Zach Stearns, PT, DPT, is an outpatient physical therapist practicing in Duke University Health System. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2017 from the University of Florida. He primarily treats patients with persistent spinal pain and osteoarthritis. His previous career experience includes working in psychiatric hospitals and clinical psychology laboratories. Zach is passionate about applying psychological skills and principles to physical therapy practice, and he is currently completing a pain coping skills certification program based on cognitive-behavioral theory.
The Journal for the Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences.
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