Category Archives: Physical Therapy

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. 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