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We share great Physical Therapy Conversations so that busy PTs can feel connected to their profession!

Hosted by former Rock Radio DJ turned Physical Therapist, Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT.

The BEST conversations happen at happy hour, welcome to ours.

PT Pintcast - Physical Therapy Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 166 Ratings

We share great Physical Therapy Conversations so that busy PTs can feel connected to their profession!

Hosted by former Rock Radio DJ turned Physical Therapist, Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT.

The BEST conversations happen at happy hour, welcome to ours.

    How does a physical therapist practice primary care?

    How does a physical therapist practice primary care?

    Katie O’Bright is a physical therapist who is passionate about educating on the importance of primary care (https://aptafederal.org/primary-care/) PT roles in a team-based setting. . She is the founder and owner of Redefine Health Education (https://www.redefinehealthed.com/) which is a live and on-demand continuing education platform with specific topics on primary care and musculoskeletal imaging. Previously working at a military PT, she has the experience and knowledge working in interdisciplinary teams on the frontlines of healthcare. Episode Takeaways* Defining primary care in physical therapy* The importance of working in a multidisciplinary team-based approach* Understanding differential diagnosis and thorough examination of each and every patient* The future of primary care physical therapists* Why should physical therapists read and understand musculoskeletal imaging? Three Questions* Who is someone the audience should follow to learn more about today’s topic? (https://twitter.com/DrSethPT)Seth Peterson (https://twitter.com/DrSethPT), Rebekah Griffith  (https://twitter.com/RGriffithDPT)* What is something the audience should take a look at if they want to take a deeper dive into some of the things we talked about today? Redefine Health Education Primary Care PT (https://www.redefinehealthed.com/primarycarept), APTA Primary Care SIG  (https://aptafederal.org/primary-care/)* Why should people care about this episode/topic? You might not be seeing it, but it is seeing you. Quote from Barb Stevens of Bellin College  (https://www.bellincollege.edu/admissions/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships/barb-stevens-trailblazer-scholarship/)Parting Shot“In Primary Care PT, it’s about us integrating into primary care for the benefit of our patients so they can get better outcomes and better care quickly. We can provide those services right at the first point of care.” - Katie O’Bright Connect with Katie and Redefine Health Education!*

    • 44 min
    What is Trauma-Informed Care?

    What is Trauma-Informed Care?

    Noa Goodman is a pelvic health physical therapist who specializes in Trauma-Informed Care for all ages, genders, and abilities at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services (https://www.upmc.com/services/rehab/crs). She practices and trains clinicians in Trauma-Informed Care and Gender-Affirming Physical Therapy including Transgender Care. She is Board Certified WCS and Board Certified Lymphedema Therapist (LANA). Episode Takeaways* Defining Trauma-Informed and Gender-Affirming Care* Post-operative treatment for non-cisgender men * Recent research and innovation opportunities* Creating a safe space by treating the person first then the pelvis second * How pelvic PT can improve the quality of life for all peopleThree Questions* What is something you have watched, read, or listened to that the audience should know? The Pain Gap: How Sexism and Racism in Healthcare Kill by: Anushay Hossain (https://www.amazon.com/Pain-Gap-Sexism-Racism-Healthcare/dp/1982177772)* Who is someone the audience should follow to learn more about today’s topic? Dr. Sadie (https://www.sadie-elisseou.com/)Elisseou (https://www.sadie-elisseou.com/), Dr. Diana Jacobs  (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/diane-jacobs-pasadena-ca/54843)* What is something the audience should take a look at if they want to take a deeper dive into some of the things we talked about today? TransPride Pittsburgh Health & Wellness Conference  (http://www.transpridepgh.org/)Parting Shot“ Use gender-inclusive language. Commit to trauma-informed care and receive ongoing diversity and health training.” - Noa Goodman Connect with Noa!* Twitter (https://twitter.com/NoaDpt)Win a Digital Boost Pack - SIGN UP HERE (https://kingsumo.com/g/pwdh0c/niche-vember-contest/49w2opn?) Do you want to be part of PT Pintcast Book Club? Join the

    • 54 min
    What Does an ER Physical Therapist do?

    What Does an ER Physical Therapist do?

    Megan Mitchell is a physical therapist in the Emergency Department at Denver Health Medical Center. She is part of the emergency management team is on the front and responds to chemical, biological, nuclear, radiologic, and explosive events (CBRNE) that occur near the hospital. She also wrote the role of physical therapists involved in mass casualty events, teaches at the University of Colorado, and volunteers for the Community Emergency Response Team and Disaster REsponder with Team Rubicon USA. Episode TakeawaysThe role of physical therapists in domestic emergencies and disaster responsesIncreasing knowledge of our role and practice to emergency respondersCurrent hospital preparedness programsPhysical therapist's role in caring about CBRNE eventsWays PT/PTA can engage in hospital disaster responses Wilderness PT is a niche within a niche of Emergency Response PT

    • 48 min
    What is Assistive Technology in Physical Therapy?

