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Missing Variable Podcast

By Mathew McClanahan
A podcast dedicated to exploring physical therapy, S&C, and being better humans. Follow us on IG @missingvariablepod
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EP65 | Leading the Profession w/ CALU Summit founders Quinn Henoch and Zak Gabor
Today we're joined by Quinn Henoch of Clinical Athlete and podcast regular, Zak Gabor of Level Up Initiative. These two have demonstrated themselves as leaders in our profession and we're happy to have them join us to talk about just that! This concludes our series of the CALU Summit speakers and organizers. We hope to see you all there tomorrow!If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Quinn and ZakIG: @clinicalathlete, @thelevelupinitiative, @quinn.henochdpt @zakgabor.dptWebsite: Clinical Athlete , Level Up Initiative Connect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
41:20
September 17, 2020
EP64 | Steph Allen - ACL Communication and Strong A** Women
We're joined once again by Steph Allen (first appearance ep. 37). Steph will be speaking about ACL with Wesley Wang (Ep. 61) at the CALU summit. Steph will be addressing communication and psychosocial considerations at the summit. Here's a bit of a taste of what you can expect from Steph, enjoy and see you at the summit!Bio:Steph graduated from the Ithaca College DPT program in 2013, then decided to stay in the Ithaca and complete an orthopedic manual therapy residency at Cayuga Medical Center.  At the end of 2014, she embarked on the adventure that is travel PT and worked in NY, CA, NM and CO. Hungry to learn more about strength and conditioning and sports physical therapy, she sought out an amazing opportunity in Boston and is now a senior physical therapist at Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness.Here, she is spearheading community outreach and education in youth sports, specifically in the area of ACL injury risk reduction. She is also the co-founder of The Level Up Initiative, which aims to create a culture shift and positive change in healthcare through mentorship of new graduates and students. Steph is passionate about establishing a higher standard in youth training and movement development so as to shift to a more proactive model vs. reactive. She is determined to see injury rates decline, and to see the profession of physical therapy evolve to where the standard of care is reflective of the best available evidence.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be.Where you can find StephIG: @stephallen.dptIG: @thelevelupinitiativeFB: Steph AllenWebsite: www.thelevelupinitiative.com and www.bostonptwellness.comConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
41:13
August 27, 2020
EP63 | Mike Ray - Low Back Pain, Philosophy, and Patient Beliefs
This episode we're joined by Dr. Michael Ray. He, alongside Eric Lagoy (past guest on the show), will be speaking on Low Back Pain, communication, and exercise prescription at the CALU summit happening virtually September 18th-20th, 2020. BIO:Dr. Ray is a chiropractor based out of Harrisonburg, VA. He owns and operate Shenandoah Valley Performance Clinic and specializes in the rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal issues, associated pain, and dysfunction. He enjoys helping athletes from various backgrounds return to their desired level of activity. His primary goals for working with clients, educate about their situation and collaboratively design a game-plan to move them from where they are at to where they want to be.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find MikeIG: @michael_barbellmedicineConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
37:39
August 20, 2020
EP 62 | Jarred Boyd & Jason Eure - Tendinopathy and CALU Summit
Join us as we chat with Jarred and Jason, experts on tendinopathy, who will be speaking on the first day of CALU Summit. CALU Summit - Affiliate link to purchase your tickets to this virtual seminarDr. Jarred Boyd currently works for the NBA franchise, Memphis Grizzlies as a Performance Physical Therapist. Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Jarred was on staff at Rehab 2 Perform in Frederick, Maryland. He currently is still involved with the R2P Academy Continuing Education platform.As a sport’s physical therapist, Dr. Boyd’s goal is to facilitate return to activity and enhance athlete’s potential by identifying opportunities to enhance durability and sustainability.Jason Eure, PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW-1 is a Physical Therapist and clinic director for PT Solutions in Vienna, Virginia. In addition to clinical duties, he currently serves as a Stronger By Science coach and acts as a strength and conditioning coach to national and international-level swimmers. His interests include exercise prescription with a focus on return to sport and the management of tendinopathy.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Jarred and JasonIG: @dr.jfitboyd and @jmeureConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
37:05
August 13, 2020
EP61 | Wesley Wang - Discussions with an ACL specialist
This episode we talk with Wesley Wang who specializes in treating patients with ACL injuries. Topics covered include:- Where to start with ACL research as a young clinician- pre-op/post-op education - Relationships with MD's- MD RTP expectations vs PT expectations - Wesley's S&C knowledge out of PT school and how to build it  If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find WesleyIG: @Wesleywang.dptACL Mastermind group: http://wesleywangdpt.mykajabi.com/Website: www.wesleywangdpt.comACL podcast: Wesley Wang DPT podcastConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
35:38
July 16, 2020
EP60 | Nicole Surdyka - ACL and RTP
Bio:Nicole is a physical therapist and performance coach who specializes in return to play for athletes after an injury. A former division-1 soccer player herself, she understands the importance of getting back to performance levels of sport for the athlete and tailors the rehab and reconditioning program to suit the athlete’s specific sport, position, and individual demands. She also has a blog and ebooks on her website (www.nicolesurdykaphysio.com), a podcast called Complete Football Health (available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and the apple podcast app), and teaches continuing education courses. Her flagship course, Managing the [Un]Injured Soccer Player cover injury rehabilitation and risk reduction for soccer players, and her second course, Ethical Return to Sport Decision Making, aims to clarify the often murky waters of the return to sport decision making process. You can find both courses on her website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram (links below).If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find NicoleIG: @dr.nicoleptTwitter: @nsurdykaphysioWebsite: www.nicolesurdykaphysio.comConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
40:42
June 25, 2020
EP59 | Rich Willy - Manipulating Runners Biomechanics
We're joined by Rich Willy out of Montana to talk about runners, biomechanics, and (not surprisingly) strength training! Enjoy the episode.Bio:Dr. Rich Willy is an assistant professor in the School of Physical Therapy, University of Montana. He received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware and his masters in physical therapy from Ohio University. His research aims to develop clinically effective treatments for individuals with patellofemoral pain, Achilles tendon injuries, or bone stress injuries. He focuses his research on two populations: endurance runners and tactical athletes. His work is currently supported by the US Department of Defense.  Dr. Willy has nearly 50 peer reviewed publications and is a national and international presenter of his research and clinical expertise on how to evaluate and treat the injured runner. Most recently, he was the lead author on the APTA’s Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patellofemoral PainIf you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find RichIG: @montanarunninglabTwitter: @rwilly2003Connect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
40:47
May 7, 2020
EP58 | Greg Lehman - When do biomechanics matter?
