Episode 15: State of the State 2020 [Mike Shoemaker]

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 […]

Episode 14: PT and COVID-19 [Romina Bello]

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 […]

Episode 13: Geriatrics, Part 3 [Depression and COVID-19]

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 […]

Episode 12: Geriatrics, Part 2 [Dementia, Delirium, and Depression]

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 […]

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 […]