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This is the last podcast of 2015 and I am so happy to end the year on such a high note with my interview with Dr. Chris Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA.

He is Professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Southern California. Dr. Powers’ research and teaching interests relate to the biomechanical aspects of human movement. More specifically, his research focuses on how altered kinematics, kinetics, and muscular actions contribute to lower extremity injury. He is particularly interested in the pathomechanics underlying knee and patellofemoral joint dysfunction. Dr. Powers is an active researcher, and has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles. He frequently lectures both nationally and internationally on topics related to lower limb biomechanics and the pathomechanics of orthopaedic disorders.  Dr. Powers is the current President of the California Chapter of the APTA

In this episode we talk about:

* The definition of the human movement system.

* Why physical therapists are uniquely qualified to lead the human movement system paradigm.

* The identity crisis of the PT profession and how the human movement system should be the thread that binds our profession together.

* What are the biggest barriers to adopting and implementing the human movement system?

* What should the PT professions unifying message be?

* In the words of Dr. Anthony Delitto “What is the hold up?”

* And much more!

What Dr. Powers and I would like for you to think about is: how would you describe what you do (as physical therapist) in only 5 words?

Have a great holidays season and Happy New Year!  See you in 2016 and as always stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!


Links for more info on Dr. Chris Powers

Movement Performance Institute

USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

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