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PT Pintcast - Physical Therapy

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If a TED Talk & a radio show had a baby & raised it in a physical therapy clinic.

Hosted by former Rock Radio DJ turned Physical Therapist, Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT.

The best conversations happen at happy hour, welcome to ours.

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Reprogramming The Brain's Pain Response

April 22, 2024 09:00 - 32 minutes - 45.1 MB

In this episode, Spencer Blackman explains how he uses symbolic sensations to retrain the brain's interpretation of pain signals. He explains how the lower primitive parts of our brain can get stuck in threat response loops after injuries, keeping muscles tense and nerves firing years after tissues have healed. We discuss how finding the symbolic sensation of what the brain is trying to do in that area, like "pulling away" or "squishing", and solving for that can abruptly shift chronic pa...

Pioneering Physical Therapy: A Conversation with Stanley Paris

April 22, 2024 09:00 - 21 minutes - 29.5 MB

Dr. Stanley Paris has been a pioneering force in the physical therapy profession. In this episode, powered by ATI Physical Therapy, he shares stories from his career including founding the Orthopaedic Academy, being the first physio at the 1960 Olympics, and pushing for specialization in PT. We discuss building a strong foundation for the profession, avoiding burnout, and why he's bullish on the future of PT as musculoskeletal experts. FROM ATI Have you ever thought about where your c...

Making Physical Therapy Accessible Through Technology

April 15, 2024 09:00 - 47 minutes - 65.8 MB

Ryan Eder details his background in product design and how it led him to healthcare. He discusses the founding of IncludeHealth and their initial focus on smart rehab machines, before transitioning to using computer vision and digital therapy plans to guide patients through personalized at-home exercise routines. Their technology provides real-time feedback, tracks range of motion, and generates data for physical therapists with the goal of making physical therapy more accessible. Ryan e...

From Clinician to HR Leader: An Unexpected Career Trajectory (F Tamara Green)

April 15, 2024 09:00 - 29 minutes - 40.9 MB

Tamara shares her career journey from clinician to HR leader at ATI Physical Therapy. She discusses what motivated her shift into leadership and people development, how she helps create a culture where clinicians can grow and find meaningful work, and why having former clinicians in leadership roles brings value to the organization. Tamara also provides suggestions on questions candidates should ask in interviews to get a feel for a company's culture. FROM ATI Have you ever thought ab...

Balancing Multiple Roles in Physical Therapy

April 10, 2024 09:00 - 23 minutes - 32 MB

Barb Hoogenboom shares her experiences juggling being a professor, journal editor-in-chief, and treating patients while finding joy in her students' and former athletes' successes. We discuss trends in the physical therapy field she's noticed, including shifts in injury prevention language, new therapies like blood flow restriction, and global research development efforts. Barb also provides insight into the distinct yet complementary roles of athletic trainers and physical therapists. Joi...

Cutting Out the Clutter (F Cody Royer)

April 08, 2024 09:00 - 19 minutes - 27.1 MB

Cody Royer walks takes a good hard look at more than 400 ATI clinics in a year... And one big thing he pays attention to is, Cutting through the Clutter and Removing administrative burden. This way his clinicians can focus on delivering high-quality patient care and less on the other stuff. Keys to cutting the clutter: You need to have the tools and resources necessary to deliver outstanding patient care. Leveraging technological advancements to streamline intake, paperwork and other non...

Achieving Clinical Satisfaction (f Tom Denninger and Raine Osbourne)

April 03, 2024 09:00 - 36 minutes - 50.5 MB

Raine Osborne is the author of a new paper on the subject of clinical job satisfaction and employee retention. He's Joined by Tom Denninger from ATI and we got to talk about the research that shows the link between continuous learning, job satisfaction and employee retention. Key points for retention/satisfaction: Good/Fair Salary Strong Professional Identity Environment set up for Learning Clear possibilities for advancement They also recapped their iMSKA announcement representative ...

