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This next blog post was written by a student we met in our Las Vegas course in June, Joey Salgado, owner of Progressive Motion Physical Therapy. He is inspirational in the sense that he left a situation that wasn't positive and turned it into an opportunity. He is now the owner of a cash based clinic in the Bay Area.
Joey Salgado taking instructions from Nancy Adachi
A huge thank you to Randal and Jay of Jetset Rehab Education for putting together an
amazing course on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in Las Vegas. I’ve taken some pretty good
courses in the past 4 years as a physical therapist, however NONE of those previous courses
provided the same type of value that Jet Set Rehab provided. Nancy Adachi (the
instructor of the course) provided us with an amazing knowledge base that we can
now begin to apply with our TMJ/TMD population. Her amazing manual and
clinical reasoning skills were crucial to my experience because she provided us with
information that has accumulated throughout her years as a TMD specialist. The
whole experience as a package was simply unheard of! Everything from the hotel
stay at the Vdara, the shuttle ride to the course, happy hour with the instructor, and
finally, your choice of Vodka Tasting, spa day, or a Vegas show. ALL experiences
were absolutely beneficial to my growth as a PT, businessman, and most of all, as a
person. As each day progressed, I understood the Jetset Rehab Education
philosophy and reasoning as to why they began this company. I was immediately connected to
their ‘why,’ and for that very reason, I will be taking as many Jet Set Rehab courses as my
schedule will allow!
Knowing your ‘why’ is something that doesn’t just appear with what you do for a
living. Knowing your ‘why’ takes some time to develop and understand. For myself,
it has been long road to get to where I am now. When I began my journey as a cash-
based PT practice owner, I often doubted myself because of the fear of not making it.
I worked at two different outpatient jobs that I was simply unhappy doing day in,
day out. I was seeing 3-4 people per hour and passing them on to aides or assistants
to finish off their sessions. And to top off my day, I sat for an hour or so
documenting (I’m sure some of you can relate). I began to wonder, why did I put
myself through 7 years of college to be this miserable? I knew that there was
something else in our profession that could change my life for the better, but I didn’t
know what it was or where to find it.
It wasn’t until last July-August of 2014 where I was presented with an opportunity,
not a job, but an opportunity. I had no idea that my interview was for a chance to
open my own practice. I was extremely terrified at the idea by being on my own
and going away from the traditional outpatient model of accepting insurance.
However, I came across a powerful TED TALK by Simon Sinek, “How Leaders Inspire
Action.” After watching this talk, I realized that it all made sense. What drives me to
become better everyday is the fact that I enjoy gifting and helping others. I simply
enjoy making people smile and help them get through their day without worrying
about those nagging aches/pains that cause distress in their lives. Having my own
practice has allowed me to develop compelling relationships with people that are
involved in many other fields and this has empowered myself to become a better
person, which just so happens to help me in my practice.
During my stay in Vegas, I developed great relationships with the people in the
course and felt connected through our conversations. Given this opportunity, I
asked Randal why him and Jay started Jet Set Rehab. He gave me a very simple
answer that could not have made any more sense. They both were tired of taking
classes without the opportunities to mingle and connect with others. What better
way to take a class somewhere fun and have social outings that were part of the
cont. ed experience? What a genius idea! They both are starting an amazing journey
to provide healthcare practitioners a platform to not only get better clinically, but to
become better people in our communities through the multiple connections we
make. I take this time to thank you Randal and Jay for giving me an opportunity to
Joey Salgado, PT, DPT, SFMA, FMSC