    What is Assistive Technology in Physical Therapy?

    Maria Jones is a physical therapist passionate about the use of assistive technology and support access and inclusion for people with disabilities. Her purpose is to figure out ways to adapt to environments and welcome people of all abilities. She is the program director at Oklahoma City University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (https://www.okcu.edu/doctor-physical-therapy/home) encouraging the future PT generation to understand the impact they make in people’s lives. Episode Takeaways* What does assistive technology mean in relation to physical therapy* Types of assistive technology such as wheelchairs and seating* Promoting all activities to be possible for every ability * Removing barriers for those who require assistive technology or modifications * The support of physical therapy in all forms of mobility 

    • 37 min
    Oncology Physical Therapy

    Oncology Physical Therapy

    Elise Cantu and Scott Capozza are both physical therapists who have found their passion caring for patients in the oncology population. Elise holds her own PT podcast called The Onco PT (https://theoncopt.com/) where she holds conversations talking about all topics related to oncology physical therapy. Scott is an educator and practices in a multidisciplinary survivorship setting at Yale Medicine (https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/129890/), his story began when diagnosed with stage II cancer in his last year of PT school. Episode Takeaways* What is oncology physical therapy?* Be prepared as a physical therapist to treat a person with cancer… because it WILL happen * The reason of entering this niche of oncology physical therapy * If you want to learn more about oncology physical therapy, check out Elise’s podcast The Onco PT (https://theoncopt.com/)Three Questions* Who is someone the audience should follow to learn more about today’s topic? Elise: Alexandra Hill @OncoPelvicPT (https://twitter.com/OncoPelvicPT)Scott: Kelly Reed Sturm @CancerRehabPT  (https://twitter.com/CancerRehabPT)* What is something the audience should take a look at if they want to take a deeper dive into some of the things we talked about today? Elise: The Quick Guide to Treating Patients with Cancer  (https://theoncopt.ck.page/d8eff7bc9e)Scott: Oncology Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Clinicians (https://www.amazon.com/Oncology-Rehabilitation-Comprehensive-Guidebook-Clinicians/dp/032381087X)* Why should people care about this episode/topic? Elise: Cancer is one of the biggest contributors for disability in this country.Scott: We have the power to empower people in times when people feel they do not have control. Parting Shot“If you are a physical therapist, you have the knowledge and skills that it takes to start treating these patients.” - Elise Cantu “It is not a matter of if you will treat someone with a history of cancer but when.

    • 38 min
    Physical Therapists in the Emergency Department

    Physical Therapists in the Emergency Department

    Rebekah Griffith is a physical therapist practicing in the Emergency Department and committed to making PT in the ED well-known and well-practiced. She started the (https://theeddpt.com/)ED PT (https://theeddpt.com/) which includes continuing education, consulting, and providing course content for DPT programs. Rebekah is currently the Chief Delegate of APTA Colorado. Episode Takeaways* Pushing the scope of practice to allow physical therapists to make upstream change* Practicing in non-traditional models* Advocating for improving and expanding the scope of practice to enhance our ability to care for patients * The Emergency Department allows physical therapists to access more patients by being present from the start of a patient’s careThree Questions* Who is someone the audience should follow to learn more about today’s topic? Carleen Jogodka @cjogodka on Twitter* What is something the audience should take a look at if they want to take a deeper dive into some of the things we talked about today? The 4th Annual EmergencyPT Conference & Meeting (https://www.novushealthworks.org/), TheEDPT.com  (https://theeddpt.com/)* Why should people care about this episode/topic? ED PT’s help find more patients for physical therapists while helping to move the needle on earlier access to physical therapy services Parting Shot“Physical therapy should not be a luxury for people and we should do a better job at getting to our patients. We need to be where the patients are.” - Rebekah Griffith Connect with Rebekah* Twitter - @theeddpt (https://twitter.com/TheEDDPT) @rgriffithdpt (https://twitter.com/RGriffithDPT)* Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/theeddpt/)* Website (https://theeddpt.com/) Win a Digital Boost Pack - SIGN UP HERE (https://kingsumo.com/g/pwdh0c/niche-vember-contest/49w2opn?)

    • 51 min

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The Best Conversations Happen Over A Pint

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This is one of my favorite podcast! I’m still a PT novice, as a SPT, PT Pintcast has been an excellent recourse to me! Jimmy presents information regarding our career setting in a way that is fun, informative and extremely beneficial to me! The APTA bylaws episode sticks out to me the most, I had a very vague understanding of what they even were prior to listening to the episode, which is absurd because they are so important to my job. Each episode rejuvenates me and reaffirms that I chose the right career! Keep bringing the audio gold, Jimmy!!

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