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The 15 Best Physical Therapy Podcasts for 2022

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As a physical therapist, you know your time is in extremely short supply. But you also know that you're working in an industry that's constantly evolving -- and sometimes at a rate that's faster than you can keep up with. So how do you make sure you're staying up-to-date on everything going on in your profession without falling behind?

Enter: Podcasts. Podcasts are a great way for busy, on-the-go professionals like yourself to learn, laugh, and keep up with current industry trends. And to help you find the cream of the crop, we listened, compared, and created this list of 15 of the best physical therapy podcasts for 2022, broken into the following categories:

  • Industry News & Trends
  • PT Students & New Grads
  • PT Business Owners
  • Pediatric PT Specialists
  • Senior Rehab Specialists
  • Sports PT Specialists

Take a look at the list below and see how many of these podcasts catch your eye...or ear.

The Best Podcasts for Industry News & Trends

1. The Optimal Body

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Anchor | Spotify | Google Podcasts
  • What It Covers: Top-40 physical therapy influencer Dr. Jen Fraboni brings her husband Dr. Dom along to help listeners understand their bodies and achieve optimal wellness. How do topics like breathwork, the pelvic floor, and bloating relate to physical therapy? Join the discussions with experts in the fields of both physical and mental wellness to find out how it’s all connected!

2. The Ask Mike Reinold Show

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | MikeReinold.com | Spotify | Stitcher
  • What It Covers: Weekly episodes of this podcast answer listeners’ questions about fitness, sports performance, career advice, and more. Reinold is also a baseball fan, so you’ll hear some of the latest baseball talk and news as well. He gets together with his PT team in Boston (Champion Physical Therapy and Performance) to produce this weekly podcast to “help people feel better, move better, and perform better.” Episodes include topics such as “Using Higher Loads with Rotator Cuff Exercises” and tips for regaining full-knee extension following surgery.

3. Pain Reframed

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Pain Reframed Podcast Website | PlayerFM
  • What It Covers: This podcast is described as being “about pain and how pain is managed in our society.” Specifically, experts talk about how to reduce unnecessary suffering through physical therapy. Doctors Tim Flynn and Jeff Moore host the show and invite guests from the medical and psychological fields to talk pain management and a PT’s role in dealing with that pain. Some topics include “A Professional Violinist’s Pain Journey” and “DPT Student + Pain Patient.”

4. Move Forward Radio

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Spotify
  • What It Covers: This is the first app that comes up when searching “physical therapy” on Apple Podcasts, so you know it’s current and popular. The APTA produces this podcast from ChoosePT.com, a website created for PT patients to stay updated on the latest trends in the field and get the specific kind of relief they need. With that being said, this podcast covers a range of topics that appeals to patients and practitioners alike. Recent guest conversations include what it’s like to be a paralympic swimmer living with a disability or a physical therapist experiencing long COVID symptoms.

5. PT Inquest

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | PlayerFM | PTPodcast.com
  • What It Covers: PT Inquest is described as an online journal club. With two hosts, J.W. Matheson and Erik Meira, this show takes a close look at a different published medical article every week. The hosts discuss ways to apply the best physical therapy techniques in real-life, day-to-day recovery scenarios. They also cover topics that are particularly relevant for specific types of PT practices, including orthopedic therapy, sports recovery, and those that treat patients with chronic pain. PT Inquest listeners love the way the show teaches critical thinking skills and stays on top of current trends.

The Best Podcasts for Physical Therapy Students & New Grads

6. GRADitude

  • Listen On: Anchor | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher
  • What It Covers: GRADitude is a podcast meant to inspire, educate, and empower PT graduate students by capturing valuable insights through the experiences of current students, recent graduates, and experienced health professionals. Episode topics include handling family emergencies, overcoming test anxiety, and using study tips. The podcast also provides a great amount of information on topics like managing student loan debt and reflecting on your first year of PT school.

7. NPTE Clinical Files

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts
  • What It Covers: Dr. Kyle Rice of PT Hustle is on a mission to help PT students dominate the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). On his podcast, Rice delivers real clinical scenarios that challenge students to problem-solve the same way they would for questions on the NPTE. Not only do reviewers report a kind and welcoming space when listening to “Coach K,” but they share success stories of passing the exam on their first attempt after listening to the podcast!

