How CrossFit can make you a more effective clinician

In today's episode, Mitch discusses 3 ways that trying out CrossFit can make you a more effective clinician including better understanding how to measure and dose exercise intensity, better understanding exercise programming and the importance of variety, and building a community of health and fitness. 

Watch Mitch below, on Facebook Live, or or subscribe to the #PTonICE podcast through iTunes or PodBean for Android.

Mitch can be reached by email (mibabcoc@gmail.com) or Twitter (@Babcock_DPT)

To sell a bicycle, you must build it first

In today's episode, Jeff discusses the important of using test-retest methods with a trial treatment to demonstrate the "product" of physical therapy to patients. By showing value to patients during both the initial evaluation and daily treatment sessions, physical therapists build the "bicycle" to sell to the customer/patient. 

Watch below, on Facebook Live, or subscribe to the #PTonICE podcast through iTunes or PodBean for Android.

Jeff can be reached by e-mail (jeffmooredpt@gmail.com) or Twitter (@jeffmooredpt)

Developing patient confidence

In today's episode, Eric discusses a recent JOSPT article that examines efficacy of different types of manual therapy practice, concluding that the devotion to continued clinical excellence may be what improves outcomes, not the actual techniques. Eric challenges therapists to expand on this concept and magnify patient confidence in provider care by using subtle reinforcement through positive testimonials of fellow staff members and other healthcare providers. 

Watch the video below, on Facebook Live, or subscribe to the #PTonICE podcast through iTunes or PodBean for Android.

Eric can be reached by e-mail (ericjamesc@aol.com) or Twitter (@echaconas)

Stepping up: PT as true primary care

In this episode of #PTonICE, Morgan Denny of STAND: The Haiti Project, talks about the role of physical therapists in the realm of direct access and primary care. Morgan encourages listeners to maximize the time PTs have with patients to perform more thorough examinations in order to ensure patients reach the right provider. Morgan shares her experiences practicing in Haiti where the ability to examine vision, hearing, or perform abdominal palpitation (and interpret the results) can help rule in or rule out the need for musculoskeletal care.

You can watch Morgan below, on Facebook Live, or subscribe to the #PTonICE podcast through iTunes or PodBean for Android.

In search of a sign off

In this 3rd episode of F ME Fridays, Mike talks about the "sign off", or what knowledge or advice therapists leave their patients with. Mike encourages listeners to "make it count" when interacting with patients, even with a limited amount of time. 

Articles referenced by Mike:

Beet root juice study

Prebiotic study

You can watch the video below, on Facebook Live or subscribe to the #PTonICE podcast through iTunes or PodBean for Android.

Mike can be reached by email (mikeeisenhart@gmail.com) or Twitter (@MikeEisenhart)

Incorporating coaching in place of treatment

In today's episode of #PTonICE, Mitch discusses using movement coaching in place of initial treatments when assessing patients, especially those with low-irritability who are primarily experiencing symptoms while moving. As Mitch eloquently puts it, "A skilled coach's eye is just as valuable as a trained clinician's hand." 

You can watch the video below, on Facebook Live or subscribe to the #PTonICE podcast through iTunes or PodBean for Android.

Mitch can be reached by email (mibabcoc@gmail.com) or on Twitter (@Babcock_DPT)

Trying to find an expert? Analyze their failures

On today's episode of #PTonICE, Jeff discusses the importance of evaluating your failures in order to improve patient care, including the possibility of consulting with another therapist. Honesty and transparency are the key to establishing an open dialogue and solid therapeutic alliance.

You can watch the video below, on Facebook Live or subscribe to the #PTonICE podcast through iTunes or PodBean for Android.

Jeff can be reached by email (jeffmooredpt@gmail.com) or Twitter (@jeffmooredpt)

Academia needs YOU!

In today's episode of #PTonICE, Dr. Eric Chaconas discusses the importance of getting involved in physical therapy and physical therapy assistant programs even as new clinicians. Eric offers many potential avenues that clinicians can take in order to get started in academia whether or not they intend to become core faculty. You can watch the video below, on Facebook Live, or listen to the #PTonICE podcast on iTunes or PodBean for Android. 

Eric can be reached on Twitter (@echaconas)

Neurophysiology of the High Five

In today's episode of #PTonICE, Justin Dunaway talks about the basics of neurophysiology, the importance of repetitive practice in the facilitation of neuroplasticity, and the use of the high five in practice. 

Check out Justin's video below,  here on Facebook Live, or on the #PTonICE podcast on iTunes or PodBean for Android. 

Justin can be reached at jdunawaydpt@gmail.com or on Twitter @DrDunawayDPT

Stop Burning the Toast!

On today's episode of #PTonICE, Mike Eisenhart speaks about the concept of allostasis, the understanding and treatment of chronic health conditions. 

Articles referenced by Mike:

https://www.nature.com/nrrheum/journal/v13/n5/pdf/nrrheum.2017.50.pdf

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/b-fdl052217.php

http://bit.ly/2qQ9Qps

Check out Mike's video below, here on Facebook Live or on the podcast on iTunes or Podbean for Android.

Mike can be reached on Twitter (@mikeeisenhart)