Most physical therapists I have met over the years have similar reasons for entering the field and practice: The willingness to help others. But somewhere along the line, that passion can get lost. We get caught up in other entities of the job and lose sight of what we entered the practice for. There are productivity… Continue reading How To Have Your PT Career (And Enjoy It Too!)
Ten years. It was ten years ago that I took the NAIOMT upper quadrant course which consisted of Cervical II and Shoulder/elbow/wrist. It was ten years ago that I left the course and distinctly remember calling my husband and telling him that it was just too hard. I was so excited about what I was… Continue reading To PTs Striving For Something More…
A patient came in with complaints of dizziness, facial tingling, disturbed vision/hearing and pain in her neck. She had history of a bad MVA approximately 25 years ago and her symptoms had persisted since the accident. During subjective history she mentioned that all of her previous physicians thought she was crazy. As I was performing the subjective… Continue reading Fellowship Reflections: C2/3 Dysfunction
Some people think that manipulation is one of the hardest skills to obtain in physical therapy education. I would like to challenge that and say that clinical reasoning is one of the hardest skills to achieve. When I teach, I often use the example of my eight-year-old. Believe it or not, I have taught him… Continue reading Good Clinical Reasoning or Good Hands: Which is Better?
What happens when you put together people with a common passion, nature, food/drink and people who have a heart to give back to others? This year’s SE NAIOMT Regional Meeting in the heart of Tennessee. When I started taking NAIOMT courses, all I thought I was getting was the best instruction in clinical reasoning and… Continue reading When PTs Get Together…
Why does mentorship matter so much in our physical therapy profession? And why do we keep harping on this? Here goes. A mentor is an enlightened person that can see solutions without getting bogged down in the problem. They incite exponential growth and can inspire a person to be greater than they ever imagined. A mentor will… Continue reading Why Mentorship Matters in PT
Why pursue training and mentorship with The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)? Here are three reasons: 1. Clinical Reasoning NAIOMT is known for its clinical reasoning. Manual therapy has come to be known to some only as a term used for a group of techniques/ mobilizations/ manipulations. This should not be true. It… Continue reading Why North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy? Why NASHVILLE? Why NOW?
Today NAIOMT faculty Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT weighs in on one of the most overlooked skills by PTs. Watch the video or read the transcript below filled with valuable insights about developing skills and experience over time, and the immense value of mentorship for a physical therapist. I think one of the most overlooked skills… Continue reading This is One of The Most Overlooked Skills By PTs
In our field, mentorship matters. I have had the ENORMOUS privilege and honor to work with mentors in my OMPT practice and other areas of my life. Gail Molloy and Jim Meadows have been constant relationships, and they are two mentors that I look up to and still ask questions of. The two of them… Continue reading Better Together: The Mentor – Mentee Relationship
Hello from Eugene, Oregon where I’ve been volunteering at the USATF Outdoor Championships! Last year I was chosen along with a dozen or so other physical therapist’s to cover the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Like many other professionals who volunteer their time, I do it because I love my… Continue reading Ultrasound: Why Do Manual Therapists Cringe At The Request?