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Aug 19, 2016

Great questions again this week!  My thoughts on how to form relationships with referral sources, the challenges of learning when clinic is crazy, and whether going to PT school is a good idea.  Let's do it!

Aug 18, 2016

A confused patient is a frustrated patient, and that is no good for the therapeutic alliance. Today we talk about a few key time points where you can greatly decrease patient confusion in an effort to maximize outcomes

Aug 17, 2016

Self reflection is great, but if it doesn't go far enough to include your skill set relative to the needs of the team, it's value diminishes greatly.  

Aug 16, 2016

If the issue isn't in the tissues, should we be getting our hands off people?  We take a look at this question through the framework of a recent narrative review of the literature.  Enjoy!

Aug 11, 2016

Patience, perhaps the only characteristic that rivals humility as a contributor to long long term success, today on PTonICE we talk about why and how through several case examples.

Aug 10, 2016

Your level of physical conditioning may be playing more of a role in your patient outcomes than you think, today we discuss a few reasons why. 

Aug 4, 2016

It's a popular question, and a challenging one to answer.  On today's episode we take a brief look at the evidence and other factors that may shed light on the relevance of clicking and popping. 

Aug 3, 2016

Few people are willing to rock the boat, but then that is why there is value in it.  Respectful and thoughtful disagreement is one of the most valuable things you can put forth, this morning we chat about why. 

Aug 2, 2016

The first five minutes of each follow up session are hugely important to maintain patient engagement yet I see many therapists fail to appreciate and capitalize on this precious time. Have a listen and see if restructuring the first 5 minutes can change your patient's course of treatment and POC completion rate for the better

Aug 1, 2016

Last week we discussed some umbrella topics on presentation delivery. This morning we get more into execution and actual delivery. Stay around at the end as we welcome Dr. Justin Dunaway of STAND Haiti to The Institute of Clinical Excellence!

Jul 29, 2016

Thoughts on the value of clinical experience, with a bit of advice for new grads

Jul 29, 2016

An essential skill to anyone looking to share their message at scale is to deliver the goods from the podium.  I've got a few thoughts on the matter here in Part 1 of a two or three part series

Jul 26, 2016

Patient expectations are critical to outcomes.  1st impressions are critical to relationships.  Are we thinking enough about how we are greeting our patients?

Jul 19, 2016

Live from Denver International Airport I talk about key questions to form a mentor relationship and to get key info from a trusted mentor.  Also some thoughts on PRI. 

Jul 14, 2016

We all talk about wanting mentorship, but are you honestly ready for it?  If your trusted mentor gave targeted informed instructions on how you could improve your practice, are you honestly ready to follow it whole heartedly?  Is your Followership dialed in?

Jul 13, 2016

I used to think no show and cancellation rate was the single most important metric to track, but I was wrong, let me explain

Jul 12, 2016

Leadership comes with a lot of responsibility, but there are also things that don't fit the job description.  A few thoughts on what lies on both sides of that fence. 

Jul 12, 2016

Traveling around the country and working with exceptional therapists gives me a unique opportunity to observe excellent therapists at work.  My observations reveals that regardless of setting or specialty there are certain commonalities found in the best among us.  Here are my musings on what a few of those are 

May 25, 2016

Student debt adversely affecting our profession in a number of ways, perhaps most importantly by forcing students into jobs that don't align with their primary passions.  Oregon has proposed RC-11 and I think we need to get behind it

May 23, 2016

Well it's officially a wrap, "LBP: The Patient Experience" has been launched! It was an amazing weekend, and the recap deserves a periscope all on it's own, so enjoy!

May 20, 2016

Great questions today!  We explore the notions of anchoring too early in the examination, becoming specialized while still in school, and more!

May 20, 2016

There has been some quality dialogue recently regarding not getting too excited about short term changes.  While there is wisdom in that it is my contention that short term change is a critical piece to long term functional improvement

May 18, 2016

Few would debate that great leadership is a critical component of a successful team. This morning we talk about some of the characteristics consistently found in great leaders both inside and outside of our profession

May 17, 2016

Physical therapists are notoriously uncomfortable with focusing on the financial side of our businesses.  This morning we explore some reasons why this shouldn't be the case.  

May 16, 2016

There are plenty of ways to improve, but most often great progress seems to be made when like minded motivated people link up together.  This morning Jeff talks about the need to prioritize the development of a quality network for maximal progress. 

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