Creating Meaningful Behavioral Change through Relationships

My friend Mark Fisher is the founder of Mark Fisher Fitness in NYC. The MFF Clubhouse (don’t call it a gym!) is a hotbed of evidence based training combined with the theatrics of a Broadway play. MFF’s tagline is “Ridiculous Humans, Serious Fitness.” Over the past few years, Mark has created a culture where clients feel comfortable being themselves while working toward their own personal health goals. When I visited MFF (as I waded through the glitter and

Guest Blog: Creating the Ideal Patient Experience

If you aren’t following @cancergeek on Twitter, you’re missing out on learning more every day about creating the ideal patient experience. Andy DeLaO is a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for creating ideal care experiences for people with cancer. He works with vendors, organizations and healthcare systems to make the difficult world of healthcare easy to understand. This slide caught my eye on Twitter one day, and I asked Andy to explain more to me about it! Thanks

Can We Jump the Fence?

Every once in awhile you hear a talk that makes you want to stand up and yell, “YES! You get it!” That’s how I felt while listening to Michael Riley Jr., PT, DPT speak at Graham Sessions 2016 in January. Mike is the VP of Business Development at Professional Therapy Services in Illinois. He gave one of the “What I Believe” talks, highlighting an area that he believes physical therapists can impact: population health. Mike told the story of

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5 Things Every PT Needs to Know About the Net Promoter® Score

The Strive Labs Team is excited to have Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC/L, co-founder and president of WebPT writing this week's guest blog. She brings with her more than 15 years of experience as a physical therapist and multi-clinic site director as well as a passion for healthcare innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. You can find Heidi on Twitter, here. Thanks, Heidi! At last year’s Ascend Business Summit, Strive Labs founders Scott Hebert and Ryan Klepps detailed several metrics

What Physical Therapists can Learn from Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is one of my personal heroes. While there are many reasons I admire him, I find his philosophical approach to everything the most salient and magnetic feature of admiration. We can learn numerous lessons from his life. Here are 5 lessons that apply to Physical Therapists as individuals, and Physical Therapy as a profession. Enjoy! 1. Framework The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any

What Would MacGyver Do?

Our guest blog this week comes from our physio friend Cinema, who has a pretty great blog of their own,, one of the 21 physical therapy blogs we think you should be reading. Catch up with them on Twitter @Cinema_Air. Thanks for this post! MacGyver has been an icon of resourcefulness ever since he first hit TV decades ago. While we may not be able to cobble together lifesaving devices using toothpicks and chewing gum, there