Physical Therapy Education – Re-Evaluations in Physical Therapy – Physical Therapist Mistakes
As Rick Daigle makes his way through his list of physical therapist mistakes, you’ll hear his pet peeves, but you’ll also notice areas where he made the same mistakes in his career. Some PT mistakes are common; some are areas where he notices gaps in education. Are you making some of the mistakes on his Top 11 list?
“I feel very strongly that about 85% of our field of physical therapists need some work. They need to make themselves better. In one aspect, it’s what keeps therapists like myself in business because patients are going to find me or they’re going to find other skilled clinicians who are in the upper 10-15%. However, it’s the 85% who give a misconception to the general public about what skilled clinicians are really all about.” ~Rick Daigle
• 11. Inconsistent Re-evaluations (2:55)
• 10. Reasoning for Exercises (4:25)
• 9. Other Professions (7:20)
• 8. “Specializing” (9:10)
• 7. Modalities (10:45)
• 6. Marketing & Networking (14:10)
• 5. Question Diagnoses (15:20)
• 4. Be Great (16:40)
• 3. Listen (17:55)
• 2. Educating Patients (20:20)
• 1. Stop Chasing Pain (21:45)
Rick Daigle, PT, DPT, specializes in post-operative management and in the analysis and correction of biomechanical deficiencies and injury prevention. He’s the founder of Medical Minds in Motion, and instructs PTs, PTAs, OTs ATCs and personal trainers about post-operative management of complex diagnoses. You can catch up with him at the medicalmindsinmotion.com website.
Being on the receiving end of a lot of PT, I already knew some of this stuff, but it was great to have it acknowledged by someone in a position to teach. Listen and learn, it’s important!