The Therapy Insights Blog

On the Fear of Not Being Enough

On the Fear of Not Being Enough

If you are a new grad, you’ve probably heard the message, whether internally from your own voice in your head or externally from product marketers: “Do you really even know what you’re doing?” It’s a valid question.Do any of us know what we’re doing?What does it mean to know what you’re doing?Does it mean having all the answers?Does it mean being right?Who gets to define what’s right?Is it ok to question an expert?Is it ok to think differently?Is it ok to think for yourself?Is it ok for people to respectfully disagree?If something works for one patient, but not for another,...

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Dysphagia Education for Patients, Families, and Staff

Dysphagia Education for Patients, Families, and Staff

Helping people visualize how the swallow works is the first step in meaningful dysphagia therapy. The swallow mechanism itself is incredibly complex, using over 30 nerves and muscles (or more, depending on who you ask). It’s an interwoven dance with several key elements that can break down along the way. Before starting dysphagia therapy, ask your patients: “What has anyone told you about your swallowing disorder? What can you tell me about it?” This will give you a starting point and will begin the long dialogue that will help tease out what the person needs and wants from therapy. From...

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Megan Berg
2019 Gift Guide for the Physical Therapist in Your Life

2019 Gift Guide for the Physical Therapist in Your Life

Guest post by: Ashlie Kipperman, PT, DPT, ACCI, C-LSVT, C-CPI Please note that aside from our own Therapy Fix product, none of these are affiliate links. We just posted them because we thought PTs might like them. 1. A subscription to Therapy Fix $25/month. $270/year Therapy Fix is a monthly subscription box packed with resources for practicing clinicians. It includes handouts for patients/families/staff, intervention materials, and resources to help PTs save time and change lives. 2. Amusing necktie $32 This one of a kind necktie captures the amusing nature of the physical therapist by referencing the “physical therapist voice” over...

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Megan Berg
2019 Gift Guide for the Speech-Language Pathologist in Your Life

2019 Gift Guide for the Speech-Language Pathologist in Your Life

Looking for the perfect gift for the speech-language pathologist in your life? We always have fun putting these gift guides together. Pick anything from this list, and chances are good that your SLP will be grateful. Why? Because we asked SLPs what they want. Please note that other than our own products and the discount code for MedBridge, none of these are affiliate links. We just recommend them because we like them! 1. Therapy Fix subscription $25/month  $270/year Rated 5 stars by subscribers, this subscription is the gold standard for medical based speech-language pathologists. Subscribers receive over $50 worth of therapy...

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