Impact Institute: Physical Therapy & Performance

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Technology has always played a big role of the physical therapy profession.  It is amazing the significant change an assistive device or adaptive equipment can make in a patient's life, but there are many other devices that can build upon this
The neuro discussion continues this week with the focus on CVA's.  In past podcasts we discussed the importance of using the neuroplasticity principles, but it's just as important to educate the patient and family on their plan of care and prog
Dr. Tamara Hefferon and PT doctoral student Jenny Teslevich keep rolling again this week on the neuro discussion.  This week's focus is spinal cord injury and unique factors that go into treating these patients.  What are their goals? What are
What is neuroplasticity? This week Dr. Tamara Hefferon is joined by PT doctoral student Jenny Teslevich and they dive into the importance of neuroplasticity in all facets of physical therapy.  The brain, even when damaged, is extremely adaptabl
Whether you are an established clinician or new grad we've all encountered roadblocks with patients.  The clinician and patient may be doing everything right, yet the patient's symptoms continue to stay the same.  In this week's podcast Dr. Tam
How much exercise is enough? This is a challenging question when handling patients with varying levels of fitness. If you remember back to your time as a student the answer was often... "It depends".  Dr. Tamara Hefferon and Dr. Eric Hefferon p
NEUROMOTOR? What is it? In orthopedic PT and strength/conditioning it's easy to get stuck in the mindset of only treating/training the musculoskeletal system.  The nervous system is often underutilized when prescribing exercises, especially ear
The Impact Institute podcast is back from the holiday break! Please join us in our first 2017 discussion of getting out of the constant "3 sets of 10" mindset.  Dr. Tamara Hefferon and doctoral PT student Diana Frank discuss the importance of c
Today, we have a special treat for our listeners...Chris Peach is an fitness enthusiast and local firefighter but also a successful financial coach and blogger for Money Peach. His passion is sharing ideas and creating products for people who a
Diastasis recti is a condition that involves a separation, usually two fingers, between the rectus abdominus musculature. We bust one myth right off the start: Pregnant women only experience this. BUSTED. Men including professional athletes and
37 million people have student loan debt and the average and 25% of graduate students borrow over 100,000! Needless to say, this is a major topic and one we wanted to address to help all students especially those have plan to, are in, or have a
Dr. Don Shaw joins us today again as an expert regarding cardiac medications and implications for exercise professionals. The podcast discusses the TOP 5 must know cardiac medications, their effects, and implication for exercise including blood
Prone six exercises and other protocols are often appropriate and useful for overhead athletes, post-surgical shoulder patients, and individuals with shoulder instability. However, often these exercises are over or even MIS-prescribed in certai
Vitals and cardiopulmonary issues are often confusing and misunderstood among movement and health professionals. Dr. Donald Shaw PT, PhD, D.Min, FAACVPR joins us as a fellow and former national board member of the American Association of Cardio
Join two doctoral physical therapy students in their discussion of common mistakes they made early on, key study strategies for a successful graduate career in a rigorous curriculum, and also tangible keys for success. We talk about what study
Charlie Boeyink PT,CWS,OCS at Cadence PT in AZ provides his knowledge and expertise regarding managing running performance and injuries. He clues the audience in regarding: how he speaks with his client, the top 5 items to examine with a runner
Early sport specialization has had profound affects on our youth both physically and psychologically. Our panel discusses why early specialization often may lead to injury and drop out and how multi-sport athletes often have an edge. We discuss
Gender differences have researched implications regarding coaching styles, types of injuries, and performance. Today, we discuss strategies for how to coach girls versus boys to best meet their psychosocial and physiological needs. How can you
This week we "dive" into the deep waters of common swimming injuries including impingement syndrome. What is a common swimmer's posture and how does that have implications to impairments, pain, and ultimately treatment? We explore strategies to
Do you ever wonder what a coaches perspective is regarding training or injury?  How should you market/network to local coaches and teams as a fitness professional? Would you like to know how to elevate your coaching training and athlete screeni
We talk today about truly what is evidence based practice: integration of clinical expertise, the individual PATIENT, and the best evidence available. This podcast guides a clinician or practitioner in how to analyze the evidence: what are comm
Today we explore the muddy waters of dizziness including how to differentially diagnose positional vertigo versus vestibular hypofunction. What signs and symptoms support each diagnosis, what tests are appropriate, and how to utilize appropriat
Let’s examine the entire person today and bridge the divide between orthopedics and neurological impairments today. Our special guest, a vestibular and neurological specialist, provides valuable insights in how she approaches each patient inclu
Today we challenge our “typical” core strengthening and explore more functional strategies to engage the core.  We follow a volleyball player case study as a forearm plank is upgraded to involve changes in position and arm or leg drivers to imp
This is a quick question and answer podcast episode about the importance of following up with past patients/clients. Success is in the follow up and can pay dividends when performed properly.   Check out more content:
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