By Andrew Koppejan, PT
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This podcast focuses on helping Canadian physiotherapists in their clinical practice and careers. If you haven’t heard of ignitephysio before, it’s a free, community driven website for physiotherapists where you can ask and answer practice questions, find useful articles and access a databank of reviewed clinical resources.
||Clean044-Treating an Aging Caseload: Physio's Role in Improving Seniors Health||With Andrew and guest Todd Wolansky||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean043-Move Beyond the Numbers...Focus on Building a THRIVING Patient Caseload||with Andrew and Maxi||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean042-The Importance of Relationship in Building a Patient Caseload||In episode 42, hosts Andrew and Maxi discuss the results of Andrew's recent interviews with 25 PT's across Canada for researching an article about caseload management. From discussions with clinicians in all stages of their career from...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean041-Creating Space to Celebrate Patients' Successes||In episode 41, hosts Andrew and Maxi have a lively coffee-lounge conversation about a topic that is often overlooked by Clinicians; taking space to acknowledge and celebrate their patients' progress and success! Some of the key topics discussed...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean040-Navigating the Future of the Profession: What Can We Do to Evolve?||In episode 40, hosts Andrew and Maxi talked with guest Dave Walton about the important topic of the future of the Physiotherapy profession. Dave is an Associate Professor with the School of Physical Therapy at Western University. He has a PhD in Rehab..||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean039-Exploring the Concept of Healing within Patient Care||In episode #39, Andrew and Maxi build off of their conversation with Deri Latimer from episode #38. Deri had talked about challenging the stories we tell ourselves. With this podcast, the concept of healing is explored, and why we as...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean038-How to Foster a Growth Mindset With Deri Latimer||In episode 38, hosts Andrew and Maxi enjoy talking with guest Deri Latimer about the topic of fostering a growth mindset as health professionals, and how it specifically relates to the Physiotherapist and clinician community. As the founder of...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean037-Common Challenges in MVA Caseload Management, Part 2||In episodes 36 and 37 of this informative 2-part interview with guests Simon Cooke and Jeff Begg, hosts Andrew and Maxi discuss some of the challenges that clinicians may find themselves facing when treating patients who have been in a car...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean036-Common Challenges in MVA Caseload Management With Simon & Jeff||In episodes 36 and 37 of this informative 2-part interview with guests Simon Cooke and Jeff Begg, hosts Andrew and Maxi discuss some of the challenges that clinicians may find themselves facing when treating patients who have been in a car...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean034-Understand the Basics of Alberta Car Insurance Regulations with Simon and Julie||In episodes 34 and 35 with guests Simon Cooke and Julie Chartrand, hosts Maxi and Andrew cover a lot of ground regarding the Diagnostic Treatment Protocols (DTPR), as well as some areas that our audience may not be familiar with. Topics discussed...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean035-Understand the Basics of Alberta Car Insurance Regulation with Simon and Julie, Part 2||In episodes 34 and 35 with guests Simon Cooke and Julie Chartrand, hosts Maxi and Andrew cover a lot of ground regarding the Diagnostic Treatment Protocols (DTPR), as well as some areas that our audience may not be familiar with. Topics discussed...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean033-Exploring the Important Role of Sleep Health in Patient Recovery||In this episode Maxi interviews Andrew about his journey of understanding the critical role of sleep in the recovery of patients. For several years Andrew has taken a deep dive into the area of sleep health, and has compiled hundreds of hours of...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean032- Pain Neuroscience Education: Practical Application Using a Case Study||In this episode, Andrew & Maxi continue their conversation with their guest panel and delve into a hypothetical case study of a patient with chronic low back pain. There are some great clinical gems in this episode that will help your practice....||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031- Pain Neuroscience Education: Practical Perspectives from our Guest Panel: Part 1||In this episode Maxi and Andrew continue to delve further into chronic pain management with 3 special guests. Our guests today are University of Alberta PT professor Dr. Geoff Bostick and clinicians Janet Holly and Murray Kowalczyk. Our guest...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030- Laying the Foundation for Integrating Pain Neuroscience Education into Clinical Practice: Part 2||In this episode, Andrew & Maxi continue chatting with physiotherapists Janet Holly and Alex Chisholm. In this second episode we cover: The importance of the therapeutic alliance when treating patients with persistent pain The key shifts that...||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029- Laying the Foundation for Integrating Pain Neuroscience Education into Clinical Practice: Part 1||In this episode Andrew & Maxi chat with physiotherapists Janet Holly and Alex Chisholm. Both physiotherapists are experienced clinicians working in the area of persistent pain and were involved in the working group for Physiotherapy Alberta’s...