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Bryant A. Seamon, PT, DPT, NCS, CSCS

Recipient of 2018 Barnes and Leahy Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) award

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Bryant's commitment to advancement of research for Neurologic Physical Therapy was commended as a recipient of the Barnes and Leahy Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) award. 

His actions prove his commitment to continue to challenge himself professionally.  Advice he gives to peers, "I want to encourage physical therapists out there to always look for new ways to challenge yourself and grow both inside and outside of the clinic. This is an exciting time to be a Physical Therapist given our quickly evolving profession. Don’t discount the value of reflection and having at least one “shoot for the moon” type goal."

He is currently working on his PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina and holds research appointments with the Ralph H. Johnson and Washington DC VA Medical Centers.

The focus of his research is designed to help increase our knowledge of how the neuromuscular system facilitates coordinated movement. Specifically, he is interested in understanding how changes in coordination after suffering a stroke can be used by clinicians to design personalized interventions for optimizing movement recovery.

Outside of the lab, he is an adjunct instructor for the DPT program with South College and provide care with MUSC’s Neurological Physical Therapy student run clinic.  

He also is active with the Stroke SIG to assist with our new initiative to provide awards for individuals who carryout and present high quality and impactful stroke related research during poster sessions at CSM.  Watch for these at 2019 CSM!

He is an advocate for membership with NAPTA and SIG's: "Our academy has made some great strides in being a resource for both clinicians and patients. Many of the SIG’s have a regular outlet for providing new evidence to clinicians via email, journal clubs or podcasts. Signing up for these resources is an easy way to have new evidence based clinical viewpoints arrive to you! There are also several patient handouts and resources for finding certified specialists in any area of the country. This is a great way to help patients stay connected and get the care that they need. Joining the Academy and supporting a SIG can go a long way in elevating our patient’s care and access to it."

Resources he finds valuable include:

http://keylimepodcast.libsyn.com/

KeyLIME podcast (Key Literature in Medical Education). It is a journal club led by physician educators associated with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

He describes this link, "The group does an excellent job of appraising the latest publications in medical education. Much of the content is relevant to physical therapy clinician educators and I have learned several strategies and ways to become a better clinical instructor. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a discussion on evidence-based clinical education topics in 30 minutes or less!"

 

Contact Bryant via:

Email: bseamon@gmail.com

Twitter: @bryantseamon

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryantseamon/

 

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