On this episode we have Greg Lehman on to talk about biomechanics. If you're unfamiliar with Greg, read his bio below and check out his website (also below). We hope this episode helps to spark discussion in regards to biomechanics and when they matter with our patients! BioGreg Lehman is a practicing physiotherapist, researcher and educator in Toronto, Canada with over 20 years experience in the rehabilitation field.  Greg’s background includes a MSc in Spine Biomechanics, MSc in Physiotherapy and a Chiropractic degree.  Greg has published more than 20 peer reviewed publications in the manual therapy and exercise science fields.  He has a special interest in the multidimensional nature of pain and injury and believes that simple yet comprehensive approaches are a cornerstone of the biopsychosocial approach to patient care.  Greg has taught the popular “Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science” course for 5 years to 1000s of therapist throughout the world.  The course is about fundamentals and finding the common threads of many rehabilitation approaches. Greg will be giving a Keynote on how simple and tailored education and exercise strategies can be part of a multidimensional approach to pain and injury rehabilitationIf you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find GregTwitter: @greglehmanWebsite: Greglehman.caConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
40:01
March 5, 2020
EP57 | Jacob Templar - Updates after a year (MDT and pain knowledge)
Jacob first joined Matt on Episode 23 of the show. It's been over a year now and Jacob has learned a lot more about pain and his application of MDT. BioJacob graduated from Utica College with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Studies and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Jacob has earned Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for spine and extremity, and also has earned qualification with Integrated Musculoskeletal Care as an Affiliate Outcomes Accountable clinician. Jacob has performed extensive post-graduate training with over 300 contact hours in Advanced Orthopedic and Sports rehabilitation. Jacob has also done additional post graduate training in vestibular rehab and post-concussion management. Additionally,  Jacob also has training on modern pain concepts and strategies to help people with chronic pain conditions. In addition to working for Physical Therapy Services of Rochester, Jacob is a consultant for The Strength Guys are an internationally renowned Powerlifting Strength and Conditioning group. He also coordinates students within his clinic.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find JacobIG: @strengthinevidence_physioFB: @strength In Evidence PhysioLinkedIn: Jacob Templar Connect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
39:45
January 9, 2020
EP56 | Nate Kadlecek - Cash PT ethics
Nate joins us to talk about the ethics of Cash PT. He see's both out of network patients and medicare patients so he has a unique perspective. Is cash PT excluding a sect of the population due to price? Is 1 on 1 the best model? These are just some of the questions we discus on this episode! Bio:Nathan Kadlecek owns a hybrid physical therapy practice, Cash Pay and Medicare, in Monterey, CA. He competes in powerlifting, played football and baseball in college, successfully completed one mountaineering trip (barely), Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (a memoir about Nike) is his all time favorite book and captures his own ethos, and few things get him as excited as presenting to groups of people eager to learn about the science of pain.  He’s lived all over the country, completing his B.Sc degree of Exercise Science in Arkansas at Harding University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy education at Columbia University in New York CityIf you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find NateIG: @drkadlecekFB: @kadalystwellnessLinkedIn: @nathan-kadlecek-dptConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
37:44
December 26, 2019
EP55 | Russ Manalastas - Starting a S&C course
Dr. Russ Manalastas is the owner of MANA Performance Therapy which is a performance based physical therapy practice located in Rochester, NY. He's a doctor of physical therapy, board certified sports clinical specialist, and strength coach that operates out of Next Level Strength & Conditioning and provides on site services at Cobblestone Creek Country Club. His main focus is on helping the rotational sport athlete and the active individual return from injury and back to performance without fear of re-injury. Russ joins us to talk about the new S&C course he is starting at a local university. He gives solid tips on how to approach professors about this, writing a syllabus and more!If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Russ IG: Mana performanceFB: Mana performanceWebsite: www.manaperformanctherapy.comConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
40:18
December 5, 2019
EP54 | Mark Kargela - Manual Therapy and Fellowship Training
We're joined by Mark Kargela of Modern Pain Care. Mark has an extensive background within the manual therapy world, but has now moved away from utilizing it as his main form of treatment. He joins us to discuss how he now utilizes manual therapy, the narratives he puts behind it, and what he thinks the role of fellowship training is. Blog mentioned: Mark and Jarod Hate Manual Therapy If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find MarkIG: @modernpaincareFB: Pain Mastermind Group Website: Modern Pain CareConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
40:31
November 21, 2019
EP53 | Derek Miles - Youth Athlete Resistance Training
Where do we stand when it comes to youth athlete's and resistance training? Derek Miles address that question and more on this episode. Derek has written a multi-part series on this exact topic. As a supplement to this episode, we encourage our listeners to go check out that blog series HERE where Derek has cited several research papers for you to go through at your liking.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Derek IG: @derek_barbellmedicineTwitter: @dmilesptWebsite: Barbell Medicine Youth Athlete Resistance Training ArticleConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
38:54
October 31, 2019
EP52 | Jarod Hall - Exercise and Persistent Pain
We talk with Jarod Hall about exercise and its benefits on persistent pain. Does strengthening help decrease pain? Improve function? What else might it do for someone with persistent pain? We also talk about better ways to write goals for the individual in front of us instead of the traditional way you might have learned in school. Enjoy!Bio:Jarod Hall, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is a physical therapist in Fort Worth, TX. His clinical focus is orthopedics with an emphasis implementation of the current science of pain to aid in the management of both chronic pain and acute injuries. Jarod has shown clinical excellence in securing designation as a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is lab faculty at the UNTHSC DPT program, instructing in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic injuries, pain science, strength and conditioning, and manual therapy. Jarod regularly presents continuing education at the state, national, and international level for practicing physical therapists, occupational therapists, and chiropractors. In addition, Jarod developed and leads both an orthopedic board specialty examination preparatory course through OPTIM Manual Therapy and Fellowship and is a co-owner of Modern Pain Care, education institute for practicing clinicians seeking to further their clinical expertise and understanding of how to interact with those in pain. Finally, he is co-author of the clinical resource text “Making Sense of Pain: A Collection of Analogies and Stories to Better Understand Pain"If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find JarodIG: @drjarodhalldptFB: DrjarodhalldptWebsite: www.moderpaincare.comConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
44:12
October 24, 2019
EP51 | Scotty Butcher - Is the CSCS book our best option? Should we call S&C something else?