||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028-Discussing The Role of Diet and Health in Physiotherapy||In this episode, Maxi and Andrew talk with Dr. Tanis Fenton PhD, RD and Kristyn Hall, RD about the role that diet plays in patient health and recovery. We learn from Tanis and Kristyn about the importance of diet in health and injury recovery,...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027- Introducing the Revamp of the ignitephysio Podcast||In this episode of the ignitephysio podcast, Andrew talks about the revamp of the podcast and introduces his new co-host - Maxi Miciak.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026- Discussing Advancements in Orthotics with Kevin Shopland||In this episode, we welcome new guest, Kevin Shopland. Kevin is a certified orthotist at Karl Hager Limb and Brace in Edmonton, Alberta, and deals with lower extremities in adults. We discuss some of the advancements in orthotics, including...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025- Understanding Yourself to Deliver Better Patient Care - With Maxi Miciak||In this episode, we welcome back previous guest Maxi Miciak. Maxi joined us for Episode 14 - Diving Into The Therapeutic Relationship and joins us again to further discuss how we need to understand ourselves in order to foster these relationships.||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024- PT Student Placement Success - An Interview With Mary Cavanaugh||In this informative episode, Andrew and Mary discuss what it takes to succeed in student placements. Mary shares what has worked for her in the past, and Andrew shares his own experiences.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023- Concussion Management - An Interview With Codi Isaac||In this podcast, I interview Codi Isaac, the owner of Isaac PhysioTherapy in Edmonton, Alberta. We chat about how she got started in concussion management. Codi provides some great recommendations and tips, in addition to what to look for in...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022- Research Round-up: Increasing Physical Activity for Patients with Chronic Low-Back Pain||In this podcast, Andrew talks with guest Russ Gothard. Together, they discuss an article that was published in February 2017, called "Increasing Recreational Physical Activity in Patients with Chronic Low-Back Pain - A Pragmatic, Controlled Clinical...||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021- Osteoarthritis Management Initiative - An Interview With Rhona McGlasson||In this episode, Andrew chats with Rhona McGlasson, the Executive Director of Bone and Joint Canada. Rhona shares about a new initiative recently launched in Canada for patients with osteoarthritis and talks about how physiotherapists can get involved.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020- Navigating Difficult Conversations - The Identity Conversation||In this podcast episode, I talk about the often overlooked Identity Conversation, which is often found under the layers of blame and emotion. We look at the three common identities that are challenged in these conversations.||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019- Navigating Difficult Conversations - Understanding the Feelings Conversation||In this episode, I discuss the importance of not neglecting feelings in difficult conversations. Feelings can become a major barrier to navigating through difficult conversations, and so I cover common challenges and key strategies to move...||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 - Navigating Difficult Conversations - How to Avoid Blame in Difficult Conversations||In this episode I explore the common pitfall of blaming the other person in difficult conversations and the strategies to move from blame to a conversation of contribution.||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017- Research Roundup: Concussion & Impact on Cognitive Function||In this episode Russ and I walk through a recent study evaluating the effects of multiple concussions on cognitive function in high school football players. We share their discoveries and key take-aways.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016-Navigating Difficult Conversations-Separating Intent from Impact||In this episode, I walk through the another key aspect in navigating difficult conversations-separating impact from intent. I walk through some of the mistakes we can make when it comes to navigating our natural tendencies in making assumptions about...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 - Navigating Difficult Conversations: Understanding the 3 Conversations||As physiotherapists we have to navigate conversations with patients, colleagues and employers. Sometimes conversations get awkward and a challenge to navigate. In this first episode of our series "Navigating Difficult Conversations" I explore the...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014-Diving into the Therapeutic Relationship with Maxi Miciak||In this episode, I chat with Maxi Miciak, physiotherapist and PhD from Edmonton, Alberta. Maxi's research has centered around exploring and understanding the therapeutic relationship between physiotherapist and patient. Her experience, research...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013-Exploring Global Health: An Interview with Jennifer Carvajal||In this episode, I talk with Jennifer Carvajal, a physiotherapist and former chair of the Global Health Division, about global health and the role physiotherapy plays in improving the lives of people around the world. In this podcast you will learn: ...