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1. Continuing Professional Education
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2. Mission Statement
(What is SSI?)
The mission of Smart Sport International (SSI) is to provide a seamless integration of sports science solutions for training, rehab, and life. Life Is A Sport. Play Smart. SSI is a division of the S

3. Physical Therapy / Physiotherapy
(SSI Services)
What do I need to do to see a PT? Do I need a referral? My insurance says “no”. Physical therapy treatment is by referral only per Texas state law. Prior to your initial consultation,

4. Smart Life Institute
(SSI Services)
...many different populations - both current athletes and those new to activity. SLI has also developed continuing professional education offerings for the health care professional. These programs offer ...

5. Smart Life Institute Educational Programs
(What is SSI?)
... the recreational and elite athlete, those new to activity, and as continuing medical education for health care professionals. How much do the sessions cost? SSI's goal is to make education readily...

In Part I, I discussed the issues of quality and value in the health care system (in general) and in physical therapy (specifically). Let me expand on that a bit, and then provide an innovative soluti
Monday, 05 July 2010

Health care is in dire need of transformation. The system as we know it has been built on a foundation of principles that have conflicting values. Whether its the reimbursement models or the practice
Friday, 02 July 2010

Imagine this: more doping claims in the world of cycling. At this point, there are three things we can count on in life - death, taxes, and allegations of drug use in cycling. The question has reare
Sunday, 23 May 2010

Not so long ago, in an infomercial or two, we were provided some of the finest observations of the state of the union - by none other than Ross Perot. For those who have forgotten, while using his p
Thursday, 13 May 2010

10. MDT: A Powerful Tool With Athletes
(Blog/Clinical Insights)
I have spent most of my career working with athletes, be they recreational or elite. They have run the gamut from endurance sports to power sports, and all points in between. Over 12 years ago, I comp
Sunday, 25 April 2010

Join me on BlogTalkRadio on Tuesday March 30, 2010 at 8:00 pm central time for the latest episode of "Consumer's Guide To Health". Circadian rhythms - or roughly 24 hour cycles in bioche
Sunday, 28 March 2010

12. Disturbing Trends For Healthcare In Texas
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
If you want a fine example of where this country's health care system is headed without reform, just take a look deep in the heart of Texas. It's not a very rosy future. As I have mentioned many times
Thursday, 18 March 2010

13. There Is Only One Solution To Health Care Reform
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
The current versions of health care reform being proposed and debated are really starting to make me wonder. We started off with "making the system better", "outcomes", "efficacy", and "coverage for
Saturday, 12 December 2009

Join me on BlogTalkRadio on Tuesday December 8, 2009 at 8:00 pm central time for the latest episode of "Consumer's Guide To Health". The past year has seen a lot of news in the health an
Wednesday, 02 December 2009

15. Is Running Becoming A Health Risk?
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
I am starting to think that our currently held beliefs on running and, specifically, running a marathon, are creating a new type of health risk. The November 23 issue of the Austin American-Statesma
Sunday, 29 November 2009

Principles define training. Principles can lead you to personal best performances, injury prevention, and health if they are simply applied correctly. Historically, running has a social and coa
Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Join me on BlogTalkRadio on Tuesday November 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm central time for the latest episode of "Consumer's Guide To Health". If you're running a winter or spring marathon, you'r
Sunday, 08 November 2009

...arathons and 3 Ironman triathlons. Our second guest is Robin Warnken, a licensed massage therapist, and fitness professional for nearly 20 yrs who not only has her Masters of Science in Exercise Scien...
Friday, 23 October 2009

...iscuss one approach to the practice of yoga.   This episode's special guest will be Austin business professional Kelly White - a transformational leader and member of Austin real estate...
Tuesday, 22 September 2009

20. Health Care: We're Number 37!
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
Yes, I know it may be hard to believe, but the World Health Organization’s report on health care systems rates the United States as number 37 – yes 37 – in the world. But those in th
Sunday, 13 September 2009

Join me on BlogTalkRadio on Tuesday September 1, 2009 at 8:00 pm central time for the latest episode of "Consumer's Guide To Health". For those considering a spring marathon, it's t
Wednesday, 26 August 2009

22. Hypocrisy And Health Care
(Blog/Professional Issues)
Before we even get into this discussion, a quick definition is in order:   “Hypocrisy is the act of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or that one does n
Sunday, 16 August 2009

23. The P1 Project
(News/Other News)
...issues at hand and how they affect their quality of care, access to care, and cost of care.   Professional associations are, quite frankly, too busy putting money towards lobbyists. ...
Monday, 13 July 2009

Join me on BlogTalkRadio on Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 8:00 pm central time for the latest episode of "Consumer's Guide To Health". With the early summer spike in hot temperatures in Austin,
Monday, 29 June 2009

Join me on BlogTalkRadio on Tuesday June 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm central time for the latest episode of "Consumer's Guide To Health". This episode is entitled "The Economics Of Back Pain
Monday, 15 June 2009

... the physical therapy scope of practice, nor does it affect the current statutory duty to refer to a healthcare professional for conditions outside of the scope of practice of a physical therapist. Th...
Thursday, 12 March 2009

27. Direct Access To Physical Therapy
(Blog/Professional Issues)
... of our task as physical therapists - to evaluate, to assess, to establish a plan of care. Physical therapist professional education prepares us for autonomous practice, and it is already a part of...
Sunday, 22 February 2009

I will be taking the message of the Smart Life Institute (and Smart Sport International) to the airwaves! The inaugural BlogTalkRadio show, entitled "Consumer's Guide To Competent Self Care&quo
Tuesday, 03 February 2009

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)   If the American public knew what was going on in the undercurrents of thei
Monday, 15 December 2008

We all want to believe that what is being done in our health care world is correct and for the right reasons. It is an issue of trust. For years, there has been a relative reverence for the ro
Sunday, 07 December 2008

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