Unlocking Pediatric Incontinence: A Revolutionary Approach (f Kiley Gibbs)

April 01, 2024 09:00 - 23 minutes - 32.9 MB

Join us on this enlightening episode of PT Pintcast as we delve into the often-overlooked issue of pediatric incontinence with Kiley Gibbs, a board-certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy. Gibbs, the founder of KCG Pediatric PT, shares groundbreaking insights into treating pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction, constipation, and incontinence through virtual sessions, offering hope and solutions to families and children affected by these conditions. Key Learning Points: Und...

APTA Orthopaedics at 50 Years (f Bob Rowe)

March 29, 2024 09:00 - 13 minutes - 18.4 MB

APTA President Bob Rowe shared what happened, what is happening and what will happen with the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, celebrating their 50th anniversary. Thanks to ATI for powering our episodes from CSM Have you ever thought about where your career in physical therapy could take you? It's not just about the job; it's about making real connections that help patients get better faster. Imagine working somewhere you can grow through mentorship, and get leadership training t...

Breakfast Club PT - Why messaging matters

March 28, 2024 10:00 - 53 minutes - 48.9 MB

Breakfast Club PT - Why messaging matters

Researching to Make Every Life an Active Life

March 27, 2024 09:00 - 35 minutes - 48.2 MB

Dr. Shanley and Dr. Pietrosimone share how they identified and approached solving the problem of the length of time that it took to get an injured athlete from injury to back to the field.  They share the lessons from the ways that they went about it and how the role of relationships between physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapist played a major role in their solution. Listen to get inspired and see how ATI is paving the way for a brighter future in physical therapy. #Leaders...

On-Site Therapy Revolution (f Dr. Christine McCallum)

March 25, 2024 09:00 - 40 minutes - 56.7 MB

In this transformative episode of PT Pintcast, we welcome Dr. Christine McCallum, an innovator in physical therapy who has pioneered on-site services directly at companies. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. McCallum shares her journey towards creating a healthier workforce, reducing workplace injuries, and providing health benefit equity for essential workers through direct-to-employer (D2E) physical therapy services. Key Learning Points: Direct-to-Employer PT Services: Unpacking the m...

Brunch Bunch

March 23, 2024 10:00 - 52 minutes - 48.4 MB

Three PTs and a Livestream

Making Physical Therapy the First Step in Healthcare with Justin Feldman

March 21, 2024 09:00 - 35 minutes - 49.5 MB

Justin Feldman, the visionary behind Feldman Physical Therapy & Performance, as we explore the transformative power of physical therapy in today's healthcare landscape. Operating successful self-pay clinics in the Hudson Valley, Justin shares his passion for making physical therapy a positive and engaging experience for everyone. As a devoted husband, father, active marathon runner, triathlete, and a member of the Mount Snow Ski Patrol, Justin embodies the spirit of staying active and embra...

Should Clinical Instructors Be Paid?

March 20, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 86.8 MB

Weekly live stream with Tony Maritato, Dave Kittle and Jimmy McKay We touch on: Should Clinical Instructors be Paid? Liquid Death Strategy Ford Podcast Strategy Jimmy's Radio Campaign Goals Follow me on the Socials Listen to my Podcast Subscribe to my YouTube Channel

Colorado Sunset, Twitter Fire and 5 Guys Burgers and Fries

March 19, 2024 09:00 - 49 minutes - 45.4 MB

1. Colorado Physical Therapy Association's advocacy campaign - Message of "your silence, our loss" - Encouraging members to write letters, donate, and share content - Focusing on how patients would be impacted without legislation 2. Jimmy's video clips for the campaign - Recorded interviews with physical therapists - Creating short video clips to share 3. Controversy over Dave's Twitter question - Tweeted question about whether physical therapists need to be physically fit - Sparked...

