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From Competence to Excellence: Interview with Rod Henderson

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The commonality in physical therapy and strength and conditioning is movement. This commonality is powerful and pervasive and a mastery of the art and science of movement is required of any excellent therapist, trainer or coach. However, sometimes this commonality creates transgressions of scope of practice within practitioners. This is completely unnecessary as both professions have the capability of offering a tremendous amount to athletes, clients and patients. 

Our guest today is Rod Henderson, PT, CSCS who began in strength and conditioning and is currently a physical therapist in Houston, Texas. We will discuss the common and uncommon ground between the professions as well as the disparity between practitioners who are merely competent and those who are excellent. 

Rod currently works full time as a director of an outpatient physical therapy in a suburb of Houston, TX.  Rod graduated from the University of Texas in 1994 and obtained a graduate degree in Fitness and Human Performance at University of Houston in 1997.  After working 3 years in strength and conditioning / rehabilitation settings, he attended and graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Physical Therapy in 2002.   He is currently completing his terminal Doctorate of Science from Texas Tech University. In addition to his full time job as a director and clinician, he serves as part-time faculty at two Texas universities.