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WHY NXT GEN

Nxt Gen has the vision to move the Physical Therapy profession forward by influencing the culture of the Physical Therapy community with novel post-professional educational opportunities that result in physical therapists delivering distinguishably optimal Physical Therapy care and patient advocacy.

Expert Faculty

The faculty at Nxt Gen is comprised of content experts who hail from all over the world.

Pursuit of Excellence

Nxt Gen participants and faculty are involved in professional projects set out to improve the autonomy of physical therapy practice. From APTA leadership roles, to US Olympic positions, we seek those who want to make a lasting impact on the profession.

Hybrid Learning

Each of our hybrid-learning programs are designed and built directly by physical therapists. We pride ourselves upon the integration of the most innovative technology to ensure that you have the most up-to-date tools to assist in your learning.

600+ Video Database

Within our hybrid-learning experiences is a huge database of professional content which can help take you to the next level.

Our team

The Nxt Gen team is made up of leaders within the physical therapy community.

Virtual classrooms

We equip each of our participants with state-of-the-art technology to ensure your success.

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We are creating a network of like-minded professionals who will move us forward.

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MedBridge believes education is the most powerful way to improve lives. MedBridge provides clinicians a comprehensive education platform to continue their education, engage patients, and improve outcomes with evidence-based online curriculum, home exercise […]
When I first entered this profession, I interviewed at several local private practices for my first gig.  I eventually chose a national chain because it afforded me the opportunity for formal mentorship and […]
The APTA has officially launched #ChoosePT, a national campaign which highlights the effectiveness of physical therapists in pain management (as compared to opioids).   This campaign is HUGE and will bring us to the forefront […]
We are effective.  While some woo does still exist (and always will), we have consistent evidence published on our effectiveness in managing a wide-range of neuromusculoskeletal disorders. We are cost-effective.  Physical Therapists […]
At the Nxt Gen Institute of Physical Therapy, we are investing heavily in the development of high-quality educational videos that will help make you a better clinician. Today, we released “The Athletes […]