Financial Freedom for Healthcare Providers (F Kelly Alhooie)

March 18, 2024 09:00 - 35 minutes - 48.9 MB

In this empowering episode of the PT Pintcast, we dive deep into the journey of financial liberation and success within the physical therapy field. Our guest, Kelly Alhooie, the visionary owner of Orthopelvic Physical Therapy and Pelvibiz, shares her inspiring story from starting in a parking lot to building a thriving, debt-free practice.  Discover how to break free from the chains of student debt, the secrets to building a successful cash-based PT business, and why investing in yourself i...

Innovation is on the Horizon (f APTA Drew Contreras)

March 14, 2024 09:00 - 18 minutes - 26 MB

APTA's Drew Contreras has a really interesting vantage point in our profession. With a word like INNOVATION in his job title he pays attention to what's happened, what's happening and what's about to happen. You get the benefit of his insight in this episode LIVE from CSM Thanks to ATI Physical Therapy for powering all of our CSM 2024 episodes! See how ATI is paving the way for a brighter future in physical therapy. #Leadership #Innovation #ATIPhysicalTherapy Have you ever thought about ...

Sport Science in Rehab: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Athlete Recovery (f Adam Loiacano)

March 12, 2024 09:00 - 39 minutes - 55.1 MB

GUEST HOST! Thanks to Matt Tuttle who was a guest host for this episode in a series of Basketball focused content. Find Matt at: In this insightful episode of our podcast, we delve into the complexities of athlete rehabilitation and recovery, emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates sports science, physical therapy, and coaching strategies. Matt's guest, Adam Loiacano a seasoned professional in the NBA rehabilitation sphere, share...

5 Guys Pricing, Twitter Firestorm, PT ASMR?!

March 12, 2024 04:00 - 55 minutes - 50.7 MB

Dave Kittle, Tony Maritato and Jimmy McKay livestream about the uproar of 5 Guys Prices (and how healthcare providers should look at it), Dave shares his latest accidental on purpose Twitter firestorm and we share a weird ASMR Physical Therapy video. Key Insights - Use emotional stories and language to motivate support for causes, not just facts and data - Craft exclusive offers and highlight patient impact to promote business and advocacy campaigns - Leverage psychology and case studies...

Harnessing the Power of Experience: Lessons Beyond the Classroom (f Joey Rosi)

March 11, 2024 09:00 - 53 minutes - 75.6 MB

In this enlightening episode of PT Pintcast, we dive into the invaluable lessons that extend far beyond traditional classroom learning, with a focus on the dynamic world of content creation and personal growth. Our conversation covers the essence of hands-on experience, the pivotal role of facing challenges head-on, and the transformative journey of embracing failure as a stepping stone to mastery. We explore the idea that true learning and skill development occur not just from theoretical ...

From Failure to Success (f Mathu Hanson)

March 08, 2024 10:00 - 53 minutes - 49.3 MB

From SUCK to PSYCHED with Mathu Hanson

Frontlines of Healing: The New Era of PT as Primary Care (f Chuck Thigpen)

March 07, 2024 10:00 - 22 minutes - 31.1 MB

Dr. Chuck Thigpen, Senior Vice President for Clinical Excellence at ATI, as we talk about the pivotal role of physical therapy in healthcare. We explore the Department of Defense's recent acknowledgment of physical therapists as primary care providers and what it means for the future of musculoskeletal (MSK) care. We had to start by congratulating Chuck on his recent induction into the Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Hall of Fame. Key Message: Physical therapy stands at the forefront o...

Leading from the Front - (f Sharon Vitti)

March 05, 2024 17:04 - 45 minutes - 62.4 MB

This is the first episode in SEVENTEEN episodes that we were lucky enough to record at CSM this year in Boston. We talk with ATI CEO Sharon Vitti. Sharon has a great vantage point on the profession and healthcare at large. And what she gets to do with that is effect change. But she also shows that we can ALL effect change, both large and small. In this episode, we're diving into the heart of physical therapy leadership with insights straight from the top at ATI. Discover how ATI is not jus...

