Moving Ahead: A Podcast from Washington University’s Program in Physical Therapy.

Moving Ahead is a new podcast that shares inspiring stories and highlights the latest from alumni, faculty and friends of the Program in Physical Therapy. Check back for new episodes or subscribe with one of our podcast hosts to be notified when a new episode is added.

Episode 3: Building Bridges

In this episode of Moving Ahead, Dr. Linda Van Dillen, Division Director of Research and Professor of Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery, speaks with Dr. Michael Harris, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, OrthopaedicSurgery and Mechanical Engineering, about his path to Washington University Program in Physical Therapy. Working in orthopaedic biomechanics, his lab investigates joint shape, musculature, and associated biomechanics as they change due to injury or disease and how to improve interventions to preserve or restore joint health. Listen here to learn more about how Dr. Harris intentionally sought out a position in a Physical Therapy Program after realizing his engineering background could serve as the bridge between physical therapists and surgeons.

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Episode 2: Sitting Down with Shirley Sahrmann

In this episode of Moving Ahead,  Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, the renowned teacher, researcher, and clinician, joins Dr. Greg Holtzman for a chat over Zoom. Dr. Sahrmann shares her thoughts on the seminal events that helped serve as the foundation for the APTA’s vision statement and advice leaders and professionals to achieve success in a constantly changing healthcare system. She also reflects on the legacy and impact that Karen Donahue left on the profession.

Dr. Sahrmann is known for providing “Pearls” to the graduating students of Washington University’s Program in Physical Therapy, and she shares a few for those in the Physical Therapy Profession during her discussion with Dr. Holtzman.

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Episode 1: Meet Julian Magee

In this episode of Moving Ahead, we get to know one of WUPT’s newest faculty members and the path that brought him to the Program.

Dr. Julian Magee recently joined the Program in Physical Therapy in a newly created role-the Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this episode, we’ll talk to Dr. Magee about his path that led him to Washington University, his philosophy on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, and what he really thinks of provel cheese. And with that, we invite you to Meet Julian Magee!

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