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 HIHO Randomized Clinical Trial

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 – 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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BuiltPT: www.BuildPT.com 

NuStep: www.NuStep.com 

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:

Aureus Medical Staffing –

OwensRecoveryScience.com

NUStep.com 

RockTape.com  –

#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.

#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.

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

Raine Osborne & Bill McGehee from the Brooks IHL Scholarly Symposium

We talked to Raine & Bill while at the Brooks IHL Scholarly Symposium in Jacksonville Florida.

Raine is the Director of Research at Brooks Rehabilitation and Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Florida. He is also on faculty in the Brooks IHL Residency and Fellowship Program. He works to integrate clinical research and clinical practice, and doing what he can to help develop the next generation of clinical leaders.

Bill is the Program Director for the DPT program at the University of Florida.   And serves the APTA as chair of the HoD Reference Committee for the 2020 HoD.

What to read to take your PT career to the next level with Brad Cooper, PT, MSPT, MBA, ATC

We talked with Brad Cooper who’s been writing for the APTA for years now about a recent publication in APTA’s Perspectives Magazine.

He gave 10 book titles that helped to shape his career and gave insight for each on what they brought to him.

Brad’s Bio:

Brad is a nationally-recognized thought leader in the health and wellness industry.  He is the author of four books, a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer and highly sought-after speaker.

Brad has been a lifelong student of, and catalyst for, optimal human performance. In his 20’s, he earned a Masters in Physical Therapy, which he used to treat patients across the spectrum of orthopedic/neurological diagnoses. 

Then, in his 30’s, he earned an MBA, wrote three books, moved into a vice president of operations role and worked to expand upon his clinical leadership knowledge/understanding (while continuing to treat patients). 

When Brad hit his 40’s, he became CEO of US Corporate Wellness, Co-founder of Catalyst Coaching Institute, wrote a fourth book and was generously identified by several publications as “The World’s Fittest CEO.” 

Now in his 50’s, he continues his CEO role while simultaneously pursuing a PhD with research focusing on mental toughness and how it can be applied in the real world. Along the way, he’s fallen deeper in love with his bride of 27 years, treasured being a dad to three incredible kids, secured two US Patents, completed 11 Ironmans (4 times at Kona), won the Race Across America, been featured in a film shown nationwide and spoken professionally in all 50 states to a wide range of organizations. 

What is clinical Informatics/Health Informatics w Stephanie Glick

We get to the bottom of what clinical informatics and health informatics is and why Physical Therapist Stephanie Glick decided to shift her focus to where there as a Non-Clinical PT!

Read more about Stephanie at the NonClincalPT.com here: https://thenonclinicalpt.com/clinical-informatics-specialist/

TBT – Graham Sessions Founders Interview w/ Steve, Drew & Patrick.

This throw back episode was recorded at the 10 year anniversary of the Graham Sessions – a small conference hosted by the APTA’s Private Practice Section.

The setting is a small group (about 150 attendees) where there is only ONE rule. What’s said there can leave, but you can’t attribute any comment, quote or idea to a person.

The goal being that people can say what they want, without a filter and get ideas into the profession to start to change it from the inside.

It was recorded live in San Diego with Co-Host Karen Litzy of the Healthy, Wealthy, & Smart podcast

Listen to how this event got started from the founders of this super secret, possibly difficult to find, and definitely hard to explain Sessions for the 10th anniversary. We talk where we’ve been, where PT is headed, and the rules of Fight Club.

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ACL injury & repeat injury in youth athletes with Eric & Elliot Greenburg

ACL injury & repeat injury in youth athletes with Eric & Elliot Greenburg | 2 hrs ago