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Many therapists and surgeons refuse to use resisted open-kinetic chain (OKC) knee extensions with patients who have undergone ACL reconstruction (ACLR) for fear of tearing the ACL/increasing laxity.  But when you look at the hordes of research on ACL reconstruction, you can absolutely safely and effectively use knee extensions with this patient population.  In fact, there are many people out there, myself included, who think that refusing to even consider them after ACL surgery is doing a disservice to your patient.I apologize for all the study references, but I really want to show that there is plenty of research out there showing that knee extensions are safe to use.  And I\'m well aware that no study is perfect, but you can at least take some info from a study and look at overall trends across multiple studies. Why even bother discussing this, ACLR outcomes are good?Here are some of the numbers on the outcomes of ACLR in the US to show you why you should take a step back and re-think your rehab programs:40% never return to their preinjury level/sport12% tear an ACL again 80% of reinjuries happen in the first 7 months after returning to sportat least 50% will have ...
\"The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice\"-- Brian HerbertIt\'s a time of great excitement in my house as my daughter is preparing to begin her institutionalized educational journey with the commencement of Kindergarten. However, her learning, as most children\'s, has been ongoing since the day she was born. For those of you reading this, hopefully the learning has never stopped. One way to \"hack\" the learning process is through podcasts. In the physical therapy arena, there is an ever-growing number of them to choose from, and in an attempt to make it easier, I have organized them by category--traditional PT, #bizPT, those with more of a training/performance angle, and then a few additional ones not necessarily specific to physical therapy, but with a business/entrepreneur/personal development message that I have found very valuable. Links are provided and all are available through iTunes. Enjoy.Therapy Insiders is the first of several podcasts from UpDoc Media (@UpDocMedia) and is hosted by Dr. Gene Shirokobrod (@therapyinsiders) along with Dr. Erson Religioso of themanualtherapist.com (@The_OMPT), and Dr. Joe Palmer (@JoeDPT) These three provide interviews with top performers and high achievers not only in the field ...
Download file | Play in new window | Size: 25.59MTherapeutic Ultrasound – Do you use it?  In this episode Dr. Kory Zimney shares a story where Ultrasound substantially improved a patient’s back pain, 8/10 pain to 2/10 pain…but not for the reason you may think.  To keep up with Kory, follow him on twitter @zimneykjPlease subscribe and rate us on iTunes!Subscribe on Google Play MusicUntold Physio Stories is sponsored by the EDGE Mobility System, featuring the EDGE Mobility Tool for IASTM, EDGE Mobility Bands, webinars, ebooks, Pain Science Education products and more! Check it out at edgemobilitysystem.com .  Be sure to also connect with Dr. Erson Religioso at Modern Manual Therapy and Jason Shane at Shane Physiotherapy.Interested in live cases where I apply this approach and integrate it with pain science, manual therapy, repeated motions, IASTM, with emphasis on patient education? Check out Modern Manual Therapy!Keeping it Eclectic... #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Subscribe to our mailing list and get the free ebook - The Rules of the Reset This article was originally posted on ...
For a review on lateral tibial glide assessment click here. The normal mobilization I teach for homework is here. Tibial IR Q&A post is here.The lateral tibial glide self mobilization and assessment I learned from Chris Johnson a few years ago has been invaluable in my practice. Whether it\'s knee pain, hip pain, lumbar pain, and/or some ankle pain/mobility, this assessment is one of my go toes as a Clinical Practice Pattern for the Lower Quarter.Here is a variation of Lateral Tibial Glide that I use as a progression to the original technique.Lateral Tibial Glide Variations for Ankle MobilityThe lower quarter Clinical Practice Patterns are something I go over in Modern Manual Therapy Seminars and Premium. If you want to learn more check them out!Interested in live cases where I apply this approach and integrate it with pain science, manual therapy, repeated motions, IASTM, with emphasis on patient education? Check out Modern Manual Therapy!Keeping it Eclectic... #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Subscribe to our mailing ...
Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 76:01 | Size: 105.22M\"People love transparency\"\"It\'s creating the life you want\"\"Short term sacrifices for long term gains\"Therapy Insiders is proud to be sponsored by Ascend Business Summit!We at UpDoc Media and Therapy Insiders podcasts are big fans of business. We live it, learn and teach it. One thing all business has in common, is people and relationships. One of the best way to grow relationships and meet new, like-minded people is at business conferences. One of our favorites is Ascend Business Summit. This year our very own Dr. Gene Shirokobrod and Dr. Ben Fung will be presenting!! Don’t miss an incredible networking and educational opportunity that is Ascend Business Summit. Oh, as a bonus for being an awesome Therapy Insiders listener, make sure to enter code “Therapyinsiders” at check out for $100 each ticket! Get your tickets now!! See you in Texas on September 9th and 10th.About Tracy from http://www.sherpelvic.com/staff.htmlTRACY SHER,  MPT, CSCS - Owner of Sher Pelvic Health and HealingTracy Sher, MPT, CSCS is an orthopedic and pelvic physical therapist, faculty member, consultant, international speaker, founder of  Pelvic Guru  and a leading authority in the field. Since 2000, she has successfully started or helped expand hospital-based women\'s health/pelvic physical therapy ...
