Tag Archives: Functional PT

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.