We save Physical Therapists from missing out on amazing insight, remarkable ideas & motivational stories in the world of Physical Therapy.
Hosted by former Rock Radio DJ turned Physical Therapist, Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT.
We talk to Physical Therapists from around the world, over a pint of beer.
The BEST conversations happen at happy hour, welcome to ours.
How to Save Yourself From A $200,000 Mistake As PT Clinic Owner
Colin Carr is CEO of CARR which is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare real estate for healthcare professionals.
Colin started out in traditional and commercial real estate deals and found himself working with healthcare providers on their negotiations. Discovering what they knew and how he could help, he shifted to predominantly working with this population representing the doctor.
The biggest misunderstanding in commercial real estate is healthcare providers believing they will save money if they do not hire an agent but they are the buyer or tenant that does not pay commission. Landlords and sellers pay commission.
There is a term ‘posture’ in real estate meaning as the buyer, you are serious about getting the best terms possible. Posture is creating options for yourself by hiring an agent that will represent your interests. This does not include working by yourself or under the landlord or listing agent.
Colin recommends health care providers to find a commercial real estate agent who understands the healthcare industry and has no conflicts of interest. The #1 transaction doctors get taken advantage of are lease renewal negotiations.
Let healthcare real estate agents help you in your next negotiation. Check out CARR.
Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Parting Shot
“Hire professionals that are better than you in every possible area.” - Colin Carr
What Makes A Great PT School Applicant?
What Makes A Great PT School Applicant?
Skye Donovan, Lori Bordenave and Chris Petrosino are physical therapists and have extensive experience in the PT admissions process as program chairs of three different PT programs across the country - Marymount University, A.T. Still University and Sacred Heart University.
The panel agrees a great PT applicant is someone who is strong academically, has grit, can persevere, is passionate, caring, compassionate and ready to change gears.
Applicants are highly encouraged to do their research when selecting a school. Each school has their own pre-requisites, separate applications aside from PTCAS, and interviews for admissions.
When it comes to the interview process whether it is an individual, group or video interview, the guests discuss that they look for strong communication skills and professionalism in the potential PT student. Listen to the stories these three share about their worst PT interview experiences (start 25:20).
The behavior guide of PTs and PTAs are the APTA Core Values. To understand how to behave and treat in this profession, these core values can guide how to come off on an application or personal statement.
15:11 One of the ways that you know you have everything on that application that is pertinent is to find somebody who knows you, loves you, and wants you to go to PT school.” - LORI
1:04:32 “Everybody has a story. Know your story. Tell your story. I think that will make you genuine and really get you further by telling that story.” - LORI
1:05:02 “Optimize your talents. You have a lot of talents to bring to the table.” - CHRIS
1:05:51 “Don’t let fear paralyze you. Don’t be afraid of showing your true self. Try not to let fear overcome your ability to shine.” - SKYE
How to Serve the esport Athlete Community as a Physical Therapist
Caitlin McGee, Elliot Smithson, and Matthew Hwu are physical therapists who work at 1HP, a company improving gaming performance and prolonging gaming careers for the esport athlete.
Caitlin was on the show with us previously talking about esports but with an evolving field, she continues to define esports as any competitive scene of a video game.
The panel discusses the physical skills required for the esport athlete - fast reaction time, fast processing, strong upper extremity strength, posture, and endurance. Matthew discusses APM (actions per minute) which is the amount of finger movement performed while gaming.
One difference between esports PT and sports PT is the lack of infrastructure and lack of expectation eport athletes are expected to be engaging outside of the game time.
Elliot dives into the concept of game sense which describes the esport athlete to not only be proficient in gaming performance but also to have quick decision making skills continually over time.
Check out APTA’s recent article In Esports, Gaming and Gamers Join the Big Leagues for more information about PT’s treating in this field.
1:13:45 “Don’t just get yourself pigeon holed into learning the traditional models of whatever it is you’re studying. If you’re not seeking out information from sources that don’t necessarily just fit into your traditional structure, you’re missing out on so much information.” - CAITLIN
1:14:19 “Show that you care. Listen and care for the people you work with.” - MATTHEW
1:14:49 “Don’t be afraid to break out of that 9-5 outpatient ortho model. Really explore what you’re into. Really explore what you can offer as a PT.” - ELLIOT
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Why Do You Need Telehealth? Four Experts Explain
Alan Lee, Chris Peterson, Trevor Russell, and Mike Billings are all physical therapists, educators, experts, and advocates of telehealth in physical therapy and healthcare.
Alan describes early telemedicine was used mainly with cardiopulmonary conditions as the technology was not readily available. Telehealth has drastically increased due to COVID and the improvement in technology.
Chris finds telehealth as highly valuable in physical therapy as other businesses shift to an online platform. He sees telehealth being utilized in a hybrid model in the future with PTs/PTAs understanding what patient is fit for telehealth.
Trevor notes there is a substantial amount of research available but the evidence is not continuously translated into practice. He recommends focusing on what is similar between treating in person and using technology then converting those similarities using technology to meet treatment objectives.
In the future, Mike believes telehealth is here to stay but is leveling off compared to the start of COVID. Some other predictions were modifying the title telehealth to digital health, change in reimbursement rate, creating hybrid models, implementing interstate compacts, and adding telehealth in physical therapy programs.
For more information on telehealth in practice, look to the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Telemedicine Association.
49:42 “Everyone have patience.” - ALAN
50:43 “Don’t always assume the original way you learned something is the only way to do something.” - CHRIS
51:12 “Do not be afraid of this [telehealth]. Embrace the similares but prepare for the differences.” - TREVOR
51:54 “I do hope care is taken to ensure that telerehab is used to confront rather than exacerbate any health care on affordability and inequity that we have in the US.” - MIKE
How To Create A Snow Sports PT Practice From Scratch
Stephen Burkert is a physical therapist who combines his passion for winter sports and outdoor athletics by treating snow sport athletes.
Steve started his business Snow Beast Performance out of a CrossFit gym near Burlington, VT. He took his lifestyle to cater to snow athletes and apply their needs to the mountain.
His model is to screen and prepare all athletes for the snow season. He conducts formal programs to limit potential injuries. Each athlete, either skier or snowboarder, has specific interventions tailored to their sport.
Common injuries Steve treats are not any different than what is seen in typical PT clinics. He treats mainly overuse injuries from poor repetitive movement but emphasizes PTs treating on the mountain should have a strong knowledge in concussion rehab.
If any PT, PTA or student is interested in this area, Steve recommends gaining the experience in this area to understand the demand to ski or snowboard. Steve also became a ski and snowboard instructor to learn the language of educating this population.
Steve holds a Snowboard Performance and Injury Support Group on Facebook to further spread insight and knowledge to snow athletes.
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The Northeast Regional Virtual Conference hosted by APTA CT, MA, NH and RI Chapters will be available until January 31.
35:49 “If you have a passion for something, go after it. It might not be something that seems to make sense but as physical therapists, we’re naturally givers.” - STEPHEN
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