There is a growing epidemic of youth specialization, what is our professional responsibility is combating this epidemic? Dan and Paul return to podcasting in 2020 and are joined for our newest member of Practice Performance team, Brett Fischer, PT, ATC, CSCS. Spooner Physical Therapy has recently teamed up with the Fischer Institute for Physical Therapy and Performance to deliver excellent in sports medicine across the valley.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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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!
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!
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 email@example.com
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.
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.’
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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…
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
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…
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…
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.