APTQI and Rizing Tide Celebrate the Diverse Future of Physical Therapy 

(In order from left to right; Heidi Jannenga (PT, DPT, ATC, Founder of the Rizing Tide Foundation), Stephon Moise (Rizing Tide Surge scholar), Emmanuel Fajardo (mentor), Nickesh Patel (PT, Executive Director of APTQI), and Devon Morris (RT Surge scholar)) 

Nikesh Patel, Executive Director of APTQI, met with Rizing Tide Foundation leaders and scholars at the American Physical Therapy Association’s combined sessions meeting in late February.  

The Rizing Tide foundation fosters diversity in the physical therapist workforce by empowering current and future therapists to provide even better care to an increasingly diverse patient population.  

APTQI is happy to ally with Rizing Tide to close existing gaps within the PT workforce. Rizing Tide – through the financial support of organizations like APTQI – annually supports high-achieving scholars pursuing a career as physical therapists from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. 

To learn more about Rizing Tide scholarships, CLICK HERE