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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.

Join the Nxt Gen

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

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ForwardThinkingPT.com

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 […]

TheManualTherapist.com

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 ...
Mike Reinold and I are super excited to announce the release of our brand new IASTM Technique 2.0 program at IASTMtechnique.com.  IASTM Technique 2.0 is an add-on to our VERY popular program teaching you how you can quickly, easily, and affordably start using instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization in your manual therapy practice.Since Mike and I released this program a few years ago, we have received amazing feedback.  You don’t need to spend thousands on IASTM tools and lose a weekend attending a course.  Our program teaches you all you need in a simple online format.This is no doubt your best opportunity to learn how to perform instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization AND now cupping too!Advanced IASTM Techniques, Cupping, and MoreAnd now with the additional content in IASTM Technique 2.0, not only will you be able to perform instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, we also show you some of our advanced techniques to enhance movement patterns, how to use functional cupping, and how to use mobility bands!·        Advanced IASTM Techniques - Learn our latest techniques designed to use IASTM to enhance movement patterns·        Functional Cupping - Learn how we use cupping and combine IASTM and cupping together.  This has been ...
Why do the PTs with the most empathetic and charismatic approach get the results? You are helping to groom the patient\'s ecosystem. Changing behavior and movement through repetition and education is key. Here is a post I found on Richmond Stace, a MMT Contributor\'s site, Specialist Pain PhysioIt is highly likely that when you visit a physiotherapist you will be given exercises and hence here is a brief guide to how you can get the most out of your exercises. The training is important, setting the scene for a desired change, but in order to be successful, we need to think about how we will be doing the exercises. In the Pain Coach Programme, we look at this in the necessary detail so that the individual can achieve the best outcome. Usually the exercises themselves are very straightforward, with the most complicated piece of equipment being the person, followed by a mirror. That’s it. We need to set the scene, focus, attend to what is happening now, practice, put in maximum effort, perform and learn. Sounds easy!1. Create the right environmentWhere do you do your exercises? How does that environment affect you? Are you doing some of the exercises at ...
Enrollment is when you are eagerly present-- Seth Godin On a recent Tim Ferriss Show podcast, Seth Godin answered questions from the audience. While responding to one such question on education, he introduced a concept that resonated with me and I found it very applicable to physical therapy. Seth examined the concept of Enrollment; not the type of enrollment where we sign up for required college courses, but rather what we participate in when we choose to do something that we WANT to do. For the full Tim Ferris Show podcast episode, click below or check it out on iTunes: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2016/08/03/seth-godin-on-how-to-think-small-to-go-big/Seth used the example of a consultant working with a client (substitute PT working with a patient), and the client says, \"yes, we want to move forward, show us how,\" as opposed to needing to be pushed or cajoled. Is the above reaction similar to how your patients feel after the initial evaluation or treatment session? If not, what can be done to elicit a more positive response? Are you adequately addressing your patients\' wants and needs? Have you effectively uncovered their higher objective? Most people come to physical therapy because of pain. However, simply addressing pain is often only the most superficial objective. WHY ...
Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about getting rid of the shoulder pulley exercise (read it here) and while I was writing, I realized that a lot of the same issues I have with the pulleys I also have with shoulder (or Codman’s) pendulums.Pendulums seem to be a staple in post-operative shoulder rehab programs/protocols.  And, just like I mentioned with the pulleys, I don’t know how or why pendulums have developed such a firm position in shoulder rehab.  Below are my issues with pendulums and an alternative exercise to have your patients perform instead.First, the vast majority perform pendulums incorrectly (I’m thinking at least 90% & that’s probably low).  And if barely anyone can perform an exercise correctly, then why would you prescribe it to someone.  Even the picture above (which probably came from a HEP card), provides an incorrect depiction of the exercise.The typical way in which patients perform pendulums is they just bend over and “stir the pot” with their arm.  This completely goes against the whole premise of the exercise being passive and instead it’s actively firing the rotator cuff muscles – something you don’t want in those early days after surgery.  This study showed that when you perform ...
Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 10:59 | Size: 25.13MInterested on how to launch a product? In this episode Gene Shirokobrod shares a story of how he successfully used Kickstarter to launch a physiotherapy product.To find about more about Gene follow him on UpDoc Media and his podcast Therapy Insiders . And, to find out more about the arc, visit The Arc.image creditPlease 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 ...
*via KnowPainAllow me to make the case to discuss modern* pain science views with all who will listen, importantly, people who are NOT in pain.There seems to be support for pre-operative pain education as an effective intervention. Studies have shown improved surgical experience and reduced health care utilization (1), improved short term pain reporting, quicker return to activities and utilization of nonpharmalogical pain management strategies (2). Long term pain outcomes are not significantly effected (that I could find), but it certainly helps the patient in meaningful way (3). So you and I discuss pain. We enjoy the topic, the complexity, the challenges. We talk about the nervous system, how the brain takes in input and produces reactions, or output. We talk context, modifying factors, sensitization (peripheral and central) and the neutromatrix and centrally driven gaiting. Analogies about metaphors. Totally awesome. It is much easier to have this cerebral, theoretical and philosophical discussion when it does not directly affect you. The volunteers that shadow in the clinic, my friends at social events, etc, they find it fascinating and interesting. But for those who are actively experiencing an \"unpleasant sensory and emotion experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage (4)\" the conversation goes much differently. Consider this correlate, for an example: Two ...
Modern Manual Therapy Webinars are starting soon! Our first webinar is on August 31st, 8 pm EST. I am super excited to have Dr. Mario Novo, from The Lifter\'s Clinic to present on Blood Flow Restriction Training. In this 1 hour webinar, you\'ll learnWhat You\'re Going To LearnScience of BFR - How it works and why we should apply itBFR and different populations - Safety behind BFR within the aging and injured populationsBFR programming - How to apply BFR within a practice setting, Gym setting, and methods of enhancing effects of BFRDr. Novo has a ton of content to go over, it may be even be 1.5 hours. Seats are limited and the replay will only be available on Modern Manual Therapy Premium!We are also giving away one set of The Occlusion Cuff to one of the webinar\'s participants! It\'s the most affordable and practical way to train yourself, your patients/clients - retails for $119.99 on EDGE Mobility System!Hope to see you there!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 ...