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Author: Mathew McClanahan & Zach Wagner

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A podcast dedicated to exploring physical therapy, S&C, and being better humans. Follow us on IG @missingvariablepod
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Today we're joined by Quinn Henoch of Clinical Athlete and podcast regular, Zak Gabor of Level Up Initiative. These two have demonstrated themselves as leaders in our profession and we're happy to have them join us to talk about just that! This concludes our series of the CALU Summit speakers and organizers. We hope to see you all there tomorrow!If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Quinn and ZakIG: @clinicalathlete, @thelevelupinitiative, @quinn.henochdpt @zakgabor.dptWebsite: Clinical Athlete , Level Up Initiative Connect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
We're joined once again by Steph Allen (first appearance ep. 37). Steph will be speaking about ACL with Wesley Wang (Ep. 61) at the CALU summit. Steph will be addressing communication and psychosocial considerations at the summit. Here's a bit of a taste of what you can expect from Steph, enjoy and see you at the summit!Bio:Steph graduated from the Ithaca College DPT program in 2013, then decided to stay in the Ithaca and complete an orthopedic manual therapy residency at Cayuga Medical Center.  At the end of 2014, she embarked on the adventure that is travel PT and worked in NY, CA, NM and CO. Hungry to learn more about strength and conditioning and sports physical therapy, she sought out an amazing opportunity in Boston and is now a senior physical therapist at Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness.Here, she is spearheading community outreach and education in youth sports, specifically in the area of ACL injury risk reduction. She is also the co-founder of The Level Up Initiative, which aims to create a culture shift and positive change in healthcare through mentorship of new graduates and students. Steph is passionate about establishing a higher standard in youth training and movement development so as to shift to a more proactive model vs. reactive. She is determined to see injury rates decline, and to see the profession of physical therapy evolve to where the standard of care is reflective of the best available evidence.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be.Where you can find StephIG: @stephallen.dptIG: @thelevelupinitiativeFB: Steph AllenWebsite: www.thelevelupinitiative.com and www.bostonptwellness.comConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
This episode we're joined by Dr. Michael Ray. He, alongside Eric Lagoy (past guest on the show), will be speaking on Low Back Pain, communication, and exercise prescription at the CALU summit happening virtually September 18th-20th, 2020. BIO:Dr. Ray is a chiropractor based out of Harrisonburg, VA. He owns and operate Shenandoah Valley Performance Clinic and specializes in the rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal issues, associated pain, and dysfunction. He enjoys helping athletes from various backgrounds return to their desired level of activity. His primary goals for working with clients, educate about their situation and collaboratively design a game-plan to move them from where they are at to where they want to be.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find MikeIG: @michael_barbellmedicineConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
Join us as we chat with Jarred and Jason, experts on tendinopathy, who will be speaking on the first day of CALU Summit. CALU Summit - Affiliate link to purchase your tickets to this virtual seminarDr. Jarred Boyd currently works for the NBA franchise, Memphis Grizzlies as a Performance Physical Therapist. Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Jarred was on staff at Rehab 2 Perform in Frederick, Maryland. He currently is still involved with the R2P Academy Continuing Education platform.As a sport’s physical therapist, Dr. Boyd’s goal is to facilitate return to activity and enhance athlete’s potential by identifying opportunities to enhance durability and sustainability.Jason Eure, PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW-1 is a Physical Therapist and clinic director for PT Solutions in Vienna, Virginia. In addition to clinical duties, he currently serves as a Stronger By Science coach and acts as a strength and conditioning coach to national and international-level swimmers. His interests include exercise prescription with a focus on return to sport and the management of tendinopathy.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Jarred and JasonIG: @dr.jfitboyd and @jmeureConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
This episode we talk with Wesley Wang who specializes in treating patients with ACL injuries. Topics covered include:- Where to start with ACL research as a young clinician- pre-op/post-op education - Relationships with MD's- MD RTP expectations vs PT expectations - Wesley's S&C knowledge out of PT school and how to build it  If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find WesleyIG: @Wesleywang.dptACL Mastermind group: http://wesleywangdpt.mykajabi.com/Website: www.wesleywangdpt.comACL podcast: Wesley Wang DPT podcastConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
