Podcast, Episode 1 – Make practice easier with the the perfect subjective examination.

Cheat. You remember exams in physical therapy school. Those suckers were tough. Now I don't condone cheating, but did you ever wonder if you had a cheat sheet during your exams? Or better yet, you were able to have all the answers readily available to you to make life easier? Now imagine if you had a cheat sheet for your initial evaluation with your patients/clients. Clinical practice would be pretty easy wouldn't it? Well guess what, this cheat sheet is readily available, but you have do the work right from the beginning with your patient/client! Dig deep into the subjective ...
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Why are you crying?

No seriously, why? If you don't know me very well, seeing that question may piss you off. But trust me when I say that I ask this question with no malicious intent. As a new professional (or student), whenever you're given negative feedback or told that you're lacking in a certain piece of knowledge, sometimes one gets defensive. Sometimes one will just cry in frustration. So you have to ask yourself, why did you react that way? As a mentor to a student or resident I take immense pride in making sure that after your time with me, you will ...
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The one mistake you do not want to make.

Let's just put this out there right now. We all do not want to be that bad therapist aka that bad PT. We all like to think that we're not that person. That that could never ever be me. But like...are you sure? How would you really know? One of the absolutely key elements to what makes a residency/fellowship experience unique above all other training forms (clinicals, classroom learning, or proprietary company orientations/training) is the mentorship. A true mentorship calls you out on your shit. And guess what, when you go through a true mentorinship for the first time, it ...
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Welcome to my newest endeavor.

Hey. Thank you for visiting my website. This is, I believe, my 3rd or 4th iteration of re-engineering ryanbalmes.com. So for those of you who've been to this website before from the very beginning...thank you for coming back. For those of you new to the site, and you may have found me via Instagram or my Twitter account, welcome! My goal for this website is to share my thoughts and takes on everything and anything on the physical therapy profession. Because I am fortunate to have both Board Certified Specialities in Sports and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, I will be strongly ...
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