Mark Milligan comes onto the show to discuss overall advocacy for the PT profession and how to get shit done as a new physical therapist and healthcare provider. He also discusses direct access and what needs to be done to push this forward in all states, how anyone can get involved with advocating, how to be successful as a new healthcare provider, real life personal and professional talk about various aspects of PT, and much more!

 Mark’s Bio:

Mark Milligan is an orthopedic manual therapist that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal and spinal conditions, both acute and chronic. He is Certified in Therapeutic Pain Science, Applied Prevention and Health Promotion and dry needling, Board Certified in Orthopedics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.  He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of the Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado.  He went on to complete an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency and Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship with Evidence in Motion (EIM). He is a full-time clinician and Founder of Revolution Human Health, a non-profit physical therapy network and he also founded a continuing education company specializing in micro-education. He is currently a physical therapist with Encompass Home Health in Austin, Texas. Dr. Milligan serves as adjunct faculty for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs at South College and The University of St. Augustine.  Dr. Milligan is also primary faculty for Musculoskeletal Courses for EIM. Mark has presented and spoken at numerous state and national conferences and has been published in peer reviewed journals. He is an active member of the TPTA, APTA, and AAOMPT and is current the Capital Area District Chair for the Texas Physical Therapy Association and has great interest in public health and governmental affairs.  Basically, whenever I hear of something interesting or valuable going on in the field of physical therapy, I start my research on it and Mark Milligan is either heading it up or already has his name at the top of the involvement list. Now tonight’s show is extra special in that it involves a Twitter style fundraiser where for every F-bomb dropped, Mark, Brandon, and I as well as Jerry Durham (who laid down this gauntlet of a challenge) will donate 5$ to the Stand Haiti Project, and for every knowledge bomb dropped we will all donate $2. This is going to be a no holds barred episode where we just kind of get Marks take on some truths about life in general.

Revolution Human Health is a non-profit physical therapy network in Austin, TX that transforms the healing experience by offering access to treatment, education, and movement based therapy for all. 

Continuing education division specializes in customized, micro-education for physical therapists across the country. Customizable options of courses include manual therapy, spinal and extremity manipulation, dry needling, clinical reasoning, and preventative care and population health. Please contact us about customizing a course for you and your team!

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