Bio:Nicole is a physical therapist and performance coach who specializes in return to play for athletes after an injury. A former division-1 soccer player herself, she understands the importance of getting back to performance levels of sport for the athlete and tailors the rehab and reconditioning program to suit the athlete’s specific sport, position, and individual demands. She also has a blog and ebooks on her website (www.nicolesurdykaphysio.com), a podcast called Complete Football Health (available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and the apple podcast app), and teaches continuing education courses. Her flagship course, Managing the [Un]Injured Soccer Player cover injury rehabilitation and risk reduction for soccer players, and her second course, Ethical Return to Sport Decision Making, aims to clarify the often murky waters of the return to sport decision making process. You can find both courses on her website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram (links below).If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find NicoleIG: @dr.nicoleptTwitter: @nsurdykaphysioWebsite: www.nicolesurdykaphysio.comConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
We're joined by Rich Willy out of Montana to talk about runners, biomechanics, and (not surprisingly) strength training! Enjoy the episode.Bio:Dr. Rich Willy is an assistant professor in the School of Physical Therapy, University of Montana. He received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware and his masters in physical therapy from Ohio University. His research aims to develop clinically effective treatments for individuals with patellofemoral pain, Achilles tendon injuries, or bone stress injuries. He focuses his research on two populations: endurance runners and tactical athletes. His work is currently supported by the US Department of Defense.  Dr. Willy has nearly 50 peer reviewed publications and is a national and international presenter of his research and clinical expertise on how to evaluate and treat the injured runner. Most recently, he was the lead author on the APTA’s Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patellofemoral PainIf you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find RichIG: @montanarunninglabTwitter: @rwilly2003Connect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
On this episode we have Greg Lehman on to talk about biomechanics. If you're unfamiliar with Greg, read his bio below and check out his website (also below). We hope this episode helps to spark discussion in regards to biomechanics and when they matter with our patients! BioGreg Lehman is a practicing physiotherapist, researcher and educator in Toronto, Canada with over 20 years experience in the rehabilitation field.  Greg’s background includes a MSc in Spine Biomechanics, MSc in Physiotherapy and a Chiropractic degree.  Greg has published more than 20 peer reviewed publications in the manual therapy and exercise science fields.  He has a special interest in the multidimensional nature of pain and injury and believes that simple yet comprehensive approaches are a cornerstone of the biopsychosocial approach to patient care.  Greg has taught the popular “Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science” course for 5 years to 1000s of therapist throughout the world.  The course is about fundamentals and finding the common threads of many rehabilitation approaches. Greg will be giving a Keynote on how simple and tailored education and exercise strategies can be part of a multidimensional approach to pain and injury rehabilitationIf you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find GregTwitter: @greglehmanWebsite: Greglehman.caConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
Jacob first joined Matt on Episode 23 of the show. It's been over a year now and Jacob has learned a lot more about pain and his application of MDT. BioJacob graduated from Utica College with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Studies and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Jacob has earned Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for spine and extremity, and also has earned qualification with Integrated Musculoskeletal Care as an Affiliate Outcomes Accountable clinician. Jacob has performed extensive post-graduate training with over 300 contact hours in Advanced Orthopedic and Sports rehabilitation. Jacob has also done additional post graduate training in vestibular rehab and post-concussion management. Additionally,  Jacob also has training on modern pain concepts and strategies to help people with chronic pain conditions. In addition to working for Physical Therapy Services of Rochester, Jacob is a consultant for The Strength Guys are an internationally renowned Powerlifting Strength and Conditioning group. He also coordinates students within his clinic.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find JacobIG: @strengthinevidence_physioFB: @strength In Evidence PhysioLinkedIn: Jacob Templar Connect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
