This time of year, I redirect my thoughts towards my patients. Pain in patients can be a tricky thing. Sometimes, it seems fairly obvious why they are in pain. Perhaps they slipped and fell, or maybe picked something up wrong. Many times, the pain has nothing to do with physical injury. Instead, it’s suffering steeped in years of deeply rooted mental or emotional trauma that forces its way to the surface during holidays. Holidays can become a weak spot in the seemingly impenetrable armor of the people who hide it well for most of the year.
This model of care offers clinicians a way to improve the quality of care being delivered, improve patient satisfaction, and reduce costs. Learn more with FAKTR courses.
If you've ever played a sport, you are well aware of the constant hunger that seems to plague young athletes. Pre-game meals are a ritual for many teams and often times these dinners are loaded with high-carbohydrate, high-calorie items aimed at providing the fuel needed for game play.
But aside from these team meals, are many of these athletes putting any thought into how they fuel their bodies outside of the hours right before the "big game?"
As a an educator and conservative manual practitioner, words really matter to me. When I’m teaching, it’s just as important for practitioners and students to understand why they’re performing a particular treatment and what they’re affecting as it is for them to understand the how of the treatment application.
And, I would also argue, using the correct choice of words is imperative when it comes to conveying information, whether you’re speaking to patients or other practitioners.
For example; you may have heard a doctor or therapist rationalizes using myofascial release or instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation to “break up scar tissue” or “break up adhesions.”
But what does this even mean?
This unique course offering takes our FAKTR concepts and applies them to the assessment and treatment of peripheral nerve entrapments–de-mystifying these syndromes and providing you with treatments you can apply immediately on Monday morning.
In this video interview, our Director of Education, Dr. Todd Riddle sat down with our two FAKTR PNE instructors to discuss the new course and answer important questions regarding these common patient presentations.
Often times with a limited budget or reliance on student loan allowances (we see you students), it isn’t a question of whether or not you want or even need to attend a continuing education course–it all boils down to whether you have the means to make it happen.
Our parent company, Southeast Sports Seminars aims to change all of that by introducing payment plans for all of their live courses.