Scotty Butcher joins us to talk about two main topics: Should we use the CSCS book as the foundation on which a DPT S&C course is taught? Should we call S&C something else within the PT profession? This was a blast and Scotty is a wealth of knowledge on this topic, enjoy. BioDr. Scotty Butcher is an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Saskatchewan and co-founder of Strength Rebels. He holds a BSc PT and MSc Kin from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD in Exercise Physiology and Experimental Medicine from the University of Alberta. He is certified as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP), is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer (CF-L1), and is formerly certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS); the latter of which he has formally relinquished. Scotty teaches exercise physiology, prescription, and rehabilitation to physical therapy students and has published several peer reviewed articles and two book chapters related to exercise testing and prescription. Currently training as a powerlifter, he has a passion for strength training and translates this to promoting quality exercise training and rehabilitation practices for clinicians and students. His focus in research, teaching, and clinical work is on the hybrid rehabilitation/strength training approach, and shares his views through blogging and vlogging.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find ScottyIG: @thestrengthjediTwitter: @thestrengthjedi Email: scotty.butcher@usask.caWebsite: www.thestrengthjedi.comGoogle Scholar: Scotty Butcher Courses & more: Click hereConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
40:54
August 8, 2019
EP50 | Scot Morrison - Approaches to Exercise Selection
Scot Morrison is a well respected physical therapist and strength coach who focuses on the intersection of sports medicine and training for high performance. He is the former director of medical services for the Professional Referee Organization and regularly consults at the collegiate and professional levels. His special interests include: the management of tendinopathies and other athletic overuse injuries, data-driven return-to- play processes, and the integration of sound exercise prescription into rehabilitation and return to performance. Scot has published multiple papers in various peer review journals, presents regularly at the national & professional level and consults with collegiate and professional athletes and providers. He is currently located in Portland, ORIf you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find ScotIG: @physio_praxisTwitter: @scotmorrsnWebsite: www.physiopraxis.coLink to his Therex DatabaseConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
41:15
July 25, 2019
EP49 | Reviewing and Taking Action
On this episode, Zach and Matt review the last two episodes of the show with Eric Lagoy and Kiefer Lammi. They then have two action items for you, the listeners! Once you take action, shoot us a DM on IG and let us know how it's going. Reach out anytime, we'd love to chat and help in anyway we can. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Connect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
34:41
July 11, 2019
EP48 | Kiefer Lammi - S&C course in DPT programs, a strength coach perspective
Kiefer Lammi, a strength coach out of MA joins us to discuss his thoughts on whether or not DPT curriculum's should have S&C courses, where the line is between rehab and S&C, and we even touch on soft skills.  Bio:Kiefer is full-time coach and the director of fitness at Champion Physical Therapy & Performance in Waltham, MA. Working under Mike Reinold and Lenny Macrina he's had the privilege of coaching everyone from busy, working people looking to get stronger to collegiate and professional athletes in nearly every major sport. In addition, he helps run Champions strength & conditioning internship program that educates over a dozen up and coming coaches every year. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Kiefer IG: @kieferlammiFB: Kiefer LammiWebsite: www.kieferlammi.comYoutube: Stronger TVConnect with usPodcast IG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @mattmc_dptZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
41:41
June 20, 2019
EP47 | Eric Lagoy - From guest lecturer to course professor
On this episode, we sit down and speak with Eric Lagoy. Eric shares his journey from starting as a guest lecturer at a local DPT curriculum to actually developing the course content for a S&C/ExRx course that the students advocated for. Eric provides valuable information regarding hurdles that he faced during this process. We hope his story will help lower the barrier to getting more of these courses started across the country! As an adjunct to this episode, give episode 26 of the clinical athlete podcast a listen. It also features Eric and sheds light on what role exercise prescription courses have in a DPT curriculum.    Bio:Eric received his Doctoral of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Connecticut and became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2015. He currently treats at Gaylord Physical Therapy Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Cheshire, CT. Eric is also adjunct faculty at Quinnipiac University, where he teaches an exercise-based elective to students in their final year of PT school.Eric has a strong background in strength and conditioning, having coached athletes and competed in powerlifting himself. He is an official Clinical Athlete provider and works with athletes of all competitive levels. Eric has presented at various universities on the topics of implementing strength and conditioning principles into physical therapy.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find Eric LagoyIG: @emlagoydptEmail: Elagoy@gaylord.orgConnect with usIG: @mattmc_dptMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
40:56
June 13, 2019
EP46 | Dustin Jones - GEROS Health and Ageism
Dustin Jones of GEROS Health joins us to talk about the transition from Senior Rehab Project to GEROS Health, what ageism is, and his unique approach to rehabbing older adults in the home health setting. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find DustinIG: @GEROSHealthFB: @GerosHealth Website: GEROShealth.comConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
39:20
May 2, 2019
EP45 | John Donnelly - Strength Training in Cardiac Rehab
John Donnelly joins us on the show to talk about his perspective as an exercise physiologist in cardiac rehab where cardio equipment usually dominates the setting. John makes the argument for including strength training in the cardiac setting. John M. Donnelly is currently a 2nd year DPT student at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY - just north of NYC. He graduated from Adelphi University on Long Island in 2015 with a MS degree in Exercise Science, where he was also a member of the baseball team from 2010-2014. He is currently employed at New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital where he works as an Exercise Physiologist in their outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program. His role at NYPQ is to develop the exercise prescriptions and then monitor the physiological response of exercise for individuals who are s/p cardiac event (CABG, PCI, CHF, MI, transplant, etc). John is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and trains several former college athletes. He is passionate about strength training and believes that everyone, including children and the older adult, can tremendously benefit from getting stronger.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find JohnIG: @John.donnelly_sptTwitter: @Donnelly30Email: jdonnellyPT@gmail.com Website: linktr.ee/john.donnelly_sptConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
36:41
April 18, 2019
EP44 | Tessia De Mattos - Starting S&C Course's in DPT Programs
