The Genius Project 

Elevate your PT practice

 

What is the Genius Project?

The Genius Project: Elevating Your PT Practice

 

What is at the heart of PT practice?

 

What is at the center of wellbeing?

 

The same ingredient is needed for both- integration.  For those who enjoy wellbeing in life and success in PT, the key ingredient is being able to integrate body and mind, bio and psychosocial, the yin(being) and the yang(doing).

 

In health care, we are drowning in information, yet starving for knowledge.  A framework is needed in order to integrate the information we have, and that framework is a biopsychosocial approach.

 

This podcast is a call to action to reframe our treatment of persistent musculoskeletal pain. Click HERE to access a call to reframe MSK pain by Peter O'Sullivan and Jeremy Lewis. 

 

Step into your future as you learn to make the complex simple so that you can achieve mastery in your profession.

 

 

 

All About the Genius Project

 

 

This new-style podcast will have quarterly projects with an overarching theme based on challenging scenarios in physiotherapy practice addressed from a biopsychosocial perspective. 

 

Each quarter will follow a regular pattern of monthly discussions on a pre-arranged topic.  Every quarter will follow this pattern:

 

1. Month #1 will introduce the topic and discussion will be held between the co-hosts, Susan Clinton and Carolyn Vandyken. 

2. Month #2 will feature an expert in the field who will discuss the issue with Susan and Carolyn in order to bring  more clarity to the current project. 

3. Month #3 will be a live forum to answer questions and foster discussion amongst the professional community of physiotherapists, and any other rehabilitation professionals who care to join in.  There will be limited spots for clinicians to register to participate in the discussion in Month 3. We would love for you to be actively engaged in the conversation.  Come armed with questions!

 

Each podcast will be recorded in video and audio format on zoom, and will be made available through our website, www.thegeniusptproject.com and on our youtube channel https://youtu.be/cxywWKS-64g.

 

We have an exciting line-up of projects that include:

 

  1. Therapeutic Alliance: Does My Communication Style Foster a Great Therapeutic Relationship? Alison Sim

 

   2. Challenging My Own Bias’- Serenity Amongst the Pushback- Corey Blickenstaff 

   3. Empathy and Burnout: You’re NOT Everyone’s Healer

   4. I Teach My Patients All Day But What Do I Know About Adult Education?

 

   5. Suffering in Silence- Do “I” Silence My Patient’s Distress?  

   6. Patient Expectations: Is Advocacy Helpful or Harmful?

   7. Bringing Health Back to PT: Empowering Lifestyle Change

   8. The Meaning of Bladder and Bowel Problems for the Modern Orthopaedic Therapist

   9. What Does My Patient’s Sexuality Have to Do with Their Pain and Why Should I Care?

 

Come join us on this enlightening journey into a biopsychosocial perspective!

Therapeutic Alliance 

Does My Communication Style Foster a Great Therapeutic Relationship?

Month 1, October 2018: Join Susan and Carolyn as they set the framework for this important topic. 

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Or check it out on YouTube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxywWKS-64g

Resources for this episode: CLICK HERE

Month 2, November 2018: Tune in to hear Alison Sims, offer her knowledge and wisdom, watch the video below:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM4acvGlE28

Month 3, December 2018: Live forum to answer question and discuss this important topic.

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Or check it out on YouTube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTKYHLKeE5I

Challenging my own bias

Challenging my own Bias

Serenity Amongst the Pushback 

Month 1, January 2019: Join Susan and Carolyn as the set the framework for this important topic.

Watch the Video below: 

Or watch on YouTube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYI5ziSn9vA

Month 2, February 2019: Tune in to hear Corey Blickenstaff offer his knowledge and wisdom 

Watch the video here: 

Or watch on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YSd4_iFNqw

Month 3, March 2019: Live forum to answer question and discuss this important topic.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryMSLOW6LeI 

The Patient PERSPECTIVE

Co-creating A New Narrative

Month 1: Join Susan and Carolyn as the set the framework for this important topic.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IMGDa2rUmU

Month 2: Tune in to hear the patient stories of Jayne and Andrea

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqdLYk7wykg

Month 3 Part A: Discussion with Joletta Belton, Patient Advocate

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpK59A1j4cU&t=7s

Month 3 Part B: Discussion with Joletta Belton, Patient Advocate

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6FWrcOeSg0&t=1s

Month 3 Part C: Discussion with Joletta Belton, Patient Advocate

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https://youtu.be/okhYQmoeVSc

Compassion in Pain Care

Month 1: Join Susan, Joletta, and Carolyn as they set the framework for this important topic.

