Dr. Tim Flynn comes on to discuss the art & science of mentoring. Throughout the episode you’ll hear Tim talk about when to start being a mentor, how the new student/clinician is assessed at the start of the process, how to measure the mentee’s progress towards their goals, how to use the Socratic method in mentorship, how & when to give feedback to the mentee, his own self-reflection about being a mentor, his hardest lessons that he’s learned from being a mentor, advice for clinical instructors, and more!


Dr. Tim Flynn is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), and a frequent presenter at state, national, and international meetings. Dr. Flynn is widely published including 5 textbooks, 6 book chapters, over 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts on orthopaedics, biomechanics, and manual therapy issues. Awards include the James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Richard W. Bowling – Richard E. Erhard Orthopaedic Clinical Practice Award, the Steven J. Rose Excellence in Research (twice), the AAOMPT Outstanding Research Award (twice), and the Distinguished Alumnus- Marquette University Program in Physical Therapy. Dr. Flynn is a past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT). Dr. Flynn is a principal in Evidence in Motion (EIM) an educational company dedicated to elevating the physical therapy profession. He is an owner and maintains an active clinical practice focusing on chronic pain disorders at Colorado In Motion. Dr. Flynn is a Professor in the EIM School of Physical Therapy at South College where he teaches in the area of musculoskeletal management, chronic pain, advanced manipulation skills, and evidence based practice.

His primary clientele is made up of individuals suffering from low back pain, chronic spinal disorders, failed back surgeries, and chronic pain disorders. Dr. Flynn’s clinical expertise is frequently sought by national and international clients. Dr. Flynn is the immediate past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (www.aaompt.org), and editorial board member of Manual Therapy.

He co-hosts the Pain Reframed Podcast with Dr. Jeff Moore and for those clinicians who treat persistent pain or for those who are experiencing persistent pain themselves.

Tim’s CV: http://www.evidenceinmotion.com/who-we-are/executive-team/

Tim’s LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-flynn-b391392/ 

Tim’s Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/timothywflynn 

Colorado in Motion Clinic Website: https://coloradoinmotion.com/ 

Evidence in Motion Website: http://www.evidenceinmotion.com/ 

Pain Reframed Podcast with Dr. Jeff Moore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pain-reframed-physical-therapy-pain-management/id1223789711?mt=2 

“Whiplash” Good Job Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6vTI5g198E

2016 AAOMPT Conference- Tim Flynn Distinguished Lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cmcYgDy-98