On this episode, Zach and Matt talk with Tessia De Mattos, a DPT student at Columbia University who is trying to start a strength and conditioning elective within her program. We discuss hurdles she's faced in this process and Matt shares similar struggles he faced when attempting the same task. Bio:Tessia De Mattos is a DPT student at Columbia University. She competes nationally in powerlifting, enjoys snowboarding and recently obtained her CSCS. At Columbia, she is a Student Course Director for the Perspective on Practice student run elective in which she helps bring in different speakers to Columbia University. These speakers cover topics from residency and cash-based PT to strength and conditioning principles in rehabilitation. She has also participated in the Level Up Initiative. She is passionate about PT and hopes to be part of the movement for a better future in the profession.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find TessiaIG: @squatsonsquatsonsquatsEmail: tessia.demattos@gmail.comConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
38:33
April 11, 2019
EP43 | Ellie Sommers - Empowering Women and Challenging Biomechanics
Dr. Ellie Somers is a physical therapist, performance coach, writer, athlete and owner of Sisu Sports Performance & PT in Seattle, WA. She obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Saint Louis University where she also played division I collegiate soccer. Ellie specializes in the management of return to sport and performance after injury or pain, for youth and adult female athletes. She is a fierce advocate for better care for women and girls and believes in the power of the adaptable human.After learning more about the science of pain, she came to understand how important knowledge is for her clients. She takes a biopsychosocial approach to care for the athletes she sees and believes that people deserve to be heard and to know that they are capable. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find EllieIG: @drelliesomersFB: Sisu Sports Performance & PTTwitter: @drelliesomersWebsite: www.sisuperformancept.comConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
39:58
April 4, 2019
EP42 | Taylor Eckel - Over-utilizing PT and ExRx
On this episode of the Missing Variable Podcast, we chat with Taylor Eckel on over utilizing PT benefits as well as if she thinks patients should get a yearly check up. We also discuss assessment driven exercise prescription. We hope you enjoy! Bio:Taylor is a DPT student who believes high value, patient centered care is rooted in evidence based principles. When she’s not annoying her classmates with her incessant questions in class, she loves barbell lifts, snowboarding, playing intramural sports, and coaching her personal training clients.  If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find TaylorIG: @taylor.eckelConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
37:24
March 28, 2019
EP41 | Tony Comella - Cash PT and A:C workload ratio
Tony Comella joins us to talk about cash PT and what is commonly not talked about on social media. Hint: it's not all flower's and sunshine. We also dive into acute to chronic (A:C) workload ratio! About Tony:It is my passion to help as many people as possible reduce pain, restore optimal function, and build long term resiliency through the power of movement and education. In my practice, I utilize a combination of scientific principles, clinical expertise, and strength development in order to provide clients with a comprehensive approach to rehab and performance. Whether you are an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply training for life, the ability to feel, move, and perform well is paramount. This is where I can help.I was born and raised in the Bay Area and graduated from UC Davis in 2005 with a degree in Exercise Biology. My desire to help others in a healthcare setting ultimately led me to choose a career in Physical Therapy, and so I went on to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (Boston) in 2010. Additional education and certifications received include Strength and Conditioning (NSCA), Weightlifting (USA-W) and Functional Range Conditioning (FRCms), to name a few. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, mountain biking, and SCUBA diving.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find TonyIG: @tony.comellaWebsite: tonycomella.comConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
55:31
March 14, 2019
EP40 | Dave Koehn - Creating company culture
With over 20 years of experience, David has become an area leader in the field of sports medicine, orthopedics, and return to sport rehabilitation. David is President/Owner of Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness, opened in 2015, that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic/sports related conditions with an emphasis on post-operative rehabilitation, strength & conditioning, manual therapy, pain education, and sport specific training for people of all ages and all abilities. David is a graduate of Quinnipiac University earning a Bachelor of Health Science in 2000, a Master of Physical Therapy in 2002, as well as becoming board certified as an Athletic Trainer prior to that in 2000. David is certified by The National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and has been recognized by The Titleist Performance Institute as a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Medical Professional.--------The boss-man himself, Dave Koehn, joins us to wrap up the series on Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness company/clinic culture. We hope you enjoy this episode and go back and give each of these a listen again!If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find DaveIG: @BostonptwellnessFB: @bostonptwellnessConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
37:36
March 7, 2019
EP39 | Mike Amato - Contextual factors within clinic culture
Michael is a physical therapist and the director of clinical education at Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness. He's been practicing in the Boston area for the last 6 years since graduating from Boston University in 2013. His passion is blending his background as a strength coach with modern advancements in pain science in providing individuals with the necessary tools to make a positive change in their pain, function and performance.  Education and learning are the main cornerstones of his life and treatment philosophy, always reading and prompting discussions, in order to help patients, clinicians, and himself navigate through life.Mike joins us today to continue the Clinic Culture series with Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness. He provides insight into contextual factors of their clinic as well as his role within the company. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find MikeIG: @michaelvamatoConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
41:01
February 28, 2019
EP38 | Zak Gabor - Culture and MORE Leveling Up
Continuing on with the Boston PT and Wellness campaign, we chat with Zak Gabor who is  no stranger to the show. He was on for episode 24 which you all should go check out after this episode. We discuss Zak's role at the clinic and of course, we touch on the Level Up Initiative, where it's at and where it's going. Enjoy the episode!Bio:Zak Gabor received his DPT in 2015 from Ithaca College. Throughout college, he served as TA for multiple courses including MSK exam and gross anatomy, as well as getting his CSCS and personal training at the Ithaca College Fitness Center. Since graduating, Zak has landed his dream job at Boston PT and Wellness in Boston, Ma, where he gets to practice for a company that values quality, strength training, and teamwork. In addition to clinical practice, Zak is extremely passionate about educating. He has co created an education workshop based on S&C and pain science concepts which he has taught across the country, as well as serving as an adjunct professor for a 1 credit elective "Strength training concepts in Outpatient Orthopedics" for a Boston DPT program. Finally, Zak has recently founded an online educational platform, The Level Up Initiative, dedicated to mentoring students and new grads with the skills and mindset necessary to be drivers of positive change in the profession.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find ZakIG: @simplestrengthphysio      @thelevelupinitiativeWebsite: www.thelevelupinitiative.comConnect with usIG: @missingvariablepodMatt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
43:56
February 21, 2019
EP37 | Steph Allen - Clinic Culture and Youth Athlete's
