40 episodes

Join Dr. Larry Benz as he interviews world renowned thought leaders and shares his insights on leading with compassion, entrepreneurship and how humanizing healthcare can be a successful business model for PTs, OTs and other rehab clinic owners.

Note: Clinical Podcast fans, we have an all-new clinically-focused podcast - PT Elevated. We will occasionally talk about big ideas and nerd out on research, but our ultimate goal is to provide knowledge and tools that you can apply in the clinic right away. We want you to learn something that helps you elevate your practice and increase your confidence.

Practice Leadership Evidence In Motion

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 60 Ratings

Join Dr. Larry Benz as he interviews world renowned thought leaders and shares his insights on leading with compassion, entrepreneurship and how humanizing healthcare can be a successful business model for PTs, OTs and other rehab clinic owners.

Note: Clinical Podcast fans, we have an all-new clinically-focused podcast - PT Elevated. We will occasionally talk about big ideas and nerd out on research, but our ultimate goal is to provide knowledge and tools that you can apply in the clinic right away. We want you to learn something that helps you elevate your practice and increase your confidence.

    Season Recap - Movers & Mentors | Bryan Guzski & Tim Reynolds

    Season Recap - Movers & Mentors | Bryan Guzski & Tim Reynolds

    We wrap up this season of the Practice Leadership podcast after a great year of burning questions with Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski the authors of the book, "Movers and Mentors." This book is a compilation of stories, thoughts, and advice from over 75 leaders in the fields of physical therapy and movement science. Tim is a physical therapist and clinical assistant professor at Ithaca College. The plethora of questions he was asked by his students served as the primary motivation for the book. His colleague Bryan Guzski serves as an orthopaedic residency program director at the University of Rochester medical center.
    Larry discusses with Tim, and Bryan the important in depth questions they asked researchers in order to compile their book and more!  
     
    More Links:
    @PhysicalTherapy
    Purchase Book: Movers & Mentors
     
    Bryan Guzski bio
    Bryan Guzski PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, CSCS is an outpatient orthopaedic physical therapist practicing in Rochester, NY working primarily with patients with spine related issues and persistent pain. Bryan earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College in 2014, completed an orthopaedic residency program through Cayuga Medical Center in 2015 and received his Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist certification, and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester in 2021. 
     
    Tim Reynolds bio
    @TimReynoldsDPT on Twitter
    Tim Reynolds PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Physiology at Ithaca College and a part-time physical therapist practicing at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY where he predominately treats patients with spine or lower extremity impairments. Tim earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College in 2014 and completed both his orthopaedic residency and spine fellowship through Cayuga Medical Center, and currently helps mentor and teach in both programs.

    • 30 min
    Can Digital Health Really Replace Physical Therapy? | Brett Hayes

    Can Digital Health Really Replace Physical Therapy? | Brett Hayes

    Brett Hayes, MSPT, Administrative Director of Sports Medicine at University of Louisville Healthcare, joins our host Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, CEO of Confluent Health to talk about digital health replacing physical therapy. Brett discusses the importance of therapeutic alliance from a physical therapist but not missing out on opportunities to use digital health in your practice.
    Listen in to hear Larry and Brett ask the important industry questions surrounding digital health and physical therapy: Does direct access work? Digital health? How do I stay relevant in the face of new technology?
    More Links:
    @PhysicalTherapy
    Brett Hayes
    Brett Hayes bio:
    Senior Director of Therapy Services with more than 15 years of leadership experience across clinical therapy, treatment innovation, program development, operations management, and cross-functional collaboration within the healthcare field. Innovative, patient-centric professional with a proven track record of developing advanced clinical care and therapy programs that push boundaries and facilitate increased revenue generation and profitability for healthcare organizations.

    • 32 min
    Does telehealth have a role in physical therapy? | Jim Glinn

    Does telehealth have a role in physical therapy? | Jim Glinn

    Jim Glinn, PT, DPT, OCS Emeritus, joins our host Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, CEO of Confluent Health, for this week's episode to talk about the role of telehealth in physical therapy.
    Jim helped to create Everflex Health, a telehealth tool that provides musculoskeletal education and exercises as well as connecting patients with clinicians when needed. Larry and Jim talk about the challenges of telehealth, including adoption and quality patient care. They also cover the impact of telehealth for the future of the physical therapy profession with behavioral health interventions, the shift away from an intervention mentality and the commoditization of physical therapists.
    More Links:
    Everflex Health
    Movement for Life
    @PhysicalTherapy

    • 36 min
    Are there too many DPT programs in the US? | Mike Walker and John Childs

    Are there too many DPT programs in the US? | Mike Walker and John Childs

    Mike Walker, PT, DSc, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT, Chief Academic Officer of EIM and John Childs, PT, PHD, MBA, Co-founder of EIM join our host Larry Benz, to discuss the state of entry-level DPT programs in the US.
    These three physical therapy educational experts discuss how hybrid, accelerated DPT programs started, where they fit into academia, why they are important for the industry and how they are attracting a whole new crop of students that would not have applied for DPT programs.
    More Links: 
    Mike Walker
    John Childs
    Larry Benz

    • 40 min
    How Do I Stay Relevant? | Kory Zimney

    How Do I Stay Relevant? | Kory Zimney

    On this week's episode, Kory Zimney, PT, DPT, PhD, joins our host Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP to talk staying relevant in your clinic and with your patients in a fast-moving and ever-changing physical therapy profession.
    For the clinical side, Kory suggests subscribing to research journals, following fellow clinicians on socials, reading books on physical therapy and connecting with clinicians in your community. 
    Staying relevant with your patients is a bit different and requires you to pay attention to what their goals are, learning to relate your outcomes with the activities they want to return to.
    To hear more from Kory Zimney on staying relevant in your clinic, listen in to PT Elevated - a clinically focused podcast for physical therapists and other rehab providers.
    What are your burning questions about the physical therapy profession? Leave a comment below or email us at podcast@eimpt.com.
    More Links:
    PT Elevated Podcast
    Kory Zimney
    Larry Benz

    • 31 min
    Does Direct Access to a PT Really Work? | Justin Moore and Kim Mascaro

    Does Direct Access to a PT Really Work? | Justin Moore and Kim Mascaro

    On this week’s episode of Practice Leadership, we are moving onto the next topic in this season of Burning Questions – direct access. Our host Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, the President/CEO of Confluent Health, is joined by Justin Moore, PT, DPT, President and CEO of APTA; Kim Mascaro, EVP/CMO of Confluent Health; and David Kulick, Managing Director of The Focus Group.
    Our three guests bring unique perspectives from across the spectrum of implementation, lobbying, policy, payers and more from their decades of experience. Listen in to hear Larry and our guests discuss the barriers to entry for utilizing direct access, what it takes to actually increase direct access utilization, how direct access affects the overall health care system and more.
    What are your burning questions about the physical therapy profession? Leave a comment below or email us at podcast@eimpt.com.
    More Links:
    Justin Moore
    David Kulick
    Kim Mascaro
    Larry Benz
    The Focus Group
    Confluent Health

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Thankful Mama! ,

Fantastic podcast!

This podcast is fun, interesting, and helps me stay up-to-date on the latest physical therapy related evidence. I’m so glad I found this podcast! I highly recommend it to physical therapy students and clinicians.

Zhdtnskandntndn ,

DPT Student

Absolutely great podcast for DPT students to become more aware of emerging evidence in PT practice. Great guests also join the mic and add to Dr. Child’s and Dr. Moore’s clinical discussions!

Vivek Atre ,

PT,CEEAA

Excellent source for new information, learning and guidance in PT world!

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