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Three Questions to Transform Your Eval: An Interview with Susan Clinton

Clinical pearls, being happier as a clinician, the role of telehealth and three questions to transform your evaluation - this conversation with Susan Clinton has it all!

Early in the 'sode we dive into the question of where you start with a challenging patient. There's so many different routes we can take and skills we can use, but Susan manages to simplify the start with a different lens.

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In fact, one one of the big themes throughout this 'sode is simplifying things for your patient. They're likely only taking in a fraction of what you're saying.

Susan learned this lesson by simply asking her patients after a session: "what's your take home from today?" It was wildly different than what she had tried to communicate.

We also discuss the the three questions she asks every patient in their initial evaluation. These establish the direction of care, get buy-in and show the patient you're listening and understand their issues better than any amount of education you could provide.

Hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed talking with Susan!

Susan Clinton

Susan is a practitioner and educator with programs for both pelvic rehab providers and patients. She is the co-host of the Tough to Treat podcast and runs a clinical mentorship program. Make sure you're following her on Instagram (@sclintonpt) and check out all her information at!

As Susan said in the full episode:

"As your patients after every session 'what's your take home from today.' Be prepared when you do this, because it's not going to be anything you think it was." -Susan Clinton

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Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS

Founder of Pelvic PT Rising and PelvicSanity Physical Therapy in Southern California.

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Jesse Cozean, MBA

Co-founder of the Pelvic PT Rising and the Rising Podcast.

Jesse uses his business experience to help pelvic health business owners start and grow their practices so they can build a practice that truly works for them. From website design, SEO, conversions, marketing, finance and money mindset, he wants to make the process of owning your own practice easier and fun.

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