OSU PT Students

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Welcome to this episode of The Functional Freedom Podcast where it’s all about helping therapists and their patients gain the freedom for peak performance. I am Paul Potter and it is my goal is to help you take your professional knowledge and expertise the next level.

On today’s episode I interview three physical therapy DPT students from Ohio State University to get their perspective on the business of physical therapy and their educational preparation. Ryan Smith, Stephen Laflamme and Lisa Treadway are millennials who’ll be entering the workforce soon.

Millennials entering the workforce in large numbers and they are shaking things up. They are already one of the best-educated generations in American history. I believe you will be enlighten as you listen to these confident leaders of tomorrow share their thoughts on private practice, wellness, residencies, mentorship and much more.

In this episode I cover with the OSU students:

  • The reasons and motivations behind why they went to PT school.

  • The value of residencies and internships for private practice

  • The value of professional mentors and social media

  • Business preparation during PT school for the real world

  • The cost of a PT degree and expectations on the return on their investment

  • Online professional education opportunities and much more..

I want to thank Ryan, Stephen and Lisa for granting me an interview in the midst of their busy school schedules. They possess a unique set of skills and have a vision for their therapy careers. They are technologically savvy, embrace change and have a strong sense of a work-life balance.

I got the sense that they are going to make their presence felt in the workplace and will have a profound impact over the next five years.

As we begin to integrate bright, young Millennials into our therapy professions don’t be afraid to change things up a little bit. Many Millenials have experienced extremely attentive parenting and teaching as they grew up.

If you understand the world the Millenials grew up and take the extra time to onboard them to your organization they are more than likely to be your most energetic and successful employees. I encourage you to develop a closer connection with a couple of young therapists to mentor and pour your life into them. 

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Is there a young therapist that comes to mind as some one you could mentor? Or for you millenials is there an older more experienced therapist that you could ask to mentor you?