50 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.

    BONUS Episode l Heidi Jannenga WebPT l Technology and the State of Rehab Report

    BONUS Episode l Heidi Jannenga WebPT l Technology and the State of Rehab Report

    Join host Dr. Larry Benz, nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine alongside co-hosts Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski. From Evidence In Motion, The Practice Leadership Podcast’s Movers and Shakers Season will go straight to the source, asking the industry heavyweights about research, social media, what technology challenges lie ahead, their seasoned advice form the clinic floor, and where to take action in advocacy.
    Join us for this special BONUS edition of Practice Leadership where Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer of WebPt joins to discuss the recent WebPT state of the union report that has on emphasis on technology, new trends in the physical therapy industry & profession today. 
    Heidi expands on how the state of the rehab therapy survey was started; it began 6 years ago as a way to find more information about the entire physical therapy industry as a whole. As they looked at all the resources there was no information that truly represented the entire industry. They created this survey, and it had a great response and continues too. They get upwards of 7,000 – 8,000 respondents. The respondents are outside of just WebPT members, which are users of their software. Heidi says as WebPT’s memberships grow it does become harder to survey anyone who isn’t using one of their products, but that they do try to ensure it is a cross section of the PT industry to get a good pulse on what is going on in the industry.
    Read the entire State of Rehab Therapy here and listen as Larry, Tim and Bryan analyze its findings with Heidi!   


    More Links:
    Larry Benz – Twitter - @PhysicalTherapy
    Tim Reynolds – Twitter -@ TimReynoldsDPT
    Movers & Mentors – Twitter - @MoversMentors
    Evidence In Motion – Twitter- @EIMTeam 

    Additional Research
    Virtual Reality Training: Pain Neuroscience Education, EIM Course in partnership with BEHAVR
    The State of Rehab Therapy 2022 Report, WebPT

    • 40 min
    Movers & Shakers I Virtual Reality I Hunter Hoffman

    Movers & Shakers I Virtual Reality I Hunter Hoffman

    Join host Dr. Larry Benz, nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine alongside NEW co-hosts Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski. From Evidence In Motion, The Practice Leadership Podcast’s Movers and Shakers Season will go straight to the source, asking the industry heavyweights about research, social media, what technology challenges lie ahead, their seasoned advice form the clinic floor, and where to take action in advocacy.

    This week on the nineth episode of the season Larry Benz, Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski are joined by Hunter Hoffman, PhD. He is the Director of the Virtual Reality Research Center at the Human Photonics Lab at the University of Washington Dept of Mechanical Engineering in Seattle and he is affiliate faculty in the University of Washington Depts of Radiology and UW Dept of Psychology. He also collaborates with researchers in UW departments of Radiology, Psychology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, and Anesthesiology.
     
    Since 1993, he has developed, Virtual Reality Monitoring World, SpiderWorld (For treating spider phobia), World Trade Center World, an immersive virtual reality simulation of the 9/1 attacks for treating civilian PTSD with VR exposure therapy, SnoWorld, the first VR world designed for treating pain and VR DBT Mindfulness Skills learning World (in collaboration with Marsha M. Linehan et al).  In 1997, Hoffman and clinical researcher David Patterson originated the technique of using immersive virtual reality for pain distraction during painful medical procedures, at Harborview Burn Center in Seattle. Hoffman, Patterson, and Walter Meyer MD have recently conducted joint research using VR distraction to reduce pain in children with unusually large severe burn wound injuries at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston Texas. Hoffman is also collaborating with researchers at the University of Montreal, using VR distraction to reduce the pain of young children (average age 2 years old) during burn wound care.

    SnowWorld went on a one year exhibit tour at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design Triennial in Manhattan, and the Boston Museum of Contemporary Art. Hoffman was identified by FastCompany.com as one of the Fast 50 people most likely to influence the next 10 years.


