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On this podcast, Mariana Parks, PT, Cert. MDT interviews the brightest minds in physical therapy, so they can share their views and experience and help you learn all the possibilities, tools, and techniques available to us PTs.

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PT Pro Talk Mariana Hanna Parks

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

On this podcast, Mariana Parks, PT, Cert. MDT interviews the brightest minds in physical therapy, so they can share their views and experience and help you learn all the possibilities, tools, and techniques available to us PTs.

👉 Visit https://www.ptprotalk.com/ or
🔗 https://linktr.ee/Ptprotalk

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Facebook - @ptprotalkpodcast
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    Ep. 140 - The Movement System – Understanding & Application with Dr. Shirley Sahrmann

    Ep. 140 - The Movement System – Understanding & Application with Dr. Shirley Sahrmann

    “You should treat the movement to get rid of the symptoms rather than treating the symptoms to be able to move.” Dr. Shirley Sahrmann


    Our guest Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA. Dr. Sahrmann is a Professor Emerita of Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri with over 60 years of experience.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, masters and doctorate degrees in Neurobiology from Washington University.  She is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a recipient of the Association's Marion Williams Research Award, the Lucy Blair Service Award, and the Kendall Practice award, the Inaugural John H.P. Maley Lecture and Mary McMillan Lecture awards.  Dr. Sahrmann has received Washington University's Distinguished Faculty Award, The Distinguished Alumni Award, the School of Medicine’s inaugural Distinguished Clinician Award and an honorary doctorate from the University of Indianapolis. She has also received the Bowling-Erhard Orthopedic Clinical Practice Award from the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA.  She has served on the APTA Board of Directors and as president of the Missouri Chapter. In addition to her numerous national and international presentations, Dr. Sahrmann has been a keynote speaker at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Japan, and Danish national congresses.

    Dr. Sahrmann’s research interests are in the development and validation of classification schemes for movement impairment syndromes and in interventions for these syndromes.  Her books, Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes and Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Cervical and Thoracic Spines and the Extremities, describe the syndromes and methods of treatment.

    📚You will learn about:


    What the Movement System Impairment (MSI) syndromes are


    How to connect poor alignment and movement patterns with pain and injury


    Movement System Impairment examination and treatment


    How defining our diagnostic labels will help establish our movement expertise as a profession



    🔎 Dr. Sahrmann’s resources of information:⁠⁠ ⁠⁠


    Book: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes by Shirley Sahrmann


    Book: Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Cervical and Thoracic Spines and the Extremities By Shirley Sahrmann


    Linda Van Dillen, PT, PhD, FAPTA’s Research



    📲 Dr. Sahrmann’s contact information:

     Email: sahrmanns@wustl.edu

    Social Media: 

    Instagram @learnmovementsystem

    Facebook @learnmovementsystem

    Twitter @learnmvmtsystem



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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ep. 139 - The multiple hats of a PT entrepreneur with Dr. Karena Wu

    Ep. 139 - The multiple hats of a PT entrepreneur with Dr. Karena Wu

    “Running a business has become distinctly harder since the pandemic.” Dr. Karena Wu

    Our guest Dr. Karena Wu is Owner and Clinical Director of ActiveCare Physical Therapy® in NYC and Mumbai. s been practicing physical therapy for over 24 years in New York City. Dr. Wu graduated with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the Program In Physical Therapy at Columbia University and received her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. She has advanced training in manual therapies, specifically in the Maitland Australian Approach and Myofascial Release. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and a Fellow of the International & American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. 

    Dr. Wu is a Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) Faculty member and a lecturer at NYC’s Hunter College Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. She is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Graston Technique Specialist and Pilates Instructor. Dr. Wu is a dedicated practitioner who takes a holistic approach to her practice. She has a copyrighted methodology that emphasizes her holistic care philosophy in ‘walking her way toward the injured segment’. Dr. Wu is now Chairman of the NYC Arthritis Foundation Local Leadership board.

    Dr. Wu is a regular healthcare expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, NY1, PIX11, Fox News, The Doctors and Dr. Oz. She has appeared on Good Morning America and is a regular on The Today Show in NYC. She is the Medical Director for the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the premier US professional beach volleyball tournament series in America.

