How To Have Your PT Career (And Enjoy It Too!)

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!)

To PTs Striving For Something More…

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…

Fellowship Reflections: C2/3 Dysfunction

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

Good Clinical Reasoning or Good Hands: Which is Better?

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?

When PTs Get Together…

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 Mentorship Matters in PT

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 North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy? Why NASHVILLE? Why NOW?

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?