Nate joins us to talk about the ethics of Cash PT. He see's both out of network patients and medicare patients so he has a unique perspective. Is cash PT excluding a sect of the population due to price? Is 1 on 1 the best model? These are just some of the questions we discus on this episode! Bio:Nathan Kadlecek owns a hybrid physical therapy practice, Cash Pay and Medicare, in Monterey, CA. He competes in powerlifting, played football and baseball in college, successfully completed one mountaineering trip (barely), Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (a memoir about Nike) is his all time favorite book and captures his own ethos, and few things get him as excited as presenting to groups of people eager to learn about the science of pain.  He’s lived all over the country, completing his B.Sc degree of Exercise Science in Arkansas at Harding University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy education at Columbia University in New York CityIf you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find NateIG: @drkadlecekFB: @kadalystwellnessLinkedIn: @nathan-kadlecek-dptConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
Dr. Russ Manalastas is the owner of MANA Performance Therapy which is a performance based physical therapy practice located in Rochester, NY. He's a doctor of physical therapy, board certified sports clinical specialist, and strength coach that operates out of Next Level Strength & Conditioning and provides on site services at Cobblestone Creek Country Club. His main focus is on helping the rotational sport athlete and the active individual return from injury and back to performance without fear of re-injury. Russ joins us to talk about the new S&C course he is starting at a local university. He gives solid tips on how to approach professors about this, writing a syllabus and more!If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Russ IG: Mana performanceFB: Mana performanceWebsite: www.manaperformanctherapy.comConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
We're joined by Mark Kargela of Modern Pain Care. Mark has an extensive background within the manual therapy world, but has now moved away from utilizing it as his main form of treatment. He joins us to discuss how he now utilizes manual therapy, the narratives he puts behind it, and what he thinks the role of fellowship training is. Blog mentioned: Mark and Jarod Hate Manual Therapy If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find MarkIG: @modernpaincareFB: Pain Mastermind Group Website: Modern Pain CareConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
Where do we stand when it comes to youth athlete's and resistance training? Derek Miles address that question and more on this episode. Derek has written a multi-part series on this exact topic. As a supplement to this episode, we encourage our listeners to go check out that blog series HERE where Derek has cited several research papers for you to go through at your liking.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Derek IG: @derek_barbellmedicineTwitter: @dmilesptWebsite: Barbell Medicine Youth Athlete Resistance Training ArticleConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
We talk with Jarod Hall about exercise and its benefits on persistent pain. Does strengthening help decrease pain? Improve function? What else might it do for someone with persistent pain? We also talk about better ways to write goals for the individual in front of us instead of the traditional way you might have learned in school. Enjoy!Bio:Jarod Hall, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is a physical therapist in Fort Worth, TX. His clinical focus is orthopedics with an emphasis implementation of the current science of pain to aid in the management of both chronic pain and acute injuries. Jarod has shown clinical excellence in securing designation as a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is lab faculty at the UNTHSC DPT program, instructing in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic injuries, pain science, strength and conditioning, and manual therapy. Jarod regularly presents continuing education at the state, national, and international level for practicing physical therapists, occupational therapists, and chiropractors. In addition, Jarod developed and leads both an orthopedic board specialty examination preparatory course through OPTIM Manual Therapy and Fellowship and is a co-owner of Modern Pain Care, education institute for practicing clinicians seeking to further their clinical expertise and understanding of how to interact with those in pain. Finally, he is co-author of the clinical resource text “Making Sense of Pain: A Collection of Analogies and Stories to Better Understand Pain"If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find JarodIG: @drjarodhalldptFB: DrjarodhalldptWebsite: www.moderpaincare.comConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