    Dr. Hoffman says he started out using immersive virtual reality in the 1990s and his colleague and him were the first publish using virtual reality as a distraction. A lot of their early research done was with burn patients during physical therapy range of motion exercises. It worked well for reducing the pain of children and adults with severe burns. As the they were recovering from the burns the skin contracts so there are two things happening, the muscles atrophy from not being used and the skin contracts so the range of motion exercise helps maintain the elasticity of the skin also it helps to strengthen the muscles. As a universal problem with physical therapy, all living organisms avoid pain, so it is hard to get people to do things that make them feel pain. The nice thing about virtual reality is it reduces your pain while you are wearing the helmet. Using it as a simple distraction was easier to get people in. Hunter and his team then developed a question to measure success, How much fun did you have during your wound care or physical therapy? The medical community said that was inappropriate but what was found was that the patients fun went from a 0 or 1 to a 7or 8 out of a 10. Some people pushed back and said they must not of understood the question. Hunter says whether they did or not the answer to the question is how much pain  the patient had during their physical therapy, and they are answering that they had fun. It is easier to get someone to do something they remember doing that was fun than painful.
     
    In dealing with persistent pain patients Hunter says virtual reality has a lot of potential for

    • 35 min
    Movers & Shakers I Social Media I Mike Reinold

    Movers & Shakers I Social Media I Mike Reinold

    Join host Dr. Larry Benz, nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine alongside NEW co-hosts Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski. From Evidence In Motion, The Practice Leadership Podcast’s Movers and Shakers Season will go straight to the source, asking the industry heavyweights about research, social media, what technology challenges lie ahead, their seasoned advice form the clinic floor, and where to take action in advocacy.
     

    This week on the eighth episode of the season Larry Benz, Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski are joined by Mike Rienold PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, C-PS. He is considered a world-renowned leader in the field of physical therapy, sports medicine, fitness, and sports performance. He is a noted author, lecturer, consultant, researcher, and clinician. As a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialists, Dr. Reinhold has used his experience in a variety of settings to help restore, optimize, and enhance their performance.  He has most notably worked extensively with a variety of professional athletes from every major sport, with emphasis on the care of throwing injuries in baseball players.
     
     
    Mike is the co-founder and president of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance, a physical therapy and performance training facility just outside Boston in Waltham, MA, Mike is also currently the Senior Medical Advisor for the Chicago White Sox and the Director of Baseball Performance at Northeastern University, where he has been instrumental in the restructuring and building of the high performance and medical teams.
     

    Mike expands on the many different roles and projects that he has taken on during his career. He attributes the processes that he has put into place to manage projects and complete tasks. Mike has always loved art and music. He does everything on his website himself, the design, some of the coding and design just purely because he says it stimulates his brain differently. He is always trying to do something to grow and learn.

    Mike says, “Creative comes in a lot of different ways and there are a lot of ways to apply creative abilities. I am in a position where I am more of a mentor based leader than he is a dictator. It isn’t about delegating and barking orders, it is about putting people in the right position, giving some baseline systems, and then letting them grow and make things better. When you make that shift mentally, I think it changes the way you approach everything.”
     
    Regarding the next generation of physical therapist hoping to become sports physical therapists Mike recommends reading the 365 degree leader. He says, “ You can always lead from within, you can lead horizontally and vertically.” There are multiple ways to lead within.
     

    On social media Mike says, “If you make too many statements online, I don’t want to say you become close minded but maybe you are starting to look at the research to support your past public claims a little bit more than keeping an open mind. As things evolve, you don’t want to dig in too deep on an opinion because you run the risk of having a little bias that you (not in a negative way) want to egotistically defend that thought versus I want to keep an open mind. That is a negative about social media, everything is out there for everyone to see, so no one wants to look silly. There are ways to do it, share your journey, I have ton of past students that were doing it right and it is working. In general social media is not bad but It cannot be your primary method of learning new things.”


     
    Listen and learn more about Mike’s advice for becoming a sport’s physical therapist leader in an outpatient environment, his thoughts on physical therapist specializing early on in their career or waiting, physical therapy burnout & social media.  
     