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Hi, I’m Alexa. You can now hear PT podcast. Using me just say, hey Alexa, launched PT, pint cast, or you could be nice and try saying, please for lunch, what is being polite? Dead these days to your episodes, just say, hey Alexa, launch PT pint cast, maybe throw in a please. At the end my monitor the -tudents are they need to be the change in practice. They need to be that Cadillac in the clinic. Don’t go into finicky the things that the clinic is doing if they’re things that you don’t necessarily jive with e that change. Bring the new culture two out there who, who may not know what is new in the research realm. So I really in power them to be that catalyst that change of the freshen taking your from the academic side of things into clinical practice. Get a chance to talk to the greenberg’s. Eric in Elliot Greenberg. No relation. They had a couple of publications about ACL rehab and best practices. We. Best practices, but are those best practices being put into practice? So did there. So they took a look at it from an orthopedic surgeon perspective, physical therapist, perspective, and really, ultimately wanted to see why or why not those best practices were being actually utilized. So we took a talk with those two guys at the same time in this episode take a listen. I think it’s got insights beyond just ACL rehab, right? Re really insights into where’s the fall off in best practice to actual practice. So we’re going to get into that with these guys episode brought to you by Owens recovery, science, a single source for PT’s looking for certification in personalized blood flow, restriction rehabilitation training and the equipment, you need to apply in your clinical practice Zach Ephron on social media, just see. And he’s going through ACL rehab, and using har-. So that’s, that’s kind of cool to see in the mainstream, and he did a little shout to his great physical therapist athletic trainers going through rehab. So check it out, Owens recovery science dot com. If you’d like to get certified. And grab that equipment, we do want to let you know, we have another podcast that’s been launched. N. P T E, study cast, helping students study for the board exams. So check it out wherever podcast or heard. I tunes Google play Spotify. N P, T E, study cast, it is brought to you by our friends at Arias medical staffing without them. We wouldn’t be able to bring it to you. We also have free downloadable study guides for each of the episodes short to the point episodes between three and nine minutes on average about the one hundred fifty most asked about path on the N P. So check that out. N P T study cast, now available ever podcast, hurt the best conversations happen at happy hour, welcome to hours forum award. This is the P T podcasts, here’s your host, physical therapist, Jimmy MacKay the best conversations happen at happy hour. Welcome two hours your next episode of PT podcast starch right now bring it into to grow. Converge do not get confused. They are not related Elliott and Eric Greenberg. Welcome to the show guys. I’d give negative. Thanks. I have an excellent art. So we’ll start with Elliott Elliott. What’s, what’s your background, which are the audience know about you about what, what you do in your daily life daily life? I’ve kind of limit role. I work at children’s Philadelphia about three-quarters clinician, and about one quarter researcher here special interest in knee, and shoulder injuries particular ACL’s, because what I see a lot of glad heavy Elliott and Eric. What’s your superhero back story here, backdoor, the right now? I’m on Long Island and I may. In Europe, at the New York technology where I even the curriculum, it’d be program, but also treat the NYC athlete. And my current interest include working with obviously the population with lower injuries and running related injury. Excellent. So how’d you guys meet anyway? I mean I know you know Elliott, you’re, you’re at shop Philly. Eric, you’re in New York. But have you guys cross paths was was it the same conference and picked up the others name tag because you both have the same last name or what? Yeah, it’s kind of a long story, but. I we unknowingly you know, kinda sorta cross paths, a long time in our in our in our lives together. But we, we did end up. We worked together at shop for a little while. And that’s really how he really got. No each other and work together, and kinda, formerly Egypt. So both of you guys have special interests in lower shrimp, the injuries Elliott working with pediatric and adolescent, sportsmed. Eric doing the same with some college athletes, and being a practicing as well. How did you guys decide to get together and do some research, and then we’ll get into what it was and where the audience can find it. Burqa started on the research paths together while we were together at shop. We did come out with a more retrospective analysis looking at the pediatric strengthen front-row, turn in the pediatric athlete, and then it kind of bird into a little more while, and I remember very closely when Elliott our standing next to each other at CSM, how long it was it remember that in California, I think, when whenever the Anaheim yeah, yeah.

