The Physical Therapist's Guide to Population Health

At Strive Labs, we keep our ear to the ground to stay on top of trends in healthcare. In 2016, we’ve already noticed that many forward thinking physical therapists are discussing the importance of population health, so you're going to be hearing a lot about it this month. Population health can be defined as "the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group." Central to this concept is the

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

5 Steps To Improve Patient Outcomes & Increase Revenue in PT Part 1: Churn Rate Overview

Last week, we discussed the how large companies like Netflix and Spotify run their businesses. As it turns out, it's not all that different to how you build a successful PT practice. After all, both businesses run a subscription model. How is that you ask? Well here is the quick breakdown: Just like you can ditch your Netflix subscription at any time, so too can your patients stop coming to physical therapy. That's why each time your patient comes back

Apps for That: How to Stay Up to Date in Physical Therapy

Our guest blog this week comes by way of Kenny Venere. Kenny is a DPT, Northeastern Alumnus, and also is one of the guys behind the blog at Physiological PT. You can catch up with him @kvenere on Twitter. Thanks for this post, Kenny! There are overwhelming amounts of online resources available to further your learning as a clinician or student. Between the endless amount of blogs (like this one), tweets, journals, research articles, and PowerPoint lectures it can be

Rapid Fire Education for the Weekend Warrior

Are you a hero of the modern world? Are you busy working all week only to find yourself squeezing your exercises in on Saturday and Sunday? Deconditioning, inflexibility, and poor biomechanics put you at risk for injury.  This post is for you, weekend warriors! Here are some helpful reminders to not join the statistics. Most commonly associated diagnoses Epicondylitis – Golfers/Tennis elbow Iliotibial Band Syndrome Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – Runner’s knee Shin Splints Ankle Sprain Stress Fractures Best tips for

5 Stretches for Morning Back Pain Relief

Getting out of bed on some days is much harder than others. One of the most common complaints in the morning, particularly among those of us who over 50 years old, is lower back pain. We also know the physical and mental toll morning back pain can have throughout the day, so we’ve compiled our 5 favorite exercises for you to try the next time you wake up with stiffness and discomfort. 1) Single Knee to Chests Do 10