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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THE GRIT Book. A Review #Physicaltherapy

To: Physical Therapy Caregivers and all parents, teachers, coaches, athletes, and students
Re: the book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Dr. Angela Duckworth
Buy it. Read it slowly and deliberately. If you listen to it on Audible, set the speed at 50%.
After many years of writing book reviews primarily for friends and executives at YPO, I…

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Managing Change—in our Practices, Profession, and Personal Lives

For me, adapting to change—both personally and professionally—has been incredibly rewarding, but that doesn’t mean change is easy; I’ll be the first to admit that I’m slow to adapt. I often need time—and space—to process change. Many of us do. After all, even small changes can trigger big fears. And while change often…

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The Power of Images

I speak frequently about the continued overutilization of diagnostic imaging in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.  As humans we are use to looking at wrinkles on the outside.  Some of us may choose to inject the wrinkes with a poison to paralyze the surrounding musculature in order to “flatten” them.  However, most agree that in and off themselves these wrinkles…

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Are We Truly Movement Experts?

My mind has been churning after a stellar weekend attending Manipalooza.  It was a great time of learning and practicing techniques, socializing and catching up with good friends and colleagues.  As many of us can attest, Jeff Moore’s (@jeffmooredpt) daily periscopes can really get you pumped up about a topic.  While at Manipalooza, Jeff and I (among others) talked…

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Ride for PT Research with Dr. Stanley Paris

Many of you have heard about Dr. Stanley Paris’ “Bicycle Across America” trip to raise awareness and support for the Foundation for Physical Therapy. Established in 1979, the Foundation is the leading research organization promoting the advancement of physical therapy through research support and training initiatives. It has awarded more than $20 million to launch and fund the research careers…

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