#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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Clinical Podcast: Blood Flow Restriction Therapy with Johnny Owens

Dr. John Childs and Dr. Jeff Moore have the privilege of chatting with Johnny Owens of Owens Recovery Science. Johnny spent many years working at the Center for the Intrepid, which is a facility for wounded warriors. Johnny was in charge of rehab at the Center and was able to help develop the rehab application for what is now known…

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Gratitude

As I reflect on 2016, so many memories flood into my brain. For me, 2016 has been a year of many struggles. I think the most frequent comment I heard this year, “things aren’t easy for you,” or “life is just a struggle.”

I am more grateful than anyone knows for failing after being accountable and planning ahead for…

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Why Entrepreneurs Will Save Physical Therapy

The physical therapy profession benefits from a rich history of innovators and entrepreneurs. We all have been blessed by pioneers like Florence Kendall, Robin McKenzie, Shirley Sahrmann and many more. These therapy entrepreneurs(before entrepreneurship was hip) saw health problems in their patients and despite resistance created innovative ways to solve them.

The physical therapy profession exists to make a…

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The Secret comes to #physicaltherapy

In 2006, a phenomenon was spreading throughout the U.S. based on a book by Rhonda Byrne called The Secret.  Through a combination of her Australian accent that research suggests Americans attribute a special credibility bias and of course appearing on Oprah Winfrey, the book became a mainstream success.  The Secret posits that there is a natural law of attraction…

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EIM Announces a Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects occupational therapy (OT) employment growth at 29 percent between 2012 and 2022, adding 32,800 more professionals to the 105,540 existing jobs in this field. Similar to PT, all states require prospective OTs to graduate from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), pass the NBCOT exam, and…

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