For this interview, we have the pleasure of speaking with Jim Meadows BScPT, MCPA, FCAMT. The following is a biography that can be found on his website:
Jim was chair of the Canadian Orthopedic Division‘s Education and Specialization Committees for 12 years and a past Examiner and Instructor with the Canadian Orthopedic Division. Jim is a co-founder and a Senior Faculty Member and Senior Examiner with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He is a past faculty member of the University of Alberta and current adjunct faculty at the Texas Women’s University, Andrews University, the Massachusetts Institute of Health Sciences, and the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He also visits and lectures at the University of Pittsburgh. He has presented at National and International Conferences on Manual Therapy and has published in numerous journals. His video series Manual Therapy and textbook Orthopedic Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy are sold throughout North America.
You won’t want to miss this interview as Jim is willing to share his opinions regarding many topics in a fearless manner. Some of the things we discussed are: the importance of reflection and how vital it is for clinician development; which area of physical therapy is the MOST unique (and possibly most important) to our profession; how and why manipulation is effective (despite what research might suggest); thoughts on chiropractors and physical therapists; and a more simple way to make anatomy and clinical instruction more effective in entry-level programs.
If you would like to learn more about Jim or find out where he is teaching next, you can check out his websites: www.swodeam.com, www.impact-fellowship.com, and www.creekside-physio.ca.