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!)
This sign got me thinking… it’s often our own selves that are biggest limiter to growth. We can be our hardest critic and our worst friend. Every opportunity that presents itself has the potential be a moment of growth. A moment to shine. A lot of times though, we reject those opportunities, and convince ourselves “it just wasn’t for me.” This can be… Continue reading Skill Filter: Why Mentorship is important.
This week we’d like to introduce you to yet another PT student who exemplifies professionalism and leadership, and demonstrates tremendous drive and promise in shaping our profession in the years to come. Jillian Tanych just began her third year at the University of Vermont’s DPT program where she’ll be headed out on three 10-week clinical rotations this fall before graduation… Continue reading PT Profile: Jillian Tanych
I have been sitting on a thought for a while as I work on decorating my new office. I have recently earned another certificate to put on the wall. I placed this new one above my very first manual therapy certificate and it made me think about the differences. The new one is the largest… Continue reading Does Size Really Matter?
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
Mentorship develops PTs into effective, ever-evolving, and ever-improving professionals with the chops to dig down and truly help their patients–no matter the presentation. That’s why, for us, it’s an integral part of these manual therapy courses.
“Empirical evidence, data, or knowledge, also known as sense experience, is a collective term for the knowledge or source of knowledge acquired by means of the senses, particularly by observation and experimentation.” (Wikipedia) Empirical evidence has a special place in my heart and my practice. My passion and excitement for therapy are increased when I… Continue reading Empirical Evidence. Neuroplasticity. Simplicity.
For today’s PT Profile, we welcome Steve Goldrick. Steve graduated magna cum laude in 2008 and was also a Presidential Scholar with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy from Western Washington University. He worked as a personal trainer throughout college as well as a PT aide and became a Certified Strength and… Continue reading PT Profile: Steve Goldrick
There are 220 accredited physical therapy schools in the United States (CAPTE, 2014), with 25,971 students enrolled, an average of 40 students per class. Each year, 8,720 new physical therapists begin their careers. Academically, todays’ graduates are better prepared than at any point in the history of our profession. The modern new graduate physical therapist… Continue reading So I’ve finished my DPT…
By Brett Windsor, PT, PhDc, MPA, OCS, FAAOMPT Life has become too academic. Certification for this, diploma for that, doctorate for something else. Seemingly, it is now impossible to perform even the simplest of tasks without a certification. How much of it is needed? Really? Is there another way to the rank of expert? Many… Continue reading Mentorship: Some Methods are Timeless