“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” – Bill Nye. From formal education, continuing ed courses, blogs, e-books, patients, fellow gym-goers, etc the world offers a multitude of ways to continue the pursuit for knowledge, if you are cognizant enough to see it and humble enough to accept it.
The internet is full of great information from a variety of highly qualified and selfless individuals who are willing to publish their insights for free. However, the internet is also filled with very selfish, under-qualified individuals making claims without evidence to back it up. I would like our blog to play a small part in representing the evidence-based pursuit of information and publication for the world to see.
During PT school, I started reading other healthcare and performance blogs which initiated the desire to create a blog of my own. I wanted to be able to help people in the same way that I was helped by others. With my brother’s background in personal training, I thought it would be a fulfilling experience for both us to regularly blog about physical therapy and performance. I believe this will allow us to document our professional development, provide education in a variety of ways, and allow us to represent physical therapy and personal training so that we can ultimately treat our patients/clients more effectively. And make millions. And become internet sensations.
Some of my personal physical therapy-related interests include running, strength training, movement screening, and academia. My biggest goal for this blog is to provide an evidence-informed, practical resource for patients/clients, clinicians/trainers, and students. I have no problem stating that blogging can also be a selfish pursuit through seeking notoriety, money, and attention. However, through all the brand pushing that will inevitably ensue, I will take great efforts that the end goal of my blogging will be to humbly and respectfully provide educational resources and, most importantly, to improve my patient’s quality of life. Helping hurting people needs to remain the chief goal.
Listen more than you talk. Stay humble. Stay kind. Smile.
I also have two cats named Hydra and Mjolnir. They’re terrible.
Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from Augusta University, 2013
Doctor of Physical Therapy from Augusta University, 2016
Other credentials and certifications
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), 2016
Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certification, 2016
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Collegiate track and cross country at Augusta University; mid-pack DII guy
15:54 track 5000m
15:59 road 5k
33:38 XC 10k
33:48 road 10k
1:14:42 half marathon