We have Dr. Jessie Podolak joining us this week to share her story and journey as a physical therapist working with patients who have chronic pain. Jessie shares a wealth of, not only knowledge and great tips, but incredible wisdom that is absolutely helpful to, not only your professional pursuit, but also your personal life.
Jessie talks quite a bit about the need for PT’s to have self-care. Take care of yourself in order to take care of others. Additionally, rather than saying “soft skills” in relation to compassion, empathy, listening, mentorship, etc., say they are “higher order skills.” This is HUGELY important and something, we’ve found, that patients really do, deep down, want.