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Renovating Physical Therapy Practice: Keys to Including LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in your Practice Setting - Part 1

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Date Published

November 13, 2020


Minnesota APTA


Inclusivity, LGBTQ, Physical Therapy


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LGBTQ+ populations have increased rates of substance use, depression, anxiety, smoking, alcohol misuse, suicide, social isolation, and disconnection from health and support services (Campbell). This course will lay the foundation for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants to make physical therapy settings more inclusive for their LGBTQ+ patients. We will discover commonly accepted LGBTQ+ terminology and definitions as well as practice asking about pronouns and chosen name. According to Mora, when gender-expansive youth are able to socially transition and use a name that is affirming (their chosen name), they are 65% less likely to attempt suicide compared to those who are not. Many barriers to health care as well as health care disparities exist for the LGBTQ+ community, which will be considered in this webinar. 23% of transgender patients avoided needed health care for fear of mistreatment due to their gender identity (Raifman). In order to assist patients in all their care needs, we must additionally have knowledge of local, state, and national resources.

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Meg Larson, DPT

Meg Larson, DPT graduated in May 2020. Throughout their doctoral education they involved themselves in SSIGs, committees, and... Read More

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