Space.  Movement.  Blood.

I can remember the day that I graduated from physical therapy school 20 years ago.  I was clear in my goals for my career.  I wanted to become an orthopedic manual therapist.  I figured I would be able to “fix” everything that came into the clinic, and all of my patients would be extremely satisfied.  Then that first day happened…

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Clinical Podcast: Women’s Health Recovery and CrossFit

This week, we are going to be discussing all things recovery-related to CrossFit, particularly from a women’s health perspective. Dr. Beth Dessner from Colorado in Motion and Kate Johnson from Double Diamond CrossFit join us to give us their wisdom, insight, and experience in helping women to recover properly, and in a healthy manner, specifically pertaining to the…

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EIM Inside Leadership Podcast: Inside Out or Outside In?

This week, we are going to talk about a big debate that has raged in psychology for quite some time: Is it our personality or the situation? Attitude or circumstances? Well, we know that the inside absolutely affects the outside, but does the outside REALLY affect the inside? Do situations affect us internally and does context matter?

We have a…

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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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