Episode 21: Gender Differences in PT, Part 2 [Karen Litzy]

We continue our series on gender differences and disparities in the physical therapy profession with an interview with Dr. Karen Litzy, owner of Karen Litzy Physical Therapy in New York City, and host of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, and creator of the Women in Physical Therapy Summit. Dr. Litzy talks about her own winding career path, what inspired […]

Episode 20: Gender Differences in PT, Part 1 [Marie Johanson]

Waves returns with a new series discussing some of the differences, discrepancies, and disparities among genders in the physical therapy profession. We begin with a conversation with Dr. Marie Johanson, interim director of the Division of Physical Therapy at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, talking about her 2007 research article entitled “Sex differences in career […]

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 18: PT and COVID-19, Part 4 [Round Table, Part 1]

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 […]

Episode 17: PT and COVID-19, Part 3 [Stephanie Kostsuca]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]