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Lauren is a third year DPT student at Regis University in Denver, CO. She attended American University in Washington, DC for her undergraduate degree where she majored in accounting and statistics. After a severe knee injury and a change of heart, Lauren decided to change careers. Outside of PT school, Lauren enjoys whipping up new recipes, hiking and triathlons. You can find her on Twitter at @LaurenrSPT.

Sep
2

#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014: GLOBAL PT

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…

Jun
3

RESIDENCIES FOR NEW DPT GRADS FROM CLINIC OWNERS PERSPECTIVE

Residencies seem to the hot topic now that I have entered the third and final year of my DPT program. Residencies are designed to help build a specialization as well as foster mentorship and increase clinical reasoning skills. If completing an APTA accredited…

May
21

Manipalooza from a #DPTstudent Perspective

There are some experiences as a #DPTstudent that leave you feeling energized, happy, and confident that you absolutely made the right career choice. This was one of those experiences. This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to attend Manipalooza put on by Evidence…

Apr
21

Passing of the #DPTstudent Chat Torch

The #DPTstudent chat was created in November of 2012 and has been going strong every Wednesday at 9pm EST since then. The chat has been recognized by the APTA, clinic owners and students alike as a great tool for networking and learning outside…

Apr
15

Pheminism and Physical Therapy

Several weeks ago, women equality in the field of physical therapy became quite the hot topic on Twitter. We even hosted a #DPTstudent chat on the topic. The essence of several of the online conversations was that in a profession made up mostly…

Apr
7

#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, APRRIL 9, 2014: HOW THE INTERNET HAS AFFECTED HEALTHCARE

I’m sure we have all had an ache, pain or other ailment and immediately went to Web MD to diagnose ourselves. With how accessible information is on the internet, the majority of our patients will at least try and research potential diagnoses for their…

Apr
1

#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014: LEADERSHIP EDUCATION IN DPT PROGRAMS

After discussing women in leadership positions last week, this week we will be talking about formal leadership education within DPT programs. Does your program offer this? If not, do you think it should? Is leadership something that is able to be taught? Let’s…

Mar
23

#DPTSTUDENT LIVE CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014: WOMEN IN PT

Happy Women’s History month! To celebrate the accomplishments of women in PT as well as discuss the current issues and future of women in the profession, we will be joined by 3 fantastic women who are leaders in the PT profession. Ann Wendel (@pranapt)…

Mar
17

#DPTSTUDENT LIVE CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 2014: THE PT-PAC!

“The vision of PT-PAC is to become the #1 health professions PAC providing the resources to create a network of Congressional champions on physical therapy issues.”   The APTA’s political action committee (PAC) is the sole fundraising organization that provides access to and…

Mar
10

#DPTSTUDENT LIVE CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014: FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY PROJECT COMMITTEE

Are you a DPT student looking to enhance the future of your profession? Are you interested in research? Do you want to advance the art and science of physical therapy in a meaningful way? The Foundation for Physical Therapy is the only national…