Meet the Team

Joe Schroeder, PT, DPT

Co-Founder

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Dr. Joe Schroeder graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2002 with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology.  He continued his education through St. Catherine University and received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005.  Dr. Schroeder has worked in multiple settings including outpatient rehab, skilled nursing setting, acute rehabilitation hospitals, and acute care.  Joe had the opportunity to work as Director of Rehabilitation opening a new 40-bed acute rehabilitation hospital in 2013.  He is currently working as the Regional Director of Rehabilitation of 3 acute care hospitals and 4 outpatient therapy clinics in Northern Colorado.  He believes therapists actively engaging in research discussion is critical in advancing the physical therapy profession. Joe is married to Laura Simenson (DPT) and they have three children together. He enjoys triathlons, snowboarding, and playing with his boys.

Clancy Brown, PT, DPT, CSCS

Co-Founder

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Dr. Clancy Brown graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science.  From there, he went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2011.  During that time, he also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  Clancy has had the opportunity to work in several PT settings including Outpatient Orthopedics, Home Health, Acute Care, and Pediatrics, but has found that his true passion is in Sports Medicine.  Clancy spent two years working as the Director of Therapy Services for a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in Wyoming before moving on to pursue his passion in Sports Medicine.  Clancy and his wife Natayle have two children and enjoy spending time outdoors as well as being involved with their local Crossfit gym.

How it Works

See our simple step by step process for using our site!

Register

Create a free account with us!

Choose an Article

Choose from one of our selected articles to begin learning.

Read the Article

Selecting Read the Article button will take you to the article to begin reading.

Rate the Article

After reading the article, select the Rate the Article section to complete the short survey and view other physical therapist’s responses about the article.

Discuss the Article

Select Discuss the Article to be joined in a forum with other physical therapist’s who have read the same article.

Certificate

After completing the previous steps, select Certificate to view your completion certificate for CEU reporting.

FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions by selecting from the list below.

How often are new articles added to the site?

Each week new articles will be added to the site.  We will keep at least 10 article discussions active at all times. 

How does the journal rating scale work?

After reading each article, therapists are prompted to complete a short survey designed to rate the article based on specific criteria.  After the survey is completed, you will be allowed to review the data to see how others felt about the same article.  This is helpful in determining the overall trends in how therapists view research.

Who is using The Journal Junction?

Our members consist mostly of physical therapists and PTA’s, however it is useful for other disciplines that work in or closely with the rehab setting.  

What are the benefits to participating in The Journal Junction?

Participants on The Journal Junction will be instantly connected to several other PT’s who are eager to learn and discuss the latest research.  It is essential to stay up to date.

Will I be charged to use The Journal Junction?

No. Our service is free! After creating your account, you will be able review as many articles and forums as you like without charge.

How are the articles selected?

Our goal is to post the most relevant clinical research possible.  That’s why our therapists review hundreds of articles to find the best for our site.  Our aim is to select research that is relevant to all settings of PT.

Can I earn CEU's for participating on this site?

Depending on the state in which you are licenced, you may be able to count time spent on the site towards CEU credits.  To assist with this, you will receive a completion certificate for each article you participate in that can be submitted to your state as proof of participation. On average, it takes approximately 1 hour to read an article, rate, and discuss the article with colleagues.  

Why was The Journal Junction created?

The Journal Junction was created by two practicing physical therapists who wanted a way to discussed, share, and review research with other clinicians. They realized the struggles of finding time to get a group of PT’s together to participate in a journal club so they developed the Journal Junction to ease the burden and allow therapists to participate at times convenient for them.

Why should I use The Journal Junction?
    • There are several benefits to becoming a member of The Journal Junction.  We make it our job to connect you with new and relevant research. On our site you will be instantly connected with several PT’s across the world who want to discuss each article.
    • The bottom line is quite simple, you don’t need our site to review research.  Our goal is to take the work out of coordinating discussions about research and make it easier for PT’s to practice with an evidence based approach.  
What other forums are available on the site?

In addition to forums for each article, there are several forums available for all things PT related.  Have something you want to discuss?  Create your own discussion topic to have other PT’s share their thoughts!

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