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DEI: Better Understanding, Better Care: Physical Therapy for Trans and Gender Diverse Patients

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Are you seeing more transgender patients in your practice (or students in your schools) and wish you had a self-paced crash-course to learn more about how to properly interact with and care for them? Well, considering that the number of Americans in the LGBTQ+ community has doubled in the last decade means that should come as no surprise. So, hold on to your hats, folks! This 90 min lecture is jam-packed with information you didn't know you needed and clinical pearls that you can take back to work with you tomorrow to advance your quality of care. Regardless of your setting or specialty, the insight provided in this presentation can help you provide life-saving affirming care. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Expand awareness of & comfort with the terminology relating to the LGBTQ+ community
2. Clarify the nuances of sex & gender, including intersex variations
3. Become familiar with gender & surgical interventions to address gender dysphoria
4. Increase comfort with providing holistic care

Dr. Brianna Durand


After earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Texas Woman’s University in Houston, TX & her Bachelor’s of Athletic Medicine at University of Texas San Antonio, Dr. Durand moved to Seattle, WA. In 2019, she founded Empower Physiotherapy to provide much-needed affirming care to the LGBTQIA2S+ community with her training in orthopedics & pelvic floor physical therapy. Since then, Dr. Durand has become an international educator to other healthcare providers, sharing her expertise in caring for gender & sexual minorities, especially people those undergoing hormonal & surgical transition. 

Course Instructions

  1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
  2. Click the Take Quiz button to complete the assessment. Learners will have 3 attempts to pass and must answer at least 70% of questions correctly.
  3. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
  4. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 

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