Category Archives: Physical Therapy

Ep. 47- GooglePT: Watch me whip…



watch me neh neh…Whiplash Associated Disorder.  We all see it, but are we managing it with the best possible treatment? Jennifer Lee, Dan Miriovsky and Paul Gagliano, continue the hit GooglePT series with a discussion about the commonly found exercises from Google!


Ep. 46- She comes first…



Women are ferraris…Guest host, Sara Gagliano, PT, DPT, CLT-UE is joined by Nicole Ron, PT, DPT, WCS, OCS, CMPT and Dr. Sharon Thompson, MD, MPH, FACOG, to discusse female sexual wellness and correlation to physical therapy. Dr. Thompson practices with Central Phoenix Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a medical consultant with Good Morning Arizona.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson, please visit https://centralphoenixobgyn.com/


Ep. 45- GooglePT: Low Back Pain Exercises



Time to shift into gear and handle the crossroads head on.  Jennifer Lee, is joined by Dan Miriovsky and Andrew Walquist, to discuss common google findings for low back pain exercises.  Bottom up versus top down and how to tackle the common findings!


Ep. 44- A Mother is Born



The fourth trimester is all about taking care of moms in their new role after having a baby. Physical therapy is vital in helping these new mothers achieve success in restoring function. Michelle Babcock, PT, MSPT is once again joined by LaRissa Shaps, PT, DPT, FAFS and Christina Christie, PT, CCE, FAFS, educator of Female Chain Reaction from the Gray Institute, president of Pelvic Solutions, Women’s and Men’s Health program manager at Athletico Physical Therapy in Chicago, IL. They discuss new ACOG guidelines and the importance of caring for new mothers!


Ep. 43- The lack of thunder…down…under!



Restoring function to a system in need!  Michelle Babcock, PT, MSPT is joined by LaRissa Shaps, PT, DPT, FAFS and special guest Christina Christie, PT, CCE, FAFS. Tina is the developer and educator of Female Chain Reaction through the Gray Institute, president of Pelvic Solutions, and Women’s and Men’s Health program manager with Athletico Physical Therapy in Chicago, IL. The ladies embark on an important discussion focusing on the Pelvic Core Neuromuscular System and unlocking and restoring its full functional capacity.

www.grayinstitute.com  www.pelvicsolutions.com


Ep. 42- Mechanics. PT Role in throwing mechanics



Part 2 of our youth baseball discussion.  The panel of five, Jennifer Lee, Paul Gagliano, Dan Miriovsky, Dillon Moeller and Joshua Davis, discuss the role of the physical therapist in throwing mechanics to assist with reducing youth baseball injuries.


Ep. 41- So you’re telling me there’s a chance…



Will your kid/patient make it to the highest level of sport our species can generate? Will your kid/patient have elbow pain? The five discuss our role as physical therapists in education of coaches, parents, therapists, ATCs and personal trainers in managing overuse injuries in overhead athletes. Paul is joined by Dan Miriovsky, Jennifer Lee, and first time guest Dillon Moeller, PT, DPT.  This podcast also highlights our FIRST ever student guest, Joshua Davis from East Tennessee State University.


Ep. 40- A HANDy Conversion: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome



The most handy topic you will ever have a hand in…Many individuals are dealing with symptoms related to carpal tunnel syndrome.  Hannah Wash, OTR/L, Hand Therapist at Spooner Glendale joins Paul, Jen and Dan to discuss strategies to successful help patients achieve function without surgery or after decompression!


Ep. 39- GooglePT: Low Back Pain: The Voldemort of Physical Therapy



He Who Shall Not Be Named is he who typically doesn’t create his own pain… we delve into the lumbar spine; assessment, treatment, and the WHY behind it all.  Jennifer Lee, is joined by the team of Dan, Paul and Andrew as they discuss one of the most common reasons a person will seek physical therapy services.


Ep. 38- ACL Return to Sport



Comfort, Capability and Confidence. Discussing the multi-plane and multi-factor components during ACL reconstruction rehabilitation.  Dan is once again joined by Torrey Foster, PT, DPT, OCS as well as Dr. Shelden Martin, MD Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He is the head team physician for the Arizona Rattlers and Hamilton High School, as well as associate team physician for the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks.

To learn more about Dr. Martin and OrthoArizona, visit: www.aoa.md/meet-our-doctors/shelden-martin/


Ep. 37- GooglePT: Plantar Fasciitis



One Size Fits ALL…

Paul, Dan and Jen are once again joined by the one and only Andrew Walquist from Texas! Stay tuned for a great discussion on integration of function for common plantar fasciitis exercises and how to differentiate yourself from page 1 of Google exercises!


