Top 3 Questions to Ask During Your Physical Therapy School Interview

Questions to ask PT school that will actually impact your career When applying for anything, especially PT school, it’s common and expected to ask the school important questions. This shows that you are vested in the process. The problem is that most of the questions people on the internet tell you to ask are IRRELEVANT to moving forward in your career. Like how to pass the licensure, what separates you from other schools, etc. Although the PT school application process is nerve-wracking, never forget that YOU are also interviewing THEM. You have to make sure this school is the best fit for you and will set you up for success for the rest of your career. How will you know that? Check out today’s post below to learn more!

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What Happens in Vegas, Openness to Learning, and Life‘s Finite Timeline

If you want to learn how to be more productive, deal with criticism, and beef up your learning game, you’ll have to check out this podcast I was featured on. Click below to either watch the podcast or check it out on Spotify! Or the spotify link: To learn more about Chris Liddle, your host, follow the show @thelifestylechase, follow Chris @christianliddle, or head to invigoratetraining.com  Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

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Anterior Pelvic Tilt vs Swayback – What’s the Difference?

Are these pelvic postures a problem? It’s common for people to have significant pelvis postures that may impact movement capabilities, but how do we know when these postures are problematic? What can we do about maximizing the movement of someone who has an anterior pelvic tilt or swayback? Or heck, maybe you can’t even tell the difference between an anterior tilt and swayback posture. Where should you start? Well fam, you should start by peeping Movement Debrief 163!

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5 Mistakes I’ve Made as a Physical Therapist

Rarely do we discuss our mistakes. I’ll be the first We learn some of our best lessons from the mistakes that not only we’ve made, but those before us. Yet rarely does one discuss the times that they’ve failed. Instead, it’s all puppies and rainbows on your social network of choice. Everyone has their best life and best practice all up in there. But without that transparency, without sharing how we fail, we miss out on an incredible learning opportunity. We may fall victim to similar mistakes that can happen throughout both patient care and working with your supreme gym clientele. That ends today. I’m going to share with you 5 mistakes that I’ve made in my physical therapy career, what I’ve learned from those problems, and what I’m doing differently. Let ya boi screw up, so you don’t have to. Check out the video, podcast, and blog below to learn about it!

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How to Improve Your Straight Leg Raise

If you can’t touch your toes, you NEED to check this out The straight leg raise = a big deal for any hinge-type movement, yet it can also be one of the hardest measures to improve. Or is it? Understanding the order of attack when you see a limited straight leg raise can make this often difficult to change test WAY more simple. Don’t worry, Movement Debrief 161 has you covered.

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Hip Flexion Biomechanics

Why hip flexion is SO much more than a sagittal plane movement You may think hip flexion is as easy as bringing your knee to your chest, but there is SO much more going on. In fact, the act of hip flexion has various rotational elements about it, and better understanding these elements can greatly enhance our exercise selection, helping our clients move and perform better.garageband Don’t worry fam, we get into the weeds and come out with an easy understanding of hip flexion in Movement Debrief Episode 160!

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Hip Flexor Stretches Don’t Work – Try These 2 Exercises Instead

If hip flexor stretching is whack, what is better, Zac? It’s super common to feel hip flexor tightness from sitting or a bazillion other things. The problem is that your traditional hip flexor stretches don’t really work…At all. The reason why is NOT because your hip flexor muscles are this evil piece of your anatomy that hates you and cares little about your feeble attempts to stretch them. It’s because tight hip flexors are part of a bigger movement strategy that your body uses. And in order to get these muscles to let go, you have to teach your body a different movement behavior. One that takes into consideration ALL of the areas that influence hip flexor tension. What are they? Well fam watch the video below and read the blog to learn! What are the hip flexors? Are the hip flexors simply evil muscles that exist within your body to cause you all types of pain and problems? Uh, no fam. The hip flexors are several muscles that act to flex the hip (aka bring your thigh closer to your abdomen. If you’ve ever sprinted, walked, went upstairs, done marching exercises, or kneed someone in the gut (wild times in Vegas), then you can be thankful you have hip flexors big fam! For you anatomy nerds, some of the major players that complete this move include: Tensor fascia lata (TFL) Psoas major Iliacus Rectus femoris What other actions do the hip flexors perform? You’ll notice that the hip flexor

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Common Squat Compensations

If you have a butt wink, collapse your knees and more, you definitely want to read this! The squat is an excellent exercise for both enhancing lower body range of motion and strength, but it’s not so great if you have a bunch of wild compensations doing it. What are some of the common compensatory activities that we see in the squat, which ones are “bad,” and most importantly, what shall we do about it? You’ll get your answer in Movement Debrief Episode 159!

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Assessing Basketball Players

Learn the key tests to help basketball players move better! When you work with super tall athletes like basketball players, their movement demands and compensatory strategies are going to appear a bit differently than those of us closer to earth. But what tests matter the most? What will give us the information needed to make sound training decisions for these athletes? In order to determine what tests will give us the most information about basketball players, we have to look at what movement challenges they possess, the injuries they are most likely to sustain, and the movement qualities needed to mitigate injury risk. Be prepared to dive into these areas and take your basketball movement testing to a different level with Movement Debrief Episode 158.

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