The Level Up Podcast is based around bringing our core values to life:
Passion, Forward Thinking, Service Mindset, Growth Mindset, Humility, and Abundance Mindset.
It is our goal to interview guests from Physical Therapy and beyond to demonstrate how universal these values are in driving greatness and success, regardless of profession.
In addition to this, we will be bringing in interviews from patients who can offer valuable insight into the pro’s and con’s of their medical experience, and insight into why we so desperately need change.
35. Two Communities, One Mission: Coming Together for Something Special
(Rebroadcast from ClinicalAthlete)
This episode is a little different.
As some of you may know, The Level Up Initiative has joined forces with ClinicalAthlete to put together a special educational experience – the CALU Summit, on Sept 18-20, 2020.
It goes without saying, that the year of 2020 has required all of us to pivot. The Summit was no exception.
This podcast is all about what it means for the communities of ClinicalAthlete and Level Up to join forces and pursue this mission together.
We talk about the importance of a cohesive team, how to deal with hardships along the way, why it’s important to keep an agile approach to planning, and why the CALU Summit is different.
Yes, you will get all the deets about the event itself in this episode from the unique model that we’ve created, to our amazing line up of presenters and sponsors; but you’ll also get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to put something like this on, and what it means to work within a Mission-Driven Team.
For more information on the CALU Summit, visit:
34. "So I Just Graduated...Now What??" Webinar + Q&A with Steph Allen, Josh Funk of Rehab 2 Perform, and Ryan Baugus of HQPT
We had over 50 people come and listen in and we felt like this ended up being a really helpful conversation for a lot of new grads navigating the tail end of their academic careers!
Steph gives a 20' webinar on her "5 year plan" vs Reality and then we follow that up with an informative and helpful Q&A with Steph, Zak, Josh, and Ryan.
As always, feel free to reach out with any questions!
33. "Pain Science People" and What Really Matters for Clinical Growth with Scot Morrison of Physio Praxis
Today, we have on Scot Morrison of Physio Praxis.
Scot is one of the people I look up to the most in clinical practice. Why, you ask?
Well, for starters, his critical thinking and clinical decision making skills are top notch.
But what probably stands out to me the most, is Scot’s determination to continuing growing, and his continually shedding of his own certainty based on the best available information. Scot’s intellectual humility is role model worthy and is something I respect so much.
As I continue my journey as a clinician, Scot has been someone who helps to hold the mirror up to myself, helping me to ask myself the hard questions, but ultimately the ones that make me GROW!
I really think you all will enjoy this episode so much, it will definitely make you ask yourself some hard questions. AND THATS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!!!!
Make sure you listen, share, and spread the love for this one!!! (And please give us a rating on iTunes!!!)
PS - his course “Sloptimal Loading” is easily in my top 3 musts for new grads (really any clinicians) in the outpatient world.
Ok - enough gassing him up - let’s get into the conversation. Enjoy!!!
32. Guest Blog Interview: Optionality and how it is possible to do multiple things at once, and do them well with F. Scott Feil
Told you we had a little something else up our sleeves!
We pivoted a bit for this blog series and added a short and candid podcast with the writer himself. @fscottfeil_dpt let’s us in on some of his own back story and how/why he is so passionate about helping others realize their potential for ventures within and outside of clinical work. You can recap the guest blog HERE.
Learn more about F Scott HERE
OH and there may be one other small change we haven’t told you about yet, but you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out for yourself.
Happy Friday Level Up Fam!!!!
31. Talking Pain Science In DPT Curriculum with Professor Sorcha Martin of Boston University
What we have today is part one of an unintended, but awesome, two part series. Today, we sat down with Faculty member Sorcha Martin of Boston University’s DPT program, a very well known program in the Boston area for embracing a BPS model that influences their curriculum.
We sat down and had a great conversation about the strengths and shortcomings of "pain science" in curriculum, but more to a big picture about what values and themes emerge from embedding this type of material into their curriculum. We really focused on what values are most important for students to focus on when getting ready to be "entry level clinicians."
We hope you enjoy todays episode, and if you do, it would mean a lot to us if you left a review or shared this with your friends! Thanks for listening everyone and enjoy!
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30. Identity Loss, Multidimensional “Grieving,” and Moving Forward Meaningfully with Zak, Steph, and Kit Wisdom.
"If we can name it, perhaps we can manage it."
In today's episode, we are joined by Level Up community member and friend, Kit. Physio x10 years as well as having a Master's in Applied Positive Psychology. (
Kit had a great post last week talking about the importance of holding space for feelings like grief with everything we are going through right now. Whether it is "grieving" the loss of your job, your identity, financial stability, future plans...this discomfort can sometimes seem inescapable and somewhat paralyzing. But what we believe is that by having a discussion about it, naming it, and reflecting, perhaps it can allow us to move forward with more meaning.
We hope that you enjoy this conversation, that it might get you to reflect, and allow you to move forward with more meaning!
That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief - Harvard Biz Review
Lucy Hone - Ted Talk on Resilient Grieving
Learn More About Kit Here