LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Carrie Fuller guest hosts and interviews Ginger Garner on her run for public office. Dr. Ginger Garner is a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill trained doctor of physical therapy (DPT), as well as a licensed athletic trainer (LAT, ATC) and professional yoga therapist (PYT). She has spent her career advocating for maternal health and recently spoke at World Congress on Physical Therapy on the global maternal health crisis and what mindful, integrated physical therapy can do to affect postpartum outcomes. Dr. Garner is now running for the North Carolina Senate, District 2.
In this episode, we discuss:
-The back story and inspiration behind Ginger’s run for North Carolina Senate, District 2
-The support system involved in running for public office
-Ginger’s positions on North Carolina’s healthcare, environment and education
-How Ginger’s background as a physical therapist enhances her run for office
-And so much more!
The volunteer work Ginger has pursued throughout her life she defines as the turning points which helped fuel her passion for advocacy. She found that, “The best jobs I have ever had never paid me a dime.”
Before pursuing public office, Ginger found value in the feedback from those around her and that “The only reason I can do it is because I have the support of other people.”
Assuming many different roles in society as a woman can be challenging. From Ginger’s experience, she stresses, “It really doesn’t matter what we do, we are going to come under heavier scrutiny for that.”
For more information on Ginger:
Dr. Ginger Garner is a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill trained doctor of physical therapy (DPT), as well as a licensed athletic trainer (LAT, ATC) and professional yoga therapist (PYT). She has spent over 25 years studying and creating “best fit” evidence-based yoga practices in and outside of healthcare. A clinician and researcher specializing in functional, integrative medicine and wellness, Dr. Garner is the founder of Professional Yoga Therapy Institute® and author of Medical Therapeutic Yoga © 2016, now translated in four languages. She has spent her career advocating for maternal health and recently spoke at World Congress on Physical Therapy on the global maternal health crisis and what mindful, integrated physical therapy can do to affect postpartum outcomes. Dr. Garner is now running for the North Carolina Senate, District 2.
For more information on Carrie:
Carrie Fuller, PTA, RPSFC, PYTc is a RPSF Certified PTA in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), is a Professional Yoga Therapist candidate in the practice of medical therapeutic yoga and received PTA Recognition of Advanced Proficiency in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2012. Carrie earned a Bachelor of Arts-Summa Cum Laude, Disability Studies in 2016 at the City University of NY. Carrie is currently the New York Physical Therapy Association Greater NY District’s Secretary and has been a Greater NY District Delegate to the Delegate Assembly for the past 8 years. At the National level, Carrie is the elected PTA Caucus Representative of the NY Chapter and will have participated in the APTA House of Delegates for 7 years this June. She has been an ambassador for PT Day of Service for the past three years. Carrie presently works as the Senior Physical Therapist Assistant at Mt. Sinai West.
Resources discussed on this show:
Ginger Garner NC Website
Ginger Garner Website
Professional Yoga Therapy Institute Website
Medical Therapeutic Yoga Website
Ginger Garner for NC Senate Facebook
Dr. Ginger Garner Facebook
Ginger Garner Twitter
Medical Therapeutic Yoga: Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation and Wellness Care Book
Carrie Fuller Twitter
Carrie Gatlin Fuller Facebook
Caring Economy Website
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