#APTACSM #physicaltherapy take home message: Don’t Screw up the Whiskey

Just off of a great several days in San Antonio for my 29th Combined Sections Meeting (CSM). This conference has become the largest trade show professional meeting of the physical therapy industry profession.  Hats off to APTA for the execution side, they did a terrific job and deserve an A++. With over 11k in pre-registrants, and well over 13k…

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The Case Against Empathy #physicaltherapy

This blog has explored empathy in depth over the years.  There has been a recent trend led in part by Yale psychologist Dr. Paul Bloom and his new book Against Empathy that calls into question the use of empathy. Through the use of clinical cases and compelling and logical arguments, Dr. Bloom believes that however while well-intentioned, empathy is…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: High-End Physical Therapy with Karen Litzy

We have another special episode this week as Larry is live on location in New York with Karen Litzy! Karen is the host of the podcast: “Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart” and has, not only been in the practice of physical therapy, but also in the media relations side of PT. Karen is now focused on the home care side of…

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#physicaltherapy Predictions 2017

A week or two tardy on this year’s predictions.  Here is a link to last year which also links to prior years and you can grade me as you like.

1. Indiana wants me. Reminiscent of R. Dean Taylor’s 1970 hit, Indiana will be a significant part of the healthcare conversation. Why? Vice-President Mike Pence and his…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: Private Practice Expertise with Sam Brown

This week, on the EIM Practice Leadership Podcast, we’re going to kick off the Kentucky Series with Sam Brown. For the next few episodes, we’ll be interviewing guests that you probably already know or have heard from to give you tips in practice management.

Today, Sam, who has been in private practice since 1975, is sharing his wealth…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: Psychology in Physical Therapy with Zach Stearns and Daphne Scott

We’re doing something new on the EIM Practice Leadership Podcast this week for the Holiday Edition! We have a co-host, Daphne Scott, who is a leadership coach with a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology, and a third year student from the University of Florida joining us as our guest: Zach Stearns.

Zach has a particular interest in…

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#physicaltherapy Worry Wart

Every year during holiday season, I take the time to reconnect with one of my favorite PT’s, Jake (not his real name).  Jake is an experienced, board certified PT who is tremendous in every way but one-he is the epitome of a “worry wart”.  In fact, I affectionately refer to him as the “black cloud of #physicaltherapy” and…

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Make #Physicaltherapy Great Again

Just kidding, #physicaltherapy is already great. However, it will remain great again if we remember the components that truly differentiate us. I would offer up, “hands on”, spend time with patients, and explain things to patients as at least 3 of those differentiators  Apparently and unfortunately, many stakeholders view us as strictly the exercise profession and that could be our…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: Building Out 350 Locations with Mark Kaufman

Our guest today is Mark Kaufman, the CEO and President of Athletico Physical Therapy, which started in 1991 and now has more than 350 locations. Mark will be sharing his story on his journey in physical therapy and how he was able to build out to so many locations successfully!

One important aspect to Mark’s journey was that he…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: 10 Things You Need to Know About Empathy

Dr. Larry Benz is back with a solo episode on this week’s EIM Practice Leadership Podcast.  Larry discusses, not only the essential importance of empathy with your patients in physical therapy, but also 10 things you will want to know about empathy and how you can implement it effectively.  Our goal is to help you improve your clinical outcomes…

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