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Building Relationships Through PT: Meet Rizing Tide Scholar Zahraa Darwich

This is the second installment of the 2022 Rizing Tide Lighthouse Series: a series of blogs and video interviews that…

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Achieving PT Dreams: Meet Rizing Tide Scholar Fiorella Barreda

This is the first installment of the 2022 Rizing Tide Lighthouse Series: a series of blogs and video interviews that…

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From Generalist to Specialist: What to Know About Board-Certified PT Specialties

Have you ever heard the advice to “niche down?” This business concept is simple: Narrow your focus to serve a…

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The Struggle is Real: Managing Your Mental Health as a DPT Student

Current-day DPT students are staring down a tsunami of stressful situations. Not only are you facing significant societal and professional…

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Everything You Need to Know About the New Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Student loan debt is a $1.6 trillion problem for more than 45 million Americans—or at least, it was until this…

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A Day in the Life of a PT Resident

Attending a physical therapy residency program is a big commitment. Not only are DPT residencies incredibly work-intensive, they’re often extremely…

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From Athletics to Medicine: Meet Rizing Tide Scholar Stephon Moise

This is the final 2021 installment of the Rizing Tide’s Lighthouse Series, a string of interviews spotlighting our exceptional scholars.…

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Assisting the Global Geriatric Population: Meet Rizing Tide Scholar Nanami Mano

This is the seventh installment of Rizing Tide’s Lighthouse Series which spotlights our exceptional scholars. Stay tuned for the next…

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Service: Worthy to Do and Worth Doing

I began this essay while traveling on a plane, during which, every now and again, I gazed through the windows…

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6 Secrets to Success for Aspiring DPT Students

Are you wondering how to get into a DPT program? As a prospective doctor of physical therapy (DPT) student, getting…

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A Journey into Neurological PT: Meet Rizing Tide Scholar Uzair Hammad

This is the sixth installment of Rizing Tide’s Lighthouse Series which spotlights our exceptional scholars. Stay tuned for the next…

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Time to Reimagine The American Dream

I opened the building door, ran up the stairs, and stopped by the door to the apartment. It had been…

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Investigating LGBTQ+ Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy

No two patients are exactly alike. In a clinical sense, two patients recovering from the same condition won’t progress in…

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Diversifying the PT Hiring Pool Through HBCUs

Many people who work in or alongside the physical therapy industry are invested in diversifying the PT profession. National PT…

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Trust and Healthcare: Meet Rizing Tide Scholar Tyrell McGee

This is the fifth installment of Rizing Tide’s Lighthouse Series which spotlights our exceptional scholars. Stay tuned for our sixth…

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Yuri Kochiyama

“Our ultimate objective in learning about anything is to try to create and develop a more just society than we have seen.”

Yuri Kochiyama