Team Talus



Rachel Jermann, PT, DPT is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and an active member of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association, where she currently serves on the PR committee and as Alternate Delegate. She is immediate past president of the WPTA’s Student Special Interest Group and recipient of the 2016 WPTA Student Emerging Leader Award. 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 a resident in the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency. 

You can check out her contributions to PT Think Tank here, and find her on Twitter @RJGotAGoni.



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, SPT attends MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. He is passionate about promoting health and movement throughout the lifespan. He has been an APTA member since 2014. His previous experience includes serving on the APTA Student Assembly Loop Communication Network Project Committee and the chairing the APTA Student Assembly Professional Advocacy Project Committee.  He is passionate about health policy, governance, and population health and believes the professions’ vision of transforming society by optimizing human movement can only occur with a professional body that is informed of all current events and issues.

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.  

Sean Sebeck, SPT is a 3rd year DPT student from DeSales University. He has been an active member within the APTA student assembly serving as a Core Ambassador and as project committee chair for the loop communication network and student special interests group committee. In his free time Sean enjoys being outside, running, and reading. Sean’s interests of practice are wellness and prevention, public health, manual therapy, and trying to find the meaning to clinical excellence.

Ryan Pawloski, SPT is a second year DPT student at the University of Illinoisat Chicago. He grew up in Michigan and completed his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University (Go Green!) and then moved to Chicago to be a strength and conditioning coach. Over time, Ryan realized he wanted to dive even deeper into human biomechanics and performance, and after 5 years decided to pursue a career in physical therapy. He is an active APTA member and is passionate about athlete rehabilitation, legislative policy, and improving patient access to physical therapy. Ryan spends his free time weightlifting, reading, writing, and cheering for Detroit sports teams.

Christa Trumbull, PT, DPT received her BS in Human Biologyfrom ChadronState College in Nebraska, and is a recent graduate from the University of South Dakota DPT program. Christa is originally from Pierre, SD, but has made the move to North Platte, NE with her husband this summer. Her position within a hospital system in west-central Nebraska epitomizes the “rural generalist” title, providing care in the outpatient and inpatient settings, to ages from 4 to 94, and with all diagnoses, from TKAs to CVAs. Christa also has a strong interest in men’s and women’s pelvic




health, as well as those with persistent pain.  When not at the clinic, Christa enjoys spending time at her in-laws’ ranch, watching Husker football, attending cattle shows with her husband, and cheering on her brother at professional rodeos