RUNNING

I am NOT an endurance athlete!  Particularly when it comes to running, I have tended to adhere to the notion that ‘shorter is better’ (unless there is a ball involved)!  However, I am currently 5 days out from running the LA Marathon.  It is a bucket list item I never wanted to check off, however when the opportunity with World …

Connections

The role a physical therapist can play in connecting our children, students, athletes, families, residents, tribes and communities to health has expanded. Opportunities for delivering an expanded patient experience can be overwhelming! While thinking about those enhanced experiences, we discovered the beauty of expanding the opportunity to connect. The right connections at the right moments are central to health. The …

There has to be a better way…

What can we do about this? Musculoskeletal injury has put a huge strain on the U.S. workforce and affected the lives of many Americans. Let’s consider some statistics… • In 2015, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as sprains or strains resulting from overexertion in lifting, accounted for 31 percent (356,910 cases) of the total cases for all workers.1 • Of the …

Quality or Quantity… Can’t we have both?

When it comes to health & life, it seems to me that we all should be aiming to have BOTH!  The majority of my patients/clients come to me with concerns over the ‘quality’ of their life either because of painful movement or impaired movement performance (ability).  Most are not thinking, at least at the time, about their life-span (‘quantity’) and …

I Need Some Help…

I was asked to be the Keynote Speaker for the California Physical Therapy Association Conference next September – to speak about the last 30+ years in rehabilitation, providing insights about our successes and failures and solutions for the future.  Let me know what you want me to include in that talk: What have been our successes? Any stories? How about …

Anyone That Thinks This is OK is Crazy…

There is no way that anyone that is actually treating patients in the US Health Care system could think this is good for anyone’s actual health. In my profession of Physical Therapy we are made to jump through a variety of proverbial payment hoops in order to care for our patients and serve our communities while making sure our Movement …

This is awful!

While demonstrating teleMOVEMENT’s ability to deliver physical therapy services in a telehealth environment at a recent health conference, I heard the comment “this approach is awful” quietly whispered in the audience.  It’s not the first time I have gotten this feedback and it certainly will not be the last but I love the possibilities it opens.  It provides our team …