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Kelly Starrett

Great video

Seems like a huslter IMO

Really good, thanks.

That was great.

This is good timing since I’ve posted this a few days ago in the injuries subforum.

"Functional assessment is a variety of movements that you do that are meant to diagnose impaired movement patterns. I focus a lot on breathing, squatting, and abdominal bracing because if you can do those things right then a lot of issues will resolve themselves. I basically grade them based on how the patient can perform the movements.

Then if the movement is found to be dysfunctional you can break down the specific faults and work on them individually, but always keeping in mind why you’re breaking them down. For example, I care less about a patient having N degrees of hip flexion. I’m more concerned with if a patient has enough hip flexion to perform an overhead squat correctly. "

This is an exciting time to be a manual therapist as certain ideas are finally starting to catch on. Teaching people that their problems are based on neurology and showing immediate improvement like seen in the video is a great experience. The system is so simple, yet there are so many small intricacies in it that constantly evolve into new an exciting protocols. So instead of looking at a list of bad exercises and trying to memorize it, we can understand simple concepts and recognize that: situps cause a lumbar flexion fault, bad. Back extensions cause a lumbar extension fault, bad. Behind the neck pressing can cause a cervial flexion fault, bad. The information is simple and profound and it resonates with people.

I wouldn’t call Starett a hustler at all. He has taken a well established idea in the realm of manual therapy and expanded it enormously and making it relevant to most, if not all, aspects of life.

Even if he is a hustler, he gets results and there is a good amount of science backing his actions. Overall 9/10.

Out of curiosity how much do physical therapists make a year (DPTs)?

[quote]nickj_777 wrote:
Out of curiosity how much do physical therapists make a year (DPTs)?[/quote]

In an urban area, they start in mid-50s and go up from there. My impression is that moving up into the 70s and 80s is difficult given insurance reimbursement rates. At that point, a popular option seems to be home health or traveling and working short term contracts. I think to move into 6 figures, one would need to own a practice and have PTs working for them. Otherwise, there just aren’t enough hours in a day and insurance continues to cut rates.

You could also develop a reputation among your clients as an expert in wellness and get a following of cash pay patients that would allow you to earn more.

<---- GF is a DPT as is most of her friends.

Thank you for the response much appreciated!

[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:

[quote]nickj_777 wrote:
Out of curiosity how much do physical therapists make a year (DPTs)?[/quote]

In an urban area, they start in mid-50s and go up from there. My impression is that moving up into the 70s and 80s is difficult given insurance reimbursement rates. At that point, a popular option seems to be home health or traveling and working short term contracts. I think to move into 6 figures, one would need to own a practice and have PTs working for them. Otherwise, there just aren’t enough hours in a day and insurance continues to cut rates.

You could also develop a reputation among your clients as an expert in wellness and get a following of cash pay patients that would allow you to earn more.

<---- GF is a DPT as is most of her friends.
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I suppose it depends on area of the country and practice setting. But i know that in my area(Northeast USA- NJ) PT’s get anywhere from mid 60’s to mid 80’s. Home health, traveling and short term contracts will pay a bit more, mid 80’s to as high as 100k. If you open your own place, the sky is the limit, but you could also go broke.

I am a DPT currently working short term contracts.

Thanks for weighing in. My knowledge is specifically for Chicago, like any job salary is going to vary for cost of living.

I was dating my GF when she graduated, so pay was a frequent topic among her and her friends. Chains like Athletico seemed to pay in the mid 50s and small, independent clinics paid a bit more. Pay moved up or down a couple thousand based on time off (2-3 weeks standard) and who was paying for continuing education. My GF started around 60k with a 3k allowance for continuing ed that she fought hard for.

[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:

<---- GF is a DPT as is most of her friends.
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I know DP stands for double penetration but what is the T for? Did Print finally come for a visit?

[quote]Testy1 wrote:

[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:

<---- GF is a DPT as is most of her friends.
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I know DP stands for double penetration but what is the T for? Did Print finally come for a visit?[/quote]

Technician.

Porn stars are getting all fancy with their job descriptions much like garbage man = sanitation engineer.