Ep. 142 – How to avoid burnout in your first years – Dr. Gary Schneider, PT

Ep. 142: How to avoid burnout in your first years with special guest Dr. Gary Scheider, PT.  TheOncoPT Podcast.  Headshot of Dr. Gary Schneider, PT.  Background image of brown-haired woman with white mug in hands, sitting behind silver microphone.

When I started my first job, I knew what to do with every patient I saw.

Just kidding.

I was sooooo lost. Even after an amazing final clinical rotation, nothing could have prepared me for treating patients on my own, by myself, in a brand new environment.

And it took me months, probably close to a year, before I felt like I wasn’t drowning.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We don’t have to stumble through our first year(s) of practice. Part of the reason I made it through that first year was because of my friend & classmate, Gary.

Dr. Gary Schneider, PT, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, was one of my absolute ROCKS during the first year of PT practice. We would have monthly phone calls on our way home from the clinic to problem-solve through tricky patient cases & how to just get through our busy weeks.

Gary is now taking his experiences as a struggling new grad & is transforming the transition from student to clinician with his new program, The Clinical Mirror.

To join The Clinical Mirror, email Gary now.

Gary’s Bio

Gary Schneider is a licensed physical therapist, board certified as an orthopedic specialist. His formal learning background includes undergrad at the University of Texas at Austin and earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Texas State University in 2018. He earned the Manual Therapy Certification through Evidence in Motion in 2020 and became board certified in orthopedics in 2021. He is also a credentialed clinical instructor through the APTA and is currently taking courses en route to the Clinical Excellence Certification through the Institute of Clinical Excellence.

More so than his passion for clinical education, Gary is consistently trying to become a better clinician with a heavy emphasis on intentionality in the clinic. He thoroughly enjoys working with other clinicians and/or students, so all parties improve their craft.

Outside of the PT world, Gary loves being active outdoors, catching up with friends, and adding to his long list of places traveled. When he plays his cards right, all three happen at the same time!

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