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PT Elevated | Don’t Be Afraid to Have Questions | Season 1 Recap

September 15, 2021 • Clinical Management • Kory Zimney, JJ Thomas, Paul Mintken

We have had an incredible first season of PT Elevated! In this season’s final episode, we are going back through the clinical discussions we have had throughout the season.

Join Kory, JJ and Paul as they talk through the expert guests’ clinical perspectives that they thought were most helpful for new clinicians.

Here are some of the highlights:

Every guest had a systematic approach that was different from the other. The focus shouldn’t be on the systematic approach but about using your systematic approach well with your patients.

Doing the basics well is one of the most important things to work on as a new clinician, because experts do the basics well.

Don’t be afraid to have questions. Having questions in your practice is how you learn and grow.

Take the time to step back and think, instead of jumping on the first diagnosis that comes to mind. Try to prove yourself wrong.

JJ’s Favorite Moments from the Season: On Teresa Schuemann’s episode, she said that you can’t grandma get off the couch and teach her power cleans right away, but you can teach someone that is a grandma how to do power cleans and other exercises properly and you should. Along with Derek Clewley’s advice to clinicians to be curious.

Paul’s Favorite Moments from the Season: The idea reflected by many of the guests of “keeping a beginner mind” as a clinician. And the stress that was placed on taking the time to get to know your patients.

Kory’s Favorite Moments from the Season: The humility of the expert guests, giving up their time to help all clinicians with their expertise.

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Kory Zimney

Kory received a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 1994.  He completed his transitional DPT from Des Moines University in 2010 and is currently enrolled and in the candidacy phase of the PhD PT program with Nova Southeastern University. His dissertation is focusing on the construct of trust as part...

JJ Thomas

JJ owns a private cash based practice in Bryn Mawr, PA. With over 20 years as a physical therapist, her unique experiences and training have shaped her into the successful clinician and educator she is. JJ holds certifications in a variety of advanced specialty techniques and methods, all of which complement her role as an...

Paul Mintken

Paul has taught musculoskeletal content for the past 15 years. His active research agenda focuses on conservative care for musculoskeletal disorders as well as spinal and extremity manipulation and dry needling. Current Roles: Evidence In Motion, Faculty Wardenburg Health Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, Lead Clinician Regis University Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy,...

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