Andrew Bennett, Physical Therapist and Co-Founder/Owner of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, comes on the show to discuss effective clinical instruction. He discusses when is the right time to start being a clinical instructor, thoughts on the APTA’s CI Credentialing course, how he assesses a new student/resident and how he starts the process, feedback considerations for the student, thoughts on promoting and facilitating self-reflection in the student, how to validate the intern (even if intern is wrong) and elevate the patient clinical experience, how to guide the struggling and gifted student, what features make a top clinical instructor, limitations and barriers to clinical instruction, what Andrew is working  on now to develop his own clinical instruction skills, how to best provide the best clinical learning environment despite clinical pressures, and more!

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Special Announcement: 00:57-01:50

Interview: 01:51-end 


Dr. Bennett is a co-founder and co-owner of Texas Physical Therapy Specialists.

Andrew Bennett holds a clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), is board certified In Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). Dr. Bennett was an Air Force physical therapist for several years before transitioning to private practice.

Dr. Bennett has served as adjunct faculty, clinical faculty and guest lectured for several physical therapy programs across the US. He currently provides clinical instruction into the Evidence In Motion Post Graduate Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and the Evidence In Motion Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. He has been recognized for excellence in clinical education by the Texas Consortium and is a recipient of the Warren C. Smyth award in recognition of professional clinical and educational expertise, innovative delivery of care, commitment to physical therapy private practice, and community service.  Additionally, he was chosen by the San Antonio Business Journal as a 2015 recipient of their 40 Under 40 awards.

Dr. Bennett and his wife, Heather, met while finishing their undergraduate training in physical therapy as classmates. Heather was instrumental in helping to establish TexPTS and is now the CEO of the Bennett home and their six children.


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