Rebekah Griffith is a physical therapist practicing in the Emergency Department and committed to making PT in the ED well-known and well-practiced. She started the ED PT which includes continuing education, consulting, and provided course content for DPT programs. Rebekah is currently the Chief Delegate of APTA Colorado.

Episode Takeaways

    • Pushing the scope of practice to allow physical therapists to make upstream change

    • Practicing in non-traditional models

    • Advocating for improve and expanding scope of practice to enhance our ability to care for patients

    • The Emergency Department allows physical therapists to access more patients by being present from the start of a patient’s care

Three Questions

    • Who is someone the audience should follow to learn more about today’s topic? Carleen Jogodka @cjogodka on Twitter

    • Why should people care about this episode/topic? ED PT’s help find more patients for physical therapists while helping to move the needle on earlier access to physical therapy services

Parting Shot

“Physical therapy should not be a luxury for people and we should do a better job at getting to our patients. We need to be where the patients are.” – Rebekah Griffith

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