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 - Understanding Compensation for Physiotherapists||In this episode, I discuss compensation for physiotherapists. This is an important topic for anyone, especially new graduates who are seeking their first physiotherapist position. Having a good grasp of the key areas of compensation will allow you to...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 - Research Round-up: Predictive Role of Clinical Tests & BMI in Lateral Ankle Sprains||In this episode, Russ Gothard and I talk about a 2016 study on predicting lateral ankle sprains based on clinical tests and body mass index called "Prediction of Lateral Ankle Sprains in Football Players Based on Clinical Tests and Body Mass Index"....||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 - Private Practice Ownership: An Interview with Raj Dhillon||In this episode, I talk with Raj Dhillon, a clinic owner in Edmonton. Raj owns a physiotherapy clinic called Pivotal Physiotherapy. We discussed his journey to clinic ownership, whether to start or buy an existing clinic, and the benefits and...||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 - Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and Abdominal Retraining||In this episode I interview Mary Wood, a pelvic health physiotherapist and clinic owner in Edmonton, Alberta. We have a great chat about the progression of her career and focus on pelvic health. Here's a few of the things you'll learn in the...||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008-Research Round-up: Diagnostic Imaging for Stress Fractures||In this episode, Russ Gothard and I talk about diagnostic imaging for suspected stress fractures according to a published study called “Diagnostic Accuracy of Various Imaging Modalities for Suspected Lower Extremity Stress Fractures: A Systematic...||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007-Research Highlight: Non-Operative Shoulder Rehab Study||In this interview with Judy Chepeha, we learn about a new study being conducted at the U of A looking at the development of non-operative shoulder rehab guidelines. Judy shares the need for this study, the challenges with such a complex topic as...||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006-Treating Persistent Pain with Physio Yoga||In this interview with Shelly Prosko, she shares with me how physio yoga can be used to treat persistent pain. Before Shelly started her career as a physiotherapist, she was involved in yoga, and it became an integral part of her life....||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005-Why Seniors Health is the New Sexy||In this podcast I interview Todd Wolansky, Physiotherapist and a Clinical Lead with Alberta Health Services in Canmore. In this interview Todd shares about his work and passion in seniors health. In this episode you’ll learn about: Some startling...||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004-Why Breathing Matters: An Interview with Jessica DeMars, PT||In this interview with Jessica DeMars, she shares why breathing matters in our assessment and treatment of our physiotherapy patients. She shares some of her career journey and her discovery of the missing link in her treatment approach: breathing....||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003-Research Round-up: Concussion Study||In this episode, Russ Gothard and I talk about a concussion study published this called "Clinical Risk Score for Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms Among Children with Acute Concussion in the ED". You'll get a breakdown of the study, strengths,...||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002-When Does Scoliosis Matter? An Interview with Maureen Dwight||Check out my interview with Maureen Dwight, a physiotherapist and an MSK clinical specialist. In this episode Maureen shares some key insights regarding scoliosis and it's assessment along with an overview of the different scoliosis schools of...||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001-Introduction to the ignitephysio Podcast||Welcome to the ignitephysio podcast. In our first episode I introduce you to the podcast and what you can expect. Plus I give you some background and info on the ignitephysio website and how it can help your practice.||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
As a Physiotherapy Student, I absolutely love this podcast! I do lots of commuting to school or practicum during the week and out to the country on weekends. This podcast allows me to learn and explore so many aspects of Physiotherapy that I would struggle to find time to read up on. Thank-you, Keep up the good work!
Really enjoyed the podcast on Senior's Health! I liked the clinical pearl about putting your history into the context of the ICF. Thanks Andrew and Todd!
I really enjoyed listening to these podcasts so far. In particular, the scoliosis podcast (#2) is very interesting and useful for a number of reasons.
Firstly, the speaker gives a great overview of the different schools of thought and surgical procedures in relation to scoliosis.
Secondly, she goes into great detail about what physiotherapists can do for patients with scoliosis and when other interventions may need to come into play. Describing the degrees of curvatures that are important and what we need to know as physiotherapists treating patients with scoliosis.
Finally, the podcasts wraps up with major take-home points for physiotherapists in practice. As a clinician in her second year of practice, I have often felt that scoliosis is an intimidating condition to treat. This short podcast highlighted some important points to help people when treating scoliosis.