Friday, February 26, 2010

Great TV piece

More on high co-pays:

pointing out the ridiculousness of all this

Thanks for the link Mark

Unfair high co-pays

Please sign the following petition, no matter where you live or what profession you are in. Physical therapy is something that can help everyone in your life, I truly stand by that statement. So something prohibitive such as high co-pays on top of already ballooning health care costs to the consumer need to be stopped:

Also, if people were to come see PT's sooner than later - even before injuries - there is a good chance we would save a lot of money in the long run. Unfortunately, the statistics and research are not there to fully support this statement, but it makes good sense. Injury prevention is absolutely a passion of mine, more to come later :)
Have a healthy day!

Of triathlons and snow

Last Wednesday I attended the 2nd annual traithlon education night in NYC. The webcast of the entir night is available here. Pleae never do a bird-dog like the one in the video - promise me!

It motivated me more as an athlete than a physical therapist. So I am commiting to do a triathlon this September. Still debating if I will join a team, but leaning towards not this year so I can really find my own way via my PT education. For those of you out there interested in participating in this great activity, just make sure you do your research and start small, set realistic goals and go accomplish them. Have fun along the way!

If you are in the NYC area I have three opportunities for you:
1. I found this on which has some amazing opportunities all the time, just need to find the one that matches your interests:
St.Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Cardio Disease Prevention Program & Toughman Tri Sport Med/Train Clinic

2. A 5K on a JFK tarmac... take off just like the planes do.

3. On short notice... if you have any interest this Sunday in participating in a panel on being a new professional and making the transition from student at a student conclave in Great Neck Long Island, please let my buddy Allen know ( And if you are a student, attend and enjoy!

Even more personal update:
We are having a lovely snow day today in NYC, a great day to train for triathlons... so I am going skiing for the first time in my life up in Vermont. Full report on these festivities to follow. Hopefully no injuries to report.
Also, next week I will begin collecting data on some high school athletes to start tracking injuries and hopefully developing a program to prevent any injuries.

Monday, February 15, 2010 recently launched the 2010 Ideas for Change in America competition.

One idea is titled: Eliminate All Student Debt. I thought you might be interested in getting involved and recommend you check it out. You can read more and vote for the idea by clicking the following link:

The top 10 voted ideas will be presented at an event in Washington, DC to relevant members of the Obama Administration, and then promoted to's full community of more than 1 million people.

There is an opposing view to NOT eliminate student loans which is just silly.

Boo student debt!