    📚You will learn about:


    Her experience as a Faculty member for the Maitland Approach 


    Her copyrighted methodology that emphasizes a holistic care philosophy in 'walking her way toward the injured segment'


    Her role as the Chairman of the NYC Arthritis Foundation, and as a regular healthcare expert on The Today Show in NYC and many other television programs.


    Her experience as The Medical Director for the Association of Volleyball Professionals


    Her experience running ActiveCare Physical Therapy® in NYC and Mumbai, and challenges faced since the Covid Pandemic



    📲 Karena’s contact information:

    Website: https://www.bestptnyc.com

    Social Media

    IG/FB/YT: @activecarephysicaltherapy

    LI: activecare-physical-therapy



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    • 53 min
    Ep. 138 - Subgrouping the Central Nervous System with Annie O’Connor

    Ep. 138 - Subgrouping the Central Nervous System with Annie O’Connor

    “The psychosocial issues need to be dealt with if you think your mechanical approach is going to have a response.’’ - Annie O’Connor

    Our guest is Annie O'Connor PT, OCS, Cert. MDT. Annie is the founder and CEO of World of Hurt LLC, a company dedicated to the teaching, research, consulting, and clinical practice of the Pain Mechanism Classification System. Annie is a physical therapist with over 30 years of experience.

    She is also a sought-after speaker and teacher nationally and internationally on musculoskeletal pain mechanism classification, neurodynamic evaluation and treatment, mechanical diagnosis and therapy of spine and extremities, kinetic chain evaluation, functional manual therapy and exercise prescription. She was instrumental in establishing the Pain Mechanism Classification System approach for musculoskeletal pain and neurological spasticity at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. 

    She co-authored the 2015 book 'A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain', along with other book chapters, and has published research promoting a paradigm shift in pain management.

    She is a member of APTA orthopedic and canine section, the North American Spine Society exercise committee, and McKenzie Institute. Annie sits on the Advisory Board for Greentree Mind Company, Specialty Panel Member for Physical Therapy with AIM Specialty Healthcare Company, and Research and Advisory Board for My Abilities a Health Care data analytics company.

    📚You will learn about:


    Subgrouping the Central Nervous System to better treat patients


    How to personalize pain science education and cognitive-behavioral therapy.


    Factors that lead to persistent pain.


    The appropriate use of acceptance commitment therapy and motivational interviewing.


    Graded motor imagery: When to use and when to avoid.



    🔎 Annie's resources of information:⁠⁠

    A World of Hurt Book: https://www.sralab.org/academy/bookstore/world-hurt-guide-classifying-pain



    📲 Annie’s contact information:

    Email: worldofhurt2@gmail.com

    Website: worldofhurt2.com

    Social Media: @worldofhurt2



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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 137 – Integrating different MSK Models of Physical Therapy with Dr. Darren Earnshaw

    Ep. 137 – Integrating different MSK Models of Physical Therapy with Dr. Darren Earnshaw

    "If you get stuck in one model, there's a large proportion of patients you're just not going to be able to treat. " Dr. Darren Earnshaw

    Our guest is Dr. Darren Earnshaw, PT, MMT, Cert. MDT, COMT, FAAOMPT. Darren earned his Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from Curtin University in 1992, followed by a Master's degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Curtin University in 1996. In 2017, he completed a Fellowship in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Earnshaw serves as a Senior Faculty Advisor for the MAPS Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship Program, is a COMT/Fellowship examiner, and holds the position of Clinical Manager at an outpatient Physical Therapy facility. He is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy by the McKenzie Institute since 2001 and served as an adjunct Professor for the University of Illinois's Manual Therapy Fellowship Program from 2005 to 2018. He obtained his transitional Doctorate in 2022.

