The Monday Memo
February 23, 2015 PITT DPT STUDENTS
“Empathy is Essential”
Instead of writing a lengthy article this week, I thought it might be interesting to listen to other people’s stories, from their points of view. Both of these short videos deal with an issue that we as physical therapists will encounter all too often, and the circumstances of these issues can be difficult for both the patient to handle emotionally and we as therapists to understand without ever having to live with them ourselves. Here are two stories that may give you better understanding about what your future patients are going through, and what innovative breakthroughs are occurring to help change their lives.
Maysoon Zayid and her life story of dealing with Cerebral Palsy.
Krista Donaldson and how her experiences pushed her to develop healthcare to reach the third world.
SPOTLIGHT: Congratulations to all of the Pitt faculty involved with the multi-institutional CoHSTAR Project that recently received over $2 million in grant funding for physical therapy research. Parts of the research will explore the effectiveness of physical therapists as points of primary care for certain musculoskeletal disorders.
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