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New Course Release: Even Superheroes Need a Hand

If you experience stress, depression, job dissatisfaction and are looking to audit yourself, your values, and beliefs to determine if you are experiencing burnout and how to help yourself or help others exhibiting the same signs of burnout then keep reading and watch the 13 minute video below.

This poignant and witty lecture covers the signs of stress and burnout and the factors that lead to it. It includes examples that likely strike home for many who work in healthcare and offers resources for helping oneself or one another. The lecture begins with definitions of stress and burnout and asks hard questions about personal and professional values and boundaries, and finishes with a list of non-negotiables for someone wishing to prevent burnout.



Important Definitions:

  • Burnout: a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.
  • Compassion Fatigue: extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it can create secondary traumatic stress for the helper. Caption: The tell-tale sign of compassion fatigue is blunted emotions and loss of motivation. 
About the Instructors:


Sandy Hilton. DPT 

Sandy graduated from Pacific University (Oregon) in 1988 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University in December 2013.

Sandy teaches Health Professionals and Community Education classes on returning to function following back and pelvic pain and co-teaches Advanced Level Male Pelvic Floor Evaluation/Treatment for Entropy Physiotherapy as well as Neurodynamics and Sensory Integration for Pelvic Pain and a Practical Application of Pain Science course with Pelvic Health Solutions.

Sandy’s clinical interest is chronic pain with a particular interest in complex pelvic pain disorders for men and women. Sandy is also pursuing opportunities for collaboration in research into the clinical treatment of pelvic pain conditions. Sandy has co-authored two papers, 2 book chapters and "Why Pelvic Pain Hurts" a patient-focussed book.










Dr. Mark Milligan, PT, DPT, is an orthopedic manual therapist that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal spinal conditions and is Board Certified in Orthopedics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of the Colorado, School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. He went on to complete an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency and Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship with Evidence in Motion (EIM).

He is a full-time clinician. Dr. Milligan serves as adjunct faculty for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs at South College and The University of St. Augustine. Dr. Milligan is also primary faculty for Trigger Point Dry Needling Courses and Musculoskeletal Courses for EIM. Mark has presented at numerous state and national conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He is an active member of the TPTA, APTA, and AAOMPT and is currently the Capital Area District Chair for the Texas Physical Therapy Association and has a great interest in governmental affairs.