Larry Benz comes onto the show today to discuss the topic of professional development outside of DPT education/clinical practice. Larry discusses his definition of professional development, advice to the clinician looking to progress their own  development, recommendations for development for aspiring educators, real world barriers to professional development, burnout and how to get out of it, how to help others out of burnout, and much more!


Dr. Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP is the President/CEO of Confluent Health which includes the following companies: Evidence In Motion, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, ProRehab-Louisville, Fit For Work, Breakthrough Physical Therapy, PT Central, The International Spine Institute, and the NeuroRecovery Training Institute. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine.

Dr. Benz’s current interests include conducting research and integrating empathy, compassion, and positive psychology interventions within physical therapy. With over 150 invited presentations to PT programs, national conferences, and MBA programs throughout the country, Dr. Benz has been on APTA’s Advisory Panel on Practice and The Board of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is currently a Trustee with the Foundation for Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist Business Alliance (PTBA), and University of Louisville.

He is the recipient of numerous business and physical therapy awards including the Kentucky Physical Therapy’s Outstanding Physical Therapists award and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the year for his region. He is the co-developer of, and, a blog devoted to the principles of EBP in physical therapy. His Foundation is the co-developer of Jacmel Rehabilitation in Haiti which can be found at

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