Keep moving. You’re still here. As long as you’re moving you’re still here.Tommy Rivers Puzey
I’ve lost count of how many hours I have logged on the treadmill, guided by Tommy Rivers Puzey, my favorite iFit trainer and fellow physical therapist. Puzey is an elite athlete, an ultramarathoner. (I am an ultra 5K-er, if you were wondering). During the pandemic, Puzey was confronted with a life-altering cancer diagnosis. From being critically ill in 2020 to completing the NYC marathon in 2021, he has shared his journey openly and honestly on social media. I and many others have marveled at his outlook, his wisdom and his sheer grit. His story is a testament to the power of movement. He put it this way, “Keep moving. You’re still here. As long as you’re moving you’re still here.” What a gift it is to still be here, to still be moving, and to be in such a powerful profession focused on movement. I hope you enjoy reading about how the Washington University Program in Physical Therapy kept moving forward in 2021. And, I wish you all the best in 2022. Keep moving.
Gammon Earhart, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Associate Dean for Physical Therapy