Episode 19: PT and COVID-19, Part 5 [Round Table, Part 2]

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 […]

Episode 16: PT and COVID-19, Part 2 [Evan Haezebrouck]

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, […]

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 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 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 […]

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.