Wow, talk about a treat. This conversation is with not one... but three people all at once. Listen in with our conversation with Tim Crunk, Kent Keyser, and Seth Blee!
Jim Rivard is a clinician, practice owner, and leader within the OMPT (Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy) community at both the post-graduate training level and professional organization level...
Up next in our series of interviews, we speak with Bob Rowe. Tune in on our website, iTunes, or Stitcher to hear more from Bob!
Today, we are sharing our conversation with Bill Boissonnault. In it, you get to hear how Bill got started as the primary author of one textbook all of us probably had to get in graduate school (or should have gotten). You also get to learn of some big influences in his early career in terms of manual therapy education. This is a shorter interview than usual, mainly due to Bill being very busy with his position at the American Physical Therapy Association. However, shorter does not mean lacking in quality. So, please listen in and here from an important figure in the physical therapy world!
Gail Wetzler joins us next in our interview series, and I'll go ahead and say it now... you're welcome. Seriously, make sure you save some time in your day/week/whatever to listen to this conversation with Gail. Especially if you are a younger clinician trying to wade through the manual therapy realm of your profession. In our time with Gail, we get to hear some fascinating stories of her youth, early career, things that have led her to where she is today, and much much more. So, I hope you enjoy!
Joe Farrell is our next guest to the blog in our series of interviews. He is recently retired as a private practice owner in California, but is still quite active within the profession. One of the things that makes Joe special (one of many indeed!) is that he was a founding member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Another important thing that Joe is known for over the years is that he served as senior faculty for the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Residency and Fellowship programs. Joe is both a leader and servant, as evident by awards that he has received... which include the Distinguished Lecturer award from AAOMPT and the Catherine Worthingham Fellow from the APTA. Listen in on our conversation and get a glimpse at what makes Joe such a special guy!
Mike Baum is the next friend we get to speak with in our series of interviews. He is a practice owner in Junction City, OR that probably treats a more wide-variety of patients than most of us on any given day. Talk about a well-integrated clinician... with a background in multiple different manual therapy approaches; as well as PNF, he could probably make your head spin if you tried to keep up with him in the clinic (at least that's what I've been told). So tune in and learn a lot from one of the best human beings out there!
How much have you thought about the words you use with a patient? A lot of research has come out in recent years that demonstrates what we say and how we say it has a huge effect on the patient! Read on and look at some of the things I think about when talking with patients...
Brett Windsor is our guest for this interview. Talk about a great guy with a lot of knowledge and wisdom to share. It's likely no coincidence he is the CEO of the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and Director of Clinical Excellence for ATI Physical Therapy. Listen in and pick up on a lot of great things from Brett. Also exciting, this is the first post that I'm announcing we are now listed on iTunes and Stitcher as a podcast! Another great way to access content from our blog. Follow the links on this post and be able to listen to this stuff in an easier way!
http://blog.aaompt.org/featured-fellow-matthew-s-thomason-pt-dpt-ocs-cfmt-ffmt-cmpt-faaompt/ The link above is for a short written interview with the AAOMPT blog, in their Featured Fellow section. You can hear my thoughts regarding fellowship experience and advice for younger clinicians. It's short and sweet, so hope you enjoy it! Cheers, Matt
For this interview, we have the pleasure of speaking with Jim Meadows BScPT, MCPA, FCAMT. The following is a biography that can be found on his website: Jim was chair of the Canadian Orthopedic Division's Education and Specialization Committees for 12 years and a past Examiner and Instructor with the Canadian Orthopedic Division. Jim is … Continue reading Interview with Jim Meadows BScPT, MCPA, FCAMT
Welcome back! In our next interview, we speak with Gregg Johnson. He is co-founder and co-owner of the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) with his wife, Vicky Johnson PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT. Gregg is also one my main mentors as I have completed some of my manual therapy training with the IPA's curriculum in residency, but … Continue reading Interview with Gregg Johnson PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT
Welcome back to our interview series! For this one, we speak with Bill O'Grady, a veteran (in more ways than one) within the world of physical therapy and manual therapy. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from California State University, Long Beach during 1972; his master’s from the University of Southern California … Continue reading Interview with Bill O’Grady PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, DAAPM, FAPTA
Our latest interview is with Professor Laurie Hartman. Laurie is Associate Professor of Osteopathic Technique at the British School of Osteopathy, and has been teaching osteopathic and manipulative technique and manual therapy since 1964. He has taught and lectured in 17 different countries with osteopaths, physiotherapists, medical manipulative groups and chiropractors. Laurie has also authored the … Continue reading Interview with Professor Laurie Hartman DO, PhD
Welcome to our second interview! This time, we speak with Erl Pettman. Erl is a former senior lecturer and chief examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). He is also a co-founder of the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), for which he still serves as senior instructor and chief examiner. In … Continue reading Interview with Erl Pettman PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMPT