire your patients to take action…well, that’s powerful, and pretty much all you need. And will also set you up to be a BEAST with telehealth. I would ask the question: do we really NEED manual therapy as our premier service we provide? 

These speak to pain points that a lot of students and new grads feel but don’t always openly discuss because it is taboo to speak up against deeply rooted institutions and beliefs.

  • It can transform healthcare
  • It can decrease clinician burn out.
  • It can set up to be successful and more flexible in the future when things change.

#Concierge PT with Bryan Williams

CEO and Founder (2010) of Concierge Physical Therapists.

The state of the industry. Cash practices. Social media influence on those trying to start cash practices. The future of PT as a profession.

Challenges and rewards of owning and operating a cash based practice. Issues with the seemingly endless pop ups of new cash practices. How the profession is positioned within the healthcare space.

  • PTs thinking of starting a business would benefit.
  • Owning a healthcare business it TOUGH
  • Social media outlets are selling their “cash based plans” and making it easier than it seems
  • Good outcomes don’t always come from good therapies

What is a Cancer Survivor with Scott Capozza?

After being diagnosed with Stage II cancer in his last year of PT school, Scott Capozza initially wanted nothing to do with cancer care professionally.  However, he’s come to learn that the best way he can give back to the cancer community is by helping fellow cancer survivors.  Through rehab and individually tailored exercise programs, cancer patients and long term survivors can overcome many of the physical side effects caused by treatment.

  • What is a cancer survivor
  • What are some common side effects from treatment 
  • How can rehab and exercise help cancer patients better deal with side effects (in prehab, during treatment, and in long term survivorship)
  • How PTs interested in oncology rehab can get more involved 

Side effects from cancer treatments are well documented and wide spread.  Early rehab intervention (prehab, during treatment) helps limit potential side effects while giving the cancer patient some sense of control of their health.  Survivors also require rehab following completion of treatment to safely exercise and screen for long term side effects like balance issues, muscle weakness and lymphedema.

There will be an estimated 17 million cancer survivors in the US in 2020.  No matter what setting you practice PT in, you will encounter a cancer survivor and you need to be prepared to treat them safely and effectively

  • Cancer survivors experience many physical short and long term side effects from life-saving treatment.
  • Physical therapists can address many of these side effects throughout the cancer trajectory
  • Physical therapist should actively advocate for increased access to rehab for all cancer patients and long term survivors

The Importance of Mentorship and Reflection in Your career with Trent Harrison

We talk to Trent Harrison who’s the Residency Coordinator at Brooks IHL and the Creator of an Online Education Platform, PhysioNexus.

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/tcharrisondpt

Our Guest

Trent is an Orthopaedic Certified specialist & fellow of AAOMPT.  An Orthopaedic residency coordinator for Brooks Rehab for over 5 years.  Self-taught web designer & video editor all for the purpose of creating a new online community hub for Physical Therapy education & collaboration.  

Very much into the concept of culture development.  Was an anthropology major, spent first career overseas in Japan as an English Teacher/Bartender studying Japanese intensively at Waseda University.  Came back to pursue a career in Healthcare.  Has been on both the membership committees of Academy of Orthopaedic Therapy (APTA) & AAOMPT (was also the chair of the Membership & media relations committee).  This all highlighted the need for increased educational cultural development outside of the typical social media platforms.

We talk about:

How people currently approach learning subjects or topics.  How people currently discuss cases and try to work with their colleagues on learning information.  How most of this does not involve a roadmap, reflection, or mentorship.  How Physionexus is hoping to tap into those things.  Also how important mentorship and reflection are and that’s in essence what Residency truly is about.

Current Education practices -> memorize, cram, piecemeal, reactionary.  Best methods -> scope topics, chunk information, space repetition, interleaving of topics, REFLECTION!  People are just doing it wrong, and most of it is habit.  Need to tap into habit forming concepts for the good of the profession.

Takeaway points:

Proper learning techniques will foster improved overall understanding of the profession.  Hopefully it begins to decrease practice variance.  I created Physionexus to try and improve outcome tracking, decrease practice variance, have a supportive nurturing location for conversation that would in turn act as a repository of information for others to learn off of. In addition to all of that utilizing educational tracks with proper education techniques to then improve our knowledge base.

  • Current education techniques are poor habits that feel good, but aren’t storing information
  • Current online educational hubs involve expense lecture based tracts that dont help with reflection & implementation
  • Current social media & community usually is fleeting, meaning that information isn’t stored for others, and it usually can be way too polarizing.

Embracing Telehealth and Technology in Physical Therapy with Anang Chokshi

Anang Chokshi is a physical therapist who left traditional care to help start a digital healthcare company in San Diego over 7 years ago, Reflexion Health.

As their Chief Clinical Officer he has been able to use his clinical background to build an organization that is using sensor technology and telemedicine to deliver care that is convenient for patients while providing clinicians greater insight into the recovery process.

We talked about why we should be embracing telehealth and technology into our practice in the future.

  • Translating telehealth research into practical application of telehealth
  • How to use telehealth in today’s healthcare beyond the B2C model
  • Telehealth doesn’t mean less care
  • Telehealth still uses your greatest skill as a clinician, observation and clinical reasoning/decision making  

This is important because if physical therapy doesn’t embrace telehealth, there will be companies that offer pseudo therapy to our patients.

We covered:

Understanding the opportunities
Patient centric and focused care
Understanding the legalities of your PT state board

Connect with Anang:
Twitter: @AnangChokshiDPT
Instagram: @AnangChokshi

You are more capable than you know with Megan Fisher and Amanda Boxtel

We were lucky enough to be present to hear these two ladies deliver inspiring TED-like talks at the Tri-State PT conference in Las Vegas.

Megan Fisher

Megan Fisher a Paralympic gold, silver, and bronze medalist from the Rio 2016 and London 2012 Games, a ten-time world champion, and retired member of Team USA.

Her road to success has not been easy. At 19 years old she was involved in a tragic car accident that nearly killed her; leaving her in a coma and stealing the lower half of her left leg.

After the accident, Meg fought to overcome relatively simple challenges, like eating, standing, and relearning how to walk.  Incredibly, less than a year after the loss of her leg, Meg returned to college and finished her first triathlon.  That one race proved to her that she could overcome any obstacle.

Meg continues to explore her own physical boundaries.  She uses these experiences to inspire and motivate as well as to raise awareness for a wide variety of causes and organizations.

Today, she works as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, athletic performance coach, motivational speaker, and is in hot pursuit of other opportunities that demonstrate the capacity of the human body and spirit.   

Amanda Boxtel.

