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Cal and Corey have a rollicking conversation with experts in the field of Physical Therapy, in which we all learn that our challenges are shared, and we have much to learn from each other.
About Our Guests:
Dr. Shoaf has been a licensed physical therapist (PT) for 42 years initially completing her entry-level BS PT degree at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 1981, and then her transitional DPT degree there in 2009. She also holds a Master of Science Degree in exercise science from James Madison University (1990) and a PhD in Education from VCU (2002). She has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and APTA Virginia throughout her PT career. She has held various leadership positions in both organizations including Chief Delegate and Chapter President for Virginia. She has been legislatively active at the state and national level on issues related to PT and healthcare. She also served on the PT Licensing Board for Virginia for 6 years.Dr. Shoaf has practiced in acute care, home health, and outpatient settings as a PT, but most of her professional career has been in academia as a physical therapy educator. She was the Director of Clinical Education for 20 years in the PT program at VCU in Richmond, VA. She joined Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, VA in 2012 to develop a new PT program and assist in launching the new Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS). She served as the Program Director for the PT program from 2012 - 2020. From 2018 to 2020 she also served as the Director of the School of Health and Human Performance with oversight of the PT, OT, Physician Assistant programs at the graduate level and undergraduate programs in health science and exercise science. Dr. Shoaf completed her academic career as the Vice President and Dean of the MDCHS from 2021- spring of 2023 until her retirement from academia.
Dr. Tony Grillo, PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, FAAOMPT is a Physical Therapist living and practicing in Williamsburg, VADr. Grillo has been practicing outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapy for over 20 years and has also done PRN work in acute care, SNF, and home health settings. Additionally, he has taught continuing education on spinal manipulation and serves as an adjunct professor with the Arcadia University Residency Program. Dr. Grillo has been a lifelong member and supporter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Virginia Physical Therapy Association (VPTA). He is currently the President of the VPTA and has served the previous 4 years as both local representative and State Chair of the Ethics Committee. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, barbequeing, and spe
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