We conclude our series on physical therapists on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic with the second half of our round table discussion featuring Drs. Evan Haezebrouck, Stephanie Kostsuca, and Courtney Witczak.
We talk about the benefit that PTs had in advocating for early mobility of patients that would have previously been considered “too sick for rehab,” the many “non-clinical” roles that PTs took on during the pandemic, and some personal notes about how the pandemic affected us. We hope you enjoy the discussion.
After hearing some individual stories of physical therapists on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic (recorded in November 2020), we bring three clinicians together to hear how things have changed with the second surge and new developments with vaccinations.
Our guests are Drs. Evan Haezebrouck, Stephanie Kostsuca, and Courtney Witczak. Drs. Haezebrouck and Kostsuca are board certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialists. Dr. Witczak is a board certified geriatric clinical specialist.
This episode is part one of our discussion. Stay tuned for the conclusion in our next episode.
The third part of our series on PTs working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic continues with an interview with Dr. Stephanie Kostsuca, a physical therapist and faculty member in the cardiovascular and pulmonary residency program at the VA healthcare system in Ann Arbor, MI.
Music in this episode by Mark Joesting and Andy Wicks.
We continue our series of stories featuring physical therapists working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we hear from Dr. Evan Haezebrouck, a PT at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He tells about the mental and emotional toll that this disease caused on the health care professionals he works with, and how resilient his coworkers are.
To recap the tumultuous 2020, and to commemorate the end of Dr. Mike Shoemaker’s term as president of APTA Michigan, we sit down with him to hear about some of the important issues covered in the last twelve months, as well as some of his favorite highlights and what is next.
Dr. Shoemaker is a physical therapist and associate professor at Grand Valley State University, and president emeritus of APTA Michigan.
We are beginning a series highlighting the work of some physical therapists on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and hearing their stories in their own words.
Dr. Romina Bello is a physical therapist and the early rehab coordinator at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She tells us how things changed at the start of the pandemic, and what valuable lessons were learned.
We conclude our series featuring DPT students from the University of Michigan-Flint as they talk about important issues relating to geriatric physical therapy. Today’s episode features two segments talking about the effects of COVID-19 and depression in the geriatric community and how PT can positively effect patients in a post-COVID world.
A special thanks to all of the UM-Flint students and their instructor, Dr. Emily Carter, for their hard work.
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Waves continues its series highlighting work from students at University of Michigan-Flint as they research topics related to geriatric physical therapy.
This episode features Patrick Frazier, Rachel Rainko, Donovan Turchin, and Katie Persha, as they educate us on how we, as therapists, can recognize signs of delirium, dementia, and depression, and how we can provide better care to our elderly patients.
We begin a series of episodes featuring physical therapy students from University of Michigan-Flint as they present important information on geriatric physical therapy. This episode features Diana Stanek, Elizabeth Glasco, Amy Smith, Allie Lampman, Kateri Rybicki, Kim Krokoski, Emily VanVeldhuisen, and Jamie Schaub.
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We conclude our series on diversity in the physical therapy workforce and education system by finishing the round table discussion with our guests Dr. Andrea Moore, Dr. Robert Burns, Dr. Leython Williams, and Bana Odeh, SPT.
In this episode, we discuss navigating uncomfortable situations to call out each other for insensitive behaviors and recognizing our own blind spots in dealing with different cultures and ethnicities.