05:15 – 10:04

Book that we has had this idea like, you know, we’re coming out with all these recognitions, but we really don’t know what it is that peaky are actually doing out there in terms of whites, specifically, a C L rehab returned to play return to sport return to life. Yeah. So when we were working together at shop, we do a lot of these functional and strength testing on patients that we weren’t really seeing. And when we were talking to them while they while they were coming in. You were getting again, gambit whole gambit as far as what they were doing regarding every in along with what kind of critique. Syrian that they’re, they’re practicing teachers were using this got us to thinking about, you know, yes, there are recommendations and guidelines out there, but is there that much variability out there in nickel practice? Gotcha. So you’re seeing what all the research was, and that’s what you’re doing at CSM, but you’re saying what’s actually being done, what where’s, where’s the translation? What’s the hand off from research and best practices to what’s actually being done with athletes? Yeah, I think yeah. And I think it also kind of reverse too, because we had that kinda unique experience at shop. Where are surging kind of require their patients to come the are there teams are to make sure they are functional testing program, where they the L part of that is, it’s great because we get interacted patient that we’re not treating on a day-to-day basis, we’re seeing at three months post op or six months and saying, all right. Tell me what you’re doing. And we hear from the patient’s perspective, are they are they following of, like, what we would consider to be best practice guidelines what have they done? Maybe prior to come. In and the patient, assessing aunts. And then, and then we give to CSM we hear what all this really great research is saying, man, we should be doing. We should be doing more. We shouldn’t do, and it’s like, but, you know, the, the patients that we have coming in from outside, our walls, or maybe not even doing happened that too. So it’s like, you know, it really spurred that idea what, what happened was the general practitioner that seeing, you know, maybe mostly maybe low back pain, or older patients when they get kind of SEAL that walkner door, you know, that they may not be a specialist in these the what is what does that person doing to make decisions about returns person, the play I like how it was formulated, organically, guys standing there together at, at CSM and saying, hey, what about this? Why don’t we take a look at the cool part was you guys went and follow through, and you wind up doing it. So, so talk about what happened next after that moment, when you actually follow through, we kind of formulated the idea, and we brought together, what we’ve dealt with a really good team, people with orthopedic surgeons that we work with here at job, and in PT’s, and we kinda got the, the survey. Of what we wanted to the question that we wanted to ask formulated together. And then we thought, hey, great idea, not only look at what therapists are doing. But on the other side, we look at the PD surgeon, they’re doing as well. So he came up with this idea of maybe the three sixty degrees, scope of people that are involved in, in these rehab decision, seeing what if kind of the Philip how to be in the orthopedic surgeons are kind of the overall directors, they’re the ones that are delivering the protocols for their patients. And, you know, saying this is what should be done. You know, we should see what they think about package patterns TT’s, or the one we’re in the trenches were the ones that actually were applying testing. But we feel should be best. You know what is what the P T say we wanted to kind of see what are both sides would say. And then maybe the compare contrast and draw conclusions from that. Unlike the more like a time line and being able to see again, what’s, what’s best practice. That’s great. But what’s actually being done on both ends in terms of the orthopedic surgeons and then the follow through with the, the physical therapists after? The surgery. So, so how’d you guys approach it and, and what you guys fine. Let’s get into the nitty gritty yet for one of the biggest things that we found was that there was a large variability, not physical therapist, but also with the orthopedic surgeon, and I think it really probably under floors, or underestimates, the ability out there, because the sample that we took from was the sports section with exception in private practice section, or what formerly known as those sections, I should say with their new name changes. But it’s a pretty, if you think about it a homogeneous sample of people, you would think that would be in the know of the current landscape of the literature, who would probably under floors, or under made the, the true, very villi out there similarly that we, we found even more variety in the orthopedic population, certain population, and that was the sample of pediatric orthopedic surgeon from the research and sports medicine group prison. Group, once again, a very homogeneous sample that tends to be a little bit more up to date with their with their current recommendation. So we, we were, we were quite quick deprived prize, the degree of Billy that we found, so, so I just want to stop you there to make sure I understand what you’re saying, and make sure the audience gets it too.