    📚You will learn about:


    Insights into his background and career


    How to integrate different musculoskeletal (MSK) models


    Dr. Darren's thought process and assessment approach


    How to select the appropriate technique for each patient


    Integrating psychosocial aspects into treatment



    🔎 Darren's resources of information:⁠⁠ 

    Geoff Maitland's Book -  Good Subjective 

    Clinical reasoning for MSK Practice - Mark A Jones and Darren A Rivett

    Musculoskeletal Clinical Translation Framework- Helen Slater, Tim Mitchell, Darren Beales, Peter O'Sullivan

    📲 Darren’s contact information:

    Website: https://www.earnshawphysiotherapy.com/

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 136 - The Maitland’s Approach – Empathetic and patient-centered skilled manual therapy with Dr. Chris Showalter

    Ep. 136 - The Maitland’s Approach – Empathetic and patient-centered skilled manual therapy with Dr. Chris Showalter

    "You cannot have full osteokinematic or physiological movement unless you have full arthrokinematic or accessory movement." Dr. Chris Showalter 

    Our guest is Dr. Chris Showalter the Co-Owner and Clinical Director of MAPS, Program Director of the MAPS Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship Program, Senior MAPS Course Instructor, and Senior Faculty Advisor. Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists (FAAOMPT).

    He was appointed Chair of the Accreditation Council on Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Education (ACOMPTE) which sets the Standards and issues accreditation for U.S. Fellowship programs for the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists (AAOMPT) in compliance with both US and International Standards per the International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). Chris has also served as the US Representative to IFOMPT (2000-2009), and on the RIG Development Task Force (2015-2020)

    Since 1990 Chris has been teaching skilled orthopedic manual therapy through MAPS in the USA and internationally including: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, and the UK. He has authored 28 Peer-reviewed papers, 2 Textbook Chapters, and 70 Research Commentaries and has been an invited Keynote Speaker for many US and International physical therapy professional conferences. His clinical interests include: Clinical Reasoning, Cervicogenic Headaches, and Bio-Psycho-Social effects of manual therapy.

    📚You will learn about:


    Dr. Chris Showalter's story and career


    Chris’ experiences with Geoff Maitland


    The Principles of the Maitland Approach


    Maitland’s assessment and treatment


    Mobilization vs manipulation




    The similarities and differences between MDT, Mulligan and Maitland



    🔎 Chris's resources of information:⁠⁠

    MAPS courses: https://ozpt.com/registration/

    Research Commentary: https://ozpt.com/research-commentary/

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    Bio: https://ozpt.com/about/influential-clinicians/chris-showalter/

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep. 135 - Pelvic Health for Orthopedic Therapists with Dr. Jennifer Stone

    Ep. 135 - Pelvic Health for Orthopedic Therapists with Dr. Jennifer Stone

    Ep. 135 - Pelvic Health for Orthopedic Therapists with Dr. Jennifer Stone

     

    ‘’A study showed that 98% of individuals (females) with chronic low back pain had at least one symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction.’’ Dr. Jennifer Stone

     

    👉🏻 Our guest is Dr. Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC. Dr. Stone graduated from Texas State University in 2009, and completed her transitional DPT through MGHIHP in 2010. She completed an orthopedic residency through Evidence In Motion in 2010 and is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapists Specialties (ABPTS). She received a pelvic health certification through Herman & Wallace in 2013. She serves as an adjunct instructor for the Baylor University Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in Waco, TX. Dr. Stone is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Her clinical experience includes orthopedics, pelvic health, and practice management both in both hospital and private practice settings. Jennifer is passionate about teaching and opening the world of pelvic health to all types of clinicians.

     

    📚You will learn about:

    ·         Dr. Jennifer Stone story and career

    ·         Screening for pelvic health dysfunction 

    ·     Common interventions

    ·         Integrating pelvic floor into the treatment of clients with orthopedic issues.

    ·         Pelvic floor exercises she recommends, including her perspective on Kegels. 

     

    🔎 Jennifer's resources of information: 

    EIM course: Pelvic Health I – Applications for Orthopaedic Therapists: https://evidenceinmotion.com/course/pelvic-health-i/

    📲 Jennifer’s contact information:

    Email: stone@eimpt.com

    Bio: https://evidenceinmotion.com/people/jennifer-stone/

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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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For anyone in health and fitness alike

Love the variety and in depth discussions

For anyone who helps people with physical health this is a must listen podcast

Some of the episodes are physical therapy specific but others are fantastic for allied health professionals like me

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