It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I hate New Year’s Resolutions but I love setting goals and there’s no better time of the year to set goals than January. It’s the perfect intersection of reflection and momentum as you get to look back at the previous year to chart a path for the new year. For me this year, this reflectionContinue reading “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Using Evidence Based Practice

If you’re like me, you’re more than a little frustrated when you hear “evidence-based practice” or “evidence-informed practice.”  Shouldn’t everyone just use what the research says works? Why would you spend time doing something that isn’t supported? Because just like everything else, it’s not that simple.  Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the intersection of the bestContinue reading “Using Evidence Based Practice”

A roadmap for choosing interventions

I have worked with a lot of students- from a lot of schools- and one of the most consistent shortcomings of classroom education is how to choose interventions.  Interventions are not random.  They should not (necessarily) be based on your favorite exercises or what an awesome blog from a big name PT showed you, orContinue reading “A roadmap for choosing interventions”

Applying Knowledge vs. Retaining Knowledge

Preparing for clinical experiences is probably the hardest part of Physical Therapy (PT) school and Athletic Training Education Programs (ATEP).  Classroom learning is infinitely easier than practical application. Don’t mistake my message- I’m not saying classroom learning for PTs or ATs is easy by any means, just that learning to APPLY knowledge is much harderContinue reading “Applying Knowledge vs. Retaining Knowledge”