    More Links:
    Mike Reinold Website American Academy of Sports Physical The

    • 37 min
    Movers & Shakers I Advocacy I Oluremi Onifade & DeAndrea Bullock

    Movers & Shakers I Advocacy I Oluremi Onifade & DeAndrea Bullock

    Join host Dr. Larry Benz, nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine alongside NEW co-hosts Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski. From Evidence In Motion, The Practice Leadership Podcast’s Movers and Shakers Season will go straight to the source, asking the industry heavyweights about research, social media, what technology challenges lie ahead, their seasoned advice form the clinic floor, and where to take action in advocacy.
    On the sixth episode, Larry Benz, Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski are joined by National Association of Black Physical Therapists (NABPT) co-founders Dr. Oluremi Onifade, PT, DPT, M.Ed, CCVT, CCI & Dr. DeAndrea Bullock, PT, DPT, CCI, CDP.
    Dr. Oluremi Onifade is the current NABPT President, APTA GA DEI Committee Chair, and IDEAL Chief Brand Officer. She was born in Kenya to two immigrant parents from Kenya and Nigeria. The youngest of four moved to the states as a toddler. She attended Spelman College where she development a track to allow her to become a Physical Therapist. At Spelman, After the initial rejection to PT school, Dr. Onifade pursued a Master’s of Kinesiology at Auburn University. While at Auburn, she earned a graduate assistant position in which she was an educator at a juvenile detention center for a year. Participating in this program she laid the foundation for future endeavors to educate and recruit people of color into the field of physical therapy. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2013 from Emory University. After completing training in Neurological specialty in 2014, she went into Home Health in North Georgia. Currently she is in her seventh year treating both orthopedic and neurological cases at an outpatient clinic in Ellenwood, Georgia, where she serves as a minority partner and Clinic Director.
    In 2016 Dr. Onifade along with Dr. DeAndrea Bullock decided to co-found National Association of Black Physical Therapists (NABPT). Currently they have over 150 members in which the foundation paves the way to increase the numbers of the African Diaspora in the physical therapy field while increasing the knowledge and attendance of the black community for physical therapy.
    Dr. DeAndrea Bullock is the current NABPT Vice President and a Certified Diversity Professional Assistant Director of Clinical Education for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Emory University of Medicine. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2013. Dr. Bullock has been practicing physical therapy for nearly 5 years for Wellstar. She started her career in acute care and inpatient rehab at Kennestone hospital. She then transitioned to Neuro Outpatient. Dr. Bullock now works at Emory University as an Assistant Professor. She enjoys mentorship and service projects and has helped mentor high school female athletes.
    Dr. Bullock is passionate about exposing resources to underserved communities and underrepresented minorities. Due to her own background, Dr. Bullock recognizes the importance of creating opportunities in different communities. She feels that when given the opportunity, young kids and adults can create the life that they want as opposed to reacting to life as it unfolds.
    They discussed how they were able to create the NABPT organization and  how physical therapist outside the organization can support the organization. As well as how the physical therapy profession can recruit more students of color to enroll in physical therapy programs, financial barriers surrounding physical therapy programs, mentorship and more.
     
    More Links:
    National Association of Black Physical Therapists (NABPT)
    Larry Benz – Twitter - @PhysicalTherapy
    Tim Reynolds – Twitter -@ TimReynoldsDPT
    Movers & Mentors – Twitter - @MoversMentors
    Evidence In Motion – Twitter- @EIMTeam 


    Additional Research

    NABPT 2022 Conference June 17-19

    • 33 min
    Movers & Shakers I The Business of PT I Karen Litzy

    Movers & Shakers I The Business of PT I Karen Litzy

    Join host Dr. Larry Benz, nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine alongside NEW co-hosts Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski. From Evidence In Motion, The Practice Leadership Podcast’s Movers and Shakers Season will go straight to the source, asking the industry heavyweights about research, social media, what technology challenges lie ahead, their seasoned advice form the clinic floor, and where to take action in advocacy.

    On the seventh episode, Larry Benz, Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski are joined by Dr. Karen Litzy, PT, DPT, a licensed physical therapist, international speaker, owner of, “Karen Litzy Physical Therapy.” Through her work as a physical therapist, she has helped thousands of people, including Fortune 500 CEOs, royalty, and celebrities, overcome painful conditions, recover from surgery, and feel stronger than ever before. As the host Healthy Wealthy & Smart, of a top 200 podcast, on Apple Podcasts, she has interviewed influencers in the worlds of health, medicine and entrepreneurship.
    Based on her years of physical therapy experience Karen’s says her advice to clinicians is to, “Learn how to say no and stay open-minded. When I say to say no to things, it is because when I first started in physical therapy, I thought I had to say yes to everything, no matter the cost. You realize over time that saying yes to everything means you have had to say no to other parts of your career or life that could have been important. We are always taking a path, and if you are always saying yes without evaluating whatever the opportunity is, you are saying no to something else.”
    Karen says we must be realistic when we set expectations with people dealing with chronic pain. So, people don’t feel like they must go out to a million people to understand their condition or understand their condition.
    Listen and learn more about what being a concierge physical therapist is to Karen, how she manages her schedule, having her own podcast and practice as well as her thoughts on post professional continuing education for physical therapists and more!
     