BONUS EPISODE! Marketing & Communication Game Plan: New Patients + Recruiting Therapists

March 05, 2024 10:00 - 41 minutes - 38.1 MB

BONUS EPISODE! Was excited to be on The Dave Kittle Show talking about Marketing and Communications for Healthcare Providers. Your business success lies in recruiting the ‘right’ therapist for your business, but what marketing & communication strategy can you use to find the ‘perfect’ therapist? How can we leverage this strategy not only to draw in top talent but also to attract and retain patients to your practice? Join me, Dave Kittle, in this week’s podcast episode alongside Jimmy McKa...

A Unionized Future? Should Physical Therapists Unionize?

March 04, 2024 10:00 - 32 minutes - 45.5 MB

In this thought-provoking episode of PT Pintcast, we dive deep into the complexities and potential benefits of unionization within the physical therapy profession. Our guest shares a compelling narrative, from synchronized swimming to leading the charge on two successful class-action lawsuits, highlighting the importance of unity, patient-centered care, and advocating for the profession's resilience and equity. Key Takeaways: Discover the untold story of a physical therapist's journey from...

What Color is your Personality Profile?

March 02, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 59.7 MB

Dive into the vibrant world of personality colors and their profound impact on professional growth within the physical therapy realm.  This episode offers an enlightening conversation on how understanding and leveraging your personality color can transform your approach to challenges, enhance patient interactions, and foster a rewarding career path. Whether you're a reflective Blue, a driven Orange, a meticulous Gold, or a visionary Green, discover strategies to harness your unique traits f...

Wendy's: Brilliant or Stupid?!

March 01, 2024 10:00 - 54 minutes - 49.5 MB

From the intriguing case of Wendy's controversial surge pricing to the power of grassroots movements and leveraging media for societal change, our hosts and guests unravel the threads of creativity, challenge, and opportunity that define our times. Discover how therapists are catalyzing change, not just within the confines of legislation but in the public sphere, harnessing the power of emotion and narrative to drive real-world impacts. Plus, we take a candid look at the journey of entrepr...

The 80/20 Rule: Maximizing Impact with Minimal Effort

February 29, 2024 19:49 - 15 minutes - 14.3 MB

In this episode, dive deep into the essence of maximizing impact with minimal effort through the lens of the 80/20 Rule, also known as the Pareto Principle. Discover how this seemingly simple yet profound concept can revolutionize your approach to personal and professional growth, time management, goal setting, and decision-making. Whether you're a healthcare professional, a business leader, or someone looking to optimize your daily life, this episode offers actionable insights and real-life...

Get More People to Understand Your Research!

February 28, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 56.1 MB

We dive deep into the art and science of effective communication, particularly focusing on how to make complex scientific concepts resonate with a broader audience. Our exploration centers on transformative strategies that can bridge the gap between dense scientific research and its impactful presentation to the public. Through engaging discussions and expert insights, we illuminate the path from the intricacies of research to the clarity of understanding, all while keeping you hooked with c...

The Art of Communication and Storytelling in Patient Care

February 26, 2024 13:19 - 46 minutes - 42.7 MB

We get into the art of communication and storytelling in healthcare, highlighting its critical role in enhancing patient care and the dissemination of research findings. Our discussion traverses the journey from the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) back to practical application in clinics and research institutions, reflecting on personal anecdotes and the transformative power of sharing knowledge effectively. We explore the challenges faced by healthcare professionals in engaging audience...

Navigating the Shifts from Brick-and-Mortar to Mobile Therapy

February 22, 2024 15:07 - 59 minutes - 81.1 MB

Learn about the evolving landscape of physical therapy, focusing on the strategic shift from traditional brick-and-mortar practices to the dynamic world of mobile therapy. Our guest experts, including a seasoned physical therapist with a revolutionary approach to patient care, discuss the financial, operational, and clinical implications of mobile versus stationary practices. Key Learning Points: Understanding the Financial Dynamics: Insights into cost management and revenue generation in ...