This post originally appeared on our sister site, UpDoc Media (host to Therapy Insiders and Untold Physio Stories Podcasts!)With the onset of social media, one may have thought and said that digital socialization and doing the same in person are rather different. However, as social media has become more prevalent… and, perhaps more salient than our in-person-interactions, the lines have truly blended and it is important that business, particularly physical therapy practices fully leverage social engagement to future proof their companies.5 Keys To Social Engagement1. Engage in Discussion.As with many things “social,” there are “norms,” there are “dos,” there are “don’ts,” and as with many things, there are definite taboos. In the framework of social engagement, discussion is always welcome. One might go on to say that is the entire point of social media; to share, discuss, exchange ideas, and have some healthy conflict… from time to time.However, be very cautious when it comes to disseminating information. Shouting information across a hall is about effective in “real life” as it is over social media platforms. If a handle is simply spewing out information; that is as good as spam. However, if the content is useful, relevant, actionable — AND — ...
There was an interesting study that came out in June of this year that got a bit of press and activity on social media that our research group at ISPI had a bit of banter through some emails that I thought I would share in this post as a summary of our discussion. As Adriaan stated when he started the email chain: “…I like this paper and will use it to underscore: PAIN IS AN OUTPUT…”Nociception is not pain.Let me go into a bit of detail about the study for some backdrop. In the study they looked at two people who have a genetic disorder that does not allow them to experience pain. These are the individuals that can put their hand on a hot stove and report that their hand will feel warmer, but that it is not painful. They had each of these individuals receive a ‘pinprick’ stimulus. (Something that most of us would say “ouch that hurts” when applied.) During the stimulus they performed a fMRI to evaluate what brain activity was going on during the stimulus and also did the same stimulus with a few age-matched normal controls. (One can question how normal they are if ...
Physical therapists have been utilizing manual therapy techniques for decades, and rightly so. With the benefits of increasing mobility and reducing pain, why wouldn’t you use such a powerful tool? However, many clinicians and researchers question the efficacy of manual therapy, providing the rationale that since it is most likely NOT promoting long-lasting structural change, why use it? Here’s the Truth. Manual therapy is not SUPPOSED to make long-lasting structural change. We are simply decreasing threat perception to allow the client to solidify these transient changes with proper exercise! For strength training athletes participating in sports such powerlifting, weightlifting, or Crossfit, manual therapy can be especially beneficial. To explain, let me propose to you a scenario:Joe the Weightlifter Your patient Joe is a competitive weightlifter. He comes to your clinic complaining of neck “tightness and pain” during the overhead position of his snatches and jerks. You perform your examination and find that there are no strength deficits and his form is spot on. The only motion that reproduces his pain is cervical retraction and extension. What do you do? Joe is already strong. Simply telling him to “go get stronger” may not be the best approach here. Something needs to be ...
Download file | Play in new windowA patient is presented with two options, an more aggressive approach that may flare them up but have faster results or, less aggressive and take longer.  The patient choose the \"faster\" approach...listen in to find out what happens.  Thanks to Gene Shirokobrod for returning for a follow up episode. To find about more about Gene follow him on Updoc Media and his podcast Therapy Insiders. Please subscribe and rate us on iTunes!Subscribe on Google Play MusicUntold Physio Stories is sponsored by the EDGE Mobility System, featuring the EDGE Mobility Tool for IASTM, EDGE Mobility Bands, webinars, ebooks, Pain Science Education products and more! Check it out at edgemobilitysystem.com .  Be sure to also connect with Dr. Erson Religioso at Modern Manual Therapy and Jason Shane at Shane Physiotherapy.Interested in live cases where I apply this approach and integrate it with pain science, manual therapy, repeated motions, IASTM, with emphasis on patient education? Check out Modern Manual Therapy!Keeping it Eclectic... #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Subscribe to our mailing list and get ...
Over at the Nxt Gen Institute of PT, we are constantly innovating to help move the profession forward.   We are very excited to have launched TrendPT,  which is a blend of a social network and PT matching platform (for improved clinical education/mentorship experiences).  The site is quite simple and we\'d encourage PTs, PTAs and students to join today!  The only way we can improve the process is through a collective effort.   So here is a quick glance at the site: 1. Mentors/Clinical Education Instructors can create a profile.   This profile includes your location, credentials, skills, training, and interests.  This profile can be viewed by anyone who checks out the site (but can be hidden at anytime if your unavailable). 2.  Students/Residents/Fellows-in-Training can search the database of mentors/clinical educators to see who is not only available, but who most matches their needs (location, interests, skills).   There is a built in rating system that allows you to read feedback on the mentors performance.  3.  Everyone can then connect using PTConnect  (which is a social network which connects anyone who uses the site).   We\'ve built forums, groups, friend settings, classifieds, etc.  to enhance the way we connect as a profession.It would be ...