There is Movement Afoot.

I often feel that when it comes to chronic pain, PTs are passionate and informed, but often just talking amongst ourselves. The Align Conference held in Denver last week felt different. Multiple professions (PT, OT, MD, DO, PA, NP, and PATIENT) were present and passionate about making a difference. This was the first conference where a merger of Evidence In…

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Clinical Podcast: Positive Psychology and Physical Therapy with Dr. Todd Bourgeois

This week, we are joined by Dr. Todd Bourgeois to discuss positive psychology and how it can help with patients and practitioners in physical therapy. Todd has quite the background, ranging from growing up on a hay farm, to working in orthopaedic and sports physical therapy, to participating as a contestant on American Ninja Warrior, to now being a full…

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EIM Inside Leadership Podcast: Listening and the Most Important Skills You Need to Know

On today’s episode, Dr. Daphne Scott is going to give you specific skills that will high-speed you to becoming better at doing the thing we call “listening.” There are a myriad of reasons why we need to become better at listening, but it’s obvious that we, ourselves, need to be better at listening, as do the rest…

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Happy Endings in Opioid Use? You Bet!

The current CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids clearly state, “Opioids are not first-line or routine therapy for chronic pain.” Most physical therapists and other non-prescribing health care professions breathe a tremendous sigh of relief as they examine these guidelines, hopeful that lives will be saved, and patients suffering from chronic pain will no longer be placed on the…

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Provide Care for Patients Like a Fox Not a Hedgehog

Pain, especially persistent pain, is complex and usually a multifactorial problem. Because it is multifactorial and having a number of factors and causes involved it is very rare a single intervention will solve it. Sure, we will hear the stories from individuals who report that a single intervention was what fixed their back pain or fibromyalgia symptoms – just read the…

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EIM Inside Leadership Podcast: Do You Have Joy?

Today’s episode is all about joy! Have you thought about joy recently? In our busy days, it is often overlooked, until we are finally looking for it. Or needing it. One incredible thing about joy, as opposed to happiness, is that joy isn’t dependent on the causes and conditions of life. We can access it at any time…

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Three Ways to Get The Most Out of The Align Conference

The Align Conference (@align_conf) is finally upon us.   This week, hundreds of rehab professionals will converge on downtown Denver for one of my favorite conferences of the year.  The location alone is awesome.  The conference will focus on topics such as neuropathic pain, radiculopathy, neurodynamics and calming a sensitized nervous system.  We are privileged to have Michel Coppieters and Michael…

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Clinical Podcast: Evidence of Back Pain Treatment with Dr. Mark Hancock

This week, we are joined by Dr. Mark Hancock from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Hancock is a prolific researcher who recently teamed up with other authors on a paper on best management practices of low-back pain as well as what the evidence says and what it doesn’t support.

Mark, John, and Jeff will be discussing that…

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EIM Inside Leadership Podcast: Competition and Jealousy

What a topic for this week! Competition and jealousy! Today, Dr. Daphne Scott is joined by Dr. Katie Hendricks to discuss the impact that the experience of competition and jealousy has on our behaviors and outlook on life. We discuss what competition and jealousy actually mean and how they impact us, our leadership, and our teams so greatly.

Is competition…

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