Systems thinking: How I do the same exam over and over and over

A mentor told me, “Do the same exam, the same way, every time.” It is something that I took seriously and implemented. I made sheets of the exam, laminated each test, and practiced with every person that came in (I used the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine initially before morphing it into my own style). […]

Social media and the negative consequences on practitioner skill

So I do not like Facebook (or maybe I like it too much which is why I do not use it). I mentor several students and new professionals. Each of these people have amazing drive and commitment to excellence. They also have Facebook. AND this is a problem. It is clear that each a community […]

What type of relationship do I want to have? Community and lifelong commitment in healthcare

It may sound silly, but I hope I get to have the same patients for the rest of my career. I will take new clients, but I enjoy the relationship with my community and seeing people year after year, day after day. When I first started my company, the commitment to the community was the […]

Strive for efficiency (not the most possible exercises)

During a conversation last week, we veered onto the topic of exercise prescription in therapy. I remembered the therapeutic exercise class in physical therapy school AND I repeated the mantra, “sets, reps, and how many times per day.” In class, I received a bad grade if the sets and reps were not clearly defined. Well, […]