Continuing our Boston PT and Wellness clinic culture series, we had Steph Allen on the show to discuss her role with BPTW and her current endeavors with youth athletes! Bio:Steph graduated from the Ithaca College DPT program in 2013, then decided to stay in the Ithaca and complete an orthopedic manual therapy residency at Cayuga Medical Center.  At the end of 2014, she embarked on the adventure that is travel PT and worked in NY, CA, NM and CO. Hungry to learn more about strength and conditioning and sports physical therapy, she sought out an amazing opportunity in Boston and is now a senior physical therapist at Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness.Here, she is spearheading community outreach and education in youth sports, specifically in the area of ACL injury risk reduction. She is also the co-founder of The Level Up Initiative, which aims to create a culture shift and positive change in healthcare through mentorship of new graduates and students. Steph is passionate about establishing a higher standard in youth training and movement development so as to shift to a more proactive model vs. reactive. She is determined to see injury rates decline, and to see the profession of physical therapy evolve to where the standard of care is reflective of the best available evidence.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider:1) Subscribing to the show2) Dropping a review on iTunes3) Sharing the episode on social media or with a friend and tag us!Thank you for your support and feedback, it helps us get better and continue to provide you with quality content to becoming the best clinician you can be. Where you can find StephIG: @stephallen.dptIG: @thelevelupinitiativeFB: Steph AllenWebsite: www.thelevelupinitiative.com and www.bostonptwellness.comConnect with us IG: @missingvariablepod Matt IG: @missing.variableZach IG: @zachwagnerdptEmail: missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
40:42
February 14, 2019
EP36 | New co-host and our perspective on PT
This episode, we introduce Zach Wagner, a past guest and now a co-host of the podcast! Zach and I share similar thoughts in regards to physical therapy and he is the perfect fit for this position. Give this episode a listen to learn more about Zach, our thoughts on PT, and the direction the podcast is going.Check out Zach on Instagram @zachwagnerdptFollow us on IG @missingvariablepodLeave us a review on iTunes 
28:14
February 7, 2019
Growth Mindset and Leveling Up with Logan Deroin
Logan Deroin SPT, CSCS is currently a 3rd year PT student at Touro University Nevada just outside Las Vegas and set to graduate in June 2019 after 2 more clincals (one acute care one outpatient/sports) with plans to take boards in April.Logan has always loved playing sports. He was never the most talented so when he discovered lifting in high school he had found his way to separate himself from his peers.  He was big into power lifting and anything to improve performance, not so much physique. He played football and basketball in high school and was lucky enough to get a partial scholarship to play football at Eastern Oregon University, a small NAIA school.  He was a student-athlete at Eastern Oregon University for 4 years where he studied Exercise Science and played football.  Going into undergrad he knew he wanted to do something medical, he just didn’t know what.  While playing football in college he sustained a few injuries (ankles and shoulder).  he worked closely with the ATC and saw a PT in town.  This made him realize that PT may be best profession to combine his passion for exercise with the ability to help people. He came to PT only to find out this isn’t always the case and there is a serious Ther Ex component missing.  To fill this gap, he pursed and sat for the CSCS in April 2018.After graduation its Logan's goal to work with athletes and active people and play a role in their return to doing what they love. He is currently in the process of applying to a sports residency for after graduation.  To work towards this goal, he has been trying to take in and apply as much information (outside of school) as he can through reading research articles (aiming for at least 1 to 2 per week) and books (such as Conscious Coaching, Atomic Habits, and The Charism Myth) and reaching out to professionals that he can aspire to be on social media.You can follow Logan on Instagram @loganderoin.spt.cscsSign up for the Level Up Initiative and join the Facebook group Find more at missingvariable.comFollow me onInstagram - @missing.variableTwitter - @mv_mcclanahan Follow the show onInstagram - @missingvariablepodFacebook - @missingvariableTwitter - @mssingvariable Got a show idea or want to be a guest?Missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
28:21
November 29, 2018
Exercise Selection for Different Populations with Aaron Horschig
As a physical therapist at Boost Physical Therapy & Sport Performance, Aaron works with such athletes as olympic weightlifters, powerlifters, CrossFitters, international level soccer players, MLB and NFL athletes.A physical therapist, coach, speaker, and writer, Dr. Horschig is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.Dr. Horschig’s writing is published in numerous professional journals. A piece coauthored by Dr. Horschig and Travis Neff appeared in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and presented a new way to periodize a weight-training program with the back squat after ACL reconstruction.A competitive Olympic weightlifter since 2005, Dr. Horschig placed sixth in the 2011 US Nationals. He lives in Kansas City with his wife and practices at Boost Physical Therapy & Sport Performance, where he helps athletes of all ages and skill levels decrease pain and return to the sports they love.Follow Aaron on Instagram @squatuniversityFind more at missingvariable.comFollow me onInstagram - @missing.variableTwitter - @mv_mcclanahan Follow the show onInstagram - @missingvariablepodFacebook - @missingvariableTwitter - @mssingvariable Got a show idea or want to be a guest?Missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
40:47
November 22, 2018
Stoicism and Strength with Melanie Hudson
Melanie Hudson is a DPT student who loves to strength train and eat Oreo's (no seriously, just ask her). In this episode, we chat about a variety of topics including the benefits of being an exercise science major vs. psychology major as a pre-pt student, pain science and narrative's, stoicism and how she applies it to her life, and several other topics. Melanie can be found on instagram @oreosandsquats 
56:26
November 15, 2018
Being a program director as a student with Charlie Badawy
Charlie is completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Pittsburgh while working as a strength coach and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Stout Training Pittsburgh. Charlie currently over sees the student run program that provides screenings and strength training programs to the Mighty Penguins sled hockey team and the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers rugy team. This provides him with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of individuals in both a healthcare and performance setting. The path to Pittsburgh truly started in the Virginia Tech olympic sports weight room during his last semester in college. Here, Charlie had the opportunity to work with swimmers, wrestlers, baseball and softball teams, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, and more. After graduation, he spent a few years working stints as a physical therapy aide, a strength and conditioning coach at a private sports performance facility, and personal training at a large health club in Reston, Virginia.Links to Charlies social media can be found at missingvariable.com/31
52:33
November 8, 2018
DPT curriculum and self taught S&C with Gabbi Whisler
Today marks a special day, it's episode 30!!! Thank you all for listening and I hope the next 30 continue to bring you as much value as they have brought me. This weeks episode is a great one because we touch on the positive and negatives of DPT school as well as teaching ourselves the S&C knowledge we currently have. I was lucky enough to have on Gabbi Whisler, a recent new grad DPT and fitness enthusiast, to discuss these topics with me. Links to Gabbi's social media can be found at www.missingvariable.com/30Find me at missingvariable.comFollow me on Instagram - @missing.variableTwitter - @mv_mcclanahan Follow the show on Instagram - @missingvariablepodFacebook - @missingvariableTwitter - @mssingvariable Got a topic we should cover or you want to be on the show?Missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
45:08
October 18, 2018
MovNat and Integrative Medicine with Tim and Jess Cummings