10:04 – 15:09

So you’re saying this groups free homogeneous you figured it, would they be more well informed because these are the people who go out of their way to not only be members but to be section or academy members and seek out the research, so they should have been sticking to or at least be closer to the best practice guidelines that have been put forth so far. But you saw variability, which you’re saying really really, really highlights how much variability was out there that you couldn’t even reach at xactly yet. Okay. I just didn’t wanna make sure I, I want to make sure I understood that. So it’s okay that is that is pretty telling what were some of the results you want to get into some of the some of the highlights. And some of the things that you guys found that maybe surprise you or didn’t surprise you. If you think about the decision. Making profits or what you’re the tools. You’re using from, from time based parameters to some type of strength criteria to some type of stumps performance measure to maybe some type of patient outcome measure or psychological attachment or contract dry. I mean, the variation existed across all of those, but even some of the more kind of would you consider maybe more concrete things like time we’re not even agreeing on time when the progress patience right now and you think that there’s probably the better most amount of research looking to support like those simple those, those type of concrete things. But we can’t even agree. And then when you start drilling down into the details about well, are reassessing strength and a lot of everybody agreed like. Yeah. Strength is important. But then we asked, how are you assessing strength that then variability just started from there? Right. And some people there was a large proportion of the sample PT’s that, you know, just relied on manual muscle testing to progress their patients and kind of what the literature showing is that, you know, we’re not going to be able to. Identify these higher levels of gases. Pete that may exist for these patients, when they’re strong but they’re just not strong enough using now montage, tonight’s lesion. But then when people are using either more objective measures, like handle their no mama tree. Or there’s availability rice the testing the standard that which they’re holding them to the variability just continues to progress where some people required seventy five percent. Maybe limbs imaging index and some people were maybe above one hundred percent. It’s there’s just, you know, the organizer surprised they as we drill down. You know, the win the details of what we’re doing and everyday practice, we can agree on broad strokes. We can agree that strengthening important, the man when you start like measuring strength like how you’re actually applying and doing that. That’s really different from everybody. Do you see in the framework is there? But how you actually apply and actually measure things like time or strength, which everyone pretty much agrees on being important factors to take into consideration when you start. Looking even smaller there. That’s where you see even more the very variability come into play. Yeah. Yeah. Eric, what do you want more like the devil? That was in the house a little bit like he talked to finishing tonight and nobody’s gonna argue that strength that meet strength. This is not going to be important. But I think once you start to, to hammer down on to power, they testing or something the strength of, of, of their patients. Are you really comparing apples to apples when when you start to go across different clinics, clinician and patients? And I think it really does create a little bit confusion, not just in the PT population in the clinic population. But Auckland patients to talk with one another, when they’re like, oh, yeah. I think cleared how they took your or yeah, they, they hooked me up to this machine four times. And, and I have to get at least ninety cent and the other person’s like oh, I’ve never done that before. And they’re back on the field plan already. I think it really does create a little bit of confusion within the society as well as are we really treating the same patients across different clinicians in clinic. And practitioners in the same profession. You know, right. That’s and that’s a great example of when you get to patients together, and they say, oh, we have the same injury, we must have done the same type of rehab, or at least hit these big big benchmarks. And when they’re different that’s confusing. And again, I get it, you know, patients are different from patient to patient. But if this is what best practices are, how come there’s so much variability? What were you able to hone in and either measure and ask, or at least if not speculate? Why is it? Why, why do we take it upon ourselves to, to have so much variability within the PT arm of the survey that we thought he’d be able to get one of those details? We, we tried to look at commision doctor that maybe influenced some of their him their decision that the us. So we had we kind of broke people down into, like either, high volume or low volume practitioners, where we said, anybody that treated more than ten miles per year. We accounted for them at high volume. Actitities and those less than that were low volume. We looked at certified specialists versus not certified specialists. And we don’t think years of clinical experience, and you know, if we if we use, we don’t know what that program is or, you know, like like you said, a few times we have our current, you know, Beth standard that we have our practice standard.

