Racism exists throughout the organizations and systems that make up the physical therapy profession in the United States. Statements of support must be substantiated by actions that drive change throughout physical therapy organizations. Read PTJ: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal article.
A PT reflects on opening a clinic in an underserved neighborhood. https://www.apta.org/apta-magazine/2021/06/01/apta-magazine-june-2021/i-see-me-in-you
The second installment of our DEI Discussions series focuses on the career “pipeline” and equity.
APTA’s first in a series of discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion. This discussion focused on race and racism in physical therapy.
Madison Kirkpatrick, SPT, Howe Wang, SPT, and your host, Yusra Iftikhar, DPT, discuss gender and sexual diversity, equity, and inclusion in the physical therapy profession.
Listen as three physical therapists discuss the topic of allyship in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and share their personal stories about the Black student experience.
MUSC students created a program to expose young students from minority populations to the physical therapy profession, and pairing them with mentors to help nurture them. In this episode, Spencer talks about these initiatives and the crucial role DEI plays in the profession. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/9/Podcast/Pipelines/
Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD talks about advancing DEI in the profession. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/