Patience, Patients

I have noticed a gradual rise of impatient patients and wonder why. I perceive a blurred reality for many patients who want to feel better “now”. I hear patients who are wearied of their pain problem and expect it to be gone the moment they start treatment. Many times the pain has been present for months, but once the decision…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: Powerful Lessons Learned with Carl DeRosa

Carl DeRosa joins Larry on this week’s Practice Leadership Podcast. Carl discusses his journey in physical therapy with some of the challenges of being in academia and private practice at the same time as well as lessons he’s learned along the way to get to where he’s at today. Additionally, Carl discusses the importance of Physical Therapists…

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The Power of Images

I speak frequently about the continued overutilization of diagnostic imaging in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.  As humans we are use to looking at wrinkles on the outside.  Some of us may choose to inject the wrinkes with a poison to paralyze the surrounding musculature in order to “flatten” them.  However, most agree that in and off themselves these wrinkles…

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Physical Therapy – The WORST Kept Secret in Healthcare

This week, I thought I would take a break from talking about micro clinical practice topics that have been discussed over the past several weeks, and talk about clinical practice in a macro sense. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Washington State Private Practice Special Interest Group (PPSIG) spring conference at Lake Chelan, WA. On Saturday morning…

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