Rachel Jermann, PT, DPT, President & Founder of Talus Media, graduated in May 2017 from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. During school, she served president of the WPTA’s Student Special Interest Group and recipient of the 2016 WPTA Student Emerging Leader Award. She was active in the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association as a member of the PR committee and an alternate delegate for the House of Delegates. As former Executive Producer of PT Pintcast, she has been an invited media member to the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting and National Student Conclave, as well as the Private Practice Section’s Graham Sessions. She is currently working in outpatient orthopedics in beautiful Bend, OR. Her passions include policy, finding the news, and learning how to leverage her physical therapy degree in non-clinical ways.
Cait Cederholm, SPT is a third year DPT student at Marymount University. She grew up in a small town outside of Richmond, VA called Powhatan. She confirmed her love for physical therapy by working as an Orthopedic Rehabilitation Technician throughout her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech. She is passionate about research and sports (go Cubs go!) and is an active member of the APTA. In between her studying and schoolwork Cait winds down by hiking, reading, playing piano, and cooking.
John LaRue, SPT is a third-year DPT student at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. John has participated in lobbying efforts in the NY State Assembly/Senate as well as being a Student Delegate for the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) Delegate Assembly. John is a graduate assistant and has an extensive research background that includes co-authoring several abstracts and papers, as well as currently writing as the lead author on a paper regarding older adults’ squat techniques to be published later in 2017. John is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Level 1 Functional Movement Systems (FMS) certified, as well as being a member of both the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) (Sports Section) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). His research and clinical interests include strength and conditioning technique, baseball biomechanics and upper extremity injury prevention.
Ian MacMurdie PTA, MHS, CSCS loves treating the geriatric and neurological populations in the inpatient setting. When he’s not encouraging clients to move, tutoring anatomy, or skiing and hiking with friends, he’s probably downloading the latest Congressional Budget Office report and legislative bill text, and marathon watching C-SPAN. He believes that keeping all members of the PT profession informed of current events and issues is vital to accomplishing the vision of transforming society.
Jason Peltier, PT, DPT, CSCS received his bachelors in kinesiology from UMass Amherst and his DPT from Simmons College in 2017. He got his first taste of the APTA and professional advocacy during NEXT 2015 and PT Day on Capitol Hill, and since then has been involved with various conferences and advocacy events. Jason enjoys playing/coaching basketball, craft brews and getting way too competitive during yard games.
Whitney Doiron PT, DPT received her undergraduate and DPT degree from Simmons College in 2017. She has expanded her love for the PT profession through yearly NEXT trips, podcasts, and inter-professional discussions. She loves treating the pediatric and geriatric population alike and has one foot in the door of the wound care world, hoping to expand in certifications and experiences soon. When she is
not in the clinic, she is taking her work to third world countries and summer camps. Whitney unwinds on the weekends by getting more experience in backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, singing, and traveling. Twitter: @DptWhitney