15:09 – 20:08

But we know if those are ideal hopefully change as we continue to learn more. But if we lived up to characteristics of the clinicians relative to the decision, they were making it seem like certified specialists were more likely to follow either which beat, of course, board certified specialists more likely to follow those kind of current practice guideline, and also those clinicians that were that were into our high volume clinicians seem to kind of follow more those best practice standards. So jor Beth is kind of what we’ve only result is that meeting. Those conditions are maybe more tied into the current literature or maybe by into the current literature more maybe see the investment in their practice going out. Of the way there, that’s a self selected group, which we started talking about the top of the show. These are people who say when your SAS, or when you’re seeing high volume, I’m I better, I better be doing the best because I’m practices wise because I’m seeing so many of these types of patients, these specific type of patients each and every year variability in terms of testing, I could imagine sometimes would have to do with ability of Quebec. Right. Each practice setting is going to be different. Yeah, definitely. And I think Becky him about a up in some of our speculation that people that had can be high volume a, you know, probably see the investment in an economic Donna, Mamata, or even like a handheld on a monitor roof with someone who may maybe in a facility where they’re not being as many of those types of patients may not be willing to invest in something because there’s no cost benefit for them or return on their investment in the long term. And obviously, there are other financial issues that you come across. Basis issues potentially. So I think there’s a lot of confounding issues that could arrive that can reason why someone is not using this type of instrumentation where can work in the audience, find this and, and download and kind of consumer themselves want to make sure they get access to it. Yes. The PTA survey published in jail at BT in October issue. Twenty eighteen and me surge in order big surgeon arm of the study was just published last month on in the orthopedic journalist sports medicine, Zingo them, and you can download that, that’s a full tech there, you can download full text there. No problem. What, what was the what was some of the attitudes of people who participated in this after the, the results will reveal work were they shocked were they surprised to were they, you know, pledging to, to change their practice because they saw such variability or anything come out of that, you know, I don’t think it was that surprising. I think I think disturbing survey kinda showed what everybody coming, Verdy thought. Victor knew existed that there’s variation out there and everyone’s like, wow, I, I knew it was variable. But I didn’t think it was very -able. You know what I think that was kind of, like just reinforced them the some of the thoughts, we did get a couple of emails from people like saying, hey, this is this is really nice really enjoyed remiss kinda good study, but I don’t know air and different Binyamin that no you know what it was interesting. I think you’ve gotta lar- a lot of publicity on social media platforms almost like the like a shock value of you need to do better. You know, by no means do I think you are. Is it is it bulletproof is it the best thing out there? Is it catching all people who may be at risk? But, but at least it’s the best we have at this point. But it seems if people aren’t even doing that at this point. So how could we really say that it’s not doing what it claims to be doing? If people aren’t there aren’t really doing it. So I think it, it really gained some headway on, on the media platform of saying, hey guys, let’s do a little bit better out there. I like that good. Take a quick break want to thank our sponsors are east medical staffing for keeping the show on the air. They find jobs, whether you’re gonna do so Adelphia or Long Island or anywhere you want to do a beach a lake. He wanna go mountains. He want to ski you can do that. That’s the cool part of variability in our in our profession is people need PT all over. So go do what you want where you want to do it. And Arias get you set up a U, R, E US, medical dot com. Not only just having the positions. But as well as being with a walkie through all the pain points. What do I do if I’m licensed in New York? But I want to go work in California for a couple of months they’ve got people on board to help you walk you through that. So you’re not on your own housing. How do you find where to live and is the person that use hiring you? They pay for that. They’ve got someone to walk you through that as well. The thing that could knit freaked me out the most was taxes. If you live in New York, but you’re temporarily working in Colorado. What do you do again? Arias has someone for that as well. So check them out, if you want to do a short term placement or look into relocate long-term, a U, R, E US medical dot com. Where, where would you guys go if you could go anywhere in the fifty states, if you do exactly what you wanna do what state, haven’t you been to that? You would give shot for thirteen weeks.

