from movement artist to movement specialist

Host: Robert Tsai, pt, dpt
GUEST: Erin bond, spt

Audio Recorded 5/20/2020
Published 5/22/2020


*Time-stamps can be found in Soundcloud description box*

In this conversation, we talk with Erin Bond, who is a current student physical therapist c/o 2020, class representative and DANCE|PREHAB team member. We dive into about our experiences as dancers/performers who eventually found our way into the physical therapy profession. 

We chat about how Erin's past experiences led and inspired her to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, her thoughts and decision-making processes regarding choosing a PT program right for her, feelings about leaving dance "behind", and how she's navigated her academic career to find resources in the dance/performing arts PT world, and beyond.

Our conversation will cover:

 ✓ Physical therapy school application basics and requirements. 

 ✓ The experience of transitioning from dance to physical therapy. 

 ✓ Steps to take to explore the world of dance physical therapy as a prospective applicant or student physical therapist. 

  How dance experience can play a role in treatment of other patient populations.  

We hope this talk helps give others some direction and tidbits in the same way that so many others have helped us as well. 

Happy listening!

More Resources: 
- Don't Break a Leg Podcast: Performing Arts Medicine Education ft. Dr. Rose Schmieg DHSc (Shenandoah University)


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