Waves is a podcast for the physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy in Michigan. We talk about issues important to the profession and the public.


Have you dealt with burnout? Let us know what has (or hasn't) worked for you.

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.

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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 of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Andrew Moul, assistant professor at Wayne State University's Physical Therapy Program.

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2:00 – Emily Wilson, New Seasons PT in Kalamazoo, MI on how tele-health effected her practice.

13:50 – APTA Quick Guide to Using Telephone Assessment and Management Services by Physical Therapists

19:40 – Tips and Tricks to Start Telehealth Tomorrow, by Mark Milligan, PT, DPT.

27:30 – The Role of the Human Mirror Neuron System in Supporting Communication in a Digital World, by Dickerson, et al., 2017.

27:55 – Effects of Sesame Street: A meta-analysis of children's learning in 15 countries, by Mares and Pan, 2013.

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