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Movers & Shakers I Leadership I Sharon Dunn

May 19, 2022 • Advocacy • Larry Benz

Join host Dr. Larry Benz, nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine alongside NEW co-hosts Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski. From Evidence In Motion, The Practice Leadership Podcast’s Movers and Shakers Season will go straight to the source, asking the industry heavyweights about research, social media, what technology challenges lie ahead, their seasoned advice form the clinic floor, and where to take action in advocacy.

On the fourth episode of this season Larry Benz, Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski are joined by Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist who was the American Physical Therapist Association President for two terms from June 2015 through December 2021. She is the dean of the school of Allied Health Professions and a professor of rehabilitation sciences at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. She has been on faculty at LSU Shreveport for more than 20 years, many different positions from chief physical therapist, instructor, program director of the DPT program and director of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, for which she was instrumental in developing and gaining accreditation.

They discuss who Sharon’s physical therapy mentors were over the years, being a leader, preparing the next physical therapists’ generation, how to get involved in the APTA, leveraging technology & more!

Getting Involved
APTA Engage

On this platform you can volunteer for Micro or Macro Volunteer opportunities. Every section and chapter have committees that needs willing and able participants. Sharon says, locally the best thing you can do is get engaged in your local elected officials’ campaigns.

More Links:
Sharon Dunn – Twitter – @DunnSdunn2
Larry Benz – Twitter@PhysicalTherapy
Tim Reynolds – Twitter –@ TimReynoldsDPT
Movers & Mentors – Twitter – @MoversMentors
Evidence In Motion – Twitter@EIMTeam 

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Larry Benz

Dr. Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, is the President/CEO of Confluent Health. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine. Dr. Benz’s current areas of interest include conducting research and integrating empathy, compassion, and positive psychology interventions within physical therapy. He released a book on September 15,...

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