Dr. Jaime González, a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, is currently pursuing his PhD in Higher Education Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. He served for several years as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education within the entry-level DPT program at this institution. A retired military combat veteran, serving as a U.S. Army medic and physical therapist for over 20 years, Dr. González has extensive experience operating in a physician-extender role and within primary care and direct access settings. He is currently a freelance physical therapist providing physical therapy, consultative, and expert witness services to private clients and organizations. Dr. González serves as co-chair of the Texas Physical Therapy Association Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and for the past two years was a member of the Texas delegation to the APTA House of Delegates. He believes it is through a focus on our lived experiences and contexts, the practice of perspective-taking, and continual recognition of our interconnectedness and the primacy of human dignity, that rehabilitation professionals can best serve our clients and truly strive to be a healing force for others.
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