On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Megan Leigh McLain on physical therapy advocacy. Megan McLain is a new graduate physical therapist from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for advocacy. She is working in outpatient orthopedics and enjoys treating patients in persistent pain and those with chronic illnesses.
In this episode, we discuss:
-How Megan became interested in advocacy
-Is it difficult for physical therapists to get involved in advocacy?
-How telehealth can improve access to underserved populations
-Future advocacy efforts in pain science
-And so much more!
“All of us are advocates for PT.”
“We do not have pain science education in our curriculum.”
“The National Advocacy Dinners for students are a great idea.”
For more information on Megan:
Megan McLain is a new graduate physical therapist from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for advocacy. She is working in outpatient orthopedics and enjoys treating patients in persistent pain and those with chronic illnesses.
For more information on Jenna:
Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt
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