Kyle Balzer Lecture – Difference Between Physical Therapy And Chiropractor School – Experience in Chiropractic School
How similar is the education of a physical therapist and a chiropractor? Have the schools kept up with the new science of movement? Can clinicians work closely together? In this short discussion, Kyle Balzer and Jas Randhawa talk about their experiences in modern US and Canadian schools.
“With my background in sports, I was looking forward to musculoskeletal training because that’s the approach to treat injury within the sports population. Then I came upon Gray Cook’s book, Movement. I heard Gray talking bout principles of motor control, mobility and stability, and how we can use things like PNF with athletes.
“We were doing labs on NDT and PNF, which are heavily based in neurological principles. But there was no overlap or tying the two together where we could assess for mobility and stability of all joints with the athletes. It was something we were learning only for stroke patients, spinal cord injuries and such. That was my big aha moment.” ~Kyle Balzer
• Why We Chose Rehab (0:40)
• Initial Experiences with School (2:40)
• Reasoning for Writing the Article (6:35)
• Movement-Based Approach (11:25)
• Research Doesn’t tell the Whole Story (15:05)
Kyle Balzer recently graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Sage Graduate School in New York, and is now a physical therapist at Glen Rock Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation. He’s active on Facebook, and you can find him there.
Jas Randhawa is a strength coach who is also in chiropractic school. He also runs the Rehab 2 Performance Club, which is the Canadian division of the International Society of Clinicial Rehab Specialists (ISCRS). You can learn more about him at his website, jrsportperformance.com.