Life Transformed Through Movement

A photograph, a memory of the sound of wind in the trees, of a chill in the air, invoke a personal reflection of a life focused on movement and care. In her delicate poem, Kathryn Zalewski, PT, PhD, MPA,uses Gregg Fuhrman, MPT, OCS, CFMT, CMTPT’s image to guide her description of life as a physical therapist, a mother, and a teacher — in whispers.

Profiles in Professionalism – Interview with Laura Lee (Dolly) Swisher, PT, PhD, MDiv, FNAP, FAPTA

November 8, 2018 . by Melissa McCune, PT, DPT, MPH
Profiles in Professionalism: Interview with Laura Lee (Dolly) Swisher, PT, PhD, MDiv, FNAP, FAPTA Download the article (pdf) [...]

Eye Spy for Physical Therapy Graduate Education

Cindy B. Dodds, PT, PhD, PCS and colleagues describe how their successful pilot program took physical therapy students out of the university setting and into a local art museum for a unique experience of observation using visual thinking strategies.

Three Voices at the Table

In a fascinating, creative account, Tania Riske, MS/CCC-SLP, and CeCelia Zorn, PhD, RN let the voices of a patient, his wife, and his speech/language pathologist describe the challenges, small triumphs, and human connections involved in the treatment of primary progressive aphasia—a rare neurological disease that causes the total loss of speech.

Can Swearing Be Professional and Patient-Centered?

Can Swearing Be Professional and Patient-Centered?By Nicholas B. Washmuth, DPT, Adam Meakins, PT, Garrett Trummer, DPT, and Richard [...]

Considerations for Addressing Cisgenderism and Heterosexism in Canadian Outpatient Physiotherapy Clinics

Considerations for Addressing Cisgenderism and Heterosexism in Canadian Outpatient Physiotherapy ClinicsBy Elizabeth Houlding-Braunberger, MScPT, Colleen Greasley, MScPT, Alanna [...]

Special Call for Submissions

The Historical Perspectives in Art Section is open to scholars and clinicians who are interested in researching art history as it broadly relates to rehabilitation medicine. We hope that you will reflect on your experiences in the humanities of rehabilitation and consider submitting a piece to our journal.

CHEP-JHR Student Essay Contest 2021-2022

CHEP-JHR Student Essay Contest 2021-2022By Sarah Blanton Download the article (pdf) The Fifth Annual Student Essay Contest is [...]

How Art Embodies Story: An Exploration of Basquiat Through a Physically Integrated Dance Performance

Melissa McCune reports on a recent dance project of Full Radius Dance—a company that integrates disabled and non-disabled dancers—which interpreted the works of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. As a child, Basquiat experienced a debilitating injury that greatly influenced his art. Encountering groundbreaking works such as these, McCune explains, can help clinicians look beyond basic anatomy to see the “layered nature” of pain and disability.

What’s at Stake With Biomusic? Ethical Reflections on an Emerging Technology

Biomusic, emerging technology that translates physiological signals into sound/musical output may offer utility as an assistive technology for people with autism. The authors explore a variety of perspectives in humanities and social sciences to reflect on the ethical issues at stake with the use of biomusic in rehabilitation.

Perspectives On ‘Person-Centeredness’ From Neurological Rehabilitation and Critical Theory: Toward a Critical Constellation

Jenni Aittokallio, PT, MH and Anna Ilona Rajala, PT, MA explore in-depth the concept of person-centeredness in healthcare and rehabilitation. As a part of their research, they interviewed recipients of neurological rehabilitation, to determine what in their treatment had been truly meaningful for them. The authors suggest that person-centeredness is best viewed as encompassing a complex constellation of factors and issues surrounding each unique patient.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Honoring 30 Years of Civil Rights Protections

May 7, 2020 . by Jamie Fleshman, SPT

July 26, 2020 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The ADA National Network, which provides information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is celebrating the act’s 30th anniversary with programs and events throughout the year and on its actual anniversary in July. Read this article to learn more about the ADA 2020 anniversary event and other resources.

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