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 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 […]

Episode 1: Professional Burnout

Our debut features a discussion on burnout in the physical therapy profession. We attempt to de-stigmatize the word and get advice from smart people about how to deal with it. Have you dealt with burnout? Let us know what has (or hasn’t) worked for you.