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 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.  




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.





Erika Doyle, SPT is third-year DPT student at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA, NYPTA, Sports Section), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and

APTA National Student Conclave Project Committee. Erika’s clinical interests include sports rehabilitation, motion analysis, and athletic injury prevention. Her passion as a physical therapy student is to serve as a resource & guide for fellow students in the profession. In her free time you can find Erika playing beach volleyball, touring every MLB stadium, or training in the gym.  Twitter Handle: @erikadurl




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