Beyond Boundaries: Heidi Cheerman on Innovating PT Education and Embracing Change

February 16, 2024 10:00 - 18 minutes - 25.5 MB

Meet Heidi Cheerman, a dynamo in the field of physical therapy who's mastered the art of juggling roles as a DPT Professor, Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education, and practicing clinician. In this episode, Heidi shares her insights on work-life balance, the exciting world of Extended Reality (XR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in DPT education, and the courage to change career paths within PT. Get ready to be inspired by her unique blend of expertise, innovation, and personal anecdotes th...

Health Equity on the Move: Dr. Winston Kennedy’s Journey in PT and Public Health

February 15, 2024 10:00 - 15 minutes - 21.4 MB

Dr. Winston Kennedy, an Assistant Professor, researcher, clinician, and public health advocate based at Northeastern University. This episode sheds light on the crucial role of physical therapy in public health, social justice in healthcare, and disability advocacy, guided by Dr. Kennedy's expertise and his unique approach to tackling societal issues with a team mindset, reminiscent of his days as a collegiate athlete. Episode Highlights: Public Health and Physical Therapy: Explore the int...

Beyond the Field: Adam Thomas' Journey in Sports PT and Comedy

February 14, 2024 10:00 - 15 minutes - 21.6 MB

Adam Thomas, an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University, who also serves as a physical therapist for collegiate athletics and professional rugby with The New England Free Jacks. With a rich background spanning from major league baseball to stand-up comedy, Adam shares his unique experiences and insights into the convergence of sports medicine and personal passions. Episode Highlights: From the Diamond to the Stage: Adam recounts his dynamic journey through the realms of pro...

Turning Challenges into Opportunities: A Deep Dive into PT Advocacy and Professional Growth

February 13, 2024 15:14 - 54 minutes - 49.6 MB

We navigate through the multifaceted landscape of physical therapy, from the nuances of scientific communication, and the stress of considering if or how to sell your practice, to the ethical dilemmas posed by misleading marketing practices in the health and fitness industry. O Tony Maritato and Dave Kittle, dissect the implications of using professional titles in marketing and explore strategies for PTs to advocate effectively for their profession. This episode not only illuminates the c...

Charting Success: Kayla Roche on Building a PT Career from Student to Clinic Director

February 13, 2024 10:00 - 13 minutes - 18.7 MB

Dive into an inspiring discussion with Kayla Roche, Clinic Director at ATI PT and a passionate physical therapist, who shares her journey from being a student to opening and managing a brand-new clinic. This episode is packed with insights on navigating the PT world, achieving work/life balance, and the importance of continuing education in the physical therapy field. Episode Highlights: Path to PT Leadership: Kayla talks about her ascent within the physical therapy world, from her initial...

From Clinic to Classroom: Luke Brisbin's Journey in PT Education and Innovation

February 12, 2024 17:07 - 14 minutes - 19.9 MB

Luke Brisbin, an Assistant Clinical Professor and Outpatient Physical Therapist, as we explore the dynamic world of physical therapy education and practice. From his early days in clinical work to making significant strides in academia at Northeastern University, Luke shares his unique path and the innovative approaches to anatomy education that are shaping the future of physical therapy. Episode Highlights: Luke's Professional Evolution: Discover how Luke transitioned from being a clinic...

What is Grief?

February 09, 2024 20:59 - 51 minutes - 70.1 MB

We'll explore the complex emotion of grief and its various stages, including acceptance, denial, depression, anger, and bargaining. Also, we cry. Often. Whether you're experiencing grief yourself or supporting someone who is, understanding these stages can help you navigate through the process and reach a place of healing. 

You Passed the NPTE! Now What?!

February 08, 2024 19:23 - 1 hour - 93.4 MB

You studied for years, and took and PASSED THE NPTE! NOW WHAT?! We break down the steps you might want to think about AFTER the NPTE.

