The most rewarding experience I've had as a physical therapist was representing Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics and being part of a medical staff to prepare athletes for the biggest stage of their lives. It was an absolute honor and a dream come true. Transcript: "What has been the most rewarding experience you've had as a physical therapy? Well, there's many, but the first thing that comes to mind most recently was being able to represent Team USA at Tokyo Olympics. What an outstanding experience to be part of a medical staff to see what goes into preparation to allow these athletes to perform at the highest level under the biggest stage of their lives. It was an absolute honor and I have chills still thinking about the process and how much hard work these athletes have to put in. And they've been dreaming about this their whole lives. So to be part of that is just a dream come true."
The most important skill for a physical therapist is communication - both verbal and non-verbal. Being able to make clients feel comfortable and open up is essential for successful treatment. Transcript: "What do you believe is the most important skill for a physical therapist? Communication by far. You can have all the accolades, go to all the CEU classes and have manual therapy skills and all of that. But if you can't make your clients feel comfortable in your presence and be able to have an open dialogue of communication back and forth, no matter what you're striving for, you won't be able to get it without open communication. So being able to communicate verbally and non-verbally, so being able to read the situation, what your athlete is struggling with, and being able to make them feel comfortable, get them to relax and open up, you'll get far more out of the treatment cycle."
By focusing on the goals and needs of my clients in a one-on-one setting, I can manage multiple patient cases without compromising quality of care or patient satisfaction. Transcript: "How do you manage multiple patient cases at once without compromising quality of care or patient satisfaction? Well, I got out of the medical model and that's exactly what happens in a hospital-based system and working private practice, I see patients and clients one-on-one for an hour and I work for my clients, not for insurance companies and what I mean by that is I am not dictated by insurance but I'm dictated by the goals and needs of my clients. That's what I look at patient or client satisfaction."
No, it is best to go to a TBI facility for someone with brain damage as they specialize in that type of injury. Transcript: "Is there a substitute for going to a TBI facility for someone with brain damage? I would just say no. Depending on the extent of the TBI, you know, there's a whole classification system for how severe symptoms are and, you know, what stage is that person in, how long after their initial injury are they. I just kind of equate that to, like, if you had a shoulder injury, would you rather go see a general doctor or the shoulder doctor? I would probably go see the shoulder doctor. I think you can probably go to some concussion clinics and things like that that may, you know, be able to do some types of therapies with you, but overall, go to the place that specializes in the thing. That's what I always say."
Aquatic posture is important for swimming performance, as it can help reduce drag and allow the swimmer to swim faster with less energy. Transcript: "So posture in the pool is an interesting term. I'm assuming that you don't mean like anatomical posture, but rather like the body line that people have in the water. And absolutely, your aquatic posture can have a big impact on swimming performance. If we, the biggest force that you're kind of going against in the pool is drag. And so if you have more drag, you're going to be swimming slower or have to put out more energy in order to swim at that same pace. So being able to not only find a good posture, but sustain it for longer periods of time and sustain it at intensity is really the thing that we should be training. And so it doesn't necessarily matter how many yards you swim if your aquatic posture sucks, then you're probably not going to be swimming very fast."
Lions Mane, y lwyr, gall fod yn ddefnyddiol i helpu gyda symptomau nerf yn y gynllun tenis. Mae'n cael ei dyrhaeth o'r lwyr Lions Mane mushrooms, ac mae'n cael ei farchnio ar Amazon a storiau llesol. Transcript: "Yn y gysylltiadau neu'r ymdrechion naturiol sy'n gallu helpu gyda symptomau o gysylltiad â nerf o'r gynllun tenis? Ie, Lions Mane, L-I-O-N-S-M-A-N-E, Lions Mane, yn lwyr, fel mae'n swnio, yw'n gyflwyniad da i helpu i rannu symptomau nerf yn y gynllun tenis. Mae'n cael ei dyrhaeth o'r lwyr Lions Mane, gallwch gael y lwyr, y Lions Mane mushrooms yn Llwyr, lleoedd fel hynny, ond y cyflwyniad gallwch ei ddod ar Amazon, gallwch ei ddod ar Llwyr, ar storiau llesol, ystafell ffitamin, lleoedd fel hynny. Mae'n cael ei ddifrif fel adnoddau gynllun a chynllun o ffamir. Felly dyna sut mae'n cael ei farchnio, ond mae fy mhoblbaen yn defnyddio'r cyflwyniad sy'n llwyr ym mhoblbaen, yn enwedig yn llwyr symptomau nerf. Nid yw'n mynd i wneud gwahaniaeth i'r cyflwyniadau gynllun, ond mae'n dda iawn i ddifrifio'r cyflwyniadau nerf."