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Movers & Shakers I Up & Comers I Devon R. Morris, SPT & Tayo Akinboboye, SPT

May 11, 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 third episode, Larry Benz, Tim Reynolds and Bryan Guzski are joined by Tayo Akinboboye, SPT and Devon R. Morris, SPT. Tayo Akinboboye is currently in a third-year physical therapist student at Ithaca College and Devon R. Morris graduates May 2022 from the Ithaca Collee’s accelerated Doctor of Physical Therapy program. They both serve on the APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors.

Tayo Akinboboye, SPT is creator of a new student organization, Ithaca College Physical therapy Students of Color (ICPTSOC), which was led by founder Dr. Erhunmwunse. He currently serves on the APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors as the Nominating Committee Chair. Tayo is passionate about bringing change to the profession, and he hopes to inspire young students to pursue a career in physical therapy.

Devon R. Morris, SPT will graduate from Ithaca College’s accelerated Doctor of Physical Therapy program in May 2022 and will start Emory University’s Orthopedic Residency program in August 2022. She currently serves on the APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors as Secretary and DEI Project Committee Liaison, and as the Student Member of the PTJ Editorial Board. Devon is an active member of Ithaca College Physical Therapy Students of Color (ICPTSOC) and hopes to inspire other women of color to pursue leadership positions within the physical therapy profession.

They discuss:
-Being on the APTA board and how to get involved
-Challenges the physical therapy profession is facing from the up-and-coming generation
– Being a role model in the space, setting the space and opening doors in the physical therapy community
-Why and how they both decided to go through a Residency fellowship program for their next educational venture

On residency programs, Tayo wanted to learn how to return athletes back to sport and be able to get into a space where he can communicate with the different professions within a sports medicine team. Along with the structured mentorship part of the Residency.

Devin wanted to have a strong high evidence-based foundation and work with a mentor who would help her refine her clinical reasoning skills and the program to be close to home, for her residency program.

Find out more about Tayo & Devon’s residency journey and how they are navigating finding their passions within the physical therapy world.

More Links:
Devon R. Morris, SPT– Twitter – @devonrmorris
Tao Akinboboye – Twitter – @ Tayo_Akinboboye
Larry Benz – Twitter @PhysicalTherapy
Tim Reynolds – Twitter –  @ TimReynoldsDPT
Movers & Mentors – Twitter – @MoversMentors
Evidence In Motion – Twitter @EIMTeam 

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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