Ep29 is here, which means we are about to hit episode 30 next week! Thank you all for listening and your continued support. On this weeks episode we have Dr. Tim and Jess Cummings, a husband and wife power couple out of the greater KC,MO area that started their own cash based practice out of their home. Tim utilize a background in MovNat, which we discuss in the show, to help his patients move better and feel better. Jess uses her knowledge of integrative medicine to help her patients start to make better decisions on what they consume and how that plays a role in their healing. The best part? They can use each others skills at the same time to help each others patients! Give Tim and Jess a follow on their social media links, which as always, can be found in the show notes at www.missingvariable.com/29Find me at missingvariable.comFollow me on Instagram - @missing.variableTwitter - @mv_mcclanahan Follow the show on Instagram - @missingvariablepodFacebook - @missingvariableTwitter - @mssingvariable Got a topic we should cover or you want to be on the show? Please reach out, I'd love to chat!Missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
58:49
October 11, 2018
Becoming a NextGenPT with Carlos Berio
Dr. Berio is the Owner & Head Sports Pain Jedi at SPARK Physiotherapy in Alexandria, VA. A Physical Therapist, CSCS & Myofascial Trigger Point Specialist, he also holds a MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology. He is most recognized for his work with competitive amateur and collegiate rotary power athletes and more recently with competitive grapplers and MMA focused clients. Links to Carlos's social media can be found at missingvariable.com/28 Find me at missingvariable.com Follow me on Instagram - @missing.variable Twitter - @mv_mcclanahan Follow the show on Instagram - @missingvariablepod Facebook - @missingvariable Twitter - @mssingvariable Got a topic we should cover or you want to be on the show? Missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
44:24
October 4, 2018
TPI and K-Vest with Kyle Adams
Kyle is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who started Adams Performance in 2014 to provide a higher level of sports performance and fitness coaching in the greater Richmond area. He received his Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise from Virginia Tech in 2008 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. He has also been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA since 2009. Kyle believes the continuum between fitness and injury rehab is only as good as the professional’s knowledge of both realms. He specializes in training baseball players and golfers and has experience working with high school, college and professional athletes. Links to Kyle's social media can be found at missingvariable.com/27 Find me at missingvariable.com Follow me on Instagram - @missing.variable Twitter - @mv_mcclanahan Follow the show on Instagram - @missingvariablepod Facebook - @missingvariable Twitter - @mssingvariable Got a topic we should cover or you want to be on the show? Missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
40:27
September 27, 2018
Talking S&C with SPT's - Trey Martin
Talking S&C with SPT's will be episodes where I have on SPT's from across the nation to chat about all things related to S&C. This week we have on Trey Martin out of East Tennessee State University. Trey runs the @athletedocrehab instagram page (which I highly recommend following) which provides a lot of great examples of exercises that various patients can use. Other info can be found at missingvariable.com/26 Find me at missingvariable.com Follow me on Instagram - @mv_mcclanahan Twitter - @mv_mcclanahan Follow the show on Instagram - @_missingvariable Facebook - @missingvariable Twitter - @mssingvariable Got a topic we should cover or you want to be on the show? Missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
01:05:20
September 20, 2018
The 4 Pillars of Blood Flow Restriction with Nicholas Rolnick
In this episode, Nicholas and I take a deep dive into BFR, but we focus in on what he considers the 4 pillars of BFR are. Links: (direct links can be found on the show info page at www.missingvariable.com/25) Nicholas' personal instagram: @thehumanperformancemechanic The BFR Pros instagram: @thebfrpros Website: www.humanperformancemechanic.com and www.thebfrpros.com Find me at missingvariable.com Follow me on Instagram - @mv_mcclanahan Twitter - @mv_mcclanahan Follow the show on Instagram - @_missingvariable Facebook - @missingvariable Twitter - @mssingvariable Got a topic we should cover or you want to be on the show? Missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com
01:01:25
September 13, 2018
Teaching S&C to future DPTs + The Level Up initiative with Zak Gabor
Bio:  Zak Gabor received his DPT in 2015 from Ithaca College. Throughout college, he served as TA for multiple courses including MSK exam and gross anatomy, as well as getting his CSCS and personal training at the Ithaca College Fitness Center. Since graduating, Zak has landed his dream job at Boston PT and Wellness in Boston, Ma, where he gets to practice for a company that values quality, strength training, and teamwork. In addition to clinical practice, Zak is extremely passionate about educating. He has co created an education workshop based on S&C and pain science concepts which he has taught across the country, as well as serving as an adjunct professor for a 1 credit elective "Strength training concepts in Outpatient Orthopedics" for a Boston DPT program. Finally, Zak has recently founded an online educational platform, The Level Up Initiative, dedicated to mentoring students and new grads with the skills and mindset necessary to be drivers of positive change in the profession. Links: (direct links can be found on the show info page at www.missingvariable.com/24) Zak's personal instagram: @simplestrengthphysio The Level Up Initiative instagram: @thelevelupinitiative Website: www.thelevelupinitiative.com Facebook Group: The Level Up Initiative Community You can find the Marilyn Moffat McMillan lecture that Zak talked about for download at the show notes. It's a good one, GO GET IT! Find me at missingvariable.com Follow me on Instagram - @mv_mcclanahan Twitter - @mv_mcclanahan Follow the show on Instagram - @_missingvariable Facebook - @missingvariable Twitter - @mssingvariable Got a topic we should cover or you want to be on the show? Missingvariablepodcast@gmail.com 
47:08
September 6, 2018
MDT + S&C with Jacob Templar
In this episode, we welcome Jacob Templar, a DPT out of New York who has gone through McKenzie courses A-D and will be further seeking certification. Jacob is also an advocate for strength training, both in his personal life and for his patients. We discuss: -walking the walk and talking the talk as health professionals -MDT and its various diagnosis or categories a patient can be put into -Instilling resiliency in our patients -Strength training -and more! Visit www.missingvariable.com/23 to read Jacobs bio and link to his social media!
56:42
August 30, 2018
Pediatrics and S&C with Jeremy Kirschner
Jeremy Kirschner is a doctor of physical therapy currently serving within the pediatric sports and orthopedic niche for Seattle Children’s. Topics we chatted about: - Jerms backgrround - His patient population - Strengthening in pediatrics - Youth sport specialization - Tough discussions with parents/children - Requirements for loading the bar - Future endeavors - Powerlifting competitions Access to various articles can be found in the show notes at missingvariable.com/22 as well as all of Jeremy's social media links.
47:48
August 23, 2018
Soft Skills and Connections with Zach Wagner
Zach Wagner, PT, DPT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Strength Coach. He is the owner of Wagner Physical Therapy & Performance, a cash-based PT business in Lakeville, MA.Through his daily practice as a PT and strength coach, his blogs and other endeavors, he strives to push healthcare in a better direction. He believes that healthcare needs to change and it can start with passional Physical Therapists, strength coaches and other healthcare professionals who are willing to challenge the status quo. On this episode, Zach and I chat about soft skills and making connections within our community and social networks. Visit missingvariable.com/21/ to find all of Zach's social media links.
