In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch is back with a great interview with COL Zack Solomon, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, to discuss the importance of resiliency in life and in leadership. Colonel Solomon shares his 25-year career journey, starting with his master’s program at the US Army Baylor program and his time at Walter Reed and Fort Riley. He also describes his experience as a brigade physical therapist in Iraq during the surge in 2006 and 2007. Additionally, Colonel Solomon discusses his role as a brigade medical officer in a basic training brigade and his time at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Tune in to gain valuable insights on resilience from Colonel Solomon’s military experience.

  • “The views, thoughts, and opinions presented herein are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the DoD or the U.S. Army.”

Show notes: 

[00:01:12] Resilience in the military.

[00:07:58] Overcoming acute events.

[00:11:36] Building resilience in the Army.

[00:15:17] Recovering from spinal cord injury.

[00:19:16] Building trust and confidence.

[00:23:16] General Shelton’s incredible recovery.

[00:27:06] Setting desired end state.

[00:32:03] Resilience in leadership.

[00:36:00] Autonomy in physical therapy.

[00:42:44] Promoting resilience and reducing burnout.

[00:45:15] Providing constructive feedback.

[00:48:30] Modeling behaviors as healthcare providers.

More About COL Soloman:

Headshot of Col Zach Soloman COL Zack Solomon earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree from U.S. Army-Baylor University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Baylor University. COL Solomon also graduated from the U.S. Army War College with a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies.

COL Solomon most recently served as the Branch Chief, Army Medical Specialist Corps, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky. COL Solomon’s previous assignments include Commander, California Medical Detachment, Presidio of Monterey, California; Chief of Physical Therapy, Dunham Army Health Clinic, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Chief of Physical Therapy at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Assistant Program Manager, Army Institute of Public Health, U.S. Army Public Health Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Brigade Medical Operations Officer, 434th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Chief Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Clinics, U.S. Army Health Clinic, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Brigade Physical Therapist, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Assistant Chief, Physical Therapy Clinic, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas; Physical Therapist, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.

He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a certified strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

More About Dr. Weyrauch:

headshot of Dr. Stephanie WeyrauchDr. Stephanie Weyrauch is a self-employed physical therapist at Movement X in Billings, MT. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Weyrauch is a highly sought-after speaker and consultant specializing in burnout, generational issues, and injury prevention programs within the workplace. Her clinical expertise has been featured in various media outlets, including NPR, Kaiser Health News, Glamour, Life Hacker, and NBC News. Dr. Weyrauch serves as Chair of the American Physical Therapy Association Nominating Committee and has served on multiple national task forces for the organization. She has performed scientific research through grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation at institutions including Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examining movement patterns and outcomes in people with and without low back pain has led to numerous local, regional, and national presentations and a peer-reviewed publication in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a top journal in rehabilitation.

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