If you spend any time in the PT-Twitterverse, you've likely seen the plethora of PT students building relationships with other clinicians and tackling some our field's most pressing issues. We continued to be impressed by the leadership and professionalism this population is demonstrating, and how committed so many are to making a difference right from the start. Among these passionate PT student leaders is Megan Mitchell. And she kindly agreed to answer a few questions.
Aaand the incredible young leaders in PT keep on coming...If you haven't yet had the pleasure of running into him in person at a conference or out there in the Twittersphere, allow us to introduce you to William C. Stokes, a third year DPT student at Wingate University, where he's President of Student Government and a recent APTA Core Ambassador for North Carolina. He graduated from Wingate University with a degree in Biology in 2013, and looks to be a two-time alumnus in 2016 when he graduates with his Doctor of Physical Therapy this December. He's been actively involved within his program, state chapter, and the APTA since he first began as a student, and looks forward to continuing that activism as a clinician.
We can't really say it enough--it's simply wonderful to see PT students and young PTs enthusiastically jumping into our profession with both feet. And with passionate student leaders like Ryan Maddrey, the future of physical therapy in the United States is looking bright.
At CSM this year, the APTA Section on Women’s Health awarded its highest honor, The Elizabeth Noble Award, to NAIOMT faculty member Susan Clinton, PT, DScPT, COMT, OCS, WCS.
We invite you to join NAIOMT faculty member Terry Pratt tomorrow, Wednesday February 24, as he addresses the Thoracic Spine Influence on the Shoulder at the Shoulder SIG and Southern Metro Business Meeting from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Northeastern University, 30 Leon St. Behrakis Health Sciences Center, Boston, MA 02115 (Driving Directions.)
We are pleased today, to introduce you to an inspiring young leader in our field, APTASA Director of Communications and DPT student at East Tennessee State University Alexis Morgan. She's been an active participant in an array of PT-related issues including Global PT Day of Service, and continues to facilitate vital healthcare conversations among her peers and beyond.
For today's PT Profile, we welcome Steve Goldrick. Steve graduated magna cum laude in 2008 and was also a Presidential Scholar with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy from Western Washington University. He worked as a personal trainer throughout college as well as a PT aide and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2008. He then went on to graduate top of his class in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Eastern Washington University in 2011. During his graduate studies, he worked as a research associate in the ergonomics/biomechanics laboratory where he was published in the Orthopedic Practice PT Journal (Ortho Section) for his work involving ergonomic exposure assessment methods in the grocery industry.