In Celebration of World PT Day, It’s Time to Tackle the PT Awareness Problem in the US

September 8 is World PT Day—a day that was established to celebrate and bring awareness to our awesome profession across the globe. In case I haven’t made my love for the physical therapy industry abundantly clear up to this point, let me take this opportunity to do so. I wholeheartedly, whole-bodily believe in the power of what…

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The Scenery Never Changes Unless You Are The Lead Dog

Over the last 20 years I have been practicing in outpatient orthopedics as a physical therapist.  During those 20 years I have had many discussions with colleagues regarding our role as rehabilitation specialists in the medical model with many physical therapists expressing frustration with the model in which they practice.  The primary root of the frustration is the perception that…

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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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It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over: Why Our Fight for Therapy Cap Reform Must Go On

I’m a firm believer in celebrating milestones. During my years as a practicing physical therapist, it was key to keeping my patients engaged in care. Now, as an advocate for the physical therapy profession, I find that taking a moment to celebrate victories is still just as important. For one thing, taking the time to appreciate how far you…

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