How To Become An Effective Patient Educator With PhysioSage
Karla Wente and Megan Lamphere are physical therapists that developed PhysioSage to provide up-to-date, widely sourced content that is interactive and easily accessible on social media.
PhysioSage’s mission is to create a platform for PT/PTA to become stronger patient educators in physical therapy. They provide FREE resources on their website and Instagram (@PhysioSage) which include educational content, mentorship, and continuing education.
Five main values PhysioSage focuses on called “Sage Subjects”
- Clinical reflection
- Health Literacy
- Patient Empowerment
9:17 “If you are more engaged in your patient care because you are positioned as a patient educator, you are going to get better patient outcomes.” – KARLA
12:25 “Having a patient say I learned so much, that is a reflection of the fact that I was there as an educator for them, but they’re empowered now.” – KARLA
37:26 “Ask your patients what they want on a daily basis. It might change from session to session so ask them every session what they need.” – MEGAN
37:43 “Position yourself as a patient educator and do that by reflecting, teaching, learning, meeting your patient where they’re at and always try to empower them.” – KARLA