On February 27th, 1992 a freak skiing accident rendered Amanda a paraplegic. On that fateful day, at the age of 24, Amanda’s life took a dramatic turn and her dance on wheels began. It happened in a split second while downhill skiing – she somersaulted, an electric current ricocheted through her legs, and instantly she knew she was paralyzed. Since sustaining a permanent spinal cord injury, Amanda has become a strong advocate for people with disabilities and has been involved in community and outreach projects that aim to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Amanda presents from her bionic exoskeleton suit, walking across the stage and demonstrating to her audiences the power of bionic technology. She is a passionate and dynamic motivational speaker who captivates her audiences with her stories, weaves in the valuable lessons she has learned along the way, and warms their hearts with laughter and compassion. She focuses her energy to present fresh material in a polished style. She has been featured as a speaker at numerous conferences and venues including TED2011, TEDx San Antonio, TEDxDU, TEDxSF, The Aspen Ideas Festival, 20th Century Fox Studios, Aspen Brain Forum, and Singularity University’s European Summit.

Amanda’s overall message is one of never giving up in pursuit of the best quality of life possible. From her life experiences, she has a greater sense of healing and that transformation occurs from within. She believes in the divine connectedness to all things and she aspires to help make the world a better place for future generations.

Amanda currently serves as Executive Director for Bridging Bionics Foundation, which aims to bridge human mobility with exoskeletons and bionic technology. In her spare time she enjoys writing, painting and drawing. She lives near Aspen in Basalt, Colorado.

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Tri-State PT Conference Keynote LIVE in Las Vegas with Elvis

I was invited to host the keynote event at the Tri-State PT conference in Las Vegas Nevada. It was a weekend conference that brought together the state PT associations of California, Arizona and Nevada in Vegas.

It was not a hard thing to say yes to.

PT + Vegas + Getting to talk in front of lots of people about PT.

I even got a chance to dress up like Elvis and come out to hundreds of PTs to Viva Las Vegas, what’s not to love?

You’ll get to hear my attempt at cheezy stand-up comedy as I warm the crowd up, it was 8am on a Saturday in Vegas… they needed warming.

But then we got down to business with Sharon Dunn, Chris Powers, John Heick and Tricia Catalino in a macro and micro view of where PT is and where it can and should go.

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Nutrition! It’s in your PT Scope of Practice!

We talk to PT and Registered Dietician Patrick Berner about PT scope of practice and nutrition.

Believe it or not nutrition is something well within the scope of practice of a physical therapy practitioner. Something that the APTA fully supports and of recent fully supports the collaboration/referral to registered dietitians. The degree of use will of course also depend on practitioner’s local practice acts.

Why does this matter?

Because the physical therapy profession needs to become more holistic in nature and the nutrition is a huge part of it.

Nutrition is within the PT scope.

State practice acts makes a difference.

Know the limitations of your “personal scope.”

Twitter: @theFuelPhysio

Instagram: @theFuelPhysio

Website: https://fuelphysio.com/

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Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapists – Annual Orthopaedic Meeting with Joe Godges

Joe has spent the last 30 years training physical therapy residents and fellows in programs in Southern California, and across the US and around the world in USC affiliated programs.

And, from 2006 to 2017, he served as the editor of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Common Musculoskeletal Conditions for the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

What a participant will get by participating in the AOPT meeting in Minneapolis in April

  • Summary of what makes this meeting different than other continuing professional education events
  • Quality of the presenters – actual authors of the cutting edge science match with master clinicians who were also authors of the recent clinical practice guidelines
  • Small group – hands-on sessions – an opportunity to interact in a face to face manner with the presenters
  • Leading-edge content – integrating science into practice with a focus on inter-regional relations
  • There are two unique practice areas of physical therapists.
  • One is making clinical decisions on and providing interventions for our clients based upon movement/pain relations
  • The other is making clinical decisions and providing interventions for our clients based upon inter-regional relationships
  • We need to own these areas. 
  • This the presentations and discussions in this meeting are focused on making this improving the ability of the participants in these two areas of practice for the Head, Neck, Thorax, and Shoulder regions.

  • Clinical success in physical therapy for our clients with common musculoskeletal disorders is highly related to correctly determining the physical impairments most related to the clients reported concern or limitation
  • Then, determine the intervention and the dosage of that intervention is critical to be therapeutic
  • Make incorrect decisions or poor treatment implementation results increased likelihood of chronic disablement in our clients.   The stakes are high.  The responsibility is high.

Research Review of LIPPSMAck-POP from PEDro

We talked to Ianthe Boden who is a Physiotherapist, PhD student, actively researching and enacting therapies to improve outcomes for patients in ICU and after major surgery.

Check out the trial here: https://archivesphysiotherapy.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40945-017-0039-3

PEDro is a free database of over 45,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. 

For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. 

All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. 

These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. 

PEDro is produced by the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and is hosted by Neuroscience Research Australia.

And did we mention… this is free?!  Find PEDro at https://www.pedro.org.au/

Now To celebrate PEDro’s 20th birthday they’ve have identified the five most important randomised controlled trials in physiotherapy published in the last 5 years. These trials were nominated by PEDro users, and an independent panel of international trialists judged the nominations received.

Now YOU get to take advantage of hearing a little more about these standout pieces of work… by the people who created them.

David Putrino on an esports team with rehab roots and god like abilities

David Putrino is back talking about being named “Global Australian of the Year”!

The @QuadGods esports team that’s 100% comprised of athletes who are quadriplegic. They describe themselves as, “Passionate gamers who just enjoy having a good time. However we all have very strong personalities, which makes us quite the bunch to be around. We are very much about empowering each other as well as the community. We are the first but we don’t want to be the last!!”

Where his Abilities Research Center (ARC) is sailing to next.

We caught up at Earls Beer & Cheese on the upper west side of Manhattan. You should go there, if you’re in NYC and like beer & cheese.

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What is being a concierge PT like? With Sarah Wilson

We talk to fellow Marymount University PT alum Sarah Wilson about her job, as a concierge PT in the Washington DC area.

Topics we cover:

  • Concierge physical therapist model
  • Independent contractor
  • One on one appts 
  • Contracts with private clubs
  • Travels to and treats at homes, offices, gyms, private country/city clubs
  • Flexibility in schedule
  • How pay is structured 
  • Ergonomic assessment specialist 
  • Travel to offices and performs onsite ergo assessments

Sarah is a former national level competitive gymnast and fitness competitor with a Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marymount University. Sarah now practices as a Concierge Physical therapist that travels to homes, offices, and country clubs to treat patients with various orthopedic and neurological disorders throughout the DMV.

Instagram: @docsarahwilsonpt
and
@conciergephysicaltherapists

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Transforming Reactive Balance Research into Realistic Treatment with JJ Mowder-Tinney

JJJ Mowder-Tinney is a professor at the Nazareth College DPT program. Her teaching focus is the Neurologic and Geriatric population.  She assists in running the on-site pro-bono clinics where they serve the underserved.  She also provides professional continuing education courses with topics that include Neuro, Geriatric, SCI, balance and motor learning. She focuses heavily translating research into clinical practice.