Ep. 36- GooglePT: Adhesive Capsulitis



Therapists In Motion starts 2019 with A BANG.  Are your exercises for common PT diagnoses found on the first page of Goolge? We all have seen patients who walk in to therapy with a LIST of exercises they found on Google.  Our experts will take time to highlight the good and not as good components of these findings, as well as HOW to continue to provide VALUE for you with your patients.  Today, Paul Gagliano is joined by Dan Miriovsky and Jennifer Lee to kick off this new focus on striving to improve physical therapy exercise prescription.


Ep 35. Step Their Game Up



Golf is Fun…or at least it should be! Listen as Dan is joined by Brian Schulte, FAFS to discuss important components of movement to analyze in patients who golf. Take time during the off season to get movements analyzed and prepare the body to play the game with more fun!


Ep. 34- Burnout- Strategies in Your Daily Treatment Life



Part two of the strategies to avoid burnout, once again hosted by Jennifer Lee.  Jennifer is joined by Dan Miriovsky and Torrey Foster, PT, DPT, OCS and clinic director with Spooner Physical Therapy at the Scottsdale location. During this discussion, Jennifer leads the therapists down a path to assist with utilizing strategies to find different pathways for patient success and avoid stagnation.  The discussion yields many great treatment nuggets and immediate applicability!


Ep. 33- You’re telling me I need a plan?



19 P’s to improve your treatment.  Dan, Andrew Walquist and Jennifer Lee complete the cleanest podcast series ever part four, with an in depth discussion about plan.  Plan is more than what you learned about in PT school or what is built into your EMR program.


Ep. 32- I Like Big Assessments and I Cannot Lie…



You other therapists can’t deny…Yep you guessed it, The Cleanest podcast ever series continues with Part Three: Assessment!  Dan is once again joined by Jennifer Lee and Andrew Walquist, while Paul is off drinking vino in Lake Como Italy!


Ep. 31- Goni or Not to Goni…



The Cleanest Podcast ever series continues, with part two: Objective. Dan, Paul, Jen and Andrew discuss challenging yourself and your patient in the objective section to better find the appropriate starting point for the first treatment session.


Ep. 30- Don’t Drop The Soap



The Cleanest podcast ever, hosted once again by Dan and Paul.  We will dive deep into the first of a four part series focusing on the SOAP. Often overlooked in the world of physical therapy, the Subjective section of an exam.  Joined today by Jen and Andrew, we discuss the progression and evolution with our focus on the subjective portion SOAP!


Ep. 29- Clinical Pearls with Clinical Experts



From motor control, to treating towards optimal function, efficiency of movement, addressing pain and navigating the patient who is in pain, centric joint positioning, and body awareness, stay tuned for a discussion around Clinical Pearls.  Dan is once again joined by our frequent special guests from the Institute of Physical Art, Gregg Johnson, PT, FFMT, FAAOMPT and Brent Yamashita, PT, MPT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT.  Also joining the discussion are Torrey Foster, PT, DPT, OCS and Carrie Schofield, PT, DPT, PRPC.

For more information regarding the continuing education pathway through the IPA, please visit,  http://www.instituteofphysicalart.com


Ep. 28- Attributes of GREAT Physical Therapists



Dan is joined once again by our frequent guests from the Institute of Physical Art, Gregg Johnson, PT, FFMT, FAAOMPT and Brent Yamashita, PT, MPT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT.  Also joining the discussion are Torrey Foster, PT, DPT, OCS and Carrie Schofield, PT, DPT, PRPC. Today, we discuss the journey to unlock and develop the key attributes in great physical therapists!

You can learn more about the Institute of Physical Art at, www.instituteofphysicalart.com 


Ep. 27- At your cervix…



More people than ever are in need of women’s health experts within the realm of physical therapy!   Paul Gagliano, PT, DPT is joined by pelvic health experts, Sara Gagliano, PT, DPT, CLT-UE LaRissa Shaps, PT, DPT, FAFS and Carrie Schofield, PT, DPT, PRPC.  This discussion assists with setting foundational information for gaining insight into women’s/men’s health and pelvic floor components of rehabilitation! (Hint, we will continue talking about these issues moving forward within our podcast)


Ep. 26- Feel the BURNout



Sometimes being a physical therapist is really FUN!  Sometimes being a physical therapist is really demanding and difficult.  In this podcast we’re discussing the topic of burnout in our profession; what it is, when it typically happens, WHY it happens, and how to recognize the signs of burnout in yourself.  Jennifer Lee PT, DPT, FAFS, Paul Gagliano PT, DPT, and Andrew Walquist PT, DPT, FAFS, OCS discuss their own histories with frustration and burnout in order to try and help you understand it, recognize it, and have better control over it.


