Patience Engagement

Yes, you read that right…”patience” engagement, not “patient” engagement. Many providers feel as though they do not have time for small talk. With pressures on documentation, productivity, and compassion fatigue (burnout), it may seem either more burdensome or even a waste of valuable time to be patient…with a patient. To listen. Check yourself against these […]

Make the Same Good Decisions More than Once

A common idiom regarding learning from life experiences is, “Don’t make the same mistake twice.” While this is healthy, perhaps a more complete consideration, with a more positive perspective would be to try to, “Make the same good decision more than once.” In our personal and professional lives, it is common for us to focus […]

Big Changes: A society that adopts physical activity standards

How do we achieve higher rates of physical activity across a nation that is presently underperforming? Some citations estimate that 15-20% of our society is moving at or above the bare minimum that our bodies need to maintain systemic health. We have barriers of inertia, knowledge, distractions, convenience and more. Let’s not forget the barriers […]

The Brain That CHOOSES Itself

In 2007, Norman Doidge wrote what would become a NY Times bestselling book,  The Brain That Changes Itself. Neuroplasticity is as relevant and emergent as it was in 2007, with new discoveries weekly. Since 2007, the notion of biohacks and self-health have become even more prevalent. Is it time to revisit Doidge’s book and permit […]

What is “Normal” for Dual Task Cost?

This question was inspired by Natalie Crossley, DPT – who has attended online classes from me on the subject of dual tasking. She asked,  “What is “Normal” for Dual Task Cost (DTC)?”. While it is an often-asked question, it remains poorly answered. I am largely pasting my response to Natalie below, and invite commentary on […]

Improve Your Relationship with Physical Activity: Scientifically

Here are 10 principles and self-talk applications that you can choose to use to improve your relationship with physical activity. Pick one…pick up to three to use behavioral economics and improve your consistent engagement in physical activity (you may call it exercise). In no specific order: Commitment device: I have friend waiting/counting on me Temptation […]

Self Help: Bring Out the Best in People Around You

Looking for a self-help life hack? Look no further than helping those around you. Sure, you can start with your immediate circles, but don’t stop there. Yes, we are still talking about self help. Imagine the joy that someone feels from knowing that another human being is thinking about them – don’t keep that a […]

Personalized Care

In rehabilitation, we have the luxury of spending more time with our patients than most practitioners/professions can spend. We can get to know them over a period of time, and continue to personalize care with the knowledge that we have. Do we (personalize care) though? Recent developments in neuroscience and rehabilitative medicine have provided more […]

Podcasts: My current list of “ear candy”

I have been asked hundreds of times in the past 2 years, “What podcasts do you listen to?”. The count is high enough that I have been nudged to publish a list, to which I can direct future inquiries. Here goes…in no specific order: The Drive (Peter Attia) The Huberman Lab The Rich Roll Podcast […]