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Editorial: Strange Bed-Fellows: Can the Humanities Help the Electronic Health Records Problem?

Editorial: Strange Bed-Fellows: Can the Humanities Help the Electronic Health Records Problem?By Sarah R. Blanton, PT, DPT, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF [...]

Humanities Instruction in Physical Therapy Education to Cultivate Empathy, Recognize Implicit Bias, and Enhance Communication: A Case Series

Humanities Instruction in Physical Therapy Education to Cultivate Empathy, Recognize Implicit Bias, and Enhance Communication: A Case SeriesBy [...]

Eye Spy 2022: Improving Nonverbal Communication and Interprofessional Perceptions in Health Science Students

Eye Spy 2022: Improving Nonverbal Communication and Interprofessional Perceptions in Health Science StudentsBy Cynthia Dodds, PT, PhD; Brooke [...]

Reconciling Mystical Experience with Concept of the Self: The Poetry of an Individual with a Right Temporal Lobectomy

Reconciling Mystical Experience with Concept of the Self: The Poetry of an Individual with a Right Temporal LobectomyBy [...]

Fall Editorial 2021: “Hope is a Muscle”

Fall Editorial 2021: “Hope is a Muscle” Download the article (pdf) By Sarah R. Blanton, PT, DPT, FNAP, [...]

“Is the Assumption of the Autonomous Individual Holding Us Back in Vocational Rehabilitation?”

“Is the Assumption of the Autonomous Individual Holding Us Back in Vocational Rehabilitation?”By Joanna K. Fadyl, PhD, Lynette [...]

Toward a Social Psychoanalysis of Rehabilitation Practice

November 5, 2021 . by Thomas Abrams, PhD
Toward a Social Psychoanalysis of Rehabilitation PracticeBy Thomas Abrams, PhD Download the article (pdf) Abstract This article presents [...]

Healing Hands: A Street Medic in the Twin Cities Uprising

This unique reflective narrative presents a harrowing account of a clinician’s experience trying to heal the wounds of demonstrators during the Twin Cities uprising this past spring. Michael Rosentreter and Jáime Gonzalez vividly describe Rosentreter’s time spent navigating flash grenades, tear gas, and other threats as he provides medical support to demonstrators. The experience helped him realize how valuable the role of a physical therapist in emergency settings truly is. Reflecting on the lessons learned during those nights, he realized, “However elevated the risk to me, nothing I experienced compares to the fear and danger people of color continually face.” He states his commitment to the role of advocacy in physical therapy to recognize and dismantle systemic, institutional, and individual racism.

A Challenge from the ‘Otherside of America’: Perspectives from a Black Clinician

In this stirring account, Oluremi Wanjiru Onifade and Sarah Caston present an honest and compelling look at the challenges within the physical therapy educational community for Black and brown people. Onifade paints a picture of her life growing up as a Kenyan/Nigerian queer-identifying Black American, and the obstacles she overcame on the path to her DPT. Her account ends where she challenges her colleague Caston: “There is a lack of representation of Black and brown people teaching in your PT program. Are you willing to do something?”
In response, Caston describes how that direct question changes her perception as an educator. She asks, “What does it look like for me, a white, heterosexual, cis-gender woman, to stand up to racism? And again, I ask, what does it look like for the profession of physical therapy to do the same?”

"Few people are powerful enough, persuasive, persistent, consistent, and charismatic enough to change the world all at once, but everyone has the ability to affect the three feet around them by behaving more ethically, honestly, and compassionately toward those they meet."

Sharon Salzberg

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