She’s presenting a lecture and two posters at CSM 2020 in Denver:

Majority of the presentation are videos of actual patients performing dozens of different interventions that facilitate some type of anticipatory or reactive balance activity.

These interventions include a variety of diagnoses and includes an equipment list with different ideas of equipment used in the videos to make it easier for therapists to perform.

Emphasizing both outcome measures when working with reactive balance as well as documentation tips.

A PT and 3 Registered Dietitians walk into a study with Pam Bartlo

Pam Bartlo is a clinical associate professor at D’Youville College, Vice President of the Cardiopulm Section of APTA, and a Cardio pulmonary PT at Mount St Mary’s Hospital.

We take a look at an interdisciplinary study she did with 3 registered dietitians about online nutrition information for people with type 2 diabetes. 

They looked at the quality of websites providing nutrition information for people with diabetes and then the accuracy of that information.

Here’s what they found:

  • Overall there weren’t a lot of websites that came up with diabetes nutrition search terms – 34 sites total to analyze.
  • 85% of the sites analyzed were quality websites based on Healthy People 2020 quality website crtieria.
  • None of the sites had >75% accuracy of the nutrition info provided based on the American Diabetes Association’s Medical Nutrition Therapy Guidelines.

Why does this matter to Physical Therapy?

As PTs, especially in outpatient or cardiac care, we should be providing at least basic nutrition information to patients with diabetes.  It is important to know whether we can rely on websites to help augment or complete that education.  Based on these results, Professional Organization websites could help augment that nutrition education, but will not be accurate enough for full education. Therefore, we should work with our Registered Dietician or licensed Nutritionist colleagues to complete nutrition for individuals with diabetes.

  • Many people look online for information about nutrition and it may not be accurate.
  • Professional organization websites were the most accurate.
  • It is most important for patients to have in person consultations for nutrition education for diabetes.

Connect with Pam:
Twitter: @bartlop
Instagram: @pambartlo
Facebook: @PamBartlo

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What to do at CSM Outside of the Conference with James Spencer, Patrick Berner and Monique Caruth

We talked to Coloradan, James Spencer (@HoboHealth) about what you need to do when learning is not in session at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Denver this year.

We also bring Patrick Berner (@TheFuelPhysio) and Monique Caruth (@fyzio4u) on to talk about a societal initiative they’re launching to help underserved locals.

To help #PTintheCOMMUNITY go here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pt-in-the-community-denver-2020

CSM Cardio Pulmonary Presentation Preview – with Ellen Hillegass and Kayla Black

We talked to Ellen Hillegass and Kayla Black about all things CSM Cardio Pulmonary presentations.

Ellen is presenting with Kayla in a preconference event:

CP-1544 – Advanced Clinical Practice in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy: Are You Practicing Best Practice?

As well as twice more during the conference

CP-1576 – Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Residency Forum: Interesting Case Studies Presented By Residents

CP-1754 – Pulmonary Hypertension: What, Who, Why, How, When?

In this episode we cover:

Advanced clinical practice: that is where we want all clinicians to aspire to!

Pulmonary hypertension: much more prevalent…people need to understand it

Cardiopulmonary Residency: helps raise practice, case studies will help those studying for boards and trying to advance their clinical knowledge and the residents have an opportunity to present at a national conference!

Most of our PT patients have SOME sort of cardiopulmonary dysfunction and all practitioners need to address this area of PT clinical practice.

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Research Review of SARAH from PEDro

PEDro stands for Physiotherapy Evidence Database, 

It’s a free database of over 45,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. 

For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. 

All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. 

These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. 

PEDro is produced by the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and is hosted by Neuroscience Research Australia.

And did we mention… this is free?!  Find PEDro at https://www.pedro.org.au/

Now To celebrate PEDro’s 20th birthday they’ve have identified the five most important randomised controlled trials in physiotherapy published in the last 5 years. These trials were nominated by PEDro users, and an independent panel of international trialists judged the nominations received.

Now YOU get to take advantage of hearing a little more about these standout pieces of work… by the people who created them.

In this episode we talk to Professor for Health Innovation at the University of Exeter Sallie Lamb about SARAH, or Strengthening and Stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand Trial (SARAH) Trial Team

It appeared in Lancet 2015 Jan 31;385(9966):421-429.

More about Sallie Lamb. Sallie has a long-standing interest in clinical trials, medical statistics and, rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and chronic conditions in older people. She works with clinicians to develop pragmatic clinical trial designs to capture the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of health interventions. She is the Chief Investigator for a number of trials of rehabilitation interventions. 

Disease-modifying biological agents and other drug regimens have substantially improved control of disease activity and joint damage in people with rheumatoid arthritis of the hand. However, commensurate changes in function and quality of life are not always noted. Tailored hand exercises might provide additional improvements, but evidence is lacking. We estimated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of tailored hand exercises in addition to usual care during 12 months. 

We have shown that a tailored hand exercise program is a worthwhile, low-cost intervention to provide as an adjunct to various drug regimens. Maximisation of the benefits of biological and DMARD regimens in terms of function, disability, and health-related quality of life should be an important treatment aim.

Improvements in overall hand function were 36 points (95% CI 15 to 57) in the usual care group and 79 points (60 to 99) in the exercise group (mean difference between groups 43, 95% CI 15 to 71; p = 0.0028).

Pain, drug regimens, and health-care resource use were stable for 12 months, with no difference between the groups. No serious adverse events associated with the treatment were recorded.

The cost of tailored hand exercise was 156 per person; cost per quality-adjusted life-year was Great British Pounds 9,549 with the EQ-5D (Great British Pounds 17,941 with imputation for missing data).

Steve Gleason Congressional Gold Medal Acceptance #NoWhiteFlags

Steve Gleason was given the Congressional Gold Medal, and that is a big deal.

We get to hear Steve accept his award in his own words, in his own voice. And that is a major reason that he’s being given this award.

Steve created and pushed through the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices act which made sure that persons with degenerative diseases would have access to Speech Generating Devices. Quite literally making sure that people living with ALS and other diseases never lose their voice.

Only 163 people in American history have been given this award and Steve is the first former NFL player to receive it. You might know him as a former football player that blocked a punt against the Falcons, but the reason you get a medal like this is because you put your head down and focus on a singular vision. And Steve and his team have done just that making sure persons with living with ALS and their families lead productive and purposeful lives.

Drew Brees spoke about is friend and former teammate at the ceremony in Washington D.C. Drew’s message was about watching Steve turn tragedy into triumph on the field, but most importantly off of the field.

If you hear this and are moved by his words and his Team we ask you to do all or some fo these three things:


1 – Donate to his organization @ TeamGleason.org

2 – Watch his Documentary, “Gleason.” It’s on Amazon and if you have prime it’s FREE!

