36 minutes | Mar 9th 2017

Ep. 10 - Dr. Andrew Rothschild: From Lumbar Fusion Patient to Physical Therapist

At the Voice of the Patient, we are dedicated to enhancing our ability as health care providers to truly listen to others and to establish a therapeutic alliance. In some cases, we can benefit from listening to the experience and mindset of other providers, such as Dr. Andrew Rothschild. Dr. Rothschild also shares his story as a patient, before and after undergoing lumbar fusion because of spondylolisthesis. Dr. Andrew Rothschild, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, has been a practicing physical therapist since graduating with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health in 2006. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. He is one of the few residency and fellowship-trained Physical Therapists practicing in the Richmond, VA area. Dr. Rothschild and I discuss his journey as a patient and health care provider. We also talk about the value of positive attitude, kettlebells, and empathizing with others who seek health care.  Resources and recommendations: Follow Dr. Rothschild on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Dr. Rothschild is the co-host of the Healthcare DisruPTion podcast with Jerry Durham. The Knowbodies DPT 2016 Commencement Speech podcast includes a contribution from Dr. Rothschild If "clinical equipoise" is gobbledigook to you, then that's normal. For some translation of that jargon into English, check out this paper from Chad Cook and Charles Sheets. For more reading about the power positivity, check out the OPTIMAL theory of motor learning. If you have a story to tell as a patient, provider, or both, then contact Zach Stearns on Twitter @zachrstearns or Dave Reed @DReedPT. ---------- *Find more helpful podcasts & blog posts at http://TheVoiceOfThePatient.org *Check out the other podcasts in the Senior Rehab Project at http://SeniorRehabProject.com
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