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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.

PT Pintcast - Physical Therapy Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT

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    • 4.8 • 139 Ratings

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.

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    What You Need to Know in Oncology PT – Part 1

    What You Need to Know in Oncology PT – Part 1

    Oncology and Lymphedema Master Class - Elise Cantu & Shai SewellYou'll Have Better Insight Into Oncology Physical TherapyLymphedema physical therapy being a #FreshPT in oncology rehab how to become a confident, competent #OncoPT!BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Continuation of Care in the oncology SettingUnder dosing Physical Therapy in the Acute SettingBeginning your Career in Oncology RehabSee Less

    • 52 min
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    What You Need To Know in Oncology PT – Part 2

    What You Need To Know in Oncology PT – Part 2

    All you need to know about #Cancerrehab!!







    We have Amy Compston, Dan Steventon, Chris Barnes, and Scott Kramer all physical therapists working, leading, and educating in the world of oncology physical therapy.







    The hidden themes for this episode:







    * Read the room and the patient* Know how treatment impacts function* Have the foresight and leadership to speak up, reach out and make an impact







    In this field, Amy believes physical therapists should be an advocate for their patients and not setting limits on treatment. To be a successful leader, you should take even the smallest of opportunities and keep refining your skills.







    Dan created a Youtube channel called The Kids Cancer PT to provide education and encouragement to those affected by childhood cancer. Top tools treating the pediatric oncology population include having a thorough chart review and a strong research base.







    As a PhD candidate, Chris is working on the precision exercise prescription study which is a model to incorporate PT into the oncology team and improve the long term outcomes after lung cancer. Chris discusses how the oncology population is affected in relation to DEI. 







    Scott describes his role and adaptability when working with hematological and bone marrow transplant patients. He encourages body weight resistance to treatment when appropriate.







    PARTING SHOT







    “Every person you come across in your clinic, forging that bond. Getting to know those people so that we can help make physical therapy not just a point in the cancer continuum but a cornerstone and enveloped in the whole entire patient experience.”Amy Compston







    “If you are experiencing that or ever struggle with that burnout as a PT, as a provider, really dive into it. Sometimes you need to dive in harder than you thought you were going because that is your way out.”Scott Kramer







    “If a kid with cancer invites you into their world, brighten that world.”Dan Steventon







    “As PTs, we are rigid. We fight for what we want to do. To mature as a profession, we need to meet people for where they are.”  Chris Barnes

    • 1 hr 24 min
    How To Deliver High-Quality Info On Social Media As A PT

    How To Deliver High-Quality Info On Social Media As A PT

    How To Deliver High-Quality Info On Social Media As A PT







    Dance Background







    Danny dedicated his early career to professional dancing, competing internationally, and became the 5th top international professional ballroom dancer in the world.







    From teaching ballroom dancing at the age of 15, Danny found PT as a way to help people with movement and build a relationship and connection with others. 







    Clinical Practice







    Before COVID, he opened his practice Project Physical Therapy. He is currently treating 60/40 in person and telehealth but shifted to 100% telehealth in the beginning of the pandemic to treat his patients and reach a larger population. 







    Danny creates social media content crossing both dancing and physical therapy to spread fun, engaging, and applicable insight to his audience. Follow him now on Instagram at @OfficalDannyShapiro. 







    When it comes to money and insurance in physical therapy, he emphasizes that PT’s should connect with their patients to consistently provide high quality of care despite the time length of treatment. If the care given makes a difference to a patient, the money will follow. 







    Danny’s drink for show - the boozie tea mixed with earl grey tea, oat milk, disaronno liqueur. 







    Thank you for watching and listening! Look out for our TOP 12 of 2020! 







    QUOTES







    “If you’re a PT and listening to this, don’t shy away from digital therapy. There is so much you can do that does not require your hands.” - DANNY 







    “Not only be real with your audience… but also be real with your patients. The way I am on social media is 100 fold the way I am with my patients.” - DANNY  







    Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Parting Shot







    “If you are a healthcare provider, please work on being yourself. Work on being the real self to your patients… Your patients crave your support so give it to them.” - DANNY 

    • 58 min
    How to Save Yourself From A $200,000 Mistake As PT Clinic Owner

    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

    • 49 min
    What Makes A Great PT School Applicant?

    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. 







    QUOTES







    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 







    PARTING SHOT







    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 







    hool Applicant?

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How to Serve the esport Athlete Community as a Physical Therapist

    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. 







    PARTING SHOT







    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 

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

KevinBurciaga ,

Excellent Podcast for Physical Therapists

What did we listen to before PT Pintcast? Jimmy has a great voice, he's a good interviewer, and he keeps the conversation interesting. It's a good way to see what others in the profession are doing and it can be inspriational. Good variety of guests and topics. Not dry like some clinical podcasts.

xxJudo Chopxx ,

Great

Jimmy is one in a million. He is smart and powerful. The man is on a mission to change the world.

LennyandFriends ,

Great podcast great guy

Jimmy is really entertaining and very knowledgeable!

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