Ep 146 Chaser – Pushing the Limits of Exposure in PT School with Amy Yorke


Episode 146 Chaser

In this episode with Amy Yorke, we talk about diving into continuing education for more exposure, what to focus on when developing your early professional career, and how interviewing Ozzy Osbourne on the phone is easier than faking it for PT school practicals. Amy enjoys Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka and Jimmy has a Starr Hill Northern Lights IPA.

Bio: Amy Yorke, PT, PhD, NCS
Dr. Yorke is an ABPTS Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and an APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor. She has co-developed a continuing education course on vestibular rehabilitation and has provided post-professional education on a national basis. Her professional affiliations include the American Physical Therapy Association and Michigan Physical Therapy Association.  Amy’s teaching areas include evaluation and treatment of patients with neurological disabilities.  Her research interests include topics regarding teaching and learning in graduate education, social networking and the relationship to professionalism, and balance and falls in the older adult.

Contact Amy Yorke, PT, PhD, NCS
Twitter: @amyorkeneuropt
Email: [email protected]
About & Bio: https://www.umflint.edu/pt/faculty-and-staff

Episode Shoutouts
Laurie Swan, PhD, DPT, PT, CEEAA (Bio) co-developer and Primary Instructor of the Great Lakes Seminars Vestibular Rehabilitation course
Susan Herdman, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Bio) instructor of Emory University’s Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) (Website)
Jennifer Moore, PT, DHS, NCS of RIC (Bio)
T. George Hornby, PhD, PT of RIC (Bio)
Leslie Waltke, PT, DPT recent guest of the show

Episode Highlights
1:59 PT education and how to push limits to get the most out of learning: Are we not getting enough in PT school?
“I don’t see myself as smart, I see myself as very hard-working.”
3:59 The greatest question ever: Why? Why am I learning this?
“If you don’t understand the ‘why,’ please ask.”
“If you don’t like to watch people move, you’re in the wrong profession.”
6:30 Exposure in PT school: like three years of walking through a Chinese Buffet – Diving in with continuing education to get ahead
7:47 Talk about the vestibular rehab continuing education course you co-developed.
Great Lakes Seminars Vestibular Rehabilitation
9:59 Does the community at large not know enough that PTs are available to help people with vestibular conditions?
“I think society as a whole doesn’t really recognize our value as a health care professional team.”
“PT is really a great action that doesn’t require pharmaceuticals that really promotes recovery and compensation where the person can go on and continue to do the things that they want.”
13:19 What do you have your students focus on when they’re developing themselves as early career professionals?
“You want to be happy. You want to be able to say in context, ‘this was the right place for me to work at the right time.’”
“You shouldn’t get bored.”… “I always have this sense of dissatisfaction. I always think you must be able to do something better.”
19:17 Three questions sponsored by Aureus Medical
1. Where would you live that you wouldn’t mind going and being a PT?
2. What’s something that you’re currently reading or just read that really got you inspired, PT or non-PT related?
The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey
3. Who in the PT world should we know more about?
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) (Website)
Jennifer Moore, PT, DHS, NCS of RIC (Bio)
T. George Hornby, PhD, PT of RIC (Bio)
22:50 How do we better connect with our patients? Autonomy, self-efficacy, and social-relatedness
“Why would you take your body to somebody you didn’t really believe would help it?”
25:56 How can we get PT education to engage with the community?
UM-Flint’s PT Heart pro-bono clinic

#PartingShot sponsored by OPTIM Fellowship
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