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PTAESIG: Professional Values in Action: Perspectives from the War in Ukraine

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When facing large global events such as Russia invading Ukraine, we are often left to wonder what can I do as one person? As members of the physical therapy profession we are guided by Core Values such as trust, compassion, respecting the rights and dignity of others, and meeting the needs of our global community. Listen to one physical therapist assistant share about her experiences of translating these values outside of the clinic walls by helping set-up and run emergency shelters in Ukraine. You will hear how she worked with a larger community of others, often battling the elements and high emotional states, to put the Core Values to action. She will share how she now understands how work in the field of physical therapy can positively influence not just behaviors, but thoughts and attitudes towards fellow humans.

Speaker Bios:

Samantha Laswell/Stryke, PTA, CBIS, CSRS has 18+ years experience in the field and has spent those years working in Skilled Nursing Facilities. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist. She is also a clinical instructor for multiple PTA schools and has sat on the Board of Directors for a PTA Program. She currently holds multiple positions with the Association at a District and Chapter level. Samantha also has spent her time as both a clinician and a student volunteering with the Special Olympics and is currently a Clinical Director with them.

Course/Session Learning Objectives: 

  • 1. Describe which the Core Values have been addressed in the real-life case study.
  • 2. Apply Physical Therapy Core Values to their personal and professional lives. 
  • 3. Describe what challenges were faced being in this new setting that needed to be overcome.

 

Samantha Laswell/Stryke

PTA, CBIS, CSRS

Samantha Laswell/Stryke has 18+ years experience in the field and has spent those years working in Skilled Nursing Facilities. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist. She is also a clinical instructor for multiple PTA schools and has sat on the Board of Directors for a PTA Program. She currently holds multiple positions with the Association at a District and Chapter level. Samantha also has spent her time as both a clinician and a student volunteering with the Special Olympics and is currently a Clinical Director with them.

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