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Rebecca Martin, PT, DPT, PhD, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Meet the Chair of the Degenerative Disease SIG

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Rebecca Martin is active in academia, the clinic, research and with ANPT on multiple fronts.  From an academic perspective, Martin works full time as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy at Hanover College teaching in the neurology coursework. She also continues her clinical practice with a small cash based private practice through which she works with patients providing both skilled physical therapy and wellness classes. She is excited to return to leading intercultural research collaborations and educational exchanges in South America in the coming months and years.  Martin has been very active with ANPT including 3 years on the CSM Program Committee, volunteering for 4 years with the Degenerative Disorders Special Interest Group (DDSIG), and currently serves as as the Chair of Degenerative Disease Special Interest Group, a Section Representative on the COVID-19 Response Panel, and the Chair of the Cross Academy/Section COVID-19 Core Outcome Measures Task Force.

 

Martin states, “I enjoy volunteering in the Academy because it is a place where if you have the drive and time to apply yourself, you can make a huge difference in the lives of so many people. My passion is promoting evidence-based approaches to improving participation for individuals with neurologic deficits. The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy is an amazing place to collaborate with and learn from others with similar goals. The support and mentorship I have received through the Academy has led to many career advancements, including most recently being an invited speaker at the WorldPhysio Congress and being recruited for an international team from WorldPhysio outlining recommendations for safe rehabilitation in PASC. In turn, I have been able to take the knowledge I have gained through participating in these projects back to my local community. Thank you to the many people who have helped me achieve these accomplishments!”

 

Specifically within the DDSIG, she advocates to take advantage of all of the volunteers’ hard work to “connect with its membership and to build symbiotic connections between the Academy and other national organizations.”  She describes, “The podcasts are a fun way to learn more about degenerative diseases by being a fly on the wall to conversations between SIG leadership and expert clinicians and researchers.”  Also since October 2021, newsletters and social media posts have been compiled by their liaison team to promote resources and event information.  Soon the DDSIG will be launching a clinician locator map and a series of virtual networking nights. 

 

Resources that Martin recommends include:  I’ll put hyperlinks for these

DDSIG Podcasts: https://www.neuropt.org/special-interest-groups/degenerative-diseases/podcasts

COVID-19 Core Outcome Measures for Adult and Pediatric Populations (no longer behind the firewall): https://www.apta.org/your-practice/outcomes-measurement/covid-19-core-outcome-measures

Long COVID Panel Discussion at WorldPhysio Congress (open access): https://wp2021.conf2go.app/#/app/sessions/da7ad0c0-3ed1-4500-1166-010000000083

 

Rebecca thank you for your passion and service!

 

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