Laws of Medicine – Find the ‘Key Sign’

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing. Voltaire In orthopedics, I found the most value in finding what a patient knows will cause the pain. Then I make them do it – over and over […]

Long term development: What does professional development mean

Does professional development mean you attended a lot of weekend courses or get a bunch of memberships to professional organizations? I know I used to think so. I even remember hearing a colleague brag about how much continuing education they had in one year. Oh man, you had 85 hours of continuing education when only […]

New grad conundrum: The conflict between making money, job satisfaction, purpose, mastery, and motivation

After graduating from school, the first goal is to get a job.  No one wants to continue living the life of a poor student. Perhaps a look at the job boards or posting the resume on linked in.  I knew my job needed to be in outpatient and orthopedics, but I know it may not […]

The business of cash based physical therapy: It’s not about the money but motivation

Cash based physical therapy is popular – the new fad of physical therapy replacing dry needling as the new thing to do.  Last month I was asked to be on a panel concerning the business of cash pay practice. AND it got me thinking – what do I like this type of practice? Why are […]

Excellence is the only option, but it takes practice, reflection and a plan

When I teach a one or two day course, I always include a portion on expertise. This is partially selfish. I enjoy improving this part and continual update it based on new books or videos that I see. It all started with an article by Anders Ericcson.  (You can find it HERE.) In this article, […]

Mentorship in the real world: Value must go both ways

My mentors became my mentors because of a mutual, beneficial relationship. During my first year of physical therapy school, I spoke with a faculty about a project using the Functional Movement Screen.  My excitement about this screening tool had to be irritating, but I can only guess that my enthusiasm was just enough to that […]