3 – Follow them on social media to see and maybe join their TEAM helping those with ALS and their families live better lives.

On Instagram: @TeamGleason

On Twitter: @TeamGleason

Finding ways to make life meaningful and purposeful and rewarding, doing the activities that you love and spending time with the people that you love – I think that’s the meaning of this human experience.” -SG

How to talk to patients about sex in a professional way with Krystyna Holland

Krystyna HollandOwner and Physical Therapist at Inclusive Care, LLC, Staff Physical Therapist at Denver Health – part of an Integrated Pelvic Health Team and a Post-Op Vaginoplasty TeamInclusive Care, LLC, Denver Health Hospital Authority

[email protected]

Twitter Handle@tynasaurusrex

Instagram@Krystyna.Holland

Dr. Krystyna Holland is a pelvic floor physical therapist whose journey to being a provider started as a patient. Frustrations with her own medical treatment drove her to open Inclusive Care, a physical therapy practice in Denver, Colorado. There she provides affirming care to individuals experiencing painful sex, and other pelvic floor dysfunction.

Pelvic Floor PT should be about more than decreasing pain – it should be about increasing pleasure; How to talk to patients about sex in a professional way   

What being a patient taught me about the medical system and the way that providers mess it up   

Providing affirming care – tips and trips for treating transgender, intersex and gender nonbinary clients  

Pelvic Floor PT should be about more than decreasing pain – it should be about increasing pleasure; How to talk to patients about sex in a professional way.  
Pelvic floor physical therapy often has the singular goal of decreasing pain with penetration, usually done with a specific approach of manual therapy, what people perceive to be trigger point release, and graded exposure to stimulus. For people who are having painful intercourse, their experience is made up of much more than their muscular tone – how can we bridge the gap from painfree to pleasurable professionally?  

What being a patient taught me about the medical system and the way that providers mess it up We talk about patient behaviors such as anxious tendencies and pain catastrophization like they are inherent characteristics of the individual, not as coping mechanisms shaped by life experience. How can we increase patient engagement and improve outcomes for them by understanding (and explaining to them!) their behaviors and experiences as evolutionarily beneficial protective mechanisms in overdrive? Who is to blame and what is there to do when your patient isn’t responding as you expect?   

Providing affirming care – tips and trips for treating transgender, intersex and gender nonbinary clients

There are huge healthcare discrepancies in care for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, especially the latter half – transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals. What assumptions are you (unintentionally!) bringing to the encounter, and how can you sidestep them to provide affirming care without doing harm? 

  • Pelvic Floor PT should be about more than decreasing pain – it should be about increasing pleasure; How to talk to patients about sex in a professional way – Sex is an ADL and we have nationally crappy education regarding what is “normal” and how to talk about it professionally.   
  • What being a patient taught me about the medical system and the way that providers mess it up – Providers typically got into the field to care for patients and help people. They often end up frustrated when they feel unable to assist and can’t put their finger on why. The expression of this frustration and, often, subsequent ambivalence, has long reaching impacts on the patient.   
  • Providing affirming care – tips and trips for treating transgender, intersex and gender nonbinary clients – Transgender healthcare has been shown in the research to be incredibly lacking; in providers that feel confident in providing care, in patients trusting providers to provide care, and in patients’ access to care. Normalizing and providing providers with tools to feel confident in unfamiliar encounters may be able to decrease the perpetuation of medical trauma in a population that is, statistically, already highly traumatized. 
  • People are trusting the medical system to help them and experiencing medical trauma instead. It’s happening to new moms, individuals with pelvic pain, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other marginalized groups. We have to do what we can to stop it.
  • It’s important not to assume that just because someone is your patient that they owe you anything – access to their body, following your ideal treatment plan as prescribed without their input, or intimate details of their life. Even if you want all of those things to help them, engaging people in a way that makes them feel in control and safe will: improve their outcomes, decrease their likelihood of experiencing medical trauma, and make your job easier.
  • It’s important to trust people when they tell you about themselves – about their gender, about who and how they love, about what they need from you.

From a house of brands, to a branded house with the APTA

We talk to Alicia Hosmer, APTA’s Senior Director of Brand Strategy who is leading the rebrand for the association.

Why APTA is rebranding?

And why members and potential members should care?

Rebranding is about much more than a new look. Our brand will encourage us to act for impact, better highlighting APTA’s leadership role on behalf of members and future members.

APTA’s rebrand is about making our association more accessible for our members – so they can more easily identify the resources and communities that will help them thrive.

Rebranding is much more than a new logo. It’s about maturing as an organization and maximizing our potential as the trusted leader of the profession.

The rebranding process will happen over several years. We are launching phase 1 of the APTA national brand in June 2020. Components are aligning at their own pace and not required to align.

Rebranding is much more than a new logo. It’s about maturing as an organization and maximizing our potential as the trusted leader of the profession.

Alicia is passionate about the power of storytelling, teamwork, and mission-driven organizations. She loves sharing a great meal with friends, especially when she doesn’t have to cook it. Biking to work and skiing with her family are just a few of the ways she stays physical active. If driving her kids to baseball and hockey were a sport, she’d have reached professional status several years ago.

From the ground up – How Physical Therapy is building a house with Jason Craig

Jason Craig is a Physical Therapy professor at Marymount University. He’s been leading service learning trips for the PT program there for years to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to help provide Physical Therapy for the underserved along side PT students.

Their next trip will be something different. Their goal, on top of delivering PT, is to build a house for a Maria Jose and her family.

Story:  https://www.marymount.edu/Academics/Malek-School-of-Health-Professions/Graduate-Programs/Physical-Therapy-(D-P-T-)/News-Activities

Fundraising Page: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1743/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1743&gid=2&pgid=582&cid=1328&bledit=1&dids=105

Research Review of HIHO from PEDro

PEDro stands for Physiotherapy Evidence Database, 

It’s a free database of over 45,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. 

For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. 

All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. 

These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. 

PEDro is produced by the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and is hosted by Neuroscience Research Australia.

And did we mention… this is free?!  Find PEDro at https://www.pedro.org.au/

Here we looked at HIHO Randomized Clinical Trial with Mark Buhagiar.

Now To celebrate PEDro’s 20th birthday they’ve have identified the five most important randomised controlled trials in physiotherapy published in the last 5 years. These trials were nominated by PEDro users, and an independent panel of international trialists judged the nominations received.

Now YOU get to take advantage of hearing a little more about these standout pieces of work… by the people who created them.

In this episode we talk to Mark about the trial in Jama, from them, “Which was randomized and included 165 adults after total knee arthroplasty and 10 days of hospital inpatient rehabilitation followed by an 8-week, clinician-monitored, home-based program or home-based program only and were compared with an observation group of 87 patients who also participated in the home-based program.

