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The profession of the physical therapist assistant has evolved over the past 50 years. As the profession celebrates its centennial anniversary, join Brenda Dorman and Linda Eargle as they discuss the history of the PTA, look at the importance of the PTA within the PT-PTA team of practice, and provide insight into the future of the PTA within the profession. 

Our Guests

Linda Eargle, PT, DPT, MEd, is a retired PT and PTA educator and APTA Prime Timer member. She currently volunteers in multiple positions, including the Sun City Center Emergency Squad. Linda has served in numerous positions in APTA, the South Carolina and Florida chapters, the academies of geriatrics and education, and CAPTE. You can contact Linda at

Brenda Dorman, PTA, is a clinical lead specialist treating neurologic patients in a hospital-based outpatient facility in Florida. She currently serves as a PTA Caucus delegate within APTA and as PTA director within the Florida Physical Therapy Association. You can contact Brenda at


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