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Month 2: Join Susan, Joletta, Carolyn, and Special Guest Shelly Prosko as the set the framework for this important topic.

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Month 3: Join Susan, Joletta, Carolyn, and Special Guest Shelly Prosko as they discuss this important topic.

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Pain Education: The challenges and Pitfalls

Month 1: Join Susan, Joletta, and Carolyn as they set the framework for this important topic.

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Month 2: Join Susan, Joletta, Carolyn, and Special Guest Mike Stewart as the set the framework for this important topic.

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Month 3: Join Susan, Joletta, Carolyn, and Special Guest Shelly Mike Stewart as they discuss this important topic.

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ABout Us 

Carolyn Vandyken, Co-Host, BHSc, PT, Cred MDT, CCMA (acup) 

 

Carolyn Vandyken is a highly regarded physiotherapist who practices and teaches in both pelvic health and persistent pain.  She embraced the biopsychosocial perspective ten years ago, and has immersed herself in writing journal articles, doing original research, writing chapters in textbooks, writing a pain education book with Dr. Louw and Dr. Hilton, teaching courses based on an integrated framework for a biopsychosocial perspective, and best of all, treating patients. Carolyn's passion for the integration of a biopsychosocial framework is obvious in all of her pursuits.  Carolyn often presents at both local and international conferences, and participates regularly in several international conferences each year to increase her scientific knowledge and apply this knowledge to her clinical and teaching practice.

Susan Clinton, Co-Host, PT DScPT OCS WCS FAAOMPT

 

Susan Clinton is an internationally recognized Physical Therapist dedicated to excellence in clinical practice, education and profession mentorship.  She has had the privilege to author journal articles on chronic pelvic pain, differential diagnosis and the latest Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pelvic Pain in the Antepartum Population.  Susan has had significant experience in changing the way she practices with a focused lens on the biopsyhcosocial and coaching information for clients whom have suffered for years.  She has a particular interest in the clinician's self care and professional development which is presented as a theme throughout her post professional education courses and speaking engagements.  She enjoys traveling, learning and speaking at conferences and summits, but is dedicated to coaching clients and professionals towards change.

Joletta Belton, Co-Host, MSc.

 

Joletta Belton is cofounder of the Endless Possibilities Initiative, a nonprofit with a mission of empowering people with pain to live well. She also blogs at MyCuppaJo.com, where she makes sense of her experiences of pain and recovery through science and stories. Both projects were born of her experience living with chronic pain. Her desire to understand her pain (and what to do about it) led her back to graduate school after medically retiring from her career as a firefighter paramedic. She earned her MSc in human movement while studying pain science as her research focus, which changed everything. Jo wholly believes that together we can change the way pain is understood and treated. She shares what she has learned through the lens of personal story and explores practical, science-based strategies that help health care professionals empower people living with pain to live well.

Brittany Vandyken, Producer, PT, MSc.PT, BSc.

 

Brittany Vandyken is a Registered Physiotherapist and co-owner of Physio Works Muskoka. She graduated with her Master's of Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2017. She has received additional post-graduate training in soft tissue release, pelvic floor rehabilitation, and oncology rehabilitation. Brittany has a passion for clinical research on lumbo-pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction, recently publishing in the journal Muskuloskeletal Science and Practice. Brittany is happy to help both men and women achieve their best health through any issues including pelvic health concerns, chronic pain, pregnancy or post-natal care, oncology care, and fitness/exercises programs.

Kulwinder Singh, Editor

 

Kulwinder received his bachelor’s of science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science from Fresno State in 2017. Currently he is working towards his requirements for the Physical therapy program and will be applying this year. He is a medical scribe for an outpatient physical therapy clinic. He is also a volunteer for a non-profit organization that coaches adaptive sports to children with disabilities. He is also a ski instructor for another non-profit organization that teaches the disabled population how to ski. He likes to play soccer and basketball and loves to help people anywhere he goes.

Peer support in pain care

Month 1: Join Susan, Joletta, and Carolyn as they set the framework for this important topic.

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Month 2: Join Susan, Joletta, Carolyn, and Special Guest Mary Wing as the set the framework for this important topic.

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