In the end, they found no significant difference in the 6-minute walk test between any of the groups at the primary end point of 26 weeks.”

Meaning  For adults undergoing uncomplicated total knee arthroplasty, inpatient rehabilitation did not improve mobility compared with a monitored home program. –

Find the paper in full here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2610335

HIHO video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRS04W4fax0

Johnny Owens with a BFR Update

Johnny Owens comes back on the show to talk BFR, where Owens Recovery Science has gone since the first time on the show (spoiler alert it’s exploded!)

What is now, new and the future of Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation Training.

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TOP 12 Pack of 2019 – Chad Cook & the Manip that brings you back from death

Chad Cook came on the show to talk about a paper that was submitted to a … less than reputable journal.

The goal was to show that literally anything can get submitted and published when predatory journals are involved.

But what are the consequences short and long term?

TOP 12 Pack of 2019 – Access Earth

We talked to Access.Earth founder Matt McCann about the app he created.

It lets users rate and share the accessibility of locations around the world.

Using his first hand experience with having Cerebral Palsy Matthew set up Access Earth to help provide accessible information for everyone. Since then Matthew has presented at the UN and is part of the Irish Human Rights Equality Commission’s Disability Advisory Committee.

  • The importance of accessibility information for everyday life
  • The rise of accessible tourism
  • Smart cities helping to improve  inclusion
  • CSR and how companies can have lasting community impact

Research Review of AVERT from PEDro

Next up on the TOP 5 clinical trials from PEDRO is AVERT

Efficacy and safety of very early mobilisation within 24 h of stroke onset (AVERT): a randomised controlled trial.

You can find it in the lancet from July 2015, and the link to it is in the show notes of this episode.

We talk with Professor Julie Bernhardt is co-leader of The Florey’s Stroke theme, and leads the AVERT Early Intervention Research Program.

The background for avert is:  

Early mobilisation after stroke is thought to contribute to the effects of stroke-unit care; however, the intervention is poorly defined and not underpinned by strong evidence. We aimed to compare the effectiveness of frequent, higher dose, very early mobilisation with usual care after stroke.

Link for article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25892679

Link for video about AVERT: https://youtu.be/-P4fR04oRCc

Creating a regional student conclave with Hannah Cook & Kaitlyn Mital

Hannah Cook & Kaitlyn Mital are two students in a growing movement that are creating their own professional meetings. Costs of travel and conferences are high, especially on a student budget, PT students have taken it upon themselves to create their own conclaves.

We talked to them for the background on the process.

PDPM/PDGM Resource Guides with Ellen Strunk

PDPM and PDGM are giving PTs and PTA’s stress. The Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapists, Home Health Section and the Section on Health Policy & Administration within the APTA got together to create resources for the profession.

Ellen Strunk came on to break it down for us.

Here are links to the resources mentioned in the show:

APTA PDPM website:  http://www.apta.org/PDPM/

APTA PDGM website: http://www.apta.org/pdgm/

APTA website on Postacute Care Reform:  http://www.apta.org/PostacuteCareReform/

Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (AGPT) PDGM and PDPM website:  https://geriatricspt.org/practice/payment-policy-and-advocacy.cfm?

Health Policy Administration- The Catalyst website

Home Health section website: https://www.homehealthsection.org/

Research Review of FASHION UK from PEDro

PEDro stands for Physiotherapy Evidence Database, 

It’s a free database of over 45,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. 

For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. 

All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. 

These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. 

PEDro is produced by the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and is hosted by Neuroscience Research Australia.

And did we mention… this is free?!  Find PEDro at https://www.pedro.org.au/

Now To celebrate PEDro’s 20th birthday they’ve have identified the five most important randomised controlled trials in physiotherapy published in the last 5 years. These trials were nominated by PEDro users, and an independent panel of international trialists judged the nominations received.

Now YOU get to take advantage of hearing a little more about these standout pieces of work… by the people who created them.


First up… is Fashion?  It’s not about clothes or looking good… thank goodness or I’d be WELL out of my element, but this Fashion UK trial’s title was:  Hip arthroscopy versus best conservative care for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (UK FASHIoN): a multi-centre randomized controlled trial

 – if you had scrabble letters you’d find FASHION UK in there somewhere and let’s be honest, FASHIO UK was easier to remember than…. Wait what was that title again?

Link to Fashion UK: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31202-9/fulltext 

Link to Fashion UK video:  https://youtu.be/ZtMBCCsKnWE

Link to Personalize Hip Protocol: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/50/19/1217

Link to iHOT 33: https://www.physio-pedia.com/International_Hip_Outcome_Tool_(iHOT)

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Financial Independence with Physical Therapist Chris Mamula

We talked with Physical Therapist Chris Mamula who is somewhat of an expert on financial independence. Chris retired at 41 years old and now writes, podcasts and blogs about how you can do that too.

We covered:

  • What can PTs or other professionals do to achieve financial independence (FI) quickly.
  • Why should you pursue FI even if (and especially if) you love your job.
  • How can you reframe the idea of saving as sacrifice to viewing saving as security, options and freedom.
  • What did my life look like while saving toward FI.
  • Why retirement was the wrong goal for me and likely is for you as well.

Physical Therapy and the Special Olympics with Suzanne O’Neal

We talked with Physical Therapist Suzanne O’Neal. Suzanne is an assistant professor in the DPT program at Midwestern University and a neuro nerd and huge proponent of community service.

She’s also a Clinical Director for Special Olympics Arizona.

In that role, she help’s to coordinate free PT screenings for Special Olympic athletes at various state games.

We covered:

Why is community service so important? And why is it important to start fostering this belief in PT education?  

What are the Special Olympics FUNfitness PT screenings?

Who is involved in the screenings?  

How did she get involved in Special Olympics?

How can YOU get involved?

Inside the life of an NBA Physical Therapist with Matt Tuttle

We got to talk to Matt Tuttle one of the Physical Therapists for the Denver Nuggets. Topics we hit on were:

Pain Science Education
Sleep
Wearables
Load Management
Blood Flow Restriction Training

And Matt referred to an episode of the BJSM podcast, here’s that link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-cant-use-bad-data-to-guide-training-decisions-load/id330966919?i=1000448807259

We mentioned a great video Matt was featured in on Pain Science take a look at that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeIkkD-UlsE

Sponsors of the show:

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#TBT Scott Chesney – Motivation, Perspective and Anything is Possible

ThrowBackThursday we go back to 2016’s National Student Conclave in Miami Florida where the keynote speaker was Scott Chesney.  Scott tells his amazing story, the theme of his keynote address that anything is possible.  He shares insight & words to live by, and the game changing wheels on his chair.

Scott’s Bio:

Scott Chesney, a two-time world traveler and a navigator of life with paralysis for over two decades, has presented to over one million people in 38 countries.

