New Professional and South Metro: Preventing Burnout in Physical Therapy

A Panel Discussion

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Elder Service Plan
1135 Morton Street
Boston, MA 02126

Please join the South Metro District for an evening of discussion with physical therapists and physical therapist assistants regarding burnout in the profession. A panel of PTs and PTAs throughout various stages of their careers will discuss the prevalence of burnout in physical therapy, the challenges for combating burnout, strategies for managing the workload, and what prevention of burnout holds for the future of the profession. A self-assessment will be available for all attendees.

6:30pm-7:00pm - Arrival, Networking, and Pizza

7:00pm - Panel Discussion begins


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6. Connors M. How do I avoid burnout? A perspective from an engaged PT. The Pulse: APTA. (2018) 7. The Pulse Staff. Remember why you started: Avoiding burnout and staying motivated in 2017. The Pulse: APTA. (2017)

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