Hiring, Managing, and Working with Millennial PTs

Perhaps you’ve heard the news: the future is doomed because of the up-and-coming millennial generation. At least that’s what many, many news and business publications would have us believe. After all, according to dozens of generation think pieces and market analyses:

Millennials are narcissistic;
Millennials are lazy and entitled; and
Millennials are killing countless industries by…

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Stop Babysitting Your Patients!

Let me paint the picture for you.

There is a patient who is suffering from persistent lateral elbow pain.  He has had several injections to ease his pain.  None have really helped.  Now he is out of work due to the pain.

He was told to go see a physical therapist to have this condition addressed.

Awesome, right?

Well…not…

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Clinical Podcast: Does Thoracic Thrust Manipulation Have a Place with Subacromial Shoulder Pain? | Dr. Jay Grimes

This week’s Clinical Podcast episode is all about the shoulder! Mark Shepherd is joined by Dr. Jay Grimes, a Clinical Associate Professor at Mark’s alma mater. They discuss the latest developments in subacromial shoulder pain, including a recent study that Dr. Grimes published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Dr. Jay Grimes is a Clinical…

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Clinical Podcast: Pelvic Health Isn’t Just For Pelvic PTs | Dr. Jennifer Stone

On this week’s Clinical Podcast episode, Mark Shepherd is joined by Dr. Jennifer Stone! She discusses how she got into pelvic health physical therapy, some of the common issues she sees in her clinic, and how each clinician, no matter their specialty, can work to identify pelvic issues with their patients.

Jennifer Stone is a physical therapist with 10…

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How Many Patients Are Way Too Many?

Money is the topic most therapists find the hardest to examine.

Most therapists can trace their hang-ups about money to the fact that they’ve not reconciled two seemingly opposite concepts: profit and service.

For some, service is honorable and profit is evil.

For others in a service-oriented industry like healthcare, making a profit is a natural order…

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Clinical Podcast: Collision Course with Pain Reframed | Dr. Tim Flynn and Dr. Jeff Moore

John has spent a lot of time on a plane recently, so our friends over at the Pain Reframed podcast stepped up to join Mark this week! Tim Flynn and Jeff Moore, two of the Pain Reframed co-hosts, and Mark discuss how our social structure affects us as providers and its influence on our patient encounters.

Dr. Tim Flynn…

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Unpacking the Unholy Mess of EHR in America

Recently, Fortune published a nearly 9,000-word story on the “unholy mess” of EHRs in America titled, “Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong.” It’s an incredibly well-written, well-researched piece that is, quite frankly, utterly depressing. In fact, if you’re still seething over the effects of the opioid crisis, you may…

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Clinical Podcast: Healthcare Education and Innovation | Dr. Mike Wong

This week’s episode of the Clinical Podcast is all about innovation! John Childs and Mark Shepherd are joined by Dr. Mike Wong, an associate professor at Azusa Pacific University. Mike is also the co-founder of the rehab platform PhysioU. He, Mark, and John discuss the disconnect between research and clinical practice, why it’s such a major issue…

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