After awakening to paralysis at the age of 15 from a sudden spinal stroke, Scott has amassed a resume of transformational experiences, powerful insights, and inspiring stories that cut to the core of the human spirit. He has become a nationally and internationally recognized workshop and keynote presenter, and his positive and inspiring messages have changed countless lives. His insights have been coveted and applauded by Fortune 500 corporations, hospitals/rehab centers, associations, sports’ teams, audiences at The United Nations, The Pentagon and the FBI, colleges and universities, and K-12 schools.

Realizing that his audience members wanted more personal guidance after his presentations, Scott became a professional Life Coach in which he combines transformational techniques and strategies that he learned from his world travels and continues to practice himself today to help people create personalized blueprints for navigating life happily and successfully. As a person who skydives, walks on hot coals on his hands, para-sails, and continues to engage in many other adventures around the world, Scott prides himself of living life to its fullest and encourages and trains audiences and clients to do the same.

In addition to keeping a busy speaking and coaching schedule, Scott became President of Raise Hope Foundation in ©2014 that trains, mentors, and places people with disabilities and veterans for competitive careers in financial services. He is also an Ambassador for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, an Ambassador for Kessler Foundation, a member of the Seton Hall University Leadership Advisory Council, a member of the Board of Trustees for The Knowles Foundation and a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). He has also served on the Board of Trustees for Children’s Specialized Hospital. Scott graduated from Seton Hall University in 1992 with a B.A. degree in Communications.

Scott is married, has two children, and resides in New Jersey.

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How She Built This – The Movement Maestro

Recorded live from the APTA National Student Conclave with The Movement Maestro.

She is a Physical Therapist who flies around the world as an instructor for Rock Tape as well as her own Movement Courses… and the whole time she brings you along for the ride via her cell phone.

She’s grown her digital brand to more than 60,000 followers and she’s leveraged that to be able to create her own career… from scratch. 

#TBT – Communication is Currency with Jimmy McKay

A few years ago I got the chance to give an “Ignite” talk at the APTA National Student Conclave.

A 5 min talk on one topic where your slides change on you automatically every 20 seconds… so you’ve gotta keep it QUICK and to the POINT!

I talked about how communication is currency, it has value and you need to treat is as such. Both directly with patients and with the public at large.

Research Episode! Cerebral Blood Flow during exercise with Timo Klein & Chris Askew

We talked with researchers Timo Klein and Chris Askew from the VasoActive Research Group about a recent publication in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise titled Cerebral Blood Flow during Interval and Continuous Exercise in Young and Old Men.

Link to paper here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30768552

Great insight into what happens to blood flow inside the brain when young men vs older men perform interval or continuous exercise. Implications for physical therapists working with older adults as well as what types of exercises should we be performing throughout the aging spectrum.

Getting inside the Home Health Section with Dee Kornetti

We look inside the Home Health Section of the APTA with president Dee Kornetti.

Website: https://www.homehealthsection.org/

Profile: http://aptaapps.apta.org/componentconnection/profile.aspx?compcode=B&UniqueKey=

Brochure: https://www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/About_Us/Chapters_and_Sections/Sections/HomeHealthSectionBrochure.pdf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HomeHealthAPTA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeHealthAPTA/

Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management with Karen Gibbs

We look into the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management with current president Karen Gibbs. We look into their Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as well as their clinical certifications.

Website: https://www.acewm.org/

Profile: http://aptaapps.apta.org/componentconnection/profile.aspx?compcode=K&UniqueKey=

Brochure: http://www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/About_Us/Chapters_and_Sections/Sections/ElectroSectionBrochure.pdf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/womens_pt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APTAACEWM

APTA’s Private Practice section with Jerry Durham

We look into the Private Practice Section (PPS) of the APTA with member Jerry Durham. What goes into the section and most importantly, what can you get out of it as a member?

Website: https://ppsapta.org

Profile: http://aptaapps.apta.org/componentconnection/profile.aspx?compcode=E&UniqueKey=

Brochure: https://www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/About_Us/Chapters_and_Sections/Sections/PPSBrochure.pdf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PPS_APTA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrivatePracticeSection

Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy with Carrie Pagliano

We look into the Women’s Health Section of the APTA… or after a long awaited name change the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy with current president Carrie Pagliano

Website: https://www.womenshealthapta.org/

Profile: http://aptaapps.apta.org/componentconnection/profile.aspx?compcode=M&UniqueKey=

Brochure: https://www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/About_Us/Chapters_and_Sections/Sections/WomensSectionBrochure.pdf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/womens_pt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womens.health.PT

PT Proud in the APTA with Melissa Hoffman & Karla Bell

We talk to Melissa Hoffman and Karla Bell from the Health Policy and Administration sections PT Proud committee.

Website: https://www.ptproud.org/

Profile:http://www.apta.org/apta/components/public/componentprofile.aspx?navID=10737421970&compcode=Y

Brochure: https://www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/About_Us/Chapters_and_Sections/Sections/HealthPolicySectionBrochure.pdf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ptproudapta

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PTProud/

APTA’s Health Policy and Administration AKA The Catalyst with Matt Mesibov

We look into the Health Policy and Administration section of the APTA. AKA The Catalyst with their President Matt Mesibov

Website: https://www.aptahpa.org/

Profile: http://aptaapps.apta.org/componentconnection/profile.aspx?compcode=Y&UniqueKey=

Brochure: http://www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/About_Us/Chapters_and_Sections/Sections/FederalSectionBrochure.pdf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HPAAPTA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HPATheCatalyst/

Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy with Joe Donnelly

We look into the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy with their President Joe Donnelly.

Website: https://www.orthopt.org/

Profile: http://aptaapps.apta.org/componentconnection/profile.aspx?compcode=R&UniqueKey=

Brochure: https://www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/About_Us/Chapters_and_Sections/Sections/OrthoSectionBrochure.pdf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrthopaedicAPTA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrthopaedicAPTA/

APTA Section on Research with Julie Tilson

We look inside the APTA’s Section on Research with Julie Tilson

Total Members: 4,344

Website: www.PTResearch.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ResearchAPTA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/researchsection/

Special Interest Groups

  • Biomechanics Research
  • Early Career Researchers
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Qualitative Research

Clinical Sports PT Webinar Series from Within Reach Health

We talked to Brynn Rooney and Kayla Epperson about a new Sports PT webinar series they’re releasing this month that’s focused at PT students and New Grads.

You can find the series here: https://www.withinreachhealth.com/current-programs-overview

This monthly webinar series is for student physical therapists looking to grow their knowledge and confidence in sports physical therapy. Over the course of twelve months, club members will learn about sport-specific physical therapy topics directly applicable to clinical practice. Each once-monthly webinar will blend didactic content with clinical cases and Q&A. Participants will gain membership to a private Facebook group for further networking and conversation.

