Episode 251 - Melissa Watson and Annie O'Connor, part 1: A Game Changer for Neurological Patients

In episode 251 I’m talking with Melissa Watson and we’re joined by Annie O’Connor too. Both practice at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in the Chicago IL area. We talk about Melissa’s journey and her focus in neurological rehab and the improved effectiveness in treating this population of patients through Pain Mechanism Classification System and Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. This week on MCF!

Episode 248 - Nadine Foster, part 2: Stratifying Risk and Care

Episode 248 - Nadine Foster, part 2:  Stratifying Risk and Care

In episode 248 it’s part two of my conversation with Professor Nadine Foster.  She discusses the idea of physical therapists functioning as a front line practitioner including the pros and cons from her perspective.  She compares the idea of personalized care versus stratified care and shares what data she’s collected on stratified care and how it influences outcomes. And, she shares additional projects she’s working on for which we can be watching out.  All this and more, this week on MCF!

Episode 244 - Laura Mannering, part 2: Weathering the Storm

Episode 244 - Laura Mannering, part 2: Weathering the Storm

In episode 244 I'm continuing my conversation with Laura Mannering. A physical therapist frustrated by the traditional practice habits and bold enough to create a practice model that fits her and her patients even better. She shares about some things she needed to overcome, some of the ways she's found success and what she'd advise from her current prespective. This week on MCF!