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What bait haven’t I been to? Well, I was thinking more of that. I have been to Florida gator, we go down to Pensacola Beach, Florida every odd year for a week, and that is one of my favorite places in the United States. But opera played the haven’t been to having not ally. They had not been there, I would probably pick some somewhere in the mountain bikers aggo could Pacific northwest. Well at school party where the fifty states check him out. You are US medical dot com. Extent stay tuned. The we’ll be right back to the P T on cast. If you look at for education passed your physical therapy degree, look no further than Brooks. H L, Brooks rehabilitation institute of higher learning you could find out more Brooks, I h l dot org continuing education along with residencies and fellowships residencies in Orthopaedics, geriatrics, women’s health, neurologic PT, pediatrics, sports, and fellowship opportunity as well. So look into it if you’re looking to expand your knowledge base Brooks, IHL dot org to the typecast with Jimmy MacKay question. How was the how are the views or how was the reaction you guys mentioned, some kind of shock value on on social media saying, hey, come almost a rallying cry. But we, we need to do better. Let’s do better. Was there any reaction from the orthopedic surgeons since they’re the kind of the first touch point in the patient, and then they pass them off to us betcha they expect us to be doing best practices? What was their reaction to the results? I haven’t seen much reaction to the there’s a lot more talk about it and probably considerable Eric. And I of fly in within the realm when we did present it that at conference. We got a lot of really good feedback. We actually won best paper award at the prison conference the year, we did present this at that conference. I think there was there was a lot of kind of good Baillieu in, in the in the paper and the topics. And you know, we’re hoping that maybe it’s going to help drive Johnston change where beating side and change things around to so, so, so alternately. I guess the question to ask, is how do we do better? You know, we have these academies, now we specialize, we have best practices is there anything that you would that you, if you could make may wave. Magic wand that you put into play. How can we do better? I did a residency at the. I did a residency at the at the university of Delaware did for threatens there under the guidance of insider macadear who’s been acute advocate for the tests. You know, you need to test the folk and there’s been research out there that said, don’t, don’t need an kind of garner monitor to assess quad strikes you all you need is in the extension, machine that every clinic was throwing out a few years back and now the starting to get them out of the trash. So I think it comes down to, you know what take the time out. It’s worth your while for the information that you get just to do repetition, maximum testing if that’s all you have is you have a handheld item ometer, you use both types of testing, but I think it’s taking the time out and maybe sacrificing other parts of your of your treatment to really get the data that you need to make educated decisions. And that’s a valuable thing, right? Giving up some time. But if if, if what you’re presenting his is correct, which we, we would assume that would be since its best practices that time is well, spent, we’ll we’re going to say sorry to cut you off yet. I agree. I think engage in this conversation is actually helpful in getting some of the some of that social media. No on your your, your show. You’ve talked about kind of lag time between evidence to trickle down everyday practice. And I think that the social media conversations really helpful with and they can push us that people probably wouldn’t have picked up the paper or read it beforehand. And there’s there’s so much stuff about about ACL coming out. I mean I mean hundreds of papers every year to try and I get that. But I think trying to just these maybe maybe helped reinforce some of this, you know, the current standard that we think are the best to try to help, you know, get that out to general practitioners that don’t specialize an easy else, but probably Seeven majority of easy L patients because they make up the majority of the general practices that are out there, and maybe helping to adopt you know, the doctor and the guidelines that are that are being put forward. We’ll look at Alex, look the positive at least there are best practices, right? And we’re pushing we’re pushing up professor. Towards finding out what is best that’s great. That’s a great problem to have is. How do we know? How are we going to disseminate that and make sure it gets put into play? At least we got that first part least, we’re really, really paying attention to the first part. Now, if we as you just mentioned, continue to have those conversations, maybe hopefully it’ll help that second part with this emanation last thing. I wanted to ask Eric, you’ve got a unique situation in terms of, of working with students any strategies to encourage students and new clinicians to adopting best practices, and making the change in current practice patterns, to hopefully as they progress in their careers continue that and then teach other students to change the profession.