The Non Clinical PT Meredith Castin

We talk with Meredith Castin, creator of TheNonClinicalPT.com is the #1 resource for PTs, OTs, SLPs, and assistants seeking non-clinical healthcare careers.

It was created by Meredith Castin, PT, DPT in 2017, and has grown from a simple reference page to a thriving community filled with inspiring, forward-thinking rehab professionals committed to improving healthcare.

Federal Section Spotlight with Mark Havran

We look into the Federal Section of the APTA with Mark Havran.

Website: http://federalpt.org/

Profile: http://aptaapps.apta.org/componentconnection/profile.aspx?compcode=R&UniqueKey=

Brochure: http://www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/About_Us/Chapters_and_Sections/Sections/FederalSectionBrochure.pdf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FederalPT

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Federal-Section-APTA-110186255743455/

Are you a Hybrid Physical Therapist? With Sarabeth Berk

Hybrid professionals are hiding among us, and Sarahbeth Berk is one of them! And… you might be too! After this episode, her website MoreThanMyTitle.com is where you should start crafting your hybrid identity.

Sarabeth is on a crusade to share this idea with the world.

She thinks it matters to the gig economy, millennials, freelancers, independent contractors, people in career transition, and people who work inside of big companies and wear multiple hats.

Recruiters should know how to look for hybrids, and managers should know how to train and retain them on their teams.

In today’s society, the most successful professionals don’t just do more than one thing. They blend and combine multiple professional identities together, making them more than their titles!  

This is a career lesson in audio form, the profession of physical therapists needs more hybrids!

Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy spotlight with Steve Morris

We spotlight the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy with Dr. Steve Morris from Wingate University.

Current Member: 1,407

Website: http://www.oncologypt.org/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aptaoncologypt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AcademyofOncPT

Journal: https://journals.lww.com/rehabonc/pages/default.aspx

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section Spotlight with Pam Bartlo

During PT month we are highlighting each section of the APTA. We start with the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary section with VP Pam Bartlo.

Current members: 1,612

Website: https://www.cardiopt.org/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aptacvp?lang=en

Journal: https://journals.lww.com/cptj/pages/default.aspx

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cardiopulmonary-physical-therapy-journal-cardiopulmonary/id1193694143

National Student Conclave Preview with Kyle Stapleton & Rachel Granzow

We talked to Kyle Stapleton and Rachel Granzow, two PT students heading to the National Student Conclave this year in Albuquerque New Mexico.

We walk you through the programming and social events you can’t miss this year.

Website for the conference: http://www.apta.org/nsc/

Programming Overview: http://www.apta.org/NSC/Programming/

Registration: http://www.apta.org/NSC/Registration/

The National Youth Sports Strategy from HHS with Kara Gainer & Hadiya Green Guerrero from the APTA

HHS released its National Youth Sports Strategy. APTA worked with members to submit comments to HHS on its initial youth sports participation request for information as well as the draft youth sports strategy released over the summer.

We talked to Kara Gainer & Hadiya Green Guerrero from APTA about:

What the strategy is.

How the APTA was able to comment on it before it came out.

And how YOU can help implement it with your patients and community.

Take a look at the full document here: http://health.gov/paguidelines/youth-sports-strategy

How to prevent falls with MDs + PTs. GAPcare (Geriatric Acute and Post-Acute Fall Prevention Intervention) with Dr. Liz Goldberg MD

Liz Goldberg, MD, ScM is a practicing emergency medicine physician and an NIH-funded researcher on fall prevention. She is passionate about improving the care of older adults who seek acute care. Her GAPcare (The Geriatric Acute and Post-Acute Fall Prevention Intervention) study brings together health professionals – physical therapists, pharmacists, physicians, and nurses – to work together to prevent recurrent falls in older adults who present to the emergency department. Her newest research, GAPcare II, leverages sensors in the Apple Watch to obtain at-home measures of gait and function in older adults.

  • How to build multidisciplinary teams that work together in the emergency department
  • The anatomy/core of a brief PT intervention to prevent recurrent falls in emergency department patients
  • Why your (PT) skills are essential in the EDs of tomorrow

Dr Goldberg on Twitter: https://twitter.com/emupdate

From idea to product – Behind MOBO with Jay Dicharry

Jay Dicharry comes back on the show to talk about a product he just released called a MOBO board. Which focuses on concepts of strength training the foot in athletes.

Take a look or get yours here MOBO and for YOU (yes you!) get 10% off with promo code: PTPINTCAST10 (all caps) 😉 you’re welcome!

Jay’s Website

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReboundPhysio

Falls Prevention Awareness Day with NCOA’s Kathleen Cameron

The National Council on Aging’s Senior Director Kathleen Cameron talks Falls Prevention Awareness Day. The NCOA has tools and resources available and tries to educate the public about how to prevent falls each year on the first day of… Fall.

This year it’s September 23rd.

Find the NCOA’s resources here: https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/?utm_source=ncoa&utm_medium=homepage

This was originally aired on another podcast that Pintcast host Jimmy McKay produces – FOXcast PT. But we thought the content was so great we wanted to share it again.

Behavior Change for treating those in Pain with Jason Silvernail

Great insightful conversation with Jason Silvernail about treating those in pain with communication. But more HOW we approach those people and where treating them might fall short on the provider end.

Show as always brought to you by Aureus the leaders in #TravelPT www.AureusMedical.com

#TBT The Great Now What? With Stroke Survivor Maggie Whittum

We talked to Maggie in March of 2019 when she was working on her documentary, “The Great Now What?” about her journey as a stroke survivor.

Maggie talks about the things she’s lost, a fiancee, a job, freedom.

And the things she’s gained, chronic pain, a new outlet for her art the chance to share a message.

The Top 5 things PTs should know about Pain with Jarod Hall

We talked with PT Jarod Hall who loves talking and teaching other clinicians about pain.

We threw out the challenge to Jarod and asked him to give us the Top 5 things EVERY PT should know about Pain and here’s his list.

Find Jarod online:

On Twitter: @Jarod_Hall

On Instagram: @drjarodhalldpt

Choose a number from 0-10 that best describes your pain with Ben Cormack

We talked with London Physio Ben Cormack about pain and the visual analog scale and how patients reporting of pain can actually be an indication of other factors.

We talk about pain, treatment methods and the biopsychosocial model.

Ben is a musculoskeletal therapist with a clinical background in sports therapy, rehabilitation, pain science & exercise stretching back 15 years. He specializes in a movement & exercise based approach with a strong education component and patient centered focus.

Ben is a popular international presenter who has delivered conferences presentations and courses all over the world.

