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Our 5 Favorite TED Talks for Physical Therapists

Watching TED Talks is one of my favorite past times. I believe there are few resources as helpful and inspiring as TED talks – plus they are given by some of the best minds around. Not only are they a great way to get a daily dose of entertainment, but they also continually motivate me to create new ideas.

See below a few of our top TED picks for physical therapists and outpatient therapy business owners.

Cosmin Mihaiu: Physical Therapy is boring – play a game instead

Cosmin Mihaiu is the CEO and co-founder of MIRA Rehab, which develops software with the goal to make physical rehab fun through interactive and therapeutic games. In this TED Talk, Cosmin explains why using gamification and modern technology increases patient compliance for assigned home exercises. Honestly, who doesn’t love games?

Stan Phelps: Rethinking Business with the Power of G.L.U.E

Stan Phelps was Clinicient’s Keynote speaker at Empower New Orleans, where he spoke on The Purple Goldfish Project. In his TEDx talk, Stan discusses the power of customer experience and referrals and will teach you how to go the extra mile for your customers, yielding tremendous results for your business.

Tim Lynch: How can understanding relationships in business develop community?

Small businesses are changing with the technological climate, but what will always stay the same? The people. In his TEDx talk, Tim talks about the relationships that are built in small businesses through the interaction with the customer and the community. As an owner of a small business (or any size business), you must value the relationships you’re building and understand how this will contribute success.

Dr. Wendy Suzuki: The disruptive power of exercise

Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a professor of neural science and psychology at NYU. She asks, ‘want the secret to super-charge your brain?’ Exercise! Watch this video to understand how our brains allow us to learn and retain new long-term memories as well as the effects of aerobic exercise on our learning memory and cognitive abilities.

Ed Deci: Promoting Motivation, Health, and Excellence

Although this talk isn’t directed at physical therapists, it will still bring great insight into what drives motivation, including patient motivation. What motivates someone to attend physical therapy, to complete therapy, and to do their home exercises? Keep these questions in mind while Ed speaks on the different kinds of motivation, and which is most effective.

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