Scotty Butcher joins us to talk about two main topics: Should we use the CSCS book as the foundation on which a DPT S&C course is taught? Should we call S&C something else within the PT profession? This was a blast and Scotty is a wealth of knowledge on this topic, enjoy. BioDr. Scotty Butcher is an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Saskatchewan and co-founder of Strength Rebels. He holds a BSc PT and MSc Kin from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD in Exercise Physiology and Experimental Medicine from the University of Alberta. He is certified as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP), is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer (CF-L1), and is formerly certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS); the latter of which he has formally relinquished. Scotty teaches exercise physiology, prescription, and rehabilitation to physical therapy students and has published several peer reviewed articles and two book chapters related to exercise testing and prescription. Currently training as a powerlifter, he has a passion for strength training and translates this to promoting quality exercise training and rehabilitation practices for clinicians and students. His focus in research, teaching, and clinical work is on the hybrid rehabilitation/strength training approach, and shares his views through blogging and vlogging.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find ScottyIG: @thestrengthjediTwitter: @thestrengthjedi Email: scotty.butcher@usask.caWebsite: www.thestrengthjedi.comGoogle Scholar: Scotty Butcher Courses & more: Click hereConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
Scot Morrison is a well respected physical therapist and strength coach who focuses on the intersection of sports medicine and training for high performance. He is the former director of medical services for the Professional Referee Organization and regularly consults at the collegiate and professional levels. His special interests include: the management of tendinopathies and other athletic overuse injuries, data-driven return-to- play processes, and the integration of sound exercise prescription into rehabilitation and return to performance. Scot has published multiple papers in various peer review journals, presents regularly at the national & professional level and consults with collegiate and professional athletes and providers. He is currently located in Portland, ORIf you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find ScotIG: @physio_praxisTwitter: @scotmorrsnWebsite: www.physiopraxis.coLink to his Therex DatabaseConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
On this episode, Zach and Matt review the last two episodes of the show with Eric Lagoy and Kiefer Lammi. They then have two action items for you, the listeners! Once you take action, shoot us a DM on IG and let us know how it's going. Reach out anytime, we'd love to chat and help in anyway we can. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Connect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
Kiefer Lammi, a strength coach out of MA joins us to discuss his thoughts on whether or not DPT curriculum's should have S&C courses, where the line is between rehab and S&C, and we even touch on soft skills.  Bio:Kiefer is full-time coach and the director of fitness at Champion Physical Therapy & Performance in Waltham, MA. Working under Mike Reinold and Lenny Macrina he's had the privilege of coaching everyone from busy, working people looking to get stronger to collegiate and professional athletes in nearly every major sport. In addition, he helps run Champions strength & conditioning internship program that educates over a dozen up and coming coaches every year. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Kiefer IG: @kieferlammiFB: Kiefer LammiWebsite: www.kieferlammi.comYoutube: Stronger TVConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
On this episode, we sit down and speak with Eric Lagoy. Eric shares his journey from starting as a guest lecturer at a local DPT curriculum to actually developing the course content for a S&C/ExRx course that the students advocated for. Eric provides valuable information regarding hurdles that he faced during this process. We hope his story will help lower the barrier to getting more of these courses started across the country! As an adjunct to this episode, give episode 26 of the clinical athlete podcast a listen. It also features Eric and sheds light on what role exercise prescription courses have in a DPT curriculum.    Bio:Eric received his Doctoral of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Connecticut and became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2015. He currently treats at Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Cheshire, CT. Eric is also adjunct faculty at Quinnipiac University, where he teaches an exercise-based elective to students in their final year of PT school.Eric has a strong background in strength and conditioning, having coached athletes and competed in powerlifting himself. He is an official Clinical Athlete provider and works with athletes of all competitive levels. Eric has presented at various universities on the topics of implementing strength and conditioning principles into physical therapy.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Eric LagoyIG: @emlagoydptEmail: Elagoy@gaylord.orgConnect with usIG: @mattmc_dptMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
Dustin Jones of GEROS Health joins us to talk about the transition from Senior Rehab Project to GEROS Health, what ageism is, and his unique approach to rehabbing older adults in the home health setting. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find DustinIG: @GEROSHealthFB: @GerosHealth Website: GEROShealth.comConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
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