     
    More Links:
    Karen Litzy Physical Therapy Website

    LinkedIn - Karen Litzy, PT, DPT

    Karen Litzy – Twitter @karenlitzyNYC

    Dr. Karen Litzy – Instagram - @karenlitzy

    Larry Benz – Twitter - @PhysicalTherapy

    Tim Reynolds – Twitter -@ TimReynoldsDPT

    Movers & Mentors – Twitter - @MoversMentors

    Evidence In Motion – Twitter- @EIMTeam 

     

    Additional Research
    Online: Therapeutic Neuroscience Education

    Manual Therapy of the Nervous System

    Virtual Reality Training: Pain Neuroscience Education

    Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) Certification



    Ad Info: Evidence In Motion is excited to be back in person and back to hands-on learning for the 2022 Align Conference. This year you can join an all-star lineup of speakers in Dallas, Texas, August 26 through the 28. The labs and lectures focus on sharpening the physical, hands-on treatments essential to patient care. Save 5% on registration as a practice Leadership Podcast listener. Visit alignconference.com and use the promo code PRACTICELEADERSHIP at checkout.

    • 44 min
    Movers & Shakers I Change Makers I Adriaan Louw

    Movers & Shakers I Change Makers I Adriaan Louw

    Join host Dr. Larry Benz, nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine alongside NEW co-hosts Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski. From Evidence In Motion, The Practice Leadership Podcast’s Movers and Shakers Season will go straight to the source, asking the industry heavyweights about research, social media, what technology challenges lie ahead, their seasoned advice form the clinic floor, and where to take action in advocacy.
     
    Larry Benz, Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski are joined by Dr. Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD, he is co-founder of ISPI – International Spine and Pain Institute (now EIM), Vice-President of Faculty Experience at Evidence In Motion and one of the foremost authorities, innovators and researchers in all things persistent pain.


     
    They discuss how to get younger therapists to desire treating chronic or persistent pain and the need for better mentorship once they are managing a client with persistent pain. They highlight the importance of early exposure to pain science and the amazing things in pain science happening today like the New International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) guidelines that are now CAPD required in physical therapy schools. Now current & incoming physical therapists will have pain science incorporated from the beginning of their careers.   
     
    Adriaan discusses the algorithm of 3-3-1 they developed to teach to PT students to get them to understand pain science - The three types of pain, nociceptive, peripheral neuropathic and central pain. We examine them different, treat them different and allocate our resources to treat them different. To treat persistent pain, you need 3 things:  to think different (cognitive), movement & calming the nervous system down. Finally, knowing every case of pain is unique.  


     
    Adriaan: “There is nothing more challenging in clinical practice then to change a person’s life. To change a person’s life where they are going attend a wedding or go to a family reunion or lift a grandchild again, those things matter. I can probably remember a handful of people that I manipulated their neck and they felt better but I almost remember every person along the path that I changed their life. This is very meaningful work.”
     
    Listen for more pain science insights including digital therapeutics, telehealth, VR use in clinics and more.
     
    More Links:
    Larry Benz – Twitter@PhysicalTherapy
    Tim Reynolds – Twitter -@ TimReynoldsDPT
    Movers & Mentors – Twitter - @MoversMentors
    Evidence In Motion – Twitter- @EIMTeam 


    Additional Research fromHunter Hoffman, PhD - Virtual Reality 
    RESEARCH: A comparison of interactive immersive virtual reality and still nature pictures as distraction-based analgesia in burn wound care RESEARCH: Virtual reality hand therapy: A new tool for nonopioid analgesia for acute procedural pain, hand rehabilitation, and VR embodiment therapy for phantom limb pain


    Ad Info: Evidence In Motion is excited to be back in person and back to hands-on learning for the 2022 Align Conference. This year you can join an all-star lineup of speakers in Dallas, Texas, August 26 through the 28. The labs and lectures focus on sharpening the physical, hands-on treatments essential to patient care. Save 5% on registration as a practice Leadership Podcast listener. Visit alignconference.com and use the promo code PRACTICELEADERSHIP at checkout.

    • 38 min

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