Physical Therapists and Chronic Health

Physical Therapists and Chronic Health

“You don't have to know everything. You just need to know when you don't know something and refer out to those people who can help….” - Dr. Mary Hastings

On today’s episode, Dr. Mary Hastings joins Shireen to discuss Physical Therapists’ Role in Diabetes Prevention & Management. She also comments upon how to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes, tips for becoming more active, and gives advice to those who may be interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy.  

Dr. Mary Hastings is Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery in the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, which is where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. Mary also has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois, a Master of Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University, a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University, and is certified as an Athletic Trainer.  At numerous local, national, and international meetings, she has spoken on the topic of diabetes. Having an over 20 year history of funded research, she has over 60 peer-reviewed publications.

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