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Movement Is Medicine: Meet Rizing Tide Scholar Ricky Locci

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

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How to Build a Desire for Diversity in Your PT Clinic

Broken routines stink. There’s a special kind of frustration that accompanies an interrupted schedule—whether it’s because you unexpectedly had to…

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My Journey to Understanding Why Diversity Must Be a Priority to Ensure High Quality Healthcare

I firmly believe that every child’s first dream job is somewhat unrealistic or unattainable. For example, one of my childhood…

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8 Medical Professions That Need More Diversity

Improving a medical organization’s level of diversity can benefit everyone involved. Together, by making healthcare more inclusive, we can improve the patient experience, achieve better patient outcomes, and prosper together.

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Why I Founded Rizing Tide

There is a need for more diversity in the PT workforce. I truly believe that with a racially and ethnically diverse workforce, everyone in the PT industry wins.

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The State of Diversity in Physical Therapy

Even though PTs treat a wide variety of patients in a wide range of places, the physical therapy profession suffers from a serious lack of diversity. This negatively affects industry growth, innovation, and patient care.

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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