We often get caught up in trying to prove what works and what doesn't across the board (which nothing does), when what we need to be worrying about is what is going to work for the person sitting in front of you.
One of the commonalities I see between PTs struggling to get solid outcomes is the tendency to do things at a surface level versus a complete deep dive. This issue extends well beyond clinic into all aspects of our life. Let's chat
Great series of questions from the group! How do I keep my courses fresh for myself and for my audience? What is the best time to have lunch at our clinics? When watching a student do an evaluation, what key things am I looking for?
Want to avoid confirmation bias? incorporate regional interdependence? Get a better gauge for irritability level? Looking at function first helps you accomplish all of this and more.
Nothing better demonstrates whether you are playing the long game or the short game more clearly than your thoughts surrounding salary. Let's dive in.
A good set of therapeutic mitts are key to transmitting confidence and delivering comfortable manual therapy technique. Let's take a few minutes to unwrap the most important component to developing soft hands.
People track a lot of different metrics to figure out whether their business or project is working, here are the three I believe give the most accurate insight
Great questions today! We talk about approaches to build mental health, key things to focus on in your first couple weeks of practice as a new grad, and tips to smooth out the conversation that a patient isn't a good fit for your clinic.
People who are thriving want others to thrive, simple as that. To help your patients you must first help yourself. Enjoy.
Patient satisfaction is determined less by their outcome and more by whether or not their expectations were met. Clarify where they are trying to go early and often for maximum success.
Growing fast is tempting, but it doesn't mean it is smart. Respect the process and grow slow
People don't become excellent by accident, companies don't succeed because their lucky. Those being intentional about their behavior are the ones who rise to the top. Enjoy
No idea is more powerful than the one a patient generates themselves, creating some space to allow them to do so can be transformative in your practice. next time you are tempted to blurt out solutions, consider pausing and allowing for awareness to lead instead. Enjoy
There is a common trait among most of the successful people I know that can be surprising to some, and honestly has been to me. This morning we discuss. Enjoy!
The way you structure the clinical internship can make or break the experience on both sides of the fence. After taking 5+ students a year for the better part of a decade I've got a few thoughts on how to maximize this process. Enjoy!
On the first Friday Q&A of the season we tackle questions on whether you should coach something you can't perform, if it matters what school you choose, and whether you can grow your business and clinical skills simultaneously. Enjoy!
Mentoring is an incredible responsibility, and like any great responsibility it comes with some really uncomfortable components, delivering bad news is one of them. Let's explore
There are a lot of variables that determine how well an initial evaluation goes, but the biggest one might be how we order the subjective examination. Today we explore a common mistake clinicians make and how to fix it. Enjoy the kick off to Season 5 of PTonICE!
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!
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.
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.
Whether we are talking patient care, student/teacher relationships, or self development, the primary driver of success will always be honesty.
The annual PT visit has a great deal of potential, lets look at some of the angles.
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
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