On this week’s Clinical Podcast, John Childs and Mark Shepherd are joined by Carleen Jogodka, a physical therapist practicing in the Emergency Department. They discuss what it’s like to be a PT in the ED, why physical therapy can work in the ED, and how PTs can help fight opioid addiction by serving as a primary care provider.
Carleen Jogodka graduated from Regis University in 2004 and was quickly drawn from Denver to accept a position as an emergency care provider for one of the country’s first EDPT programs at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. She received her Orthopaedic Board Certified Specialist certification in 2007 and went on to complete an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship with EIM in July 2012. Her work as a physical therapist has included clinical research, numerous local and national presentations, and clinical and course instruction for multiple universities. She also co-authored the article, “The Physical Therapist as musculoskeletal specialist in the emergency department”, in the Journal of Sports and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. Carleen has served as a consultant for numerous organizations on a wide variety of aspects related to emergency care physical therapist practice.