49:21
August 16, 2018
Residencies and Barbells in the Clinic with Chris Fox
Most people will know Chris Fox from the student physical therapist website which is a great resource for students and clinicians alike. Chris is the first person I reached out to for guidance on this PT journey to becoming the clinician I want to be, which is utilizing barbells and S&C principles to progress my patients to a pain free life. Chris and I talk about what questions you should ask residencies regarding their exercise philosophies. We also dive into general strength training benefits in physical therapy outside from your typical exercises. Last, we'll touch on the framework of how Chris is putting together the first residency in Idaho at his current job. Connect with Chris by accessing the links in the show notes at www.missingvariable.com/20/
47:24
August 9, 2018
The Art of Falling with Ben Musholt
Ben Musholt is a physical therapist and entrepreneur in Portland, Oregon. He co-authored Parkour Strength Training in 2016, and he published the Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia in 2013, with a second edition that came out in 2017. When not coaching or helping his rehab clients move better, he can be found exploring the Pacific Northwest wonderland. His goal is to do 3 fun physical activities per day. Good luck keeping up. We explore the art of falling in this episode. Often, we think of avoiding falls or rehabbing patients after they've had a fall. But what if we taught patients HOW to fall? That's what Ben and I explore in this episode and more! Links available at www.missingvariable.com/19/
43:38
August 2, 2018
The Art of Falling with Ben Musholt
Ben Musholt is a physical therapist and entrepreneur in Portland, Oregon. He co-authored Parkour Strength Training in 2016, and he published the Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia in 2013, with a second edition that came out in 2017. When not coaching or helping his rehab clients move better, he can be found exploring the Pacific Northwest wonderland. His goal is to do 3 fun physical activities per day. Good luck keeping up. We explore the art of falling in this episode. Often, we think of avoiding falls or rehabbing patients after they've had a fall. But what if we taught patients HOW to fall? That's what Ben and I explore in this episode and more! Links available at www.missingvariable.com/19/
43:38
August 2, 2018
Chronic pain, the VA, and BFR with Matt Anderson
On this episode I chat with Matt Anderson. Matt currently owns a small part-time physical therapy practice, which is located in Crossfit OptIMize. His full time job is at an outpatient VA facility working with veterans where he sees a lot of chronic pain patients and utilizes BFR in his rehabilitation with this population. We wrap up the chat talking about what the highland games are and Matt's experiences at his first highland games was like! More about Matt Anderson at www.missingvariable.com/18/
47:46
July 26, 2018
Chronic pain, the VA, and BFR with Matt Anderson
On this episode I chat with Matt Anderson. Matt currently owns a small part-time physical therapy practice, which is located in Crossfit OptIMize. His full time job is at an outpatient VA facility working with veterans where he sees a lot of chronic pain patients and utilizes BFR in his rehabilitation with this population. We wrap up the chat talking about what the highland games are and Matt's experiences at his first highland games was like! More about Matt Anderson at www.missingvariable.com/18/
47:46
July 26, 2018
Pose Method with Denise Smith
Denise Smith is a certified running technique specialist and a licensed physical therapist. She graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, is the technique coach for 3 local high schools, and travels the country as part of the Pose Method education team with a lecture series on improving performance and reducing injuries for runners through understanding proper running form. She is also an adjunct instructor for kinesiology at McHenry County College. Denise believes that when a runner improves their form by addressing biomechanics, they can run faster, run longer, and run without pain. Visit www.missingvariable.com/17 for show notes and links
47:52
July 19, 2018
Pose Method with Denise Smith
Denise Smith is a certified running technique specialist and a licensed physical therapist. She graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, is the technique coach for 3 local high schools, and travels the country as part of the Pose Method education team with a lecture series on improving performance and reducing injuries for runners through understanding proper running form. She is also an adjunct instructor for kinesiology at McHenry County College. Denise believes that when a runner improves their form by addressing biomechanics, they can run faster, run longer, and run without pain. Visit www.missingvariable.com/17 for show notes and links
47:52
July 19, 2018
Rehab Round Table - w/ Brianne, Vince, and Piotr
On this episode I got to chat with three PT's who treat different populations. Brianne sees a more active population/ barbell athletes, Vince treats/prefers geriatric patients, and Piotr sees various populations, but see's many climbers as he is heavily involved in that community. We chatted about various topics including programming for these individuals, overcoming fear of certain movements, and how to keep things interesting in PT. You can see each guests bio and links to their respective social media links at www.missingvariable.com/16
32:51
July 12, 2018
Rehab Round Table - w/ Brianne, Vince, and Piotr
On this episode I got to chat with three PT's who treat different populations. Brianne sees a more active population/ barbell athletes, Vince treats/prefers geriatric patients, and Piotr sees various populations, but see's many climbers as he is heavily involved in that community. We chatted about various topics including programming for these individuals, overcoming fear of certain movements, and how to keep things interesting in PT. You can see each guests bio and links to their respective social media links at www.missingvariable.com/16
32:51
July 12, 2018
Gaining experience through immersion with Jon Ide-Don
Visit MissingVariable.com for complete show notes of every Podcast episode. Dr. Jon Ide-Don is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in working with CrossFit athletes and Endurance Athletes. He also specializes in strength and conditioning for endurance athletes and people with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. Currently, he teaches clinicians and coaches through continuing education courses with MobilityWOD, helping to educate people on how to utilize strength and conditioning and MobilityWOD concepts in the clinical and gym settings.
46:25
July 5, 2018
Gaining experience through immersion with Jon Ide-Don
Visit MissingVariable.com for complete show notes of every Podcast episode. Dr. Jon Ide-Don is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in working with CrossFit athletes and Endurance Athletes. He also specializes in strength and conditioning for endurance athletes and people with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. Currently, he teaches clinicians and coaches through continuing education courses with MobilityWOD, helping to educate people on how to utilize strength and conditioning and MobilityWOD concepts in the clinical and gym settings.
46:25
July 5, 2018
Making connections in a rural community with George Tate
George and I talk about his recent transition from student to clinician as well as where some PT’s might not be as experienced as a personal trainer. George is constantly pushing his limits and is a man who wears many hats. He has his own podcast, is studying for the NPTE, and is currently pursuing other endeavors. George is going to be exploring the golf rehab world and I know he is going to make a huge impact. If you want to reach out to George, hit him up on his IG which is located in the show notes. To checkout the show notes visit www.missingvariable.com/14/ for links to George's content.
24:25
June 28, 2018
Making connections in a rural community with George Tate
George and I talk about his recent transition from student to clinician as well as where some PT’s might not be as experienced as a personal trainer. George is constantly pushing his limits and is a man who wears many hats. He has his own podcast, is studying for the NPTE, and is currently pursuing other endeavors. George is going to be exploring the golf rehab world and I know he is going to make a huge impact. If you want to reach out to George, hit him up on his IG which is located in the show notes. To checkout the show notes visit www.missingvariable.com/14/ for links to George's content.
24:26
June 28, 2018
How providers can change perception with Max Lepage
Max Lepage is a competitive natural bodybuilder and powerlifter originally from Quebec, Canada. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at College of Charleston and is currently completing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In combination with his experience in academics and athletics, Max uses his personal history of injuries in an attempt to educate others on how to more effectively prevent and rehabilitate injuries and improve the overall training process. Max and I discuss his current injuries and how his previous experiences have strengthened his current outlook regarding rehabilitation and returning to the platform. https://www.instagram.com/maxxlepage/ www.missingvariable.com/podcast/
01:08:09
June 21, 2018
How providers can change perception with Max Lepage
Max Lepage is a competitive natural bodybuilder and powerlifter originally from Quebec, Canada. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at College of Charleston and is currently completing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In combination with his experience in academics and athletics, Max uses his personal history of injuries in an attempt to educate others on how to more effectively prevent and rehabilitate injuries and improve the overall training process. Max and I discuss his current injuries and how his previous experiences have strengthened his current outlook regarding rehabilitation and returning to the platform. https://www.instagram.com/maxxlepage/ www.missingvariable.com/podcast/
01:08:09
June 21, 2018
Missing Monday - The Entrepreneur, Manager, & Technician
I've been reading "The E-Myth Revisited" and have been loving it. Today I wanted to quickly talk about one of the first concepts talked about. How all of us have an entrepreneur, a manager, and a technician inside us.
05:56
April 23, 2018
Missing Monday - The Entrepreneur, Manager, & Technician
I've been reading "The E-Myth Revisited" and have been loving it. Today I wanted to quickly talk about one of the first concepts talked about. How all of us have an entrepreneur, a manager, and a technician inside us.
05:56
April 23, 2018
Introvert turned Instagram Hustler - Bob Chang
Bob Chang is a first year DPT student at Ithaca College. He has dreams of starting his own clinic/gym when he gets out of school. Bob has been trying to brand himself on social media (@gainstherapy) and been connecting with various mentors and influencers. He will talk about the struggles of trying to branch out, connect with other people while being a shy introvert.