25:05 – 30:18

Yeah. You know, I had as a an instructor in professor at this point, I tend to utilize a lot of media and podcasts, some of your own actually and other types of logs and things like that after screen through them with my Hyun because I feel like it’s very powerful to hear it from the door at both. So more. Digestible for them than reading the text books. Hearing me talk about it up there. So I utilize that empowers them to get engaged in conversation with the people who are actually putting out literature, and the people who do have experience aside from hearing it from myself as a sage on the stage. I also my mantra to the students are you know they need to be the change in practice. They need to be that, that, that catalyst in the clinic, don’t go into finicky the things that the clinic is doing if they’re things that you don’t necessarily jive with he that change. Bring the new culture two who’ve been out there who, who may not know what, what is new in the research realm. So I, I really encountered them to be that catalyst that change of the profession, taking it from out of the academic side of things into clinical practice love it. Be the change. Right. It’s not gonna change unless you take what you exactly what it is take what you learn in school, and your clinical rotations and actually, start to do it love that last. Part of the show is the parting shot. It is the parting shot. The Portland shot is brought to you by rock tape more than just the tape company. Rock tape is a movement company, tools and education for medical professionals, if you look at it help, your patients, go stronger longer. Checkout rock tape dot com. You guys have an opportunity to leave one one sentiment with the audience before you go who wants to go first with their partying shop Erica, you kick it off that. All right. So, I guess my parting dot would probably be addictive. Festive, we could do with younger. Patients is its neck with them understand that they’re not an eight the pair, their person who had an affair, and in dealing with kids and dealing with adults. You know you need to manage each person’s differently by using the evidence as your guide, but understanding that you need to tell about intimate independence to the person. And if you could just connect with that person, you’re, you’re, you’re gonna make that person better, regardless of, of. What you do as long as you’re you’re, you’re letting Evan guide you love at Elliot. You’re up and parting shot when he got I think just making sure you continue to grow as a clinician, you know, I think seeing a lot of as the ovation in unfortunately thing, a lot of them hail or have re injury or or secondary injury has has driven me to want to get better. You know. And I think just kind of continuing to grow as condition, and, and, and use those, those events or in that let learning to, to better yourself for the next person around is, is an important thing love that before we go. I’m just you. You’re prescribing podcast episodes, as homework or is outside learning to students love to hear that. I am. I and actually I get made fun of by my other faculty members because of it. But obviously, I listen to a lot of them my forehand. I don’t just give it to them, but I feel like it’s a lot more digestible for them. They can do it while they’re driving into school. They could do it while they’re working out. So. They can work it into their, their everyday life. And it also brings them. They stumble upon other things within that podcast. And it’s more student directed learning after that because they’re like, oh, I listen to this on certain podcast. And then I saw another episode that I was in it really interests me. So it starts to get them on that self directed learning which which is so important for when they do graduate is, how do they, you know, now the information coming to them, they have to go out and seek it? So it teaches them that new skill. You know, selfishly a love to hear that because I host a couple of different podcasts. But I like it because as the as the guy with a degree in communications you’re talking or you’re trying to facilitate a conversation, the way your audience listens. And you’re listening the way your audience talks, and that’s a way to facilitate great conversation instead of what you mentioned earlier being the sage on the stage. That’s a presentation. Right. Some people do learn really well from presentation myself, I’m a conversation guy, obviously. So, you know, selfishly hey, love love to hear that. You’re prescribing assigning podcast episodes, maybe one or two for my show to students, but just love the fact that you’re open to and Anna do want to highlight you mentioned it twice that you do screen through that. Anybody with a microphone create a podcast super easy. But I love the fact that you’re screening it and highlighting. Hey, pay attention to this, and they do after that, if they trip across an episode that hasn’t been screened they need to take that upon themselves because there’s a lot of information in less than great information out there to. Absolutely. I think that’s the most important thing. Is that you’re, you’re, you’re really screening through it to make sure because there’s a lot of stuff out there, that, that maybe you doesn’t really job with the intentions of, of what you want them to get to learn and last point, I’ll make love that too, because once they graduate, they don’t have a professor down the hall or they aren’t running into someone each and every week.

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We’re having that information brought to them, they need to start to seek it out. And think, you know, handing over day of a blog to read or. Podcast, listen to or video channel follow. That’s a great digestible way as we mentioned before, of getting information. Once you start working forty hours a week when you graduate gentlemen, want to say thanks very much for your time. Don’t think it will be the last one. We have you guys on the show, but etc. Service episode with everybody. On the P T cast is a product of p t pint cast LLC it is hosted and produced by p t podcasts. EEO Jim McKay, and CBO sky, Donovan from Marymount university, we talk PT, drink, beer, and record it this has been another poor from the PT pint cast the PD podcasts in ten for educational purposes. Only no clinical decision making should be based solely on one source while Perez, taken to ensure accuracy, factual errors can be present. More on the show at PT podcasts dot com. We’re home on the internet t-, pine cast dot com created by build PT. Build PT provides marketing services, specifically for private practice, PT’s website, development and hosted inviting content marketing solutions PT clinics across the country. See with good PT can do for you. Today dot com. The PT pint cast proudly supports the Travis mills foundation on April tenth twenty twelve United States army staff sergeant Travis mills of the eighty second airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by while on patrol losing portions of both legs, and both arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq, and Afghanistan to survive his injuries, thanks to his amazing strength, courage, and incredible will to live the heroic actions of the men in his unit. The prayers of thousands and all the healthcare providers at the Walter Reed Army medical center. Travis remains on the road to recovery. He founded the Travis mills foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to benefit and assist. Combat injured. Teran’s. Travis lives by his motto never give up. Never quit to support the Travis mills foundation. Or to find out more visit Travis mills dot org.

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