Education 101

$61, 236.1 As of June 2016, Sarah Lawrence, the most expensive college in the nation costs over $61,000 per year to attend.1 To be honest, that is absurd. However, many people including myself consider education one of the most important investments you will make. So how do we value education? Can we afford this investment? What…

Physical Therapy 101

Let me start with an embarrassing story. The day I choose a career in physical therapy, I had no idea what a physical therapist did. For any future physical therapists or even the general public reading this, I will make sure you are a little more informed than me. Let us start with the official…

Travel 101

Building on previous posts, I am introducing a Travel 101 page. I view travel as one of the most powerful learning opportunities available. It is enlightening to understand how other people make a life in a variety of environments. Exposure to these different situations can provide context in our personal circumstances. Witnessing the world’s beauty…

U-District Youth Center Fundraiser

I am excited to formally announce the first fundraiser organized by Clinicians for Wellness. We will be selling T-shirts to raise money for U District Youth Center, part of Youth Care. For the last 5 summers, a group of my college friends have gotten together in cities around the US for vacations. My friend Galen…

A Rut, A Run, A Read

One of my last posts was for my Fitness 101 page. I wrote most of it before realizing that I was not happy with it. The explanation of fitness resembled too much of an expanded dictionary entry for my liking. Since that point, I have done a great job of procrastinating. I have been in a…

Mobility for Weightlifting

Today I had the first of a two day course for certification as an Olympic lift weightlifting coach.  Already, I can see and feel some of the benefits of this training. Personally, I can imagine how these benefits could improve my health and athletic performance. I am also excited to clinically integrate this information with…

Planning for the Future

I am currently in the process of upgrading different parts of Clinicians for Wellness. I just finished looking at the mission statement of the site and still feel pretty satisfied. “To promote wellness, health, movement, education, and self-improvement with the unique professional and personal experiences of diverse contributors.” My content fits this mold and this…

Fitness 101

In the world of healthcare, most of the time we get focus on “getting someone better.” We make sure a patient can negotiate stairs, have enough range of motion to dress, return to work, has a decreased risk of falls, or sit without pain. Achieving those goals is important, but sometimes we become too tunnel visioned as…

Healthcare 101

One of the major goals of this website is to use the diverse experiences of various healthcare professionals to educate others. Currently, much of this website’s healthcare content revolves around physical therapy written by a guy named Steven Kinney (mostly because the site creator is a physical therapist named Steven Kinney). In the future, I…

Amazon Smile and Goodsearch

I am going to continue on the theme of giving back with this post. One of the difficulties about giving back is determining how much to give. Now that is a relevant topic, but one I am not going to currently discuss. Believe it or not, one way to give more to your favorite organization…

Giving Back 101

In an effort to make the layout of the site work better for the reader (that would be you!), I am trying to develop a 101 series for the major categories on this site. These pages will be a good introduction for new readers, and a way to direct new readers and seasoned readers to…

What I Learned from STAND: Rethinking Manipulation

The Manual Therapist Blog recently had a blog post that talked about using manipulation as a method to help our patients get better. This reminded me of how I started rethinking my views on manipulations and high grade mobilizations (mobs). After my trip to Haiti, it really made me reconsider these treatment strategies. Most of…