On this week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Jason Silvernail joins me for Part 2 of Ask Jason Anything! Dr. Silvernail is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who was selected for the prestigious Army-Baylor Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy at Fort Sam Houston for subspecialty training and graduated in 2010, earning him both a Doctor of Science degree from Baylor University and Fellow status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. A clinician and researcher, he has published clinical commentaries and original research in the medical literature including the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, and the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
In this show, we discuss:
-The roadmap to a military physical therapy career
-Jason’s hiring process for seasoned professionals and new graduates
-How to translate the present body of knowledge into clinical practice
-Jason’s overall outlook for the physical therapy profession and advice for fresh PTs
-And so much more!
For more about Jason:
Jason Silvernail DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT qualified with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University Of Scranton Pennsylvania in 1997, and he has been in practice as a physical therapist since then. He completed his Doc tor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2006. He was selected for the prestigious Army-Baylor Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy at Fort Sam Houston for subspecialty training and graduated in 2010, earning him both a Doctor of Science degree from Baylor University and Fellow status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Dr. Silvernail is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
He is a career military officer, practicing in the US Army since 1998, and has been stationed across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and in Afghanistan. Dr Silvernail has worked with a wide variety of patient populations and settings including orthopedic/sports, chronic pain, amputee and neurological rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning.
A clinician and researcher, he has published clinical commentaries and original research in the medical literature (including the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, and the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy) and he has a prominent professional presence online where you can connect with him on Facebook or Twitter.
Dr. Silvernail is married to Carolyn T. Silvernail, who is a graduate student at American University with degrees in Exercise Science, Digital Film and in Music Performance. They live in the northern Virginia area and enjoy hiking, fitness, and ballroom dancing. Opinions expressed by Dr Silvernail are his own and do not represent the official policy or position of the United States Army, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government.
Resources discussed on this show:
Keith Smart Publications
Systematic Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapy (SCRIPT): Tool for the Purposeful Practice of Clinical Reasoning in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
The Mechanisms of Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain: A Comprehensive Model
US Army-Baylor DPT Program
San Diego Pain Summit 2017
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