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

Four Categories of Words to Avoid in Ortho

Language has been examined a lot lately in the pain world including how explaining pain translate to patient outcomes. Patients want to know the cause of their pain which often provokes medical providers to use words and phrases that catastrophize, dramatize, over-simplify, and predict long-term outcomes. These four categories of words and phrases should be … Read More

Physical Therapy and Breast Cancer Awareness

Lately it feels like everyone is touting some month out of the year as their own.  For instance, October is Breastfeeding month, Vegetarian month, and Outdoor Lighting month.  As important as lighting is to outdoor ambiance, I think October is important for other reasons.  When I think of October I think of Breast Cancer Awareness.  … Read More

“Make Your Health Happen” Follow Up

What did you do over the weekend? I’m not trying to brag but we had an awesome day Friday! It was a beautiful sunny day. We got lots of old and new friends together. We flipped tires, threw kegs, shook battle ropes, did fireman carries, and practiced MMA moves. We listened to some awesome music. … Read More

Why the Great Toe really is Great

When you’re out running, do you ever think about what your feet, specifically your toes, are actually doing? Are they doing anything? You bet they are! The toes, but especially the great (big) toe is responsible for a significant amount of stability when we run. Our foot acts as a lever and we need our … Read More

Private Cash Practice and #NextGenPT FAQ’s

Writing and speaking to people in the physical therapy and wellness fields is a real honor for me. After a while you begin to hear some questions over and over. Some are extremely thought provoking exchanges about leadership as a physical therapy and wellness entrepreneur. Other questions are just pleas for advice so that a new therapist or … Read More

Pain is Info, Bro!

What are you looking for when you visit a health professional?  Most people would say they want to know why they hurt or what their diagnosis is.  What if I told you that these things aren’t that important? Some people would stop listening or say I’m not credible and I’m not sure that I would … Read More