On today’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Joe Tatta joins me to discuss the evolution of his physical therapy career. Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues. His mission is to create a new paradigm around treating persistent pain and reverse our global pain epidemic.
In this episode, we discuss:
-Why fresh PT’s should focus on honing their skills
-Why an onboarding process is crucial to educating, selecting and motivating a successful team
-The limits of scaling a cash pay practice and when it might be beneficial to sell
-New integrated health centers for chronic pain and how it impacts the global pain epidemic
-And so much more!
For new graduates, the physical therapy profession offers many different ways to grow and develop. Joe believes, “One of the great things about being a physical therapist is you have so many different aspects and avenues to really go. There are so many options.”
Joe recommends creating a consistent treatment methodology for chronic pain patients. Joe states, “It created continuity of care. It created almost one mind. When you came into the clinic, patients knew that there was a method going on here and they felt safe there.”
Joe has found performance tracking to be a useful tool for his employees to help asses their strengths and areas for improvement. Joe states, “[Metrics] can actually be a way to motivate people but they can be an indicator as to how interested someone is in their job.”
To reverse the global pain epidemic, more creative options are necessary and physical therapists are perfectly aligned to take on an integral role. Joe stresses, “We have to find solutions to help [chronic pain patients].”
For more information on Joe:
Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues. His mission is to create a new paradigm around treating persistent pain and reverse our global pain epidemic. He is the creator of the Healing Pain Online Summit and The Healing Pain Podcast designed to broaden the conversation around natural strategies toward solving persistent pain. Dr. Tatta is the author of Heal Your Pain Now; A Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life by Da Capo Press.
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