Navigating the evolution from student life to clinician life can be a tough transition. It can sometimes feel like you’re drinking from a fire hose, an imposter, like you are spinning your wheels, or like you don’t have good direction. With the countless questions about how to be successful as a new grad and student we get across various social media platforms, at live weekend courses, in our membership program, and in our roles as faculty at university we decided to reach out to...
We always are looking at ways to exit our own echo chamber and get an idea of what others' opinions and views on things are. When it comes to research this is no different. We all tend to interpret and apply research differently.
So we put out a post on social media to ask for what people felt were the most impactful papers of 2019 for them. Take a look at the list below with the linked papers. There are definitely some great papers to help make an immediate...
Exactly 4 years ago this very week I wrote a blog article titled “Clinical Pearls and Advice from a Young PT to Even Younger PTs”. Feeling nostalgic this weekend I decided to take a gander through some of my old writings in order to peer into where my thoughts were and compare them to where they are now. This is the beauty of writing thoughts down, the writing doesn’t change even when you do and your belief change blindness doesn’t allow you to see it.
Figuring out where "Pain Science" fits into practice is not always easy.....
“Pain Science” has become quite the popular topic in the last several years with the publication of Explain Pain, Aches and Pains, and The Sensitive Nervous System as well as the gradual move away from the postural structural biomechanical model to a more all-encompassing biopsychosocial model as proposed by George Engel (1977).
Much of the chatter around these resources, many continuing education...
“Mark and Jarod hate manual therapy”. If we had a dollar for every time we’ve heard this eavesdropping on conversations, been told this directly to our face or via social media, or found that other clinicians were berating us behind our back about our “disdain” for manual therapy we certainly wouldn’t have to work near so many long days and over 40 hour weeks.
The most interesting tid-bit about this...
We had the privilege of speaking to Rachel Zoffness, PhD. In this episode we discuss what may be behind the lack of pain psychologists in practice, trying to dent biomedical beliefs, and Rachel's book and work with teens in pain.
Check out Rachel's website at zoffness.com
Here awesome book - The Chronic Pain & Illness Workbook For Teens can be found here
Here is Rachel's bio:
Rachel Zoffness PhD is a pain psychologist, medical consultant, science writer and...
Listen as Jarod Hall shares a lecture on 9 things every person should know about pain!
Make sure you check out the PDF that you can share with patients in your practice to help have conversations to help them make sense of their often frustrating and confusing journey.
Your PAIN is real
Don’t ever let anyone tell you it isn’t
PAIN is an experience not a sensation
Contrary to popular belief, pain does not come in from the body and go up to...
Listen to our interview with Dr. Marcos Lopez and hear his unique perspective as a physical therapist practicing in an opioid addiction setting.
Here are resources Marcos provided to us for help with opioid addiction.
Resources to help overcome dependence and addiction:
Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
Behavioral Health Treatment Service Locator
Well… It’s been a long while since I sat down and wrote anything more than a post for social media, text message, or clinical daily note. I’m not even sure if anyone reads blog articles anymore with the Instagram anatomy picture canned exercise craze and fitness model boomerang dances taking the world over.
But alas, I wanted to put some thoughts down in a deeper and more reflective format that 60 second videos and big text eye catching slides simply can’t...
Mark interviews Ben Cormack where they discuss Ben's background, core stability, Ben's practice, and the Complete Patient Experience in Phoenix this November
For more about Ben check out his awesome content at http://cor-kinetic.com
If you want more information on the Complete Patient Experience Event in November you can check it out here - Complete Patient Experience