Categorized as: #DPTstudent

#DPTstudent chat for Wednesday, October 22: How Physical Therapists Can Help Change the World

On this week’s #DPTstudent chat, we will be talking LIVE with Dr. Heather Hettrick. Dr. Hettrick is a professor at Nova Southeastern University, Past President of the American Board of Wound Management and currently on the Executive Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. She has numerous certifications in wound care and [


For many DPT students, the National Student Conclave (NSC) may be their first physical therapy conference. With travel arrangements, school being in session and getting ready for the event, the process of choosing what to actually do when you get there can be an afterthought, or just completely overwhelming. But, what presentations a #DPTstudent ch


The following post is written by Josh D’Angelo and Efosa Guobadia With World Physical Therapy Day quickly approaching on September 8th, we have been discussing how we can play our part in strengthening the profession at the international level. We are currently in Guatemala (Efosa’s seventh trip here; Josh’s second) and will be teaching

The Great Doctor Debate: Wed, Aug 27

Hello and welcome to a new school year, boys and girls. It’s that time of year again when pools close their gates, pencils are sharpened, and new classes of future Doctors of Physical Therapy begin their studies. The APTA’s most recent vision statement stands in stark contrast to the previous Vision 2020, which proclaimed with […]

#DPTstudent chat August 20, 2014: Why should I be an APTA member?

It’s about that time where DPT programs across the country are beginning. Many programs require APTA membership but, if yours doesn’t, is there any value of being an APTA member as a first year #DPTstudent? Won’t everything be way over your head? Will you even be able to go to a conference and take advantage […]

Lessons from a #DPTStudent Chat with Catherine Worthingham Fellows: Advocate!

Last week, the #DPTStudent chat had the privilege of talking to three Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the APTA, Dr. Nancy Kirsch (@KirschNancy), Rob Landel (@RLandelDPT) and Pam Duffy (@PamDuffyPT). As fellows, they have received the highest honor given by the APTA for exemplifying four core values throughout their career: advocacy, education, pra

#DPTstudent chat for Wednesday, August 6: Chatting with Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the APTA

“The purpose of the Catherine Worthingham Fellow designation (FAPTA) is to honor Dr. Catherine Worthingham and inspire all physical therapists to attain the high level of professional excellence and impact in terms of advancing the profession she exemplified.” The four “excellence domains” of FAPTA designees and nominees are advocacy, educa

#DPTstudent chat for Wednesday, July 23: PT and the aging population

Currently, 11% of the U.S. population is 65 or older. It is projected that by the year 2050, this age group will comprise 20% of our population. Advances in medicine are continuing this trend as we increasingly survive threats to our health. Source: CDC & US Census Bureau The relative burden of older adults on […]

#DPTstudent Chat for Wednesday, July 9: How to Sell Yourself as a #DPTstudent & Physical Therapist – LIVE Interview with Jerry Durham, PT

As a #DPTstudent, you are grinding through school with the goal of finding gainful employment. Of course, networking is an important part of getting a job, but it goes much further. Networking is important for finding mentors who will help shape your career, for meeting other professionals and potential patients and for helping to “sell” [&hell


We think physical therapy is great. You probably do too. You want to attract new patients to your clinic, promote wellness, produce favorable outcomes, and establish strong, lifelong relationships with your patients. How do you convey your message to the world? What is your brand? How do we, as physical therapy clinicians and students, best [&helli