We welcome our new co-host, Stephanie Weyrauch, and for this episode Brandon and F. Scott interview Stephanie about her path as an advocate and emerging physical therapy educator. Stephanie discusses her background, the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree, her take on strengths and weakness of DPT education, her top public speaking tips, what advice she would give to anyone looking to become a formal educator in the future and what are some steps that they should be doing, what she’s learned from advocating, her solution to address the cost barriers to getting a terminal degree on top of the DPT, and more!


Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch, PT, DPT, MSCI received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University in St. Louis and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. She has served on multiple national task forces for the American Physical Therapy Association and actively lobbies for healthcare policy issues at the local, state (recently advocated for PTs to be able to prescribe disability parking permits in the state of MN), and national levels of government. Dr. Weyrauch is a nationally sought after speaker and consultant for topics on social media use, generational issues, and organizational membership and currently manages the social media accounts for the American Physical Therapy Association Education Section and PT Day of Service. Dr. Weyrauch has performed extensive scientific research through grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation at world-renowned institutions including Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examining movement patterns and outcomes in people with and without low back pain has led to numerous local, regional, and national presentations and a peer-reviewed publication in a top journal in rehabilitation.

Stephanie’s Curriculum Vitae: http://wustl.academia.edu/StephanieSandvickWeyrauch/CurriculumVitae 

Stephanie’s Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/TheSteph21 

Stephanie’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.sandvick.weyrauch

Stephanie’s LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanieweyrauch/ 

Academy of Physical Therapy Education Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EducationSectionApta/ 

Academy of Physical Therapy Education Website: http://aptaeducation.org/home-page.cfm 

APTA Advocacy Website: http://www.apta.org/Advocacy/ 

Stephanie’s Articles on Advocacy: https://www.rehabalternatives.com/author/stephanie/ 

Stephanie’s Interview on The Health and Factor Connector Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-nerves-affect-pain-and-how-to-decrease-that-pain/id1276413269?i=1000398842765&mt=2 

Stephanie Interviewing Dr. Lisa Dorsey (Becoming an Eloquent Leader) on the Healthy Wealthy & Smart Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/335-dr-lisa-dorsey-becoming-an-eloquent-leader/id532717264?i=1000407490232&mt=2 

Talk Like TED Video Summary Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idjJMqKGEDI&t=226s 

Talk Like TED Video Summary Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO-2kYPiT7I&t=42s 

EDGE Mobility Website: https://edgemobilitysystem.refersion.com/c/e051d