a Facebook Live event, experts from physical therapy,
psychology, and the Pan American Health Organization discussed the
impact of COVID-19 on mental health and how physical therapists play an
important role in the recovery of patients' mental and physical health.
Presenters will share experiences from working on the frontlines of
COVID-19. The presenters will take viewer questions at the end.
Intended Audience: Physical therapist assistants, physical therapists, and students of physical therapy
Access the Recording: via Facebook (recorded April 16, 2020)
Antony Duttine is advisor for disability and rehabilitation at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization. In this role, he supports countries across the Americas to strengthen their rehabilitation services. Duttine is a physical therapist from the UK and holds a master’s in development management and is undertaking a doctorate in public health.
Jeremy Fletcher, PT, DPT, a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist, is a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation clinical scholar. Fletcher serves as assistant professor in the department of physical therapy at the University of South Alabama and is a consultant for Veterans Recovery Resources, a nonprofit organization seeking to reduce barriers to mental wellness in Veterans along the Gulf Coast. He has presented at state, national, and international levels on the topics of chronic pain, health behavior, and health promotion and received the Federal Physical Therapy Section's 2020 Innovator Award.
Megan Hosey, PhD, is an assistant professor and clinical psychologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in the psychological care of critically ill patients with acute respiratory failure.
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