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Feb 28, 2017

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

Feb 24, 2017

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? 

Feb 23, 2017

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.  

Feb 22, 2017

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. 

Feb 21, 2017

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. 

Feb 20, 2017

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 

Feb 17, 2017

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. 

Feb 16, 2017

People who are thriving want others to thrive, simple as that.  To help your patients you must first help yourself.  Enjoy. 

Feb 15, 2017

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.  

Feb 14, 2017

Growing fast is tempting, but it doesn't mean it is smart.  Respect the process and grow slow

Feb 13, 2017

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 

Feb 9, 2017

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 

Feb 9, 2017

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!

Feb 8, 2017

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!

Feb 3, 2017

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!

Feb 2, 2017

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 

Feb 1, 2017

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! 

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

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