8. NPTE Studycast

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Spotify
  • What It Covers: This podcast is geared toward PT students and helps them squeeze in some extra study time with “test prep on the go.” All topics are considered study guides for specific subjects, such as ACL tears, Alzheimer’s Disease, frozen shoulder, and cerebral palsy. If you search through the archives, you’ll find test-specific episodes like “NPTE Structure & Scoring” and “How Do I Register for the NPTE?”

The Best Podcasts for Physical Therapy Business Owners

9. Maestro on the Mic

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | TheMovementMaestro.com | Google Podcasts
  • What It Covers: If you’re looking to grow your online movement business, check out Dr. Shanté Cofield, aka the Movement Maestro. After moving her physical therapy practice into the virtual space, she has mastered the ever-changing “rules” of social media and now coaches others to do the same. When she’s not providing valuable entrepreneurial tips like how to clear up your messaging or niche down, Cofield brings on movement professionals who’ve been successful online.

10. PT Snacks with Dr. Kasey Hogan

  • Listen On: Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher
  • What It Covers: The PT Snacks podcast delivers “small, bite-sized pieces of information to help you study, and save you time to live the rest of your life.” On the show, Dr. Kasey Hogan covers topics in physical therapy relevant to both PT students and experienced therapists who want to grow their practices. Each episode breaks down specific body parts or conditions, such as in the podcast titled “Vascular Claudication: What Is It and What Do We Do About It?”

The Best Podcast for Pediatric Physical Therapy Specialists

11. The Working Therapist: A Podcast With Haden Boliek

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | TheWorkingTherapist.com
  • What It Covers: In the world of pediatrics, the roles of speech, occupational, and physical therapists have a ton of crossover. That’s why Haden Boliek founded pediatric developmental therapy (PDT), which focuses on bringing these therapy services to children at home. Podcast episodes include topics such as “Co-Treats and Collaboration: Strategies for the Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapist” and “The Benefits of Low-Tech Augmented and Alternative Communication.”

The Best Podcast for Senior Rehab Specialists

12. Modern Management of the Older Adult (MMOA)

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | PlayerFM | Senior Rehab Website | Stitcher
  • What It Covers: This podcast was created for PTs who specialize in senior rehab and offers “practical information” to help those practitioners better serve their patients. Industry leaders join regular hosts to review the latest news and trends in the field; topics include “Get Stronger, Walk Faster,” learning more about degenerative disc disease, dealing with the issue of balance, and a discussion of whether the phrase “OK Boomer” is “ageist, offensive, or funny.”

The Best Podcasts for Sports Physical Therapy Specialists

13. Victory Over Injury

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Spotify
  • What It Covers: The Victory Over Injury podcast is hosted by Dr. Michael K. Ryan, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Andrews Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. He specializes in sports medicine surgery, hip preservation surgery, and knee and hip replacements. Victory Over Injury is directed to an audience of “jocks and docs” — physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, and fans — who can listen to interviews with other experts in the field. Whether covering a conversation with another surgeon or with an athletic trainer, this podcast gives listeners the tools to work through and overcome sports injuries.

14. Elite Baseball Development

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher
  • What It Covers: Join the conversation with certified strength and conditioning specialist Eric Cressey, who helps healthy and injured athletes achieve peak performance. While his podcast centers around baseball-related training thanks to his extensive work in the MLB, Cressey goes deep into the science of each condition. Be prepared to learn the kinesiology behind baseball injuries — it’s a great listen for physical therapists, coaches, or even parents looking to help their kids reduce injuries on the field.

15. The Knees Over Toes Mentality

  • Listen On: Apple Podcasts | Spotify
  • What It Covers: Best known as Knees Over Toes Guy, Ben Patrick is changing the game in sports injury with his ATG online coaching model. On the Knees Over Toes podcast, Patrick talks about all things patellar, from knee ability and the ATG program to how to dunk. Tune in with other listeners who say, “it WORKS!” and “don’t sleep on this method.”

Originally published on September 10, 2019.
Updated by Lauren Garcia on February 11, 2020.
*Updated by Alexa Davidson, MSN, RN on February 15, 2022


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Last updated on Jul 18, 2022.

Originally published on Feb 12, 2020.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Berxi™ or Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company. This article (subject to change without notice) is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute professional advice.

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