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Dec 31, 2016

ICE is ready to to launch our biggest year yet full of new online/interactive courses, an interactive FB page to follow up with students well after the weekends are through, and an all faculty "Sampler Platter" out in Portland, this will be a year to remember!!  Happy New Year all!

Dec 18, 2016

The profession of physical therapy has never been in a better position of opportunity.  Today we discuss specifically what those opportunities are, and pose the question of whether or  not we will capitalize. 

Dec 14, 2016

So you've identified the company and culture you really want to be a part of but they don't have a full time gig waiting with your name on it.  Not surprising but also not a problem, just need to create it. 

Dec 13, 2016

Whether we are talking patient care, student/teacher relationships, or self development, the primary driver of success will always be honesty.  

Dec 11, 2016

The annual PT visit has a great deal of potential, lets look at some of the angles.

Dec 8, 2016

A few reflections on why the students I am teaching look a whole lot better than I did at the same stage, and why I think believing embracing neurophysiological effects is a big part of that 

Dec 8, 2016

The research is convincing: Patients who receive treatments they believe will make them better tend to get better.  Knowing that is one thing, using it is another, let's discuss

Dec 2, 2016

What a great series of questions this morning! We talked how veteran therapists can become PT version 2.0, what 3 things won't change in the next 50 years, how to determine which patients get a pain science approach

Dec 1, 2016

The veterans hold the key to success for our up and coming talent and thus for our entire profession, today we acknowledge that and call on them to lead 

Nov 30, 2016

Don't abort your treatment, re-examine irritability and modify! Let's dive in....

Nov 29, 2016

We know the importance of incorporating therapeutic neuroscience education, but that doesn't always make doing so smooth sailing!  Today I highlight a few common mistakes I see that trip well intentioned clinicians up. 

Nov 28, 2016

Time is limited and relationships are mandatory, why I think a focus on networking can limit your professional and personal progress. 


And stick around to hear about our new online course "The Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete" ! 

Nov 23, 2016

If you are serious about tailoring your treatment to every n=1 that walks into your room, the idea of a standardized exam has to go.  Here is why

Nov 22, 2016

There are a lot of reasons that it's tempting to go it alone in business, to brand yourself and build your name.  Fair enough, but let's talk for just a bit about the benefits of a team....

Nov 21, 2016

Lots of great questions on this Friday's Q&A including what I would look at if I had a chance to get back into a cadaver lab!  Enjoy! 

Nov 21, 2016

The solution to the vast majority of our problems as physical therapists is simple, get patients first.  Let's talk about it

Nov 17, 2016

I always hate to see missed opportunities, for our profession and for the patients we service.  I can't think of a bigger miss than TMD, let's unpack that a bit and make some changes 

Nov 15, 2016

When is the "right" time to make the jump from student to teacher?  Is there one? This morning we discuss the "optimal degree of separation" concept to help us answer that. enjoy 

Nov 14, 2016

Some folks seem to feel that a "pain science" approach means a "hands off" approach. IMO this represents an incomplete understanding of the literature and needs of this patient population.  Let's take a deeper dive....

Nov 10, 2016

CrossFit is a very polarizing subject among Physical Therapists and thus deserves some exploration.  In today's episode I talk about my personal experience as a beginner in the CrossFit world and how it has changed my clinical practice. Enjoy!

Nov 8, 2016

Yesterday we talked about the role of the educator in helping students and clinicians avoid burnout.  Today we talked about strategies the individual themselves can take to ensure their fire builds instead of fades. Enjoy

Nov 7, 2016

Burnout it multi-factorial with responsibility shared by many.  This morning we take a viewpoint rarely discussed, namely the role of the educator in facilitating burnout.  A fine line exists between inspiring students while still giving a realistic perspective on clinic life, and failing to walk it properly may have long term repercussions.  By sharing our clinical challenges, and how we find success within them, I believe we can contribute greatly to the mental health of new graduates.  Enjoy the first episode of season 4!

Oct 7, 2016

Do PTs know how to hustle? What have I learned from those I have mentored over the years?  Do I get separate consent for spinal manipulation?  Lots of good ones, let's do it! 

Oct 6, 2016

Success is incredibly multifactorial, unfortunately it is rarely viewed that way and it prevents a lot of folks from ever starting on the journey.  

Oct 5, 2016

In my humble opinion, nothing derails the therapeutic process more often or severely than a focus on pathoanatomy, today we chat about why. 

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