This episode of the Voice of the Patient comes to you from the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Alan and I found a corner of the Hilton Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, to record this interview. San Antonio was bustling with 14,000 attendees of CSM, so please forgive the background noise.
In this episode, Alan shares his experience as a patient in the US Army after an IED explosion caused bilateral patella fractures. He shares his advice to providers working with military veterans and those in active duty service.
Alan is a 3rd-year physical therapy student from the University of Michigan-Flint. He is currently completing his final clinical rotations. Prior to PT school, he worked as a clinical exercise physiologist after graduating from Eastern Michigan University. Prior to college, he served in the United States Army for 8 years as an infantryman, intelligence analyst and UAV/drone pilot. Alan has been married for over 5 years to his wife, Marion. They live in Howell, Michigan near Lansing with their lab puppy, Lucy.
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