Beyond the Clinic: Leveraging Your PT Skills for Greater Impact

February 08, 2024 10:00 - 21 minutes - 30.3 MB

We dive into the multifaceted career journey of Michael Derry, a physical therapist who has transitioned from traditional practice to pioneering a mobile practice and YouTube channel. Michael shares his story, from his unique introduction to physical therapy without prior injury to the challenges and victories of establishing his practice. This episode is a treasure trove of insights for physical therapists at any stage of their career. Key Learning Points: The importance of relationship...

Mastering Soft Skills for Better Patient Outcomes

February 05, 2024 13:30 - 1 hour - 92.2 MB

We look at the often-overlooked realm of soft skills in physical therapy and how they are pivotal in enhancing patient care and outcomes. Joining us is guest expert Mike, a seasoned physical therapist with a passion for integrating psychological principles into clinical practice. Summary: This episode sheds light on the critical role of empathy, communication, and patient engagement in physical therapy. We explore how these soft skills complement clinical expertise to foster a therapeutic ...

The Biggest Mistakes (and how to fix them)

February 02, 2024 10:00 - 45 minutes - 41.6 MB

We learn more from mistakes and failures than we do from learning. That's what we believe. Rebekah, Jimmy, and Elise share two BIG failures in their lives and what they got out of them to help them avoid failure and achieve success in the future.

Personal Branding in Healthcare?!

February 01, 2024 14:54 - 58 minutes - 53.6 MB

This Breakfast Club PT Livestream went deep into personal branding for healthcare providers and business owners: WHY you should do it (you're doing it now, whether you know it or not...) HOW you can do it WHEN you should do it (now, now, I said now!) Jimmy is joined by Dave Kittle and Tony Maritato

Embracing Change: The Power of Delegation and Mindset in Business Growth

January 31, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 87.4 MB

n this insightful episode, we dive deep into the concepts of delegation, mindset, and personal development in the context of business growth. Our hosts engage in a candid discussion about the importance of focusing on strengths, outsourcing tasks like bookkeeping, and the psychological aspects of handling business and personal growth. They share personal stories and insights on overcoming fears and embracing change. Key Discussion Points: The psychological shift from saying "sorry" to expr...

Mastering the Art of PT Education: Enhancing Skills Beyond the Clinic

January 28, 2024 10:00 - 45 minutes - 63.9 MB

In this enlightening episode of PT Pintcast, we dive into the world of physical therapy education with our guest, F. Scott. A senior learning and development specialist, F. Scott shares insights on educating educators, developing as a master communicator, and leveraging PT skills for broader impacts in and out of the clinic. Key Learning Points: The importance of effective communication in teaching. How to utilize an EdD for advancing PT education. Strategies for balancing teaching and c...

Maximizing Value in Insurance-Based PT Practice: A Craft Brew of Insights

January 27, 2024 10:00 - 34 minutes - 47.5 MB

This episode features Alex, a seasoned physical therapist and craft beer enthusiast, who brings a decade of private practice expertise to discuss thriving in insurance-based PT practice. The conversation revolves around making healthcare accessible and navigating the challenges of insurance-based systems. Key Learning Points: Differentiating between value and cost in PT services. Strategies for aligning patient care priorities within insurance constraints. Insights into patient and insur...

The Power Six: Unmissable Elements of a Captivating Presentation

January 26, 2024 10:00 - 53 minutes - 73.1 MB

6 $0 Marketing Tactics to Spread Your Brand

January 25, 2024 15:22 - 59 minutes - 82.1 MB

Frustrated reaching customers or patients? We give you 6 $0 Marketing Ideas that you can implement TODAY Live with Breakfast Club PT - Tony Maritato and Dave Kittle

Timing and Communication: Keys to Transforming Patient Care

January 25, 2024 10:00 - 36 minutes - 50.5 MB

In this insightful episode of PT Pintcast, join us as we sit down with Brett Sandy, Clinic Director at PT Solutions Physical Therapy. Dive deep into the critical aspects of timing and communication in physical therapy. Discover how these elements can dramatically influence patient outcomes and transform the way therapists approach their practice. Don't miss Brett's expert insights on simplifying medical jargon, the art of listening, and the profound impact of well-timed advice.


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