The PT Minute: What is the biggest misconception about Physical Therapists/Therapy from your PERSONAL patient experiences?

This week’s PT Minute question: “What is the biggest misconception about Physical Therapists/Therapy from your PERSONAL patient experiences?” Dr. Carlos J Berio – “Physical therapy is where you go when you’re hurt”. While this a great place to work from as a profession, it really undermines the many skills and knowledge the an experienced physical therapist possesses. … Read More

The PT Minute: How Do You Know You CAN’T Help Someone?

The SPARK Physical Therapists get one-minute to answer a single clinical question. We live in a “I want it and I want it now” society.  This is our way of providing our community the best answers to the burning questions without any fluff. This week’s PT Minute question: “How Do You Know You Can’t Help Someone? Dr. Carlos … Read More

How Do You Measure Success?

Everyone wants to feel successful professionally and personally. Of course the level of success everyone aspires to can be different but everyone is able provide some standard for which they aim. For example, one person may want to receive a passing score on their yearly work performance review. While another individual may view a stellar … Read More

The Debriefing IFOMPT 2016:

Once every four years a collection of some of the most well renowned minds in the field of physical therapy come together for The International Federation of Manual Physical Therapy (IFOMPT) Conference. This go around the conference was in Glasgow, Scotland.  As with all conferences, there were a TON of takeaways. Some from an interpersonal perspective, … Read More

Expectations vs. Reality

Balancing expectation with reality occurs consistently throughout our lives. Every kid expects adulthood to be 100% fun all the time. In reality, adulthood is work – your job, paperwork, taxes, yardwork, relationships, cleaning, cooking etc. As we go through life, I think most people learn the lesson of weighing your wishes and dreams with the … Read More

2 Answers to The Client Value Question

The way it is: the PT Mills You know them. 3-4000 sq ft open facilities. Busy front desk. A couple overworked folks with a phone permanently attached to their ears. Phones and faxes ringing off the hook. Some automated voice answers the phone each time you call. ‘press 1 to make an appointment’. Half a … Read More

My First Year at SPARK In Review

It has been just over a year since I started working at SPARK. This has made me reflect on my experiences here and just how different SPARK really is. A cash-based practice completely changes the patient experience and, as a result, my own experience. Since starting at SPARK, I only see one client at a … Read More

Running Medicine 2016 Highlights

Another thought-provoking and knowledge bombing weekend of Running Medicine is complete. For anyone that works with runners, this conference is a must attend as it brings together the country’s (and often time the world’s) top physical therapists, physicians, sports performance specialists and more to promote healthy, high-level running for the novice to the elite. Here … Read More

How Much Does It Cost?

Taking care of our current clientele and helping new clientele with their physical therapy needs is my core responsibility in my position at SPARK.  Not only do I want them to receive “all-the-way” well care specialized to their specific needs and get them back to the activity level that they are used to but I … Read More

TOUGH Goals for the New Year

Going into the New Year everybody does it.  Everyone wants to set and meet goals. Some goals they have postponed for years due to a myriad of excuses or maybe their goals this year are new aspirations they have never thought of before. The majority of us tend to focus on health related goals but … Read More