Episode 11: Geriatrics, Part 1 [Telehealth/Walking Programs/Fall Prevention]

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. Music in this episode is by Mark Joesting (www.soundcloud.com/mark-joesting), Nctrnm (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nctrnm), and Pictures of […]

Episode 10: Diversity, Part 7 [Round Table]

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 […]

Episode 8: Diversity, Part 6 [Round Table]

Waves moves into the final phase of our series on diversity in the physical therapy workforce with the first half of our round table discussion featuring Dr. Andrea Moore, Dr. Robert Burns, Dr. Leython Williams, and Bana Odeh, SPT.  Michigan Executive Directive 2020-7Click on Detroit: Gov. Whitmer mandates implicit bias training for all Michigan health professionals

Episode 7: Diversity, Part 5 [Mihir Trivedi]

Waves continues our Diversity series with an interview with Dr. Mihir Trivedi, co-chair of APTA Michigan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. He tells about his own story and struggles as a foreign-trained physical therapist, how the process could be easier for future foreign-trained therapists, and what the main goals of the DEI committee are.

Episode 6: Diversity, Part 4 [Leython Williams]

Waves’ diversity series continues with an interview with Dr. Leython Williams, PT and clinic manager with Athletico, and president of the Detroit chapter of the National Association of Black Physical Therapists (NABPT). He tells us of his own journey, the goals of the NABPT, and how the PT profession can support more minorities getting exposed […]

Episode 5: Diversity, Part 3 [Robert Burns]

Waves’ diversity series continues with a conversation with Dr. Robert Burns, owner of Novi DPT. He talks about disparities in healthcare outcomes among minorities and how PTs can be better prepared to close that gap, including learning about and appreciating the diversity in our patient population and how it relates to patient/therapist interactions. He also […]

Episode 4: Diversity, Part 2 [Bana Odeh]

Waves’ diversity series continues with a conversation with Bana Odeh, a third year DPT student at Wayne State University. She is a member of APTA MI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee and a co-founder of the student organization Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity in Action (IDEA) at Wayne State’s DPT program. To learn more about […]

Episode 3: Diversity, Part 1 [Andrea Moore]

Waves is starting a series of episodes on diversity in the physical therapy work force. We are fortunate to have four very special guests who share their experiences as a minority and how it has affected their education and careers. We will release each interview as its own episode, followed by a round-table discussion with […]

Episode 2: Telehealth/Teleducation

We are back with a discussion of how COVID-19 has forced the physical therapy profession to rapidly adapt telehealth and teleducation as a way to engage its patients and students. Our guests this week include Dr. Emily Wilson, owner of New Seasons PT in Kalamazoo, Brianna Chesser, assistant professor in Grand Valley State University’s Department […]