47:45
April 19, 2018
Introvert turned Instagram Hustler - Bob Chang
Bob Chang is a first year DPT student at Ithaca College. He has dreams of starting his own clinic/gym when he gets out of school. Bob has been trying to brand himself on social media (@gainstherapy) and been connecting with various mentors and influencers. He will talk about the struggles of trying to branch out, connect with other people while being a shy introvert.
47:45
April 19, 2018
Missing Monday - Little steps lead to big changes
This episode I discuss a perspective I learned on my current clinical rotation in the acute care setting and how we can use it in other areas of life.
06:59
April 16, 2018
Missing Monday - Little steps lead to big changes
This episode I discuss a perspective I learned on my current clinical rotation in the acute care setting and how we can use it in other areas of life.
06:59
April 16, 2018
Missing Monday - Networking for your future
Are you networking at the local, state, and national level? If not you should be, and I give tips on how you can go about doing that in this episode of Missing Monday.
08:54
April 9, 2018
Missing Monday - Networking for your future
Are you networking at the local, state, and national level? If not you should be, and I give tips on how you can go about doing that in this episode of Missing Monday.
08:54
April 9, 2018
Kurt McDowell - Lifelong Learner, Sports Science, and PhD
Kurt McDowell is a Personal Trainer/Sports Coach at Southeast Hospital's gym Healthpoint and is currently in the beginning stages of starting is own online coaching company, Paragon Training Systems. He recently acquired both his Master's degree in Nutrition and Exercise and his C.S.C.S., and has plans in motion to attend East Tennessee State University for his PhD. in Sport Physiology. Follow Kurt on Facebook, Instagram, and his Online coaching platform https://www.facebook.com/kurt.mcdowell.5 https://www.instagram.com/coachkurticus/ https://paragontrainingsystems.wordpress.com/ Show notes can be found at missingvariable.com/podcasts
01:21:50
April 5, 2018
Kurt McDowell - Lifelong Learner, Sports Science, and PhD
Kurt McDowell is a Personal Trainer/Sports Coach at Southeast Hospital's gym Healthpoint and is currently in the beginning stages of starting is own online coaching company, Paragon Training Systems. He recently acquired both his Master's degree in Nutrition and Exercise and his C.S.C.S., and has plans in motion to attend East Tennessee State University for his PhD. in Sport Physiology. Follow Kurt on Facebook, Instagram, and his Online coaching platform https://www.facebook.com/kurt.mcdowell.5 https://www.instagram.com/coachkurticus/ https://paragontrainingsystems.wordpress.com/ Show notes can be found at missingvariable.com/podcasts
01:21:50
April 5, 2018
Missing Monday - K.I.S.S. Principle
Ever have someone tell you about something and you have no idea what half the words they are saying mean? The same thing happens to our patients when we go into drawn out details. The K.I.S.S Principle aims to fix that. Show notes for all episodes can be found at missingvariable.com/podcast
08:05
April 2, 2018
Missing Monday - K.I.S.S. Principle
Ever have someone tell you about something and you have no idea what half the words they are saying mean? The same thing happens to our patients when we go into drawn out details. The K.I.S.S Principle aims to fix that. Show notes for all episodes can be found at missingvariable.com/podcast
08:05
April 2, 2018
Missing Monday - Encouraging Physical Activity
Is it ethical to encourage our patients to continue in a physical activity that they can become injured in? I give my opinion on this topic and hope to have some constructive conversations regarding this. Send me a message through anchor with your thoughts, and connect with me on social media!
09:25
March 26, 2018
Missing Monday - Encouraging Physical Activity
Is it ethical to encourage our patients to continue in a physical activity that they can become injured in? I give my opinion on this topic and hope to have some constructive conversations regarding this. Send me a message through anchor with your thoughts, and connect with me on social media!
09:25
March 26, 2018
Brian King - Essential Oils, Lung Function, and Coding
Brian and I talk about how essential oils allowed him to stay health enough to stay out of the hospital. We also talk about overcoming fears and not listening to the "what-ifs" that can stop us from taking action. Follow Brian on youtube at youtube.com/larrybriancf He's most active on Instagram and you can follow him at @defytobreath Episode show notes are on missingvariable.com/podcast
50:35
March 22, 2018
Brian King - Essential Oils, Lung Function, and Coding
Brian and I talk about how essential oils allowed him to stay health enough to stay out of the hospital. We also talk about overcoming fears and not listening to the "what-ifs" that can stop us from taking action. Follow Brian on youtube at youtube.com/larrybriancf He's most active on Instagram and you can follow him at @defytobreath Episode show notes are on missingvariable.com/podcast
50:35
March 22, 2018
Missing Monday - Distress Vs. Eustress
This week I want to talk about recognizing distress from eustress. How to say no, even when you want to do something. Then I give you a quick tip of how to relieve some of the stress you might be having. You can find the episode show notes at missingvariable.com/podcast
09:37
March 19, 2018
Missing Monday - Distress Vs. Eustress
This week I want to talk about recognizing distress from eustress. How to say no, even when you want to do something. Then I give you a quick tip of how to relieve some of the stress you might be having. You can find the episode show notes at missingvariable.com/podcast
09:37
March 19, 2018
Missing Monday - 20 Minutes a Day
Welcome to the first Missing Monday! In this episode, I talk about one thing you should be doing every day, and it only takes 20 minutes. The impact it can have on your life is astronomical Find the show notes at missingvariable.com/podcast Follow me on instagram - mv_mcclanahan
09:24
March 12, 2018
Missing Monday - 20 Minutes a Day
Welcome to the first Missing Monday! In this episode, I talk about one thing you should be doing every day, and it only takes 20 minutes. The impact it can have on your life is astronomical Find the show notes at missingvariable.com/podcast Follow me on instagram - mv_mcclanahan
09:24
March 12, 2018
Making your bed and other habit changes with John Slater
John and I talk about Deep work, holding yourself accountable publicly, John's morning routine and why everyone should have one, and many other things that are sure to help you out. Follow john on instagram at @john.slater Check out his youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBXRbMg2cwrVkVf87SF3h1Q All episode show notes are on missingvariable.com/podcast
32:20
March 8, 2018
Making your bed and other habit changes with John Slater
John and I talk about Deep work, holding yourself accountable publicly, John's morning routine and why everyone should have one, and many other things that are sure to help you out. Follow john on instagram at @john.slater Check out his youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBXRbMg2cwrVkVf87SF3h1Q All episode show notes are on missingvariable.com/podcast
32:20
March 8, 2018
Introduction
My first episode! Listen to what this ride is going to be about. Let's find what we're missing.
02:57
March 5, 2018
Introduction
My first episode! Listen to what this ride is going to be about. Let's find what we're missing.
02:57
March 4, 2018