He’s a co-host on the Clinical Thinker Podcast

Website here

On Twitter @CorKinetic

The interrelationship between sleep and fatigue, cognition, and pain with Katie Siengsukon, PT, Ph.D

Katie Siengsukon is a Physical Therapist and researcher at the Kansas University Medical Center where she is the director of the Sleep, Health, and Wellness Laboratory.

Her line of research seeks to understand how sleep impacts function, learning, and overall health particularly with aging and in those with neurological conditions. She possesses a clinical background in outpatient physical therapy treating individuals with musculoskeletal and neurologic injury.

Her passion as a PT is helping people sleep better.

On twitter @KatieSleepPT

Find her bio here

Ouchie! The APP for treating people with chronic pain

The Ouchie app allows those living with chronic pain to take control of their pain through sound data driven ideas & social support.

We talked to Rachel Trobman the founder of Ouchie about what it can do with the relationship between a patient their chronic pain and their PT.

Ouchie allows patients to track their pain, connect with others experiencing similar symptoms, learn and use evidence based interventions like meditation and exercise and earn actual prizes by interacting and using the app!

And as a Physical Therapist you can be reimbursed for having your patients use it while you monitor their progress.

www.Ouchie.com

On twitter @Ouchie

PT in Kenya with @OngwenMartin

Jimmy talked with Ongwen Martin from his home in Nairobi Kenya. Ongwen talked about what PT looks like in Kenya, what tools he uses to stay up to date on the profession and what he hopes is the future of PT in his country.

The show is brewed by Aureus Medical Staffing the leaders in #Travel PT.
Want to travel the country and be a PT? Talk to Aureus here.

We wanted to say thanks to them for helping to support the show.

PT in the ED preventing catastrophe by asking questions with Naveed Shan

We saw a patient case shared by Naveed Shan and the ramifications of him NOT asking some simple questions could have lead to a patient’s death.

But fortunately for everyone involved Naveed is a PT who keeps asking questions when things just don’t seem right.

Take a listen to his clinical case that happened where Naveed works, in the Emergency Department at Banner Health in Phoenix Arizona.

#TBT Adam Meakins on Manual Therapy

The name Adam Meakins always causes a stir in the profession of Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy for us Yanks). We caught up with Adam last year at this time and wanted to bring back his thoughts on manual therapy. At the time that was the topic of discussion on the social media platforms and true to form Adam didn’t hold back.

A year later Adam is actually facing some increased scrutiny from his UK governing body about his word selection on social media.

We hope for a great outcome where everyone wins in this situation.

The State of Rehab Therapy with WebPT’s Heidi Jannenga

WEB PT released it’s 3rd annual “State of Rehab Therapy” insight. A 30+ page deep dive into statistics and insights from more than 6,000 responses across the profession.

We caught up with Heidi and looked at the responses and trends that stood out from their report.

Download the report for free here

Ageism, Mental Health and BPPV OH MY! With Kathy Shirley

We talked with Kathy Shirley who’s been a PT for 38 YEARS! She’s seen trends in PT come and go… and come back again. We talked about incorporating mental health coaching in her practice, how we might be a part of ageism internally and why we need to focus on treating BPPV no matter where we practice.

The show is poured by Aureus Medical Staffing, if you want to jump into Travel PT find them at www.AureusMedical.com

Bob Rowe, Jamie Dyson & Joe Donnelly from the Brooks IHL Scholarly Symposium

We talked with Bob Rowe who is the Executive Director of Brooks IHL at Brooks Rehabilitation located in Jacksonville, FL. In addition to developing and managing the current and future residency/fellowship programs within Brooks Rehabilitation, he assists in coordinating and promoting professional development opportunities for the Brooks clinical staff.

Jamie Dyson has been an APTA member since 1988 and an FPTA member since 1992 when he moved to Florida from Boston. He received his BS in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University and his T-DPT from A.T. Still University. He has worked at Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) since moving to Florida in the level 1 trauma center. He was a rehabilitation
supervisor for 20 over the orthopedic, trauma and cardiac centers with a specialty in intensive care and burns and has recently taken the position of rehabilitation educator.

Joe Donnelly is a Clinical Professor and Director of Post-professional Education at Mercer University Department of Physical Therapy. He is an advocate for his patients and has served the profession for 35 years.  He was recently recognized as a GA Healthcare Hero by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for his role in elevating the level of practice of physical therapy in the state and adding over 40 board-certified specialists in orthopedic, neurologic and Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. He is a strong influencer and catalyst for change at the grassroots level for the profession.

#TBT – Physical Therapy & Genomics with Dr. Mary Elizabeth Parker

This is a #TBT episode from last year when we were live at the NEXT conference in Orlando Florida.

We talked to Mary Elizabeth Parker who is a clinical associate professor at the Texas State PT program.

We got into her presentation that year which talked about where the Physical Therapy profession comes into play on the topic of genomics.

Mary’s Bio:

PTJ Editor In Chief Alan Jette from the Brooks IHL Scholarly Symposium

Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA, is Professor of Interprofessional Studies in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program and in the Department of Physical Therapy at the MGH Institute. He is also the editor-in-chief of Physical Therapy (PTJ), the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as well as the host of the PTJ podcast.

Dr. Jette is a physical therapist and an internationally recognized expert in the measurement of function and disability. He has developed numerous instruments that assess function and disability and has published numerous articles on these topics in the rehabilitation, geriatrics, and public health literature.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Jette has received a total of 54 grants and fellowships from such agencies as National Institutes of Health (multiple divisions), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Arthritis Foundation.

He also currently directs the Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement Center, funded by the NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research. The center is a collaborative of local institutions that will provide rehabilitation researchers with the most up-to-date outcome measurement tools

Telehealth in the Tri-State – Preseason to Postseason PT Perspectives with Alan Lee

We talk with Alan Lee on Telehealth, where we are as a profession and where we’re going (quickly).

Alan is a professor of physical therapy at Mount Saint Mary’s University with a research interest in Telehealth. Alan maintains clinical practice at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego with dual board certifications in geriatrics and wound management.

Alan will be presenting, amongst others, on Telehealth at the Tri-State Physical Therapy conference on October 11-13 2019 in Las Vegas Nevada.

Ticket information can be found here

Wanna come to the Tri State PT conference in Las Vegas?

We talked to 2 SPTs about the Tri-State PT conference coming up on October 11-13th in Las Vegas! Juliette Dassinger and Shivani Suklikar break down what’s going on in Vegas during the conference.

Important links!

Win your way into the conference here: https://contest.app.do/vegas

Information about the PTDOS Shoe Drive: https://empower.betherippl.com/rippl-sneaker-bag30411326

Register for the conference:
California: https://staging-cpta.site-ym.com/page/TRI-StatePTConference
Arizona: https://aptaaz.org/events/2019/10/12/default-calendar/2019-fall-tri-state-conference
Nevada: https://www.nvapta.org/event/tristateconference

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