The temptation to create a brand and launch a company early on in your career is higher than ever possibly due to a combination of increasing debt and increasing ease of marketing via social media etc.. Here are a few reasons why I believe being patient is almost always the right choice.
The first LIVE Q&A in #PTonICE history! Broadcasting right from South College campus, these students had incredible questions on mentorship, branding, and how to move up the ladder. Enjoy!
There are plenty of times we feel underwhelmed with different experience, how you respond to that makes all the difference in the world. Let's chat
This morning on #PTonICE we highlight some key literature in an attempt to understand how specific we an or can't be with manual therapy techniques, and whether it is really matters.
Yes getting patients early is generally a good thing, but do we need to treat every single one we see? Some thoughts in light of a recent JOSPT viewpoint and systematic review
Through our journey there are inevitably things we want to see changed to be done better and differently. Whether we are in a position to effect that change is an important variable in our career satisfaction
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Thoughts on the value of clinical experience, with a bit of advice for new grads
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
Patient expectations are critical to outcomes. 1st impressions are critical to relationships. Are we thinking enough about how we are greeting our patients?
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.
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?
I used to think no show and cancellation rate was the single most important metric to track, but I was wrong, let me explain
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.
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
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