Ep. 25- Brain Power Needed!



Celebrating our 25th episode for Therapists In Motion.  With the assistance of Brian Schulte, FAFS, Dan was able to create a special surprise for our guests.  Grab a piece of paper and a pencil and join for some FUN! (FYI, you may need to increase you playback volume due to the acoustics of our recording room.  We apologize and hope it is only for this one episode!)


Ep. 24- You are Getting on my Nerves!



Dan and Paul are joined for this episode with Alicia Dulaney, PT, DPT and Sara Gagliano, PT, DPT, CLT-UE.  Discussing that we indeed ALL have a nervous system and how to integrate the neuromusculoskeletal system into your patient care!


Ep. 23- Our Breast Podcast EVER!



Dan and Paul are joined by Sara Gagliano, PT, DPT, CLT-UE and LaRissa Shaps, PT, DPT, FAFS, CLT-UE for a special podcast discussing the HUGE need for skilled therapists to care for a large population of patients!


Ep. 22- Are you screaming or singing?



Do we want our muscles to Scream or Sing?  Dan and Paul are joined once again by Gary Gray, Founder of the Gray Institute, and Father of Function, for an entertaining discussion about how we want our muscles to function.  Jennifer Lee, Physical Therapist, also joins us!


Ep. 21- Motion is Medicine



Paul and Dan are once again joined by Gary Gray, Founder of the Gray Institute.  Motion is health and Health is Motion.  How can understanding chain reaction biomechanics and movement can influence your development? As always, please email us with feedback at therapistsinmotion@spoonerpt.com


Ep. 20- Intention vs Intuition



Our 20th episode is truly special.  Developing intention and intuition in your clinical journey.  It truly takes a lifetime to develop.  Get outside your comfort zone and take a chance.  Dan and Paul are again joined by Gregg Johnson and his son Ryan Johnson, from the Institute of Physical Art.


Ep. 19- What about Bob? What else can PTs treat?!



Sleep apnea? Glottis? Pelvic Floor? TMD? Visceral? Brown Sequard Syndrome? Dan and Paul are again joined by Gregg Johnson and his son, Ryan Johnson, from the Institute of Physical Art for an interesting discussion regarding other things PTs can treat outside the typical ‘box.’ 


Ep. 18- Fireside Chat with Gregg Johnson



Stories are a great way for people to learn. Join Dan and Paul for story time with Gregg Johnson, Co-Founder of the Institute of Physical Art.  His stories will have impact on all who listen about the true power of physical therapy! 


Ep. 17: Specificity and Manual Therapy with Gregg and Ryan Johnson



Current evidence would suggest types of manual therapy do not matter, including APTA’s clinical guidelines.  However, many people believe in the power of specificity with manual therapy.  Gregg Johnson and his son, Ryan, from the Institute of Physical Art, join us to discuss this subject!


Ep. 16- Back and Better Than Ever: 2017 Recap



We here at Therapists in Motion had a successful 2017.  We want to thank all of our listeners and subscribers for their downloads and feedback in 2017.  We have some awesome podcasts planned for 2018 and will kick off the year with a BANG!

As always, we welcome feedback at therapistsinmotion@spoonerpt.com


Ep. 15- Patient Education and Powerful Analogies



Pepper Grinders, Rubber Tires and Physical Therapy! Paul and Dan are joined by Tim Spooner, PT, FAFS and Andrew Walquist, PT, DPT, OCS, FAFS to have a solid discussion on the power of analogies to assist with patient understanding.  A few great tidbits to take into your patient care immediately!


Ep.14 – What type of therapist are you, conservative or aggressive?



What is the perception of PT and how aggressive we are with our treatments?  Dan and Paul are again joined by Tim Spooner, PT, FAFS and Andrew Walquist, PT, DPT, OCS, FAFS as well as a new guest, Erin Danielson, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT through the IAOM-US.  Erin works for Advanced Physical Therapy in Anchorage and Seward.  www.aptak.com

Dan, Paul, Andrew, Erin and Tim have a philosophical discussion on the type of therapist they are and how they respond to common patient reactions from physical therapy.


Ep. 13- Skeleton Dance for the Upper Quarter



Maybe we should quit PT and start a singing career… Dan is rejoined by Andrew Walquist, PT, DPT, OCS, FAFS live from Texas! The complexity of regional interdependence can be a tough concept for those who treat only at the site of pain.  During this episode, we begin to unravel how the thoracic spine is linked to the cervical, shoulder and elbow dysfunction and learn that we CAN reduce pain and dysfunction by treat a distant site!


Ep. 12- Cervicogenic Headaches and the PT role



Part Two of the headache discussion with, Dan, Paul and Jeff Foucrier, PT, DPT, OCS. Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University. Focus during this discussion is on patients suffering from cervicogenic headaches.


Ep. 11- 46% of Adults have this condition…



46% of the adult population has active headaches…Dan and Paul are joined by Jeff Foucrier, PT, DPT, OCS, Assistant Clinical Professor with Northern Arizona University and part time staff physical therapist at Spooner Physical Therapy.  Jeff brings a level of expertise and passion to the treatment of headaches.  Jeff provides great insight into neurovascular headaches and role PT has in the treatment of patients with this condition. This is the first of a two part series focused on headaches!


Ep. 10- How do I use Neuro Re-ed in clinical practice?



Balance, Posture and Safety, OH MY!

Discussing how to actually use neuro re-ed for more than just your balance patients.  A supplemental podcast to What the CPT code is that…


Ep. 9- What the CPT code is that?



Commonly misunderstood in the world of outpatient PT, CPT codes.  A discussion on what is and how you can apply them in clinical practice.  Also, a great description of Therapeutic Activities by the one and only, Paul Gagliano! Not WHAT to charge, but HOW to understand the codes!


Ep. 8- Outcomes…Molding Clinical Practice



Hosted by Michelle Babcock, a round table discussion about utilizing Outcomes in an outpatient PT setting.  Discussion about professional responsibility and clinical development. We recently updated our podcasting equipment, we hope you all can hear the improvements!!!


Ep. 7- G2, Gary Gray, not Gatorade…



A discussion with the Father of Function, Gary Gray and his son Doug. For more information on the offerings from the Gray Institute, please visit them at www.grayinstitute.com

 

 


Ep. 6- Why shoulder special tests are not so special…



It has been said that in life, there is a place for everything. One could argue the same is true in the world of physical therapy. However, just because something has a purpose, there is no guarantee it is the most effective or correct option. Are special tests the gold standard in diagnosing movement dysfunction, a useless relic of the past or something in between. Listen in as we discuss…


Ep. 5- Stability vs Mobility: Opposite Treatment Approaches?



What do Jello Molds, Yao Ming and being “not dead” have in common?  Mobility and stability seem like completely opposite terms and even more opposite treatment approaches. Do they really have to be that different? Listen to find out the answer to these questions…


Ep. 4- Fuel Your Passion Through Education



An awesome interview with the co-founder of the Institute of Physical Art (IPA), Gregg Johnson, and his colleague and fellow IPA instructor, Brent Yamashita.  An inspiring discussion for all therapists!  You find can out more about the IPA through www.instituteofphysicalart.com

 


Ep 3.- Patient Engagement: Bye Satisfaction!



An exciting podcast with the Co-Founders of StriveLabs: Scott Hebert and Ryan Klepps.  How can engaging with your patient assist in your overall outcome and your financial stability? Is this worth discussing with your manager to implement in your clinic? We think so…

You can find out more information at www.strivelabs.com


Ep. 2- Structuralism v Functionalism: A Political Discussion



When a person says they hurt do you think what hurts (Structure) or how it hurts (Function)? More importantly, when you are treating this patient, do you treat the anatomical structure or the functional movement? Is there a good way to treat both? This podcast lays out a basic framework to answer these questions and how to reconcile the worlds of structuralism and functionalism.


Ep. 1- Let’s Get This Party Started



Welcome to Therapists In Motion, brought to you by Spooner Physical Therapy.  We are excited to bring engaging, thought provoking, and a little fun to the podcast world surrounding physical therapy.  Your main hosts, Dan Miriovsky, Paul Gagliano, and Michelle Babcock, work in a private practice, based out of Scottsdale, Arizona.  The three of us will be collaborating, along with dynamic leaders in the profession of physical therapy, to